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Arlen Nova's Paradise Guesthouse

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Sungai Rangeh | Bayur, Indonesia
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Arlen Nova's Paradise Guesthouse
Ranked #104 of 309 Sumatra B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have reread the reviews and agree overall. The rooms are so unclean. i had a little cupboard with bloodstained bandages inside, toothbrushes and sandals inside which suggested fisherman were sleeping there. the sheets were dirty and on our last morning it was raining heavily so doubt there would be laundry done. Cats abound and will get on the bed... More

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Perth, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for real comfort this may not be the best place but if you appreciate a quiet clean lake beach without fish farms on the horizon, from where you can admire the majestic range lines around the lake from the terrace of your private bungalow you'll be pleasantly surprised. Ibu Linda and the boys who run the... More

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Regina, Canada
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
91 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend 2 nights in one of the cabins here. It's a bit of a mixed bag. The walk to the cabins is about 200m from the road and the staff will get your luggage for you as well as bring it back when your stay is over. There is cold water showers only in the rooms. The good: The... More

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Canberra, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

come if you enjoy paying 17,500 rupiah (very expensive for sumatra) to sleep in a mouldy room hearing the rats in the roof, managers party til 4am each night with loud music. limited dining options nearby. no canoes available one motorbike and the beach is covered in dead fish which even the cats wont touch. no bed bugs only positive...come... More

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Jaipur, India
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416 reviews 416 reviews
43 hotel reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

On the last day of our Bukittinghi trip, we decided to go Padang Airport via Lake Maninjau. We descended from top of the hill to the lake level, stopped at many view points, and finally came to ground level. As it was lunch time by then, our tour guide took us to this place. We reached to this place by... More

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Zurich, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Very nice location and good food. The place is quiet and has its own beach, suitable for swimming. We enjoyed the food very much and they also cook for vegetarians or other special requests. The place is not so new and some beds are more like a hammock. Some bungalows have good beds though. Chairs outside are not usable. We... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We hade a great time at nova's paradise! Harris made us feel welcome, and it is a great place to relax at lake maninjau. The food is also real good. The rooms are basic and clean. We definitely recommend it. J and J

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The location is beautiful, on a quiet private beach at Lake Maninjau. The cottages are very basic and not well maintained. The restaurant is good, they serve a tasty Gado Gado. The people working there are friendly. If you want the best spot on the lake you have to go there, if you like comfortable rooms don't top.

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Bern, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

To beginn with, the 4* chosen for Arlen Novas Paradise go for the surroundings rather than the accommodation itself. The wellkept beautiful tropical garden, wonderfully situated at a clean beach with no fishponds in sight and the delicous food in the basic restaurant are making up the rather run down bungalows. Since the sudden death of Arlens 6 years, this... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

You have to walk about 150meters from the main road. a small path between next to the field rice paddies. Lovely view! Get ready to get dirty if you go there during the rain season. The homestay is located right in front of the beach, i can say it has a private access to the beach(lake). It's facing to the... More

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Address: Sungai Rangeh | Bayur, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra

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