Hilltop accommodation with pool
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A colourfully painted collection of duplex-styled bungalows and longhouses on the top of a hill overlooking Labuan Bajo and the sea, this popular Dutch-run hotel is often deservedly full, although the brightly painted rooms aren't quite as nice as Bayview, which is in the same price range.
Rooms are clean, pleasant and quite spacious, with porches overlooking the bay, comfortable beds, and great views. It's a good alternate choice for those not interested in the total privacy Bayview Gardens specialises in, and the on-site pool (with views) will help to encourage a bit of socialising among travellers. A small restaurant offers a limited menu, there's a laundry service and decent WiFi. Book ahead, as the place does fill up, even in the off-season. Golo Hilltop is located past Paradise on the hilltop about a kilometre outside of town, and will require an ojek ride (5,000 rupiah) to get back to of an evening. They can help you sort out motorbike hire if you'd prefer to get around Labuan Bajo under your own steam. English, Dutch and Indonesian speaking management are exceptionally friendly and helpful. As long as you don't mind the walk into town, this is an excellent choice.
By Faine Greenwood
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.