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Arlen Nova's Paradise Guesthouse

Sungai Rangeh | Bayur, Indonesia
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Arlen Nova's Paradise Guesthouse
Ranked #73 of 292 Sumatra B&B and Inns
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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
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Zurich, Canada
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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

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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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

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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.

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Bern, Switzerland
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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

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jakarta
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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

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Suwon, South Korea
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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

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Sydney, Australia
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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

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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

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

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