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Tuk Tuk, Danau Toba, Samosir Island Indonesia
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Finding an ideal family-friendly small hotel in Samosir Island does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Romlan, a nice option for travelers like you. Guest rooms offer amenities such as a seating area, and guests can go online with free internet access offered by the small hotel. Romlan features room service, a sun terrace, and baggage storage, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts an on-site restaurant. While visiting Samosir Island, you may want to try some shrimp at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Jenny's Restaurant. Romlan puts the best of Samosir Island at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Beach
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Free internet
Internet
Special diet menus
Canoeing
Board games / puzzles
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Private beach
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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Lake View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Indonesian
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I went to Samosir and Romland first time in 1993. At that time the owners was a young German woman and a lokal batak goy. When I returned two to three years later one or two small children were playing around. Then I stay at Romlan now and then. I March 2019 I returned after many years, The small girl I saw playing was now the one running the place with her husband. And new buildings and rooms was added on. The atmosfare was different. I could my age that have changed it, but for sure there were lesser young backpackers than before. Lots of Germans above 60. Maybe thats the reason why the young couple runninge the place isnt socialicing as much as the first generation owners. Well, the service was OK. Same with the food. I will be back for sure.
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In our recent two month trip through Southern Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, my husband and I made the brilliant decision to book at Romlan Guesthouse. What a treat! The rooms were nothing fancy, and as mentioned by others, the water pressure was low, but they were clean and roomy with a lovely view of the lake. The view was magnificent, and the lake was a delicious relief from the heat of they day. The gardens were rich with green and colorful blooms. They staff was very warm and welcoming. Nixon helped us no end with advise for touring about the lake and transport to and from. Unlike other hotels, there was absolutely NO pressure to take him up on his advice. And then there is the food! Every single meal we ate there, and we ate all our meals there, was absolutely delicious! I mean, AMAZING! Romlan will see us again soon.
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Stayed here for 3 nights. The ferry dropped us of and collected us from here. Beautiful location right on the lake. Room was basic but clean and spacious. Bed was comfortable. Shower was not great as water pressure not good. We just used the bucket and filled with cold water and topped up with hot as once the shower is hot there is not enough pressure to get any cold in so it was either a cold shower or red hot. Bucket was good. Only one plug socket in the room. WiFi was ok. The gentleman on duty in the morning is really nice and helpful but the one in the afternoon is very rude and ignorant. Food was nice and breakfast was great.
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On our 4 months bike tour over Sumatra we of course also came to Lake Toba, to the island Samosir. Actually we wanted to spend the night outside the main tourist town Tuk Tuk in an Eco Lodge, but the owner had to go to Bali once and once she didn't answer and..... so we ended up here after all. And what can I say, it was great!!!!! We had a room with our own bathroom directly at the water. A small paradise. Everywhere there are small corners with seat possibilities. If you like they bring breakfast to your shore, you can rent canoes for free and the food is excellent. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. So, before I go on raving :-).... definitely a place to spend your time on Samosir. We had to stay 2 weeks, because we needed a vis extension. Hebest place to stay. P.S.: don't be too hard if the internet doesn't always work. This is not only a problem on the island, but on the whole of Sumatra. Instead, maybe just enjoy the view :-)
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Almost everything at Romlan is okay, meaning: - the rooms are basic but noisy. You can here your neighbours snoring or talking clearly. - the room looks clean on the first sights but later you’ll see the ants walking on the walls, searching for that spots that had not been cleaned so well. We had a room with private bathroom. - the staff seems a little bored. They do what they have to do well but you’re not feeling very welcome as a guest. - there is much attention to the garden. You’ll see the gardeners almost working full time, which is a plus. But there is a gasoline waterpump filling up the watertanks every day which means you’ll sit in the heavy noise and gasoline fumes for an hour. A big tip will be to move the pump or let it be replaced by a more silent one. Do not skip the restaurant. It’s a very welcome change of food if you’re travelling through Sumatra for some time already. A nice combination of Indonesian and Western food, everything is fresh prepared. A big plus!
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndonesiaSumatraNorth SumatraSamosir Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Romlan
Which popular attractions are close to Romlan?
Nearby attractions include Lake Toba (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Romlan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Romlan?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Romlan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Today's Cafe, Jenny's Restaurant, and Maruba Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Romlan?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Romlan?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Indonesian.
Does Romlan have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.