Hotels and accommodation in Lake Toba

While you won’t find any five star hotels in Lake Toba, most of them are comfortable and extremely well priced. Except for Christmas and New Year’s holiday, you generally don’t have to make a book as there are usually more hotels available than tourists.

Hotel Carolina

Is usually one of the first stops the ferry makes coming from Parapat. The hotel has lovely gardens and
restaurant overlooking the lake.

Bagus Bay

Basic rooms, popular with backpackers.

Samosir Cottages

Large hotel complex with a good restaurant, which features live Batak music on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Some of the rooms have hot water.

Tabo Cottages

One of the more upmarket places in Lake Toba, it is run by a German lady and her Indonesian husband. The restaurant is one of the best on the island with healthy and nutritious food.

Barbara`s Guesthouse, Ambarita, ☎ +62-625-7000230 ( is a small quite relaxing place a few km from Tuk Tuk with lovely scenery and very good swimming. Rooms are clean and located in several houses. Prices per night from Rp. 35000 upwards. Western- and Indonesian style food is served in the restaurant and on the terasse direct to the lake. Guesthouse manager Gordon gives gladly general tourist information and good tips about Sumatra

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