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“Very Over Rated” 2 of 5 stars
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Kampung Sampireun Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Jalan Raya Samarang Kamojang Ciparay | Desa Sukakarya, Garut, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Garut B&B and Inns
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very Over Rated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My wife took me there as a birthday weekend, it is at the top of hotel price ranges, but frankly the facilities are very lacking. We arrived on a Friday and were given a fairly nice room on the lake (room 102), the style is "kampung" which is simple village style, a lttle romantic added. Take into account the were are talking over 250 USD per night, there is no fridge, no hairdryer, no safe. OK its suppose to be a relaxing get away, and it was until on Saturday we were asked to move to a much more shabby room (room 120), and a bus arrived with a company group from Jakarta. Sorry but you are either high price retreat or your are noisy weekend getaway, but you cant be both. Service freindly and good, no complaints there, the surroundings are way to small, you can walk arround the lake in five minutes and that is the end of the entertainment. I can't imagine many people going back.

Room Tip: make sure you are on the lake.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

My friends and I visited Kampung Sampireun because of its advertisement. On the TV, the resort looked very beautiful and amazing. It was indeed. The lake looked beautiful, the fountain looked good, the spa looked amazing.

Unfortunately, the staffs were not that friendly. Since we visited Garut as backpackers, we went to the resort by public transportation. From the road, we walked to the resort front gate. The security said that we were NOT ALLOWED to enter the resort since it was not recreational spot. Maybe, our flip flops say that we don't have enough money to stay there.

For wedding, this resort is great. As a getaway, this resort may be perfect. For backpackers, it's not a recommended one :))

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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88 reviews 88 reviews
74 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I have to admit, I am not quite an adventurer. This hotel might be very attractive for the young and adventurist, I found it all a very disappointing experience for a hotel that is supposed to be the best around Garut, West Java. To be honest you are quite pleasantly surprised if you arrive: the reception is nice and the view of the lake immediately attracts the attention. I was staying in a “lake” room (villa is really too much to say). You are being brought to the room (which is a floating house basically, resembling a “woonboot” as you have them in Amsterdam canals) by boat, quite a nice experience, given the natural surroundings and lovely nature. However that being said, the remainder of the stay was quite different and flat out unattractive. The room basically consists of a dark brown interior, with a couch and a table (the couch not for a sit of over 5 minutes), a bedroom with a bed with dark brown pillows and a very strange way of making up the bed: first a sheet over the mattress then a blanket and then on top of the blanket a sheet (rather than the usual way sheet-sheet-blanket). I called the front desk who were quick in sending someone who did it wrong three times (I guess I did not explain it correctly). The room has no airco. Some say because the evenings can be rather chilly, you wouldn’t need it. Well the rooms remain pretty hot, so an option is to open the windows. However as the room basically is a floating boat surrounded by water, that would be an open invitation for mosquitos to come in.

If you are like me sensitive to light better go to bed early and get out very early as the light will come in as the textiles before the window are hardly covering the many windows. The hotel restaurant was flat out bad, a fish that was grilled so long that it almost dried up, vegetables that had absolutely no taste and….an empty restaurant at 8 pm on a Tuesday evening, not your idea of a memorable stay. As I went there in rainy season, it rained basically the whole night, the raindrops clattered on the roof. You have to be a deep sleeper. And the tendency of Javans to be loud well I had my share of shouting and noise, as the room have "paper" walls. And that in a resort where you expect to get all quiet and serenity.

An then the price: the price they ask is ridiculous for a venture like this. I managed to get a discount but its still pricey, especially for what you get.
All in all, I am sorry to say that this is a no go for me. It perfectly fits in the area: I did really my best to see something really interesting in Garut. I got a small booklet of the local Tourist office which would lead me to a hot spring and crater (after numerous people gave me wrong directions, or simply had no idea what their place had to offer to foreign visitors, so my driver basically spend the whole afternoon driving around), it turned out that the spot that was recommended in the leaflet, was “forbidden” territory, as it was owned by Chevron. All in all a wasted day, hope my next stop, in Jogjakarta, is a more memorable one.

Room Tip: I stayd in a lake room, so if you decide to come, ask for 104, a lake view room
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tangerang
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Kamping Sampireun has good concepts..use boat to reach the room, eventhough there're land track.. Rooms are good, half open air bath room concept..and the sekoteng at night, serabi in the morning and floating band were very nice...the resto has variative menu,as well as the band at night..recommended for weekend getaway..

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We drove to this resort from Jakarta and s tended our stay from one night to two. It's a lovely spot, great rooms, very relaxing. The services are unique with some daily surprises that added a nice touch.

We did have a caged rooster just outside our room which had a very peculiar call at all hours of the day but surprisingly reception were happy to relocate him which was nice.

We did have our visit mid week so it was probably quieter than what the weekend is.

A trip to the nearby volcano topped off the trip.

One thing that was not good- the pool was completely green and unusable. No reason or excuse was given but for the cost and for the time spent there, we would have really liked to use the pool.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bali, Indonesia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We wanted a tranquil, natural, indulgent three days away from Bali. We chose Kampung Sampireun and have absolutely no regrets having done so. Beautiful lakeside room with living room (make sure you book one of these and not the hill bedrooms). Our own canoe which was fun to use. Stunning and besutifully maintiained gardens and pathways. Be warned this is a NO ALCHOHOL resort - so bring your own wine/beer. Food was a little disappointing though! Staff very friendly. Interesting 2 hour drive from Bandung airport. Would definitely recommend it - but don't expect many "western tourist" elements - this is Java at its most natural!

Room Tip: Choose lakeside room with living room
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The Kampung Sampireun is a recommended place to go for honeymoon. The package is quite affordable and give value for money. Candle light dinner on top of the lake was a unique experience. Excellent spa treatment. Overall, good relaxing environment.

One drawback, however, is the long drive from/to Jakarta. It is probably better to request pick up from the resort rather than driving on your own. The traffic, narrow roads, dangerous hills, etc. may put off your excitement.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Raya Samarang Kamojang Ciparay | Desa Sukakarya, Garut, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > West Java > Garut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Garut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kampung Sampireun Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wilujeng Sumping ... Kampung Sampreun is a resrot with the touch of traditional Sundanese Village, having luxurious pines, plants and other plants arranged harmoniously. The resort establishes the theme "Tropical Garden Lust" its also preserves the bamboo garden that give you a calm romantic chill nuance when the wind blows softly through the area. Hundred of palm and bamboos sway gently in balmy hill Breezes scanted with the perfume of "Frangipani" and "Hibiscus" with also add an exotic resort. This luscious retreat, with its traditional Sundanese architecture leafs roofs, secluded courtyard terraces and private garden. Its surrounding - a unique blend timeless charm and modernity. Also known by a most enchanted resort for couples who yearn for unique and wonderful honeymoon, where every guest will be pampered and the romantic scenery ensures an unforgetable experience. Kampung Sampireun will make sure to give you nothing, but the best. ... more   less 
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