Accommodation in Takengon is thin on the ground especially in the centre of town. Your best bet is to pick one of these and settle in if you're arriving late from Medan, Banda Aceh or Ketambe and hope for the best.
Once a sparkling gem on the tiny Takengon accommodation scene, Hotel Mahara is now little more than a rough old rock -- with WiFi. Centrally located and close to the lake, it's easy to find food, get transport and view the lake from this area. The problem with the hotel is that it feels a little old and rundown for a place charging a minimum of 250,000 rupiah per night. Hot water bathrooms have... Read our full review of Hotel Mahara.
If you're looking for a cheap room in Takengon, you really don't have a lot of options and may unfortunately end up here at Triarga Hotel. For 80,000 rupiah you get a square concrete box with two old beds, no more, no less. The grubby budget rooms share bathrooms, so if you want privacy, you're going to have to pay more. In the more expensive rooms you get a bit more light, a smattering of... Read our full review of Triarga Hotel.