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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 313 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Brno, Czech Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night in here in August 2014. It takes about 200m on a narrow path in between rice fields to get there from the main road. It's about 6km from the main village, so you won't meet many people in here, but there's also no fish farms. There was a mosquito net in the room, but it had... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the local travel (shared taxi) from Bukittinggi and were dropped off on the roadside. There is no road access to Arlen Nova, so we carried our packs through the rice fields down to the lake. The bungalows are detached and in a garden setting, facing the lake. We had read many reviews of the accommodation around the lake,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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
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91 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
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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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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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38 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Address: Sungai Rangeh | Bayur, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra

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