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“Everything was perfect”
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Hotel Deli River
Ranked #2 of 72 Hotels in Medan
Certificate of Excellence
Netherlands
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Everything was perfect”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The owners of this hotel made our trip back to Indonesia a great experience. Travelling with my sister to the country where our parents and we ourselves were born was a first time experience for me. As we wanted to visit all the places where we had lived this was quite a search after 50 years! But our driver Erwin was absolutely fantastic- he drove us everywhere, finding all the rubber estates, which sometimes took hours to get to. Of all the houses we had lived in sadly only one we found still there. But what an incredible feeling it was to run into the garden and feel that you had come home! And to go and have an ice cream in Tip Top just like in the old days. And visiting Lake Toba where we used to go to on vacation as children.
I want to thank our driver and the owners of Hotel Deli River for making all this possible. It was an unforgettable experience.
And oh yes, the Indonesian food at the Deli River is fantastic and absolutely authentic , just as we remember it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Hotel Deli River and Omlandia Restaurant is a wonderful relaxing place to spend your time when in Sumatra. The staff are all very sweet and kind and will go out of their way to make your stay unforgettable and thoroughly enjoyable. Out of the hustle and bustle of Medan city - you find this place between the trees in a tropical garden. Eating, drinking, to relax in, this place has everything travellers need. The rooms are comfortable, and as clean as could possibly be. I would recommend Hotel Deli River to any who travel need Medan. From Hotel Deli River you can organise your next tour, trip or adventure. Just relaxing by the magnificent pool was enough for me to not want to return home very soon.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gronsveld, Limburg, Netherlands
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

This place is great.
Value for money... Could be better, since the price of for example the swiss Bell hotel isn't that far of.
But, cottages are great with relaxing views over the huge pont and outside busy Medan.
The owners and staff are very helpfull and knowledgable about Sumatra.
They also run a tourist office and are able to book your trip to your needs and wishes.

At the Same time that is what we found to be the only downside.
We booked a five day trip with them, and all was taken care of ... Well.
Although... We recommend you to try and be adventurous... book everything yourself.
A car and driver can be found easily, hotels and guides also.
You pay less and most importantly the locals get more money as they would trought travel agencies.

Foodwise, this place offers lokal and Western food prapared in Western style kitchen ;-)

Tip: Medan is nicer than most people discribe.
First time Asia travelers will find that this city is too busy and dirty, but people are friendly and just want to know about you and were you come from.
Medan has few tourist sites.

Taxi back to the hotel... Get a Becak. Hotels will overcharge you and again the driver gets just a little share.

The Deli river hotel is a great choice if you don't mind a 20 minute drive to downtown city Medan.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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George Town, Malaysia
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

We went to Medan for only one purpose: Lake Toba. Hence, we went straight to Lake Toba on the day we arrived. However, we did stay at Medan on our last day.
The hectic traffic in Medan is driving me crazy. I am so glad that after our 3D2N peaceful trip at Samosir Island, we stayed at Hotel Deli River instead of any other hotels at the city center. We decided to spend our last day enjoying this hotel :)
It sits at a peaceful village. You can hear birds chipping and roosters crowing at the break of dawn.
All the hotel rooms facing a lovely pond. Our room is very clean and comfortable. It is very cozy sitting at the balcony, with the view of pond and lovely garden.
I love their restaurant. The food served are real good! You really have to try their juicy sate :)We had continental breakfast the next morning. Our table is setup nicely near the pond. The breakfast came with local fruits, fresh fruit juice, eggs, toast, cheese, jam etc. We had great time chit chat over the breakfast table.
Oh, and I love the swimming pool too. It made me feel like swimming at a private pool :)

However, for those that wish to see Medan city, this hotel may not be suitable. It is a bit far off from city of Medan and the airport (It cost us 80,000 rupiah to travel from hotel to airport by taxi). Worse is, not many taxi drivers in Medan actually heard of this hotel before. We had trouble getting to the hotel on the night we came back from Lake Toba because the taxi driver didn't know the way and he had to drive us to his office to check with other drivers. None of them heard of this hotel before, they were guided by the hotel workers through phone.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is a great hotel to stay in if you want to arrive in North Sumatra and by-pass the city of Medan to go on to Lake Toba. You need to know it is quite a long way from the city of Medan and the Airport (you have to pay 90,000 rupiahs by taxi) and once there it takes time to get a taxi if you want to go in to Medan. But, it is a lovely place with a very good restaurant (people come from all over to eat there) and a very nice owner-operator,Ibu Diana. The rooms are comfortable and the environment very nice, with gardens overlooking a pond. Ibu Diana can arrange a very good car and driver to take you to Lake Toba or other places.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

We stayed with friends and our two kids (10 and 7) at the Hotel Deli River on our arrival and departure (four nights in total). The rooms had inter-connectig doors and were perfectly comfortable. We enjoyed some of the best food we ate in Sumatra at the restaurant and enjoyed conversations with the friendly staff and owners. Our children loved the pool, the flying fox and the beautiful plants and flowers in the lovely garden. We all enjoyed our trips to and from Medan in a becak.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Queen Charlotte
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

We booked this hotel based on its excellent reviews. We came in during a violent thunderstorm after a long day's journey from Lake Toba, and were a little surprised at the isolated setting and grassy driveway and deserted parking lot. However, it soon became apparent that we were in good hands.

The staff consists of several very bright university coeds apparently associated with the Omlandia Student Society. They showed a combination of easy competence and friendliness that had us settled comfortably sipping a cool beverage with supper ordered and arrangements made for airport transport next day within ten minutes of arrival.

The food was exceptionally good. We ordered Javanese dishes, and the size of the portions and elegance of the presentation matched the brilliant use of spices. Our included continental breakfast the next morning featured fruit, fruit juice, eggs, toast, cheese, jam, and a pot of very good coffee, so we headed to the airport in good trim.

Our room was in a building across the fish pond from the restaurant. It had both fan and AC, cable TV, good lighting, and reliable hot water. We slept well in the comfortable beds until and after the call to prayer, with no other sound to disturb our rest. Try that in downtown Medan!

Our hotel-arranged transportation was there early, and despite the heavy 0800 traffic, he got us to the airport in a half hour, so unless you have shopping or business to do in noisy, dirty Medan, staying in this quiet area doesn't add much time to your airport commute.

This is a good hotel that is different from anywhere else we've ever stayed in Indonesia. If we're in Medan again, it will be our first choice.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Deli River
Address: Jalan Raya Namorambe 129, Medan 20356, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Medan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 72 Hotels in Medan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Deli River 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Deli River is a small family hotel about twelve kilometers outside the historical city of Medan. It is located in a lush tropical garden area that overlooks the banks of the ancient meandering Deli river. Our garden is home for more than 25 different birds, native fruits and flowers ... more   less 
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