We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 292 Sumatra B&Bs / inns

Arlen Nova's Paradise Guesthouse

Sungai Rangeh | Bayur, Indonesia
Hotel amenities
Arlen Nova's Paradise Guesthouse
Ranked #73 of 292 Sumatra B&B and Inns
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Sumatra
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Write a Review

12 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Zurich, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Groningen, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bern, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Suwon, South Korea
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Arlen's Guesthouse is located away from all the others hotels we saw in Maninjau in a very peaceful and secluded area directly on the sandy beach and away from fish farms. To get there from the main road you need to walk through rice paddies about 5 minutes and this is what protects it from all the noisy motorbikes and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

There is no doubt that Arlen Nova has a most magnificent outlook onto the lake and surrounding caldera and once was probably a most magnificent place to stay, but it sorrows my heart greatly to see what state it has fallen into. I understand the original owner has died and it is for sale, which might explain why my emails... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

At the rim of beautiful Lake Maninjau, separated from the road by gorgeous ricepaddies, you will find this lovely guesthouse. I stayed here in the Summer of 2011 for three nights and would have loved to stay a bit longer. Due to a leginjury I was hardly able to walk, so I had to stay put, which was no hardship.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Been to Arlen Nova's Paradise Guesthouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Arlen Nova's Paradise Guesthouse

Address: Sungai Rangeh | Bayur, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 292 B&Bs / Inns in Sumatra

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Arlen Nova's Paradise Guesthouse, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Arlen Nova's Paradise Guesthouse to your Saves list