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“Awesome and peaceful place for traveller”
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Mas Cottages
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Awesome and peaceful place for traveller

Peaceful and lovely place. You can jump into lake straight from your porch. The food is tasty. Owner is awesome and helpful. This is the place where you want to come back soon.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Mopiir
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

We wish we stayed longer on Samosir and at Mas Cottages. This is a friendly place where you can share a beer with the owner and his friends as they play music! Food was consistently awesome at the restaurant.
Don't expect a luxurious room but we had all the basics a backpacker dreams of: a hot shower, a comfortable bed and a perfect location. The part part was the view - the lake is right outside your room!
I suggest you rent out a scooter - just ask at the front desk. It's the best way to see the island. We can't wait to come back. Thank you, Mas Cottages!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Leners
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

The best thing is the place: incredibles views of the lake from the windows of the beautiful traditional Batak houses! The ones by the lake shore are amazing and have a very good price! Perfect place to enjoy the extraordinary beauty of Lake Toba!

Room Tip: The ones by the lake shore are amazing!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Marta S
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Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Stay at Mas Cottages. The owner collected us from the boat, we had a lovely room overlooking the lake. The food in the restaurant was delicious. The owner arranged for the boat to pick us up when we were leaving. They were so helpful. It was a very relaxing place to stay. It was also very clean.

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3  Thank Yvonne121
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

I had a very happy week at Mas Cottages. Before I got there I stayed at noisy Samosir Cottages and it was such a big difference entering the peaceful world of cool man San and his family.

All staf are friendly and the food is as good as anywhere on Tuk Tuk. I loved the chicken curry, the steamed fish and the satay, portions are big too.

The rooms are inexpensive and have great views over the lake, the beds are comfortable and it is nice to have a hot water shower after a swim in the lake (loved the swing!).

You can do your laundry here or rent a motorbike.

The walk to Tuk Tuk takes about 20 minutes, maybe double that if you would go all the way to Carolina's so some of you rather rent a bike here.

Highly recommended for people wanting to find a peaceful stay. People looking for nightlife better stay in Tuk Tuk or get their own wheels but there are some guys around who play guitar at night.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

The staff are incredibly accommodating. They helped me with everything I wanted and needed and I felt nothing but comfort and the friendly vibe during my week-long stay at Mas Cottages. Settled just outside the little town of Tuk Tuk, and directly on the lake makes this place a gem for relaxation. Motorbikes are for rent right on the grounds for when you get the urge to zip to a near by town or the nearby hot springs. Good food, great view, stellar people. What more could you ask for? You won't regret staying here.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Mattrick333
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We tentatively took the scooter to Mas Cottages after a unfortunate experience at Tabo Cottages and some things happen for a reason as the place is exactly what we were looking for and more. It's a family run place hosted by the most humble and attentive, all round cool guy 'San'. The accommodation has 3 original Batak 'Cosmic Houses' which are just beautiful, a real experience that we are so lucky to have had especially when you have the incredible Lake Toba view right in front of your bedroom window. There are also about 5 hot shower rooms available which look all good and are in a similar Batak style that graces the landscape around this stunning side of the lake. The food is really good try the banana milk shake and pancakes they are just indulgence. San has some cool friends and family the crew know and love their island and will tell you stuff that guide books don't know. So make friends and jam with them in the evening music sessions which are just some of the special moments at Mas. Contact San: (0625) 451051 - mobile 0813 7545 8816 mascottages@yahoo.com I would call if
you can as this is a traditional cottage setup and it's run traditionally as it should. our blog is; facebook/connectedtravels.com

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Address: Tuk-Tuk Pindaraya | Tuk Tuk Pindaraya, Samosir Island 22395, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Samosir Island
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Ranked #2 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Samosir Island
Price Range: $12 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mas Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mas Cottages is a family-run business which has been serving the needs of traveller, backpackers and local tourists for well over thirty years.Situated a few metres from Lake Toba, Mas Cottages has a mix of traditional Batak houses which are moderately appointed with a wardrobe and desk; the newer builds have hot water. Both traditional Batak houses and newer builds have en suite bathroom facilities.Conveniently located near all the main tourist ATTRACTIONS, Mas Cottages offers various forms of transport such as motorbikes, bicycles and a car. Experienced guides are also available for hire.The restaurant is a small walk from the cottages and features an extensive menu comprising both local and western food. In addition, the restaurant has some of the most spectacular views of Lake Toba on the island: the perfect place to enjoy dinner whilst watching the sun set. Please note that this is a family-run business that specialist in providing an authentic Batak experience. Even though all rooms here are clean, well-maintained and tidy, those seeking a more luxurious experience may wish to explore other options. ... more   less 
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