Bukit Berahu cottage
Bukit Berahu, Belitung, Indonesia
www.bukitberahu.com - 081933349818/ 08129833242
Bukit Berahu cottage Belitung Reviews
Nice affordable cottage by the beach Oct 27, 2011
The cottage is in Tanjung Binga, quite far from the airport, about an hour by car. I got recommendation about this cottage from a couchsurfer buddy and it turned out as she said, a nice cottage by the beach. I loved how it was so private and when we opened the door we were on the beach! However we had to go up and down 60ish stairs to reach the cottage, wasn't really pleasing when you have backpack on.
What I got to say as the best part of this place was the FOOD! Fresh seafood and you really have to try "jeruk kunci" it can be served cold and hot. Ok I'm drooling as I write this...
The employees were helpful when we wanted to rent motorbike, in a way that they rented out theirs lol. It was quite expensive, $7 for "one trip". We didn't know what that duration meant, well it meant that we could go out as long as we want (from morning til evening) just don't return until you finish using the motorbike for that day.
The room was pretty clean, it was $25/night for our cottage (cheap!) but the bathroom was quite small. It had hot water tho, so not really complaining :P
Part of the Belitung October 2011 travel blog
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Affordable cottage by the beach Jul 17, 2010
During our trip to Belitung, we stayed at this Bukit Berahu Cottage, a cottage at Tanjung Binga village where you can find a perfect spot for sunset from the island.
At first, we found it hard to book the hotel as the phone number and email address posted at the website were not accurate, not to mention there is a limited coverage of fixed line phone oever the island.
However, we finally managed to get the contact, which is the hotel’s manager: Ibu Lisa Wibowo 081933349818/ 08129833242
Bukit Berahu has 5 cottages that fit 2 people and 2 bungalows that fit 10 people. There is AC in every rooms and it costs IDR 250,000/ night for cottages, which is a very good rate given the situation.
All cottages are sea-view, but you need to go down several numbers of steep staircases to reach your room (which is a pretty good exercise).
We were welcomed by the receptionist who introduced us to Pak Bidung (at the end, we found out that Pak Bidung was really the star of the hotel: he brought us to the room, he fixed the water problem, he arranged the boat rental and he was also the medic. So, make sure that you save his number!)
We got the privilege by staying at the beach-front and sea-view rooms, however, beware of ampai/ ubur-ubur/ jelly fish. Although it is very tempting to swim in the sea, but do not do that as you may get stung by the jelly fish (as what was experienced by one of our friends and several other people who stayed at the hotel before us). Thank goodness, the gardener at Bukit Berahu knew that grated coconut was able to counter the stung. At the end, we found out that Bukit Berahu was known of jelly fish, so just enjoy the view, but do NOT swim and play with the water!
The food in Bukit Berahu was not bad, but the service is slow and challenge your patience, really.
It has been a habit in any restaurant in Belitung that it is better for you to call first to order your food, or else, you may wait for 45 minutes to one hour for your order to come.
Overall, I would recommend Bukit Berahu for a short stay in Belitung. But again, if you choose to swim, beware of jellyfish!