The Griya Ringo seemed perfect at first. They replied to my emails quickly and in English. As promised, they picked me up at the airport when I arrived. They offered me a pamphlet of information about Sorong (in English) when I checked-in that was very helpful. The room was clean and met all my needs. I was there for two nights, and the only downside initially was that the Griya Ringo isn’t particularly close to any restaurants or amenities.
However, on my second night there I had a long shower. There must have been something wrong with the drain because instead of draining out of the bathroom, the water ran under the bathroom door and into the bedroom and out into the hallway. Because there is no shelving or closet in the room, all of my belongings were lying on the floor and got soaked. All of my clothing, my books, my passport ... all drenched. I ran downstairs to get the man at reception and he just looked annoyed that I was interrupting his video games.
The staff did almost nothing for me. They actually laughed at me when I asked for a new room. Only after I got angry did they offer me solution for my shopping wet clothes. They allowed me to hang my clothes from some filthy chairs in an equally filthy garage. It was a muggy night and nothing dried. I left for Raja Ampat with a (very heavy) bag of soaking wet clothing.
Now, I would not be all that upset if the staff had acted concerned and sorry for what happened to me. But they did not. If anything, they seemed annoyed with me because they had to mop instead of playing video games. They told me a number of times to stop worrying because they were not worried about it. Of course they weren’t worried, all of their belongings were safe and dry and the pages of their passports weren’t all stuck together.
It’s too bad that the staff at the Griya Ringo are so inconsiderate, it would be a good place otherwise!