Abadi Guesthouse

Abadi Guesthouse

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Just down the ridge from Bamboo, we thought Abadi was abandoned when we first arrived, but we eventually found a staffer who, to be honest, seemed very surprised we wanted a room.

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Absolute waterfront from under the mango tree at Abadi. : Stuart McDonald.
Absolute waterfront from under the mango tree at Abadi. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Set