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Garden Inn and Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 24 Bukit Lawang B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Very clean! and the staffs are all very friendly. I like the Detox drinks the best. And I stayed at the highest bungalow such that at night I could see all the stars at night. it was the best view I ever had. And they offered to boil hot water for you if you die hard required hot bath. However, if you are going with elderly, like me with my parents (64 year old). You might want to take note that your parents might not like it for my parents found it troublesome to go to the washroom at night. But i guess most guesthouses in bukit lawang might be built this way.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Shi Min C
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We found accomodation in Bukit Lawang quite low-priced in general compared to other regions in Indonesia, and Garden Inn is no exception. It is simple budget accomodation but it is hard to find a cleaner and nicer place in that price class. We stayed in a bungalow high up the hill, which has a bathroom on the ground floor, a smaller bedroom with a matras on the floor above it, and a bigger bedroom with a king-size bed on the top floor. A balcony with a hammock was included on the top floor.
Bathroom looked nice, with a real (cold) shower, and the bungalow is kept very clean.
Friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Great location, overlooking the jungle. We went to bed early, and the restaurant was a bit noisy with music, but the river flowing (fast) through the village drowns out most noise so it wasn't any issue at all.
We stayed one night before going into the jungle for a night, and one night after coming back.

Room Tip: The highest (wooden) bungalow that they have is split into two sections, either one of them is great...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank ElRabbit
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We have just got back from a 5 night stay at Garden Inn and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay there. It is located right next to the river and there are nice areas where swimming is possible just up or down river.

We arrived off the local bus from Medan and were greeted, unexpectedly, by a member of staff from Garden inn who walked us through the village to the guesthouse. We were then warmly greeted at the guesthouse by all of the staff- how nice to arrive somewhere that is fully prepared for your arrival and greets you on a first name basis from the moment you arrive and all the way through your stay. The staff at Garden Inn were attentive, fun, helpful and efficient throughout our stay.

Our room with Panoramic view was beautiful with real attention to detail in the design. Although there is no wifi or hot water (this is the case for all but the very exclusive places in Bukit Lawang), this only served to enhance our authentic jungle experience.

The food in the restaurant was excellent. Not only was the restaurant cleaner than the others that we tried (including some at much more expensive residences) but everything we ate was truly delicious and every time we asked for a variation (more chilli, no egg, etc), care and attention was taken to deliver exactly what we had requested.

We would definitely recommend Garden Inn to anyone staying in Bukit Lawang. We have nothing negative to say about the place at all. Just allow a few days longer than you think as there is plenty to do in Bukit Lawang and it a really relaxing place to spend a few days or even a week.

The Inn is about a 15 minute walk from the local bus station. If the Inn hasn't sent anyone to greet you it can be a bit confusing to select the correct exit from the station as the usual touts will be hanging around trying to get you into a taxi or some form of transfer. Don't bother as half the journey can only be done on foot or by bike anyway. If you email ahead to book, make sure you give them a mobile number or tell them approximately when you expect to arrive so they can send one of the guys to meet you. They do not expect money for this service.

Enjoy your stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank KevKate111
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Great view, great place, nice and clean rooms direct at the river and very close to the feeding platform entry! Would highly recommend to stay there or at another place close to the jungle and not in the village. Its much more jugle atmosphere!
:)

The food at this place is also excellent like the staff!
:)

Thanks!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Skyliteee
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

I stayed at the Garden Inn one night, before setting out on an overnight jungle hike (which was great). The staff were very friendly and genuine. The food was pretty good. No wifi of course (nobody else has wifi either in Bukit Lawang).

Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
Thank spookles99
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We stay here only 1 night;but we highly recomended this accomodation.It is near feeding platform;they have new building with comfy;clean rooms;mosquito net and very helpful and friendly staff.Also food in restaurant was great;very good atmosphere-and price are reasonable.One warning if you arrive at night do not trust people who come to you introduce itself like owner of guesthouses;they said you that only their accomodation is good and other are bad;expensive;etc.;but their guesthouse are full and they show you room that is awful and charge you twice much than any other guesthouses.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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1  Thank vladimiraa
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Althaus F
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Address: Jl. Orang Utan Center, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Bukit Lawang
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Ranked #2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Bukit Lawang
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