At first we were trying to get a room from Green Hill, which is on the river path just before Indra Valley. They happened to be full, so we checked out the next option - and were very happy that we did. As mentioned in a previous review, Indra Valley is a bit more rustic than many of the other surrounding options, but it's also very clean and welcoming. We slept in one of the two rooms upstairs. The rooms are big, beds are comfortable, mosquito net is very good (although we hardly saw any mosquitos anyway), we had our own porch and the Indonesian staff is amazingly friendly. We mostly had dealings with Jaka, who was also our guide on our two day jungle tour - amazing fun to spend the night in the jungle after a pretty exhausting day of hiking! He was helpful, funny and very friendly, as were all the other people in the inn. Do the local people a favour and stay here, competition is tough for the locals and you won't regret it!
PS: For the more fussy types: I myself am pretty fussy for a backpacking type, so don't worry. It's seriously a clean and wonderful place. Two things that would have made the experience even better: a) a trash bin in the toilet and b) the lights could have been a little brighter, some people like a dark room but I prefer it brighter. Other than that, no complaints! Expect to pay around 100 000rp/night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Indra Valley Inn is located in Bukit Lawang on the bank of Bohorok River only a three minute walk to the entrance of Gunung Leuser National Park. It offers accommodation, restaurant, and wildlife trekking to experience the Sumatran Orungutan in their natural environment. The owner Obiwan is a very experienced 3rd generation trekking guide ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Indra Valley Inn Bukit Lawang Sumatra