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Arlen Nova's Paradise Guesthouse

Sungai Rangeh | Bayur, Indonesia
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Arlen Nova's Paradise Guesthouse
Ranked #95 of 302 Sumatra B&B and Inns
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  • 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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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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411 reviews 411 reviews
42 hotel reviews
303 helpful votes 303 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
5 reviews 5 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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Novosibirsk, Russia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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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