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Reviewed October 31, 2016

We stayed in a twin room in one of the separate cottages with the batak design with an incredible view. The room was huge with a private bathroom and seating area outside. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The location is great and close by to shops and restaurants. They have a private beach area with Sun beds and...

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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

good place with wonderful garden i stayed 2nights in room 25 i paid 180idr i suggest don't eat in restaurant, taste is very bad and really disapointed with taste and price. room is good and very old, need improve on guest service for the best hotel in tuk tuk

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Asiain, Spain
Reviewed October 7, 2016

We stayed in economy beach room (no.25) for 3 nights. The view is awesome, the room is old but value for money (180k tips). Nelson from the front desk is very friendly and polite. Fried fish with tomato sambal from the restaurant is very nice. Avoid corn soup as it was terrible. Breakfast is average. All ferry to Tuk2 will...

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Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Carolina hotel is the first accommodation u see when you arrive at Tuktuk from Parapat. they have really nice cottages built with Batak traditional exterior design. There's economy, standard, deluxe and family room - sequence by the distance from lake shore / view in descending order. stayed in economy and standard a night each. Room is BIG. shower room is...

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Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful place, very natural and we enjoyed the view from every corner. The room of this hotel is the worst thing about this trip. Bathroom full of ants, smelly, broken furniture. We paid IDR700,000 per night, not worth it at all. There are many other hotels with much lower price, and most importantly beautiful and well maintained.

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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Arriving at the night, basically I am blank with area at samosir island it's my first time to stayed there I can not expect that hotel service as same in Bali but I looking for clean room and comfort Well this property has nice staff but that not enough since the room really need upgrade and upgrade No hot water,...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed September 3, 2016

From the outside Carolina hotel looks quite nice, and I'm sure certain rooms are fine too. Ours however (room 5) was faaaaaar below standard. Dark, unclean and dilapidated. Mercifully, the bed was rather nice. We've uploaded some pictures of broken furniture, a collapsing shower, a super-filthy sink and an ant-infested toilet. With the notable exception of one very helpful (and...

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Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Another great stay in Carolina Hotel. The rooms are slowly being updated Spring bed etc. The beach area is great, very clean and spectacular views. I have been coming here for over 20 years and it always leaves you totally relaxed. Food in restaurant is good and cheap. Staff are excellent. A little it of paradise on LakeToba. You should...

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Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Came to Lake Toba to enjoy the lake. Booked what I thought was the best room at this hotel.Nothing great about the room and I could have put up with that. What I could not accept is families being put in adjoining rooms with paper thin connection doors (NO WALLS). Never again Shows a complete misunderstanding of guests needs. We...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed August 25, 2016

The location of this hotel is perfect. The staff are all really friendly and helpful, walking distance to some nice local bars with the best local bands. Hotel is perfectly located, with a beach. Huge ground and large in space. However, the bathroom was a huge disappointment - not a single toiletries provided, no bathroom mat, out of 6 showers...

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Hotel Carolina

Address: Jl. Lingkar Tuk-tuk Siadong, Samosir Island, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Samosir Island
Price Range: $13 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 238
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“High potential, poor maintenance”
 of 5 bubbles fytraa, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
“if you travels with families, you can book the whole house type which includes private kitchen and sofa”
 of 5 bubbles keisart, Jun 14, 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms may be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Sue_in_UK, Aug 31, 2015 | Read review
“ask for a room in front of the parking area. the view from its balcony is great.”
 of 5 bubbles arizka2, May 6, 2015 | Read review
“Upper floor, 22-23. The new deluxe rooms in front of the lake could be very noisy. Be sure you call them in advance. Emails/online reservation are unusefull. They can arrange a car to pick you up from Medan Airport for 1.000.000 IDR or you can take a taxi from airport to Parapat (where find ferry to Tuk-Tuk) for 450-500.000 IDR. The best way to travel from the airport to Tuk-Tuk village is by car. The ride will be an adventure. If you know you'll arrive too late at Parapat you can also book an entire boat for 500.000 IDR. When you exit arrival gate turn left and buy a Telkomsel prepaid sim card with internet plan from the official shop around 100.000 IDR for 5GB/30days. Redraw cash in the airport too.”
 of 5 bubbles VladHZP, Oct 25, 2014 | Read review
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