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Romlan

Certificate of Excellence
Tuk Tuk, Danau Toba, Samosir Island, Indonesia
Romlan
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are a good size and the view of the lake was wonderful. We absolutely loved sitting on our verandah enjoying the nature and peacefulness. Within six steps we were in the lake taking a swim.....fantastic! Yes the room and bathroom is basic but quite ample for our backpacking needs and also it had a western toilet, always a... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Romlan is a good place, to spend some days on samosier island at lake toba. The price is fine for what is provided. The room was big and offered a very good view onto the lake from it's balkony. There were some not so clean spots, eg. an ant-trail in the bathroom... The attached restaurant provides nice dishes at... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Simple decent rooms - clean - with lake view. Hot shower! Very friendly and helpful staff. Located in Tuktuk. Scooters can be rented from the hotel. They have a simple menu, but also plenty of places in Tuktuk where you can get food. Be aware that it gets pretty dark at night, so don't forget to bring your torch if... More 

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I came here with my sister in 2011 and before that too. This cottages type of rooms are nice and clean with its own view to Lake Toba no other place can feel unless you stay here. Those who can swim just jump to the lake, for me as I don't swim.. I'm telling you, this place is good to... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

When we arrived they gave us a connecting room since there are 5 of us. I and my husband n baby took one room. My mom n mother in law and sister in law take other rooms. I love the breeze, the view from our room it was so relaxing. The price is really OK, I only paid IDR 150,000/room/night... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had allowed for a 5 night stay on Danau Toba. We travelled in June so had not prebooked any accommodation. Before arriving we had a short list of places to check out and Romlan was at the top of the list. The ferry dropped us off and we found a young man who showed us the available rooms. We... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

For the budget-conscious traveller, this is a good option on Samosir island. We stayed in the cheaper of their two Batak cottages for just 85,000 per night. With that price in mind, it's hard to give this guesthouse less than three stars. I saw several different options around the island, and this was definitely the nicest for that low price.... More 

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Podimore
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175 reviews 175 reviews
125 hotel reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Communication with Marion is prompt and efficient and the price of the rooms very cheap. The upstairs rooms are much nicer with better views but are the same price as those downstairs. The comfort rooms have hot water but the bathrooms are pretty grungy and need a deep clean. Not exactly dirty but a freshen up would not go amiss.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We spent four nights here and enjoyed our stay immensely. I emailed the owner, Marion, through her website and received a prompt reply. She suggested that we arrange transpiration in advance since we were traveling during Idul Fitri, the big holiday after Ramadan ends. Great advice since the traffic to Parapat to catch the ferry was unbelievable. I emailed from... More 

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15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Rooms are large and cheap, restaurant serves good simple food plus beer. German owner keeps the place well run- excellent wi fi. Transport to and from mainland is a regular ferry across Lake Toba. A place for rest and reading. Not a lot to do . Owners husband will drive you to sights for a fee. Very good value. You... More 

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