We recommend the following options:
Insana Hotel, is a small hotel in the old town Kupang, near to Tenau port. It has clean room with AC and easy for you to find food and souvenirs event in the midnight.
Home stay Flobamor this is a very nice place to stay before you come to Rote island. It has clean room with ac. and hot shower also they have free wifi, free breakfast and they have a pick up service from the airport and the next day they bring you to the ferry. cost for the room and the pick up is RP 375,000
Hotel Sylvia comes highly recommended by many travellers. A double room costs 300,000 Rp, and includes air con, free continental buffet breakfast, free wi-fi in the lobby.
Hotel La Hasienda is a Mexican inspired architecture and with a generous range of amenities including free airport service, we offer you an inspiring and refreshing alternative for your stay in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (West Timor), Indonesia. prices vary trough the season but its around RP 365,000 check out their website. hotellahasienda
Hotel Maliana costs RP 250,000 for a couple, is right on the waterfront
Lavalon is cheap, with some new rooms right on the waterfront, and offers basic food including hamburgers and beer, overlooking the ocean. The owner (Ony) speaks good English and is very helpful to tourists
If you want an exclusive trip then we suggest you Swiss Bellin Kupang, Aston Hotel, Sasando Hotel, On The Rock Hotel, Neo Hotel by Aston, and T-More Hotel, please check out their websites.
Ferries to Rote
One of issues you have to pay attention for involved in travelling to the island is the frustratingly random nature of the two ferry services, the weather can be bad especially in the windy months of Desember to March also between July and August, with frequent delays and cancellations due to weather conditionsand those on tight schedules or trying to connect with international flights home can at times find themselves in an extremely frustrating dilemma. We will do everything possible to make this as easy as possible but ultimately have no control over sailings.
The fast ferry Ekspress Bahari will arrive at Ba’a and takes about one and half hours, costing RP 130,000 for executive or RP 190,000 for a VIP ticket. Be warned that a RP 10,000 surcharge for boards is normally levied. We can pick you up in the port and drive you to your hotel.
The Slow Ferry leaves from Bolok port a few km east of the fast ferry, it takes three to four hours and arrives at Pantai Baru 40 km from capital city of Ba’a , We can provide you car to drive you to your hotel with 500.000 RP for charge.
Flying to Rote
Since Dec 2015 Lion Air / Wings Air has started flying on a daily base from Kupang, El tari Airport to Rote Island, Ba’a, D.C Saudale Airport. The price for a one way ticket is around RP 167,000 – RP 475.000. There is a extra charge of 200.000 Rp per surf board.