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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome place on Lake Toba in TukTuk village. Kati and Ivan have been the perfect hosts and even arranged a lake fish BBQ in our last evening! Quiet place with great garden and easy access to the lake! Motorbike rental is easily available! Batak house is a must cultural experience but more western style rooms are also available! Definitely recommended!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely GH with great hosts. We arrived just after idul fitri so Lake Toba was overcrowded with tourists. Still, this place was great for relaxing. Nice garden, decent and clean rooms, delightful german bread for breakfast!

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Nice garden and self-made bread, but we stayed in the batak hoise which had mice in the walls and smelled quite bad. The more modern rooms might be nicer so you might want to state this in your booking request.

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Turku, Finland
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Was staying in Merlyns for almost two weeks and had really nice stay. Rooms are 20 meters from lake, and there is good place where you can go swim. Garden they have is really nice, and you can feel your mind recharging in the middle of it, while breeze over Lake Toba hits your face. They have two batak house...

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We reached Samosir very late. Pak Elven who runs the place kept providing us with assurance that we had our room for the night. It was almost 1 am when we managed to get to Merlyn Guesthouse. We were escorted to the room. It was a traditional Batak house made of wood. We had the upper portion; a bed with...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This place is well worth the money (100,000 a night) and we got great help with both renting a motorbike and further traveling through Sumatra. The owner, Kathi, was very helpful and kind to us. The rooms are cozy but could overall be more clean and freshly made for us. Felt like it hadn't been used in a while, which...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We spent six days at Merlyn Guesthouse and had a wonderful time here. The rooms are well kept and the gardens are just beautiful, and the premises is in such a lovely spot. Breakfast is fresh and tasty, and other restaurants are a simple stroll up the road. Kathi and Ivan were great hosts and very helpful with anything we...

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Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

This place has one thing that speaks for it, and that is it's beautiful lush and well maintained garden. From here you can take a dip in the lake, or just sit down with a coffee and enjoy sunsets and watch birds fly over. The rooms however are pretty standard and we found them to be not so clean. Overall...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in one of the batak houses, unfortunately we didn't have the time to stay longer. It was super clean and we loved going through the little door and experience the traditional house. The garden is very well looked after and you can see how much love and work Kathi and Ivan put in. Right next to...

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Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for four nights after I'd stayed in another guesthouse where I didn't like the vibe as much. This place was very welcoming, with a beautiful garden, nice owners and nice other guests. I stayed in the batak house first, which was basic but very charming. When I got ill due to the malaria tablets, I moved to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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Additional Information about Merlyn Guesthouse

Address: Jalan Gerga | Samosir Island, Tuktuk, Samosir Island, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Samosir Island > Tuktuk
Price Range: $8 - $13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The modern rooms are rat free, but still cockroaches.”
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“choose the batak house!”
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“Call in advance for a Batak house because it is always busy.”
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 of 5 bubbles AnnaLisa628, 12 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Nice, quiet & clean rooms. Little place, intimate, not packed. Good value for money!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Vincent_LeRoule, 27 Apr 2013 | Read review
“every accomodation is with lake-view ;)”
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