Places to stay Lake Toba Mainland
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jan 14, 2012 3:52 PM Last Post By: RedApe
Jan 2, 2012 6:00 AM
Places to stay Lake Toba MainlandHi there,
I know initially this post looks like many others with a question that has popped up time and time again BUT my interest isn't with accommodation on Samosir.
I would like to know if anybody has suggestions for places to stay on the mainland part of Danau Toba to the south or west.
Around Dolok Tolong, Muara, Balige, or near Pusut Bukit maybe or basically any of the small villages around the west side and the south that afford stunning views of the Lake with the surrounding mountainous terrain.
Villages that have accommodation.
To be a bit more specific places with Photographic Potential.
Thanks in advance
Jan 4, 2012 8:51 AM
1As you have not had any response to your OP, maybe i can help with a suggestion.
Try contacting Mr Moon who runs the Guesthouse 'Liberta" within Samosirs Tuk Tuk area - his e-mail address is within the LP book.
Ive just left his guesthouse and I know he will supply you with any suitable accommodation within your desired area - if there are any. He's very knowledgable with regards to tourism and will do his best to help you.
Jan 4, 2012 11:47 AM
2That's very kind of you to let me know.
When I manage to suss it out I think I will leave a post on it because there doesn't seem to be a lot of information about places to stay around Danau Toba other than on Samosir.
I have discovered a couple of villages on some website (and that took some searching!) called Silalahi which has accommodations apparently, it's on the northwestern shore or to the west of Tongging though. And to the northeast a place called Bage a Batak village with a road that takes you to Haranggoal another place with accommodation.
I'll keep digging, many thanks anyway, much appreciated. HAPPY TRAVELLING..
Jan 9, 2012 11:33 AM
3I don't know why people are referring you to places in Parapat, Pematang Siantar and Samosir when you specifically said you wanted places in the South and West of the lake. Of course there are scores of hotels in these places. Siantar is far from Danau Toba. I assume your interest is looking at some of the important historical sites of the last Batak kingdom od Sisingamangaraja.
Hotels in Mura Nauli: 1) Wisma Muara Nauli 2) Sentosa Lake Resort Tel (0633) 42 666 310 000 IDR Rate / Night
Hotels in Balige: 1. Ompu Herti Hotel tel (0632) 322466 200 000 IDR Rate / Night 2. Tiara Flower Hotel tel equal to Ompu Herti 350,000 IDR / Mlm 3. Mezra Hotel tel (0632) 322141 200 000 IDR Rate / Night 4. Siliwangi cottage tel 081397294746 600,000 IDR Rate / Night
There are also several hotels in Pangururan in the West of Samosir near the Hot Springs. Should be some in Porsea, too. That's the route down the Asahan river that exits the lake, and the road passes by the two huge waterfalls and canyons through the volcanic tuffs. Supposedly some surreal topography in that area. There might be homestays in Tele and there are certainly some very basic ones on the rim of Samosir (above Tuktuk, with spectacular views). Most of the ferries run in the Northern half of the lake, but you might check out if there are rentable boats.
Jan 9, 2012 12:53 PM
That's very kind of you to hit the nail on the head, I certainly don't mind hearing out others suggestions but you have got straight to the point. I feel you have put me on the right track to visiting some nice places there. I love the sound of the Topography where the river exits the lake and places to stay in Balige, Muara and Tele are right up my street.
I just have a question regarding the room rates around that area. I very much doubt I will be shooting through as that's not really my style, I could be there for some time and wondered if you know of any digs that give discounted room rates for longer stays or is that the general cost of a room away from Samosir and Parapat etc?
Jan 14, 2012 3:52 PM
5I've never stayed in any of these places...but sometimes one can arrange discounts for longer stays, particularly if they know you are shopping around. But usually bargaining is on site. And unless you have a vehicle then you might be going from spot to spot using local vehicles or on site "charters". I'd think that you's want to look at the places before you stay in them, in any case. While Balige and Maura are close enough, Porsea, and especially Tele/Pangururan are a bit of a trip. Also except for Tele, all these towns are at lake level and you might want to get up on the rim for the vistas.
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