Hotel Review: Maliana Hotel, Kupang, West Timor – Indonesia

Hotel Review: Maliana Hotel, Kupang, West Timor - Indonesia

Hotel Name: Maliana Hotel.
Address: Jl. Sumatera, Kupang, West Timor – Indonesia.

Maliana Hotel is a budget hotel/guesthouse in Kupang, West Timor – Indonesia. I picked this place from a selection of hotels that are clustered around the waterfront. Looking at the map it seemed like the most convenient place to stay in the city and this hotel was the best of the budget options. A fan room is 140,000 IDR.

Maliana Hotel, Kupang - Indonesia

The location was indeed ideal, being a close walk to shops, banks, and a night food market. The sunsets over the water were stunning as well.

Bed at Maliana Hotel

The hotel is motel style, with rooms lined up in a row facing out to a courtyard. The bathroom is of the basic Indonesian variety with the mandi tank which you use to flush the toilet and bath yourself. After travelling in Flores I had become accustomed to this way of bathing.

Bathroom at Maliana Hotel

There is a basic breakfast served outside your room each day, and tea and coffee upon request throughout the day.

Breakfast at Maliana Hotel

The wifi is from the front office so it couldn’t reach my room. There is a shady garden out the front where you can sit to get your internet fix.

At the time of my visit this wasn’t available for booking online. Search for other hotels in Kupang at Agoda.

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  1. Was surprised to see Kupang come up in the feed while reading another of your posts. I live in Rote, and so have to pass through the City of Dreams (aka Kupang) on every trip to and from the island. It is far from my favourite place to be; the night markets are one of its only redeeming qualities. Thought you might find it humorous to know we call the Maliana the “MALARIAna” due to the frequency of mozzies. The best budget place to stay is La Hacienda, however it is out of town, near the airport.

    • Thanks Sally! Yes it was hard to find a redeeming quality, and I’m always looking for redeeming qualities. I’m glad I didn’t know the nickname before I went 🙂

  2. robert motel says

    I have been to the Maliana hotel many times over the years and found the staff very friendly and helpful, Yes it aint the Ritz but for the price you pay and location, you get to stay in a locals hotel. If you want to stay in a tourists hotel there are plenty to be had, for me I’ll be staying at Mr Bobby’s Maliana again soon
    regards Robert Motzel

  3. Charise Masood says

    Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for some time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the great work!

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