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“Best place to stay on Samosir Island” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Toledo Inn

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Toledo Inn
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Samosir Island
Antwerp, Belgium
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best place to stay on Samosir Island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2010

This hotel is probably the best place to stay if you are visiting Samosir Island.
Rooms are basic but very clean and spacious. The staff is very friendly and to food was more than good. Lake Toba is the perfect pool after an exciting visit to the island.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Cretino
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Washington, DC
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2009

The Toledo Inn was a delightful place to spend a couple of days by the refreshing waters of Lake Toba, which offer a nice break from the heat of other spots in Sumatra. The inn is clean, comfortable, and unpretentious, and the large staff is still supervised by the 87-year-old matriarch of the family that owns the property. If it happens to be your birthday on your stay, she will personally present you with an "ulos," the traditional shawl of the native Batak people.

Even better than the accommodations, however, is the food in the restaurant. We had several amazing meals, which included Batak specialties, traditional Indonesian food, and some delicious fish pulled straight from the lake. This is one hotel restaurant that does not disappoint.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank DCJourneyer
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2008

We stayed at this place for 2 nights ( on 5th and 6th Oct). We were given a room, built on the style of a Batak house overlooking Lake Toba. The rooms were not fitted with any AC or even a ceiling fan. Later in the evening we realized that we needed the blankets as the place got chilly due to nice breeze from the Lake Toba. Upon our request, we were given a small hand held type fan. The rooms come with a balcony where one can keep viewing Lake Toba throughout the day and night. You pay all your money to get this.


One Dutch Travel Group was there in the hotel when we were there. The hotel staff has a music group who played the local songs after dinner. The staff were very courteous and the food was nothing great to write about. We are vegetarians and therefore, our views cannot be taken seriously. Good that they provided some vegetarian food. The location offers some great walk in the country side dotted with few eateries and shops. The hotel is not very high class, but definitely, clean and very well maintained. It has a bar, a reading room with few English and Dutch ( German?? ) books and internet facility.

There is only one restaurant facing the lake and it also has an island within Lake Toba where one can enjoy a beer watching the sunset. You cannot read any book in the rooms in the evening as they are fitted with those energy saving bulbs providing dull lighting.

The best part is that the steamer berths in the hotel premises and one can reach Parapat, a town on the mainland from where you can reach Medan. No hassles of going through the town and reaching the jetty.

Nice place and will definitely stay next time ( when??).

  • Liked — the location and the view of Lake Toba
  • Disliked — food can improve
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Qwelt
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Additional Information about Toledo Inn

Property: Toledo Inn
Address: Jalan Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Samosir Island
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Samosir Island
Hotel Class:2 star — Toledo Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 141
Also Known As:
Toledo Hotel Samosir Island

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