Bayview Garden Hotel
This small boutique-hotel, owned and managed by a dutch- indonesian family, brings the best of two cultures together: Western comfort and hygiene in an abundant tropical ambiance. We speak Dutch, English, German and Indonesian. It’s the only hotel in the surroundings where you get the feeling of living in a botanical garden, with more than 400 species of fruit-trees, flowers, herbal plants, vegetables, cacti and so on, ingeniously terraced to follow the steep slope.
More a guest house than hotel, the rooms are immaculate and well kept. Its nothing like an international hotel, but we really enjoyed the open air living room with a stunning ocean view. The bedroom is air-conditioned and a nice retreat.
Upon check in, a thermos of hot water and a variety of coffees are delivered in a basket with some local peanuts.
Adrien, the owner, is very kind and helpful. He helps make arrangement for dinner, which can be delivered from any of Labuan Bajo’s few restaurants. Adrien delivered a couple of bottles of ice cold Bintang to our room, which we drank will taking in the incredible view. We just sat on the veranda for two hours watching the happenings in the port, and enjoying the slow sun set behind Komodo National Park. Fantastic!!!
Breakfast is ordered the day before on a white board near the entrance and is delivered to the guest room exactly when requested. The continental breakfast is simple and delicious. The hotel also offers an Indonesia breakfast as well.
The main strip of Labuan Bajo is a 10 minute walk down a hill. Getting back up the hill can be sweaty, so its best to take a bemo for about 1-2,000 rp, which stops right at the hotel entrance.
We would definitely stay at The Bayview Gardens Hotel and Viewpoint again, and highly recommend it for the gracious hospitality of the owner and his family, the welcoming spirit we received, and the incredible view of Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park.
At 60 meters above sea-level the view from every room over the old fishermen-village, the harbor, the bay and the islands in the Komodo-archipelago is undisturbed and breath-taking. And so are the red sunsets in the rainy season.
Some of the rooms have an indoor open living-room next to the small sleeping-room and the bathroom; others have a private terrace outside the more spacey sleeping-room and bathroom. All have hot and cold water, AC, a lot of fans and a safe, spring beds and good sound-isolation. Privacy is the key-word. An extensive western breakfast is included in the price.
The eco-character is fully optimized by saving and cleaning the rain- and wastewater, recycling all that’s edible by our life stock and making compost. On request we serve an extensive lunch and dinner (set menu) or, for more than four people, an indonesian buffet, rijsttafel, which will please your throat. Get surprised!
Standard : US$ 70/Night/Single or Double including breakfast and taxes
Family Villa ( 02 Bed Room ): US$120/Night/Single or Double including breakfast and taxes
High and peak season surcharge USD 10/night/room apply from July to August and Dec to January