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Tambora Guesthouse

Tambora Coffee plantation Oi Bura Village, Bima, Sumbawa 84191 Indonesia
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The Tambora guesthouse is located in a coffee plantation where you can observe the harvesting and processing of coffee. Also, this is the nearest accommodation to the start of the trail leading to the summit of the Tambora volcano. A lush and peaceful environment for families, groups and individual hikers.
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Free parking
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Snorkeling
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Laundry service
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
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Ocean view
Family rooms
Private beach
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Separate living room
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Bottled water

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Tambora Coffee plantation Oi Bura Village, Bima, Sumbawa 84191 Indonesia
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Hello to all, who want to climb Tambora and stay at Tambora guesthouse! First, Tambora is beautiful, very remote, few people. I would recommend going there! Second, be careful with Tambora guesthouse! Emailing with them was straightforward and very nice. But at the arrival day they wrote me that the guesthouse is not open (maybe because I would have been the only guest) and I would have to move to one of the two homestays in Pancasila. So instead of a guesthouse with food and shower in the mountains I got a shabby noisy cold hut without food and shower in a noisy village (like sleeping on the motor bike freeway) with one small warung (foodstall). Of course I had to pay less, but the homestay was far to expensive (150.000 /night). For the guide/porter I paid 600.000rupis (2days), but he got only 400.000, same with the money for the food... Also the choice of the guide was not good. He was a really nice guy and tried hard, but was  seriously sick, could barely carry the luggage to position 3, not to talk about position 5. (Nicer and shorter hike in the night next morning.) At the climb to the top I always had to wait for him.  When he cooked for me he was coughing at my food all the time, never washed his hands or used handkerchief. So he infected me with his cold... I was seriously ill for a few days afterwards. I can not recommend Tambora guesthouse....especially if you know other excellent ones like Pak Tasrip homestay for climbing Semeru....
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Response from visittambora, Owner at Tambora Guesthouse
Responded 3 weeks ago
Betty, the night before you arrived we received news that my mother is in hospital in Bima. She was critically ill. Instead of instantly going to Bima we waited for your arrival the following day to assist in finding an alternative for you - free of charge. We told you about our situation but you showed no sympathy at all. By the time we got to Bima, after 4 hours driving, my mother had already gone into a coma. We are glad that a person like you was not staying with us in our house. You strike me as a person that has a problem for every sollution. The porter's wages included the two motorbike taxis for you and him to go up and down to the hiking portal (standard procedure) and afterwards refusing to pay a gave cause to animosity towards you. The ranger wanted to kick you out from his homestay for your behavior but when he called me I just told him to take a deep breath and wait for you to dissapear on the horizon back to where you came from. Very dissapointing to read your review especially since you knew about our emergency.
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If you’re looking for real adventure, away from crowded popular spots that have long lost their charm for Instagram invasion, you should trek Tambora mountain, and the best way to do it is arranging it through Tambora Guesthouse. My partner had prepared to climb Rinjani before we figured out it was still closed, so quite spontaneously we decided to do Tambora instead. We were very naive thinking that it’s easy to do by ourselves and that it’s not necessary to do 3D2N. The more relaxed pace you take the better, and please consider transportation with these guys from the nearby cities. Message them and see if they can send a car, because buses are cheap but absolutely exhausting and ruining your experience. At Tambora Guesthouse we had an amazing time! Words won’t do it justice to tell you how happy we were to stay in a very cozy and clean room, with lovely hot shower and comfortable warm bed after everything we went through in Sumbawa... The location is on the slope of Tambora, in the middle of a small Bali Hindu village. People there are very friendly and it was nice to feel safe again after Dompu. Take a walk to the woods and find a beautiful Hindu temple surrounded by massive trees. By the way, it’s also a perfect spot for digital detox as GSM is a rare guest there. As I myself didn’t intend to hike, I stayed at the guesthouse waiting for the boys. Rik took a very good care of me and took me to an absolutely miraculous island of Satonda, only 10 min away from Calabai. We shared a boat there and it was spectacular! Basically this island is a volcano’s crater raising from the ocean. I haven’t seen anything as beautiful, and the wildlife... just like on Discovery Channel. It’s definitely a must if you intend to explore other places nearby or stay in, like me. Thank you for this, Rik! The boys returned exhausted and happy, and that’s was the best and most rewarding ending of our trip to Sumbawa. So, based on our experience, I definitely recommend Tambora Guesthouse to everyone who is interested in hiking Tambora. Rik and his family will take a perfect care of you as guests, give plenty helpful tips on the area and culture and they are just overall lovely people with a cool background. P.S. You should try some nice cold rice wine as well!
