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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

First I must write that I am Indonesian, not a tourist from abroad :). I and family are fans of outdoor activities (my husband had expertise in this area) and nature tourism including ecotourism; already visited some Indonesian national parks in Java, Sumatera and Kalimantan. So I had enough knowledges and experiences about ecolodge, so I hope my review will... More 

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for your comments about our Satwa Sumatra Elephant Eco Lodge., especially about Heri and our staff. This especially appreciated this as all staff are from the local village. The use of local people only (one of the many prerequisites of an ecolodge) strengthens conservation. You have captured the essence of this ecolodge and also part of the... More 

München
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44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

I stayed at the Satwa Lodge in January 2016 for five nights. The hotel has four huts with two rooms each. Each room has two or three beds and its own bathroom. I stayed in a room with two other people and together we payed 430 US$ per night for this one room. This price included breakfast, lunch and dinner... More 

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We refer to your report on our Satwa Lodge in Sumatra. We have examined your complaints and make the following comments (i) we consider the word "hut" does not describe adequately our rooms at Satwa. We have had visitors from all over the world stay there and found them quite adequate. We do not pretnd to be other than what... More 

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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We were based at the Eco Lodge as part of our trip to Way Kambas National park and I couldn't have been happier to call this place home for the time I was there. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The staff are so lovely and accommodating. It's not high end luxury travel so don't go there expecting 5... More 

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Ec0l0dges_Ind0nesia, General Manager at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your report re your stay at our Satwa Sumatra Elephant Eco Lodge. Your positive comments are greatly appreciated as we consider this park to be one of the gems of Indonesia. Your stay has helped our company's main to provide a sustainable job for the local who life on the edge of the park. Thank you More 

London
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This place is quite magical as it is so untouched. I came here to see tigers, sadly I didn't but due to the staff and the jungle and the food and everything I just loved it. I'm not a natural bird watcher however the birds are so beautiful it was a joy. The Orangutans which you hear before you see... More 

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Ec0l0dges_Ind0nesia, General Manager at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your report re your stay at our Satwa Sumatra Elephant Eco Lodge. Your positive comments are greatly appreciated as we consider this park to be one of the gems of Indonesia. Your stay has helped our company's main goal to protect Indonesia's endangered species (in this park the Sumatran Rhino, Tiger and Elephant (the first two on... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is going to be long because I have some mixed feelings about this place... We spent 5 nights at this lodge. Also, this review is not relevant for you unless you are considering Way Kambas for extremely focused wildlife watching, especially mammals. Everyone knows that Way Kambas is an EXCELLENT wildlife destination, with literally hundreds of species of interesting... More 

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Thank Tomeslice
ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for your detailed review on your experience at our Satwa Sumatra Elephant Eco Lodge. We will try and respond to your four points and your two other main points re Price and Food. Prior to doing this, we wish to make some comments: (i) our guide Hari has international recognition and has been very positively reported in... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Satwa Elephant EcoLodge is a great place to stay, very close to the entrance to the 1,300 sq km Way Kambas National Park, which is a haven for some of Indonesia's most endangered and iconic species. Inside the park is the Sumatran Rhino Conservation Centre, which we were lucky to be allowed to access, and see a well grown... More 

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Thank Helenso
ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your report re your stay at our Satwa Sumatra Elephant Eco Lodge. Your positive comments are greatly appreciated as we consider this park to be one of the gems of Indonesia. Your stay has helped our company's main goal to protect Indonesia's endangered species (in this park the Sumatran Rhino, Tiger and Elephant (the first two on... More 

Jakarta
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51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The room is average. The meals are great. And it is very close to "Plang Ijo", the main gate to enter the Way Kambas National Park. This is the best place to stay if you want to go birding at night and see some nocturnal like nightjar, owls, or scops-owl.

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Thank FahrulAmama
ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your report and especially your emphasis on birding. The Satwa Lodge is our best birders lodge and we receive birders form all over the world. Your comments re rooms and service will be passed on to the management. More 

New York, New York, United States
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I honestly don't know if I was expecting too much or what. It is the closest lodge to the park, and can walk to the gate easily from the lodge. The staff is very nice and seems to try to do good by their guests, for the most part.I felt like everyone from the cleaning staff to the manager cared... More 

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It gives us much to review with our staff both on site and at our head office. We intend to have a managemen review of your booking. . More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Satwa Eco Lodge is located 8-10 minutes away from Way Kambas National Park, I would say its the best place to stay if you are planning to watch sunrise on top on an elephant. Lodge staffs are helpful and professional in regards to planning your elephant ride and basic accommodation services. Rooms size are variable, from 3 single bed rooms... More 

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for your comprehensive report on our Satwa Sumatra Elephant Eco Lodge. We are only 500 metres from the park entrance and our guides have access at night, popular with our mammal tours. Also we now have access to the International Rhino Centre where one can actually see the critically endangered Sumatran Rhino. Thank you More 

Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great staff, great service! Well done Satwa, the rooms were lovely and very clean, the meals were prefect and delivered to the table by friendly staff who obviously took pride in what they do. We were very fortunate to be able to visit the Rhino conservation centre so a big thank you for organising that for us. Would definitely recommend... More 

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Wendy. We believe that the Way Kambas National Park is a wonderful destination and we thank you for your support of our smallest lodge More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge opened in 2007 as the fourth eco lodge in the Ecolodgesindonesia group of lodges. Situated on the edge of The Way Kambas National Park, we aim to work with the park authorities to improve guest expereiences in this unique park with many endangered speicies (eg Sumatran Tiger, Rhino and Elephant). With 8 double or triple rooms, it is serviced entirely by staff from the local village in line with the companies policy of using local job creation as a Conservation measure. By coming to this lodge, you are supporting the thrust to show that fauna and flora can produce productive livehoods. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge

Address: Way Kambas, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > Lampung > Bandar Lampung
Price Range: $51 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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