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Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge

Way Kambas, Indonesia
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Ranked #26 of 292 Sumatra B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014
Cynthia Y Kamloops, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kamloops, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the Satwa Ecolodge in February 2014 and had an excellent experience. He rooms were clean, the food was fantastic and the staff were so friendly and accommodating! I would highly recommend it.

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate your report on our Satwa Lodge especially about our staff who all come from the local village. The local income is greatly enhanced in this small society through your support. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I was in Jakarta for business and wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle (and flooding). Satwa Ecoledge was the perfect find. I stayed two nights and was able to participate in the bird and gibbon trek, the elephant safari, and the river cruise. Although the tour guide, Harry, said the animals don't come out as often during... More

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ecolodgesindonesia, Manager at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your report entitled "Perfect for a weekend away from Jakarta". It certainly is a change and we do hope you found the axiom "a change is as good as a rest" More

Tangerang, Indonesia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Dear Alan, I stayed at Satwa Ecolodge on 6-7 January 2014. Your staff were very friendly, the room is clean. The complex is so serene and Hari was a very helpful and knowledgeable guide. Tommy and I really enjoyed our short stay there. It would be very helpful if you add in your site the best time to visit the... More

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for your report especially your kind remarks about our staff and Heri. We take your point re july August but think you can see animals through the year if you have a good guide. Way Kambas is a special park and by staying there you help greatly in it conservation.. More

Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed at the Satwa Elephant EcoLodge on a recent adventure trip through Indonesia. At the time, my travel compadre and I were the only two guests. A group of fifteen was to arrive a day or two after we departed. The cottages are clean and comfortable with warm showers. The food is excellent and we ate very well there.... More

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this very thorough and honest report on all aspects of our Satwa Lodge. This is greatly appreciated Alan Wilson, Chairman of the Board, Ecolodgesindonesia More

Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We spent three nights at the Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge in July while way visited the Way Kambas national Park. The lodges was very clean and tidy and offered basic accommodation at a reasonable cost. We were the only guests at the lodge for the three days and it appeared that there were only a few foreign tourists that ever... More

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this report which is a very fair assessment of our Satwa Lodge Alan Wilson, Chairman of the Board, Ecolodgesindonesia More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is the only decent place you can find accommodation if you are visiting Way Kambas National park. The staff is very friendly and the food is good. Cottages are clean and well kept. You cant expect luxury when visiting national parks, Solar power is very well utilized for energy.

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this report which is appreciated by us. Alan Wilson, Chairman of the Board, Ecolodgesindonesia More

Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed at Satwa at the end of our trip and it will always be the favorite part of our 6 week visit to Borneo and Sumatra. It was not a 5 star hotel or equal to the Amboseli Serena Hotel, but we were provided with a comfortable and clean bed, more than enough delicious food, screened windows, a hot... More

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your report complimenting our staff. They are all local from the village surrounding the lodge and have had no formal training; only training theough our Standard Operating Procedures. We think tthey do a great job, Alan Wilson, Chairman of the Board, Ecolodgesindonesia More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We spent two nights here while arranging a visit in to Way Kambas to look for birds. The staff are extremely friendly and provided invaluable assistance for our visit to the park. The rooms are the nicest we have had in Sumatra and include a warm shower and fan. The food was always a tasty and welcome meal after a... More

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Friends, We wish to thank you for your review of our Elephant Lodge. You have stated prefectly the main reasons why we built this lodge to bring conservation minded tourists to this vital park. Thank you for mentioning our staff member Hari, an ex bird smuggler and now a terrific bird guide. Alan Wilson, Chairman and Founder member ECOLODGESINDONESIA More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We stayed for three nights in the ecolodge and had a wonderful relaxed stay! The rooms are quite basic but the gardens around it make up for a lot. The people do not all speak English, but are very kind and the food is tasty. You can not order from a menu but you can ask for vegetarian, beef or... More

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Friends, Thank you for your review on our lodge in Sumatra. It is great that you developed some interest in birds as this is one of the many attractions of this vital park where thee endangered tiger, rhino and elephant are present. Thank you for your other posirtiv comments. Alan Wilson, Founder and Chairman ECOLODGES INDONESIA More

Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Stayed here for a specific tiger patrol that I organized with the national park itself. This is a pleasant, laid back environment with green lawns and rooms hot water, reliable wifi, simple yet clean. Best though is the extremely friendly staff who go out of their way to help your stay. Food is also consistently good. They can help organize... More

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We wish to thank you for your report especially your positive comments re our staff. Our company now manages six eco lodges throughout Indonesia using only local people as a COnservation measure. Stays and reports like yours are deeply appreciated and help us in the struggle to save Indonesia's parks. Alan Wilson, Chairman of The Board, Ecolodgesindonesia More

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Additional Information about Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge

Address: Way Kambas, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 292 B&Bs / Inns in Sumatra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge opened in 2007 as the fourth eco lodge in the Ecolodgesindonesia group of lodges. Situated on the edge of The Way Kambas National Park, we aim to work with the park authorities to improve guest expereiences in this unique park with many endangered speicies (eg Sumatran Tiger, Rhino and Elephant). With 8 double or triple rooms, it is serviced entirely by staff from the local village in line with the companies policy of using local job creation as a Conservation measure. By coming to this lodge, you are supporting the thrust to show that fauna and flora can produce productive livehoods. ... more   less 
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