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Had an exceptional stay in Tambora guesthouse. Hands down the best place to stay whether you are craving some remote time away or planning on climbing tambora itself. I decided to stay here with my partner, I was going to climb the mountain while she was planning on relaxing and catching up on some sleep. Rick the owner was fantastic from the get go, answering the 100s of questions I had whether than be on transportation to tambora, climbing the mountain itself or on the activities available to my girlfriend while I was away. Not only did Rick ensure the trek to the summit was a massive success, he went out if his way to show my partner around the islands surround tambora while eating and drinking some local cuisines. Throughout our stay we experienced an incredible state of restfulness and were constantly looked after regardless of the request. Easily the best host I have come across in South East Asia. Whether you're looking to trek Mt Tambora or looking for a few days of relaxation, look no further. Rick and the team are all experts and pride themselves on ensuring their guests have amazing stay. Thanks once again to all the staff at Tambora guesthouse.
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Best place to stay and from where to climb & hike Tambora. The highest village, kampung, on the mountain. Rik, Narul & their older son Rama, are the best hosts and guides. Their younger, 2 year old son, Jess, is not yet guiding. Best accommodations in Tambora. Cozy clean guesthouse with hot western style showers. When Rama is there he will guide you personally, with porters for all the gear, and freshly cooked hot meals on the mountain. Fresh vegetables, rice and chicken and many more delicious meals. All freshly cooked and hot, a welcome luxury on the mountain. At home, Narul’s cooking is delicious. Beautiful surroundings and exploration possible everywhere. Quiet and Amazing skies at night. Not to be missed is the Hindu Balinese temple in the Jungle, a short walk away. I came as a guest and left as a friend from their wonderful hospitality.
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We spent two nights in Tambora guesthouse, lucky to share a car from Dompu to Pancasila. Afterwards it is twenty minutes on motorbike but the drivers are quite good and manage it well with our suitcases . The little village of Oi Burak is Balinese so is surprising.The guesthouse has two rooms with each a big bathroom, a dining room but you often eat outside on a terrace under a nice wooden shelter. If you are a group no problem Rik has solution...Of course the meal prepare by Nurul are quite good and you will not lose weight. We did not climb up Tambora because of my knees problem but learn so much about it, that to be at the foot was already great . Rik is really a super story teller and he participated in the excavation nearby, they found 6 houses and skeletons. We visited instead an Hindu temple , a view unexpected surrounded by big trees, we walked through the coffee plantation so even if you don't climb you can relax one or two days.After we went with Rik to Satonda island, with the visit and intended to go by boat to west Motorbike but it takes 3 hours and end of December is not a good season for that , the sea was too rough and ok the captain didn't go. So best too avoid January February, otherwise it must be great. Rik and Nurul are very helpful and we really don't regret this " detour". Pour les Français, faites le détour , envoyer un WhatsApp à Rik vous pourrez peut être partager comme nous une voiture avec chauffeur prenant un trekker à l'aéroport de Bima ( nous étions à Dompu à Anissa guesthouse ) ou si vous êtes plusieurs Rik vous enverra une voiture, sinon il y a des bus depuis Dompu mais pas très confortable pour les grandes jambes. Bien sûr si vous montez au Tambora c'est mieux mais Rik à lui seul vaut le déplacement et le paysage pour aller à Pancasila est spécial.Pour les jeunes il y a possibilité d'aller à Moyo côté est en bateau collectif et de se taper 1 à 2 heures d'ojek pour traverser Moyo et arriver à Labuan aji donc à prix économique. Tout ça c'est mieux hors saison des pluies qui pour nous a commencé vraiment vers le 20 décembre. Bref le Tambora c'est certainement le must de Sumbawa, le cratère le plus profond du monde ( y descendre c'est une autre affaire) et la guesthouse de Rik un lieu à part.
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IndonesiaWest Nusa TenggaraSumbawaBima
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