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Moni has a fairly small selection of places to stay. In low season this means rates are highly negotiable but in high season everything is full. In peak season late arriving guests may end up sleeping in their car or on a restaurant floor.
The flashpacker favourite in town, Bintang Lodge has very solid and clean rooms in a couple of configurations. Rooms are a good size, the hot water works and the comfortable beds come adorned with good quality mosquito nets. The inhouse restaurant offers mostly average Western food, but the beers are iced and the staff very helpful. We found their advice on what to see and do in the surrounds... Read our full review of Bintang Lodge by Tobias.
Kelimutu Ecolodge is easily the flashest accommodation in Moni, situated on the road out of the village on the way to Maumere. Accommodation is of a high standard, reminiscent of Bali, with thatched roofs and limited rice terrace views. Lodgings are available in either hotel rooms or freestanding bungalows with the latter costing more, but being the better option. Regardless of which you choose,... Read our full review of Kelimutu Ecolodge.
Set on the right, just after Moni Smille Warung, Arwaty offers freestanding thatch and wooden bungalows clustered around a small restaurant and carpark. The huts have cold water showers only and the staff were quite abrupt when we visited, but if you're looking for a freestanding bungalow, this is your only option in the village. Definitely negotiate the rate downwards as the rate they quoted us... Read our full review of Arwaty Homestay.
With just two rooms, this gets our vote for the cutest place in town, with two yellow-roofed adjoining rooms overlooking an equally small restaurant. Cute and clean, with a shared veranda with two chair and table settings, this is a good option. Get in early though as with two rooms it is generally either full or empty! It's on the downward sloping side of the road so the huts should block some... Read our full review of Watugana Bungalows.
This is the first place you'll hit in the village proper, on the right side when coming from Ende. The four rooms are in a pale blue concrete longhouse set-up and are a good size within. They all share the one common terrace area, each with their own deck setting and there is a small restaurant next door. When we asked the rate, the owner obviously had to have a think about it, so, as with most... Read our full review of Pondok Wisata Hidayah Homestay.