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September 2016 | “Amazing Place”
This place is very special. It’s right on the beach, I had dinner and breakfast on the beach. The room is huge with high ceiling and well decorated. Susi, the host, is a lovely lady. More importantly, the homestay is aimed to finance a NGO for the environment and disabled people. So by staying there you help the NGO. If you ask, Susi will tell you all about the NGO. She is doing an amazing work. I wish I could have stayed there longer.
August 2016 | “Liburan di rumah sendiri”
Stayed for 3 days in the backpacker room and honestly, the bed and pillow was the best ones among other bunk bed settings I had in Maumere (even Bali, not kidding). Clean, neck-shoulder-back friendly, sturdy bunk frame, something luxurious for backpacker like me. Spacious shower room, spotless seated toilet. 5 minutes away from airport, 10 minutes from the central of the city (market, gift shop, etc). Prepare mosquito repellent but other than that, perfect!
Mrs Susie cooked amazing breakfast, and I was also allowed (even encouraged) to “break in” the kitchen, made my own, and exchanged comfort food recipes with her. Open kitchen, cooking while looking out to the sea view. Amazingly good and inexpensive fish restaurant next door, fresh-caught everyday, had the best and biggest red snapper in my life.
But the best part is the hospitality this family offered. Mrs Susie is an incredible environment initiator in the city, really taking care of the waste management in Maumere, you can see the love she puts on her job in this homestay’s garden. Very green, very neat, very nice spot to enjoy sunrise and afternoon swim. Isabelle helps out her mother around the homestay and a really bright girl to spend time talking with. Don’t miss out afternoon swim, they showed me corals they try to take care of 20 m from the shore. Had good value for Kelimutu trip, and they would even offer some destination-less-traveled trips you wouldn’t want to miss.
Overall, best value for money accommodation I had so far; good bedding, great food, friendly host that feels like family, definitely coming back for longer stay. I’m the first Indonesian guest there she said, and to other Indonesia backpacker; siap-siap betah, rasanya Maumere bisa lebih saya nikmati karena stay-nya disini.
Amazing stay in this guesthouse with adorable family who take care so good of you. Spacious rooms really clean and confortable. Kitchen available every time for cooking your self and refill water. View on the beach and restaurant just next door. What more ? Just go for it !
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