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Professional and homely

Tuk-Tuk T: (0813) 7574 8172(0625) 451 318

Tabo Cottages

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Tabo Cottages is one of the best, most professional and homely places in Tuk-Tuk.

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The rooms here are regularly full and with good reason. Large, clean and often colourful hot water bathrooms, fantastic wooden construction, traditional Batak roofs, a lovely lakeside swimming pool and perhaps the most exciting restaurant on the island combine to make this the complete package. Prices here are higher than at most places in town, but not unreasonably so. That said, Tabo is not without some mishaps and we’ve had great food as well as mediocre, received attentive service and not so good and experienced the odd broken fixture. But it’s easy to overlook these imperfections when everything else is so good. It’s THE place to come if you have the budget. WiFi is available in the restaurant and some rooms.

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Walk-in rates at Tabo Cottages

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Superior double room
295,000 rupiah
295,000 rupiah
Deluxe double room
350,000 rupiah
350,000 rupiah
Deluxe Suite
450,000 rupiah
450,000 rupiah
Batak Villa
Room: Superior double room, low season: 295,000 rupiah, high season 295,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 350,000 rupiah, high season 350,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Deluxe Suite, low season: 450,000 rupiah, high season 450,000 rupiah. Notes: Batak Villa

Where is Tabo Cottages

Tabo Cottages
T: (0813) 7574 8172(0625) 451 318
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º51'21.63" E, 2º40'12.69" N
Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp

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