Local style hotel
Run by the same owner as Ama Homestay, 17-room Rua Beach Hotel is just 100 metres from the beach and would be a sightly better option if it wasn’t so overpriced.
Built more in the stye of a standard Indonesian business hotel, the bright orange painted brick longhouse edges a large but as yet unestablished garden. Bright, spick and span, good sized air-con rooms are freshly painted in sunny pastel yellow, furnished with a quality spring bed (still wrapped in plastic), fridge, flatscreen TV and DVD player. Colourful striped linens are clean, but only a bottom sheet is provided. Ensuite bathroom offers only a cold-water shower with a modern Western toilet and the sink is outside the bathroom. The small veranda is unfurnished, but the garden provides seating under large shady trees. Traditional stone carvings dot the garden and add local interest to an otherwise bland looking hotel. A voluminous attached restaurant is on site. As with the adjoining homestay, there’s no WiFi and limited phone signal. For a bit more a spend, a better value tourist-style hotel is Sumba Nautil Resort near Marosi Beach.
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard single room||500,000 rupiah||500,000 rupiah|
|Standard double room||1,000,000 rupiah||1,000,000 rupiah|
Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.
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