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On the Rocks Bungalow & Restaurant

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I spent 2 nights at On the Rocks and did a 1 night-2 day jungle trek with Putra. All-in-all, we had a fantastic experience. The accommodation at On the Rocks is great - uninterrupted jungle views (we stayed in the Bamboo room), delicious food and helpful staff. The trek itself was faultless - Putra was a fantastic... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I spent one night at On the Rocks and did a three-day jungle hike. On the Rocks arranged our transportation from the airport to Bukit Lawang and back to Medan. The vehicles were in good shape with air conditioning, although the road is very twisty for those of us who get motion sickness. We stayed in the... More 

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Mountain View, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Corinna and her husband run a good hotel/trekking operation. Rooms were reasonably priced, clean, and pretty decent mattresses. Low expectations for food in Bukit Lawang, so the decent food for breakfast/dinner at the guesthouse and on the trek was fine. On The Rocks' treks are the same prices as everyone else's but I do think our trek was better than... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Very good relaxed and beautifull place! Jungle Tour done by our guide putra was amazing! We have seen a lot Urang utang and Many other different monkeys. Nice sleep by the river nearby a beautifull waterfall. Taxi service to hotel also perfect

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic hotel, great restaurant, really nice and helpfull staf and very sweet (german) owner. It's quite a climb to get there, bit Well worth it. We did a one day trekking. The guides were really good and respectful for nature and the jungle. Entrance of leuser national parc at 300 meter.

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Mokra Gora, Serbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Petra was our guide on a 6 hours tracking and he was wonderful, he was very respectful to the jungle and the environment. We were lucky to see a lot of orang oetan and other monkeys. We even stood face to face with Mina but Petra was very alert and careful and knew how to distract her so we could... More 

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Colmar, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Everything was awesome in On The Rocks... The place is just gorgeous, with a beautiful garden, near the jungle. The morning encounter with long tail Macacas gave us the rhythm of the discoveries we had during our stay there! Birds, mammals and snakes were peacefully all around our hut, and we could have perfect time (during 2 days) at the... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for 2 nights. It is a bit faraway from the "center" and be prepared to climb a lot of steps to get there! However, the rooms are very nice with mosquito nets and nice views. There is no hot water in the shower but you don't really need it. We found a huge spider in the bathroom... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

On the Rocks is A+ (try the coconut shake at any cost). But this review is more a tribute to Bukit Lawang and Gunung Leuser National Park in general. I stayed one night @On The Rocks, who booked the best guide + helper crew and found a really nice travel partner for my four day hike in the jungle. The... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We went for the 2 day trekking tour with tour guide Putra. It was above all expectations; we saw all types of animals and our guide was very willing to tell us about his jungle. At the camp we had great service with very friendly people and good food. Would definitely recommend On The Rocks!

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ON THE ROCKS is located on the eastern bank of the Bukit Lawang’s Bohorok river, about 300 Meters from Indah’s Bridge (Long Bridge , Then a four minutes trek up the side of the jungle, a trek that is well worth the effort, and there is always cold beer on offer when you get to the top!ON THE ROCKS has 5 Bungalows and a Restaurant with spectacular panoramic views of the jungle, and Bukit Lawang, including the river. Four Huts/Bungalows have internal bathrooms with shower and a balcony with a hammock! ON THE ROCKS is a one of best bungalow’s in Bukit Lawang because, the location is on the border of the jungle. We are ready to serve you to ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay at On The Rocks Bukit Lawang. ... more   less 

Additional Information about On the Rocks Bungalow & Restaurant

Address: Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Bukit Lawang
Price Range: $10 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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