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Susteran St Maria Berdukacita

We'd never woken to a nuns' choir before

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nice place, good breakfast, bit pricey for a convent.
Paid 210,000 double room. Clean rooms, breakfast of egg, bread, jam, banana. Nuns sang at night but...

By miriam123

What we say: 4.5 stars

Known to locals as MBC (we kept thinking they were saying Embassy, but it is actually the acronym of the place) Susteran St Maria Berdukacita has, without doubt, the most spotless, well kept lodgings in Ruteng and arguably the cleanest rooms in Flores. MBC is a convent by day but offers very solid rooms as an evening sideline, with the only real downside being you're a solid 15-minute walk from the centre of town. Rooms are immaculate with hot water bathrooms and comfortable beds. There's a family room with two bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as singles through to triples (one single, one double) on offer. Given all the pristine floor tiling, it can get a touch noisy if people are talking in the corridors or modest lounge/lobby area. A simple breakfast of eggs, bread, rice and bananas comes with the deal. Best of all, about 30 minutes after the mosque quiets down after its first call of the day, the nuns get going singing. We'd never woken to a nuns' choir before. Recommended.

    Contact details:

    Jl Ahmed Yani 45, Ruteng.  T: (0385) 22 834, (0385) 22 279, (081) 353 763 129 

    What we were quoted

    Type of room Low season High season Notes
    Sgl fan private b'room 130,000 130,000
    Dbl fan private b'room 200,000 200,000
    Triple fan private b'room 260,000 260,000
    Family room 300,000 300,000

    Added to Travelfish on: 6th May, 2013
    Last visited or updated on: 6th May, 2013

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    Stuart McDonald co-founded with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.
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