Carolina Cottages and Hotel,
Tuk-tuk Siadong, Samosir Island,
Lake Toba, North Sumatra,
Carolina beach, Lake Toba
Carolina Cottages and Hotel is situated right on the shore of Lake Toba at Samosir Island. We are located at the end of a quiet road in a beautiful and lush tropical garden with flowering shrubs and large trees.
Our private beach is one of the best and here you can relax, take a swim or try to catch some fish. We even offer beach service if you would like to drink something or have a meal on our beach. If you like, we can arrange a water scooter or in fact anything you would need or like. We can take you on a boat trip, arrange tours and tickets and bring you to Medan with our car or by our own bus, etc.
Carolina's lush tropical garden with Lake Toba in the background
From most of the rooms of our hotel and from the restaurant you will have a splendid view over Lake Toba and the surrounding mountains. Part of our restaurant is built in traditional Batak style. We offer tasteful dishes in Indonesian, Western as well as Chinese style. In the restaurant area we offer free Wifi, so you can access the internet.
There is a lot more to discover, so please check out this website.
We are confident that you will enjoy your stay at Carolina Cottages and Hotel and that you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Toba. If you wish to make a reservation, please fill in our reservation form.
Hope to see you soon,
Management of Carolina Cottages and Hotel
Hotel Carolina is by far the best place to stay on Tuk Tuk. It has the best location, set on the corner on the hill with majestic views of the lake. It has easily the best swimming area, set against a magnificent landscaped garden. The bungalows are all batak style with balcony and beautiful traditional carvings, but unlike other places, no rusty old roofs. No wonder the only photos in the Lonely Planet of the whole of Sumatra are of Carolina.
The hotel also has all the facilities you would need - cheap fast internet, mountain and motorbike hire (for cheaper than outside), massage, etc.
The service was excellent. Lake Toba is not exactly buzzing with tourists these days, and they seemed to have at least 2 staff for every guest. Every morning I would get up, go for a swim and be served fresh tropic fruit for breakfast as I emerged from the water. Fantastic. It's no wonder that despite the graveyard feel to the rest of Tuk Tuk, Carolina is always well patronised.
And finally, the best part - I had a nice bungalow right at the top of the hill with magnificent views, completely private and secluded for the incredible price of only 2 Euros! I have stayed cheaper in India, but that was a prison cell.