The location is great, right in the center of LB and close to the dive shops and tour operators. However, The Lounge is in essence a resto/bar with live music on the first floor and a rooftop bar with great views. The rooms are sandwiched in between the resto/bar and the rooftop bar. It is relatively quiet, except for the evenings when the live band starts playing. They turn up the volume quite a bit so you will be enjoying the music after an exhausting day packed with activities (until ~10pm).
The Lounge has maintained and excellent atmosphere and great food for years now. It’s a great place to meet other travelers and plug into the grapevine. They have free wifi (as do all of the nicer restaurants in Labuan Bajo) and a good drinks list. Shisha is a fun addition and unique in Labuan Bajo.
The menu had some very nice local dishes as well as european food and the servings were a good size. The service while friendly was relaxed, and you had to wave to get there attention if you needed something. In saying that all of the restaurants in Labuan Bajo seemed to be similar in terms of service.
The staff are overly friendly to the point of being insincere, it’s as if they have been instructed they must say hello welcome and good bye thank you for coming.
free wifi that comes with it is delicious. View is average too, considering other places around. Look I’m being harsh, it’s a well designed chill out spot that plays cool music, but the ‘beautiful’ travellers hangout here and it’s that crowd that probably regaling from. It’s definitely worth a visit…
There is also a vegetarian option. The paninis and calzones are tasty and hearty; however, better pizza is found elsewhere in town. My personal favorite? The fish cakes! Two huge patties of fish and potatoes, fried to a crispy outside and a soft inside. Served with a side of veggies.
The Lounge is another good spot for a sundowner with encommpassing views over the harbour — it really catches the sun as it sinks. Burgers go for 52,000 rupiah, while hot plates are 55,000 rupiah and pizzas 58,000 rupiah. There’s even an avocado salad when the juicy green wonders are in season. Shisha smoking is available on big, squashy cushions.
Creative and tasty arak cocktails are 25,000 rupiah, cocktails 57,000 and house wine 45,000; sip, sit back and enjoy music ranging from Rick James to chill-out vibes.
The staff were genuinely friendly and the service was good, and the portion sizes were enormous – with Western foods like fish cakes and potato wedges, and burgers to satisfy traveller stomachs – unusual in Flores. The free wifi was one of the fastest connections for Internet.
- The rooms are pretty, each with a color theme and a bathroom with very convenient waterfall shower. The bed is attached to the ceiling with four cables, which means you are floating. Cool for atmosphere, for sleeping it means every turn feels like you are on a boat at sea. Wifi works most of the times ok outside, but not in the room.
- Each room unique (jungle, sunset, underwater, kalimutu)
- Sunset and panoramic view
- Hanging bed
- Air Conditioner & fan
- Western bathroom + shower with hot water
- Reading lamp
- Safety box
Room Rate: Rp. 650.000/night/single or double including breakfast
High and peak season apply from July 1-September 15 and December 01-January 15, Chinese new year, Idul fitri and Adha with additional surcharge Rp, 200.000/night/room