Danau Toba, Indonesia
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Bagus Bay Danau Toba Reviews
Fantastic value Apr 04, 2013
This was a fantastic place to stay in Tuktuk on Lake Toba in Sumatra.
We paid 100,000 Indonesian Rupiahs (about 7.50 euro) for very large, traditional style twin room with ensuite. No hot water. Cheaper and dearer rooms were available. Dearer rooms had hot water but they were not as characterful as the one we had.
Room was very comfortable though bed was not. Room had balcony where you could sit out. With very nice view of lake though somewhat obscured by vegetation.
Very nice common areas with restaurant, lovely garden, games area, sunloungers by the lake where you could swim.
Restaurant was very good and a great place to meet fellow travellers. Food was great but not the best in Tuktuk and not the cheapest, though still very cheap.
Service was fine and friendly without being wonderful.
Free wifi in common areas.
All in all, I was very pleased with my stay here, would definitely stay again and can very highly recommend.
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Laid back traditional cabins Aug 11, 2011
Bagus Bay is a nice, quiet, peaceful resort on the shores or Lake Toba on Samosir Island in North Sumatra. They have traditional Batuk style houses with their high A-framed roofs which are great for 4 or more people as well as normal rooms with shared bathrooms. The rooms were very clean as well as the bathrooms (which have hot water). There are a few hammocks strung around the property as well as a free pool table under the covered patio attached to the restaurant. They have a book store (mostly old westerns and romance novels but to each their own) and an internet cafe. There is also a fire pit built in to the dock right at the waters edge which was great for sitting around and having a few glasses of Arak (a potent coconut palm spirit) or beers and talking about the days hikes or just sitting back and looking at the moon and the surrounding beauty.
They have a traditional 5 piece Batuk band that is free to enjoy on Wed and Sat. They are a great group of guys. If you can start a conversation with them and persuade them (offer them a drink) to bring a guitar down to the dock when their show is over you are in for a great night.
The restaurant serves local as well as western food. I found it a little over priced for the portions that you get and compared to what was available near by but you have to remember that you are on an island in Sumatra so some of the ingredients for the western food are expensive. The breakfasts were large and tasty as well as the milk shakes.
Valuable guesthouse at Tuk Tuk Feb 11, 2008
There's Batak Dance and Folk Song Show every Wednesday and Saturday at their cozy bar and restaurant.
From Medan (Amplas Terminal) : Take Bus Sejahtera – 22,000 IDR to Prapat, approx 4 hrs, ask the driver to stop at Tiga Raja, then take a ferry (7,000 IDR) that will drop you at u whereever u're staying.
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