I stayed one night with Linda on my way to Pulau Weh. She was a great hostess and I would recommend staying with her. She's not the cheapest, but if you're not on a shoestring budget, she sure is worth it.
She picked me up from the airport and made me dinner at her house when I arrived. Fabulous home made Indonesian food, she's a great cook and might even start her own restaurant in the future. Her house is big and lovely. I got my own room with attached bathroom. The bathroom had a door to another room, but since it wasn't occupied, she locked it from the inside so only I could access the toilet. The room was also big and very nice.
The next day she took me on a city tour to see the Tsunami Museum, the "flying boat" and the generator ship that stranded several kilometres from shore. She had some contacts that even let me in although the place was officially closed. We had lunch in town and at the end she dropped me off at the harbour and helped me to get the ferry tickets.
Linda is a fabulous person and takes very good care of her guests.
For me as a backpacker it was perhaps a bit pricey as she charges extra for all transports, dinners and city tours, but I still think I got value for my money and wouldn't have had such a good experience of Banda Aceh staying at an "ordinary" hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Your Comfartable Place and Local Kindness in The DawnTown , welcome To Banda Aceh Indoensia" ... more less