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Hotel Carolina

Jl. Lingkar Tuk-tuk Siadong, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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Hotel Carolina
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Samosir Island
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had one of those batik cottages on the hill behind the restaurant. It was a good decision as it had much more privacy than those down by the lake. I liked that the cottage was built in a traditional way, it was truly a different experience. The staff was friendly, and the restaurant had great food. A great tip:... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this hotel is better known to the foreigners as Lake Toba (Danau Toba in Indonesia), and it is located in Samosir Island, within the lake, in the little town known as tuk tuk. The hotel is old, and the rooms are not luxurious by any reach, but they are very cozy and quite comfortable. I have visit... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think it's the best view in the Samosir Island. The garden, the big trees, the green Toba lake & the restaurant are the best in the island. But the hotel is really old. They need to renew it. The bathroom, the floor and the furnitures were dead. Ironic, this hotel has the best panorama but the hotel itself disappointed.... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We got there at night and Carolina was the only hotel that pampered our needs, the kids needed to take a rest after along trip from Medan and the room that we stayed had twin beds which are not in average size, a bit bigger than standards, quite comfortable, too. The room is clean and has hot shower, too, very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

While we were going over on the ferry to Samosir Island we saw a property that had an amazing weeping fig tree out the front. We said wouldn't it be great if that was our hotel.....and guess what it was! Hotel Carolina is an old style hotel, but maintained beautifully, it has all of the comforts you need, while having... More

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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Cleaner than the hilton - no, really. stayed at the hilton for work, and moved on to the caroline for the weekend, and I can assertively say this was cleaner than the hilton! just a pitty the courtains are too thin thus too much light in the room in the morning. breakfast was ok, plenty of choice available, but no... More

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Medan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

As one of the most well-known hotel property in this island, Carolina could actually improve much than it is now. The location of the hotel and how they treat the lake area is very good, but to stay inside the rooms, it was quite a bad experience for people who wants to find comfort. To me, it is due time... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I stayed in Carolina 3 years ago or so the first time. This time things have worsened dramatically. The staff continue to be very friendly, but the place has not seen any renovations at all in a long time. They have now made the mistake of featuring motorized water sports, which is runing the place. I was woken up on... More

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Jakarta
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This hotel probably offered the best package for me as a backpacker. From the room, atmosphere, and facilities. It is quite cheap actually. But the tips for me is; "booked any room, as long as they provide hot shower!". Its because in at the morning, the weather is so damn cold in here. So, it would be very nice to... More

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed in one of the newer rooms, in the back of the restaurant (where the boats stop). We didn't want to stay at the main place, it seemed be quite noisy. The place in the back was calm, only noisy sometimes by the people waiting for the boat. + Big room, nice, clean. + Bathroom inside. + Small terrace,... More

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Address: Jl. Lingkar Tuk-tuk Siadong, Samosir Island, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Samosir Island
Also Known As:
Carolina Hotel Samosir

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