We enjoyed our stay entirely there!!! OK, we enjoyed our stay even before we stay there. Hahaha. Mr Berend, the owner, is very very helpful in our email conversation, and replied my emails promptly. The four of us planned to stay there for 2 nights - Friday and Saturday, but unfortunately they only have Saturday vacant. So we have to find another hotel for Friday night. Straightaway Berend emailed me and said they can help picked up our luggage, and US, from the other hotel when we check out. That's very thoughtful and lovely. Then I screwed up my booking on the other hotel, and was forced to move to another hotel on Friday, I emailed Berend and got his positive reply right away. The new hotel was even further away, no question asked from Berend. And we met his staffs 9am in the morning outside the new hotel as promised. They came with 2 motorbikes and they have to make 2 trips to send 4 of us to Horas Family Home. All the staffs there are super friendly and helpful!!!
I think you will know a lot about the place by reading the other reviews, which are all true! if not, better! Quote Berend himself, a lot of things there are INCLUDED.... hahahaha... if you want to fish, the rods are there for use, you can ask the baits from the staffs, that's included too. they have a kayak there, we took advantage of this "included" facility and kayak for about 1 hour. if you want to feed the rabbits, carrots and vege are ready besides the rabbit homes. If you cook, all the veggies planted there are free too. All in all, an amazing experience!!! and if I'm to travel to Lake Toba again, Horas will definitely be my first choice!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apart from providing a perfect base for exploring Tuk Tuk and Samosir Horas Family Home, directly on Lake Toba, is a destination in its own right especially for groups of friends and for families with children. Fishing, swimming, kayaking, feeding rabbits, orchid garden, organic garden, cats, dogs, chicken, building castles on our small sand beach. From the Horas Family Home kitchen we serve specials such as the famous Horas Family Home Fish BBQ, Roasted Suckling Pig (Babi Guling), Small wild forest pig (Bayi Babi Hutan Liar), Forest Snakehead Fish (Ikan Bujuk), Roasted Village Chicken (Ayam Kampun Guling) and of course the regulars out of our pond Crayfish (Fresh Water Lobster), Tilapia (Ikan Nila) and Catfish (Ikan Lele) Horas Family Home is a complete two storey house in Batak Architectural style and comes with a fully equipped kitchen. Horas Family Home sleeps 8 guests in two double king size beds and 4 single beds in two rooms. Horas Indah is a spacious apartment on the second floor in a separate building. It is fully furnished and comes with a kitchenette and an upstairs attic. Horas Indah sleeps 6 guests in two double beds and two single beds. Horas Mini ORAS MINI consists of two rooms on a second floor in a separate building. The two rooms share a spacious bathroom and balcony. Horas Mini sleeps 5 guests in one double king size beds and 3 single beds. ... more less