Finding an ideal budget friendly small hotel in Ende does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Hotel Mentari, a nice option for travellers like you.
Internet access is offered to guests, and rooms at Hotel Mentari offer air conditioning.
Guests of Hotel Mentari are also welcome to enjoy an on-site restaurant.
While in Ende, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Hotel Mentari, including Sari Rasa (1.0 mi), breadtop bakery (1.0 mi), and Rumah Makan Cita Rasa (0.9 mi).
During your visit, be sure to check out a popular waterfall like Murondao Waterfall, which is a short distance from the small hotel.
Hotel Mentari puts the best of Ende at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
Sadly with Ende itself being a bit of a dive, so are most of the hotels yet after trying 3-4 others they were all fully booked. This brought us to Mentari. Absolutely bizarre place. The staff don’t speak English which is fine but they literally ran away rather than deal with us. We pointed at the room type on the price list (basic room 300k going up to 450k but unknown what you actually get for the extra) and gestured to be shown a room. He ran upstairs so I followed and he ran back down a rear exit to avoid me! The room itself didn’t even have a shower. It had a toilet with a broken flush and a low brick built ‘basin’ like you’d get in India to fill with water and slosh around god knows where. Apart from this is had two beds (to be fair they were clean and quite comfy), some failing ac blowing warmer than my breath and that’s about it. The bathroom was literally rotting with black mould on the toilet seat and the door fashioning an ombré look from rotten cardboard at the bottom to limescale at the top. The bath towels had been cut in half and roughly stitched so you get half a towel. I have no idea how this is a functioning ‘hotel’. Luckily we got to escape at 5am for an early flight. Do yourselves a favour and just don’t stay in Ende at all, even the nicer looking hotels are rough. …
We stayed one night in this „hotel“ only because we missed to book another hotel in advance and the ones nearby apperared to be already fully booked. We are backpackers and don‘t have high expectations concerning accomodation, but if the price is as high as it was at the mentari hotel u at least wish to have a clean room. Well.., the cockroaches in our room somehow told us that it wasn‘t. The room of our friends had a nice smokey cigarette smell (maybe because they „only“ paid 300‘000 idr for their standard room). Besides that and the temperature of the shower, we couldn‘t find any other differences between their room and our „deluxe“ room. Our sink didn‘t work either. Wifi? They say they have.. nope, they don‘t. If we paid less..., okay, we can live with everything.. but not for 350‘000 idr. And let‘s not get into breakfast.. it‘s just bad.…
We struggled finding an accommodation in Ende. After a catastrophic stay in Moni, we were happy to land at the Mentari for 1 night. We stayed in the VIP room which had a working hot shower. The room really simple. Still, it was clean but with lots of mosquitoes. The AC was working fine. The bathroom was suffering from the humidity but it was still OK for the city's standards. The breakfast was too simple in my opinion with either rice or some toasted bread. The personnel was really friendly and helped us with the catching local busses (Bemos) but the communication was difficult.
Definetly not the luxury end of town! a very very average low budget indonesian business traveller hotel. Not well located Not particularly clean Univiting and ugly Not vey good value for money but worth knowing about if everywhere else is full
...to stay over night. But no place to feel good for longer. Rooms are ok. There doesn't seem to be a difference between normal rooms and luxury ones. At least it is clean and the Wi-Fi is working. Actually we've had the Internet connection so far on our trip through Flores.