Carolina Cottages and Restaurant, Lake Toba.
Tuk-tuk Siadong, Samosir Island,
North Sumatra, Indonesia, 22395.
Tel. (+62-625) 451210 / 451100
Mobile. +62 812 65000 422 (WA available)
Rooms 18, 19, 22, 23, 52, 54
Rooms 28 - 39
If you wish to make a reservation, please fill out our reservation form.
• All rates are for double occupation
• All rates are inclusive of tax and service
• Extra bed: Rp. 75.000,- (weekends / peak season: Rp. 150.000,-)
• Continental breakfast: Rp. 30.000,- per person
• Lunch / dinner: Rp. 60.000,- per person
• Rates are subject to change without prior notice
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.
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