Photo: River scenes.

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North side of the river

Kupu-kupu Garden

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Further along from the orangutan viewing platform are a few small guesthouses of which only one was inhabitable at the time of writing, namely Kupu-kupu Garden.

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The Indonesian-Australian couple who own this place have built a wonderful guesthouse in a quiet spot right on the river. The workmanship on the building is at a different level to most places in Bukit Lawang with the woodwork being particularly impressive. Rooms on the top floor sport balconies with stunning elevated views of the river and jungle. They also have semi-outdoor cold water bathrooms with Western toilet, comfy spring beds with mosquito net and a couple of bits of furniture. Construction of other cheaper rooms was ongoing during our visit in May 2014 and we imagine this property will soon become a popular retreat. First class.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
250,000 rupiah
25,000 rupiah
Quoted by staff, but final decision rests with owner
Room: Standard double room, low season: 250,000 rupiah, high season 25,000 rupiah. Notes: Quoted by staff, but final decision rests with owner

Where is Kupu-kupu Garden

Kupu-kupu Garden
North side of the river

Coordinates (for GPS): 98º6'47.39" E, 3º33'3.27" N
Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp

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