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Tuk Tuk, Danau Toba, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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Ranked #4 of 10 Samosir Island B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • 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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Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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Kuala Lumpur
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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Romlan is ideally located with beautiful surroundings in Tuk Tuk, one of the major town in samosir island. It is efficiently operated by a German lady and her local husband. Rooms are clean, with the balcony facing the lake-what a wonderful sight!The complimentary breakfast is as usual,bread,eggs etc.or nasi goreng(fried rice).Hot water is available 24 hrs in a day.They have... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Stayed in Romlan as they offered the best price among others that we have asked. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise, it is value for money - excellent location and service. Owner Des and family is very warm welcoming and friendly. Restaurant food was superb! Ayam semur (a traditional batak dish) and also home made chips with guacamole... More

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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

I have now stayed here on two occasions and the standard is high. I would have to say that the Romlan is the best all round value I have every had.We spent Christmas here and it was such a nice old fashioned celebration. The emphasis was on peace and quiet rather than noise - which suits this old fogey.All in... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We stay at Romlan on Aug 2013. The room is basic, clean (still can improve), view from room balcony amazing. Extra mattress a bit dirty but after put on bed sheet is okay for me. Boss is nice, I said want to exchange money he able to fetch me go there. Staff need to improve their service. Restaurant food okay.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Chose Romlan based on reviews from TA, and was not disappointed. One of the best 100k idr rooms I've ever had, big, clean room, good bed, hot water, with the perfect 2nd floor terrace overlooking the lake! If that wasn't enough, I thought the food was exquisite: every meal I had there was wonderfully prepared and presented. I had to... More

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Address: Tuk Tuk, Danau Toba, Samosir Island, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Samosir Island
Number of rooms: 12

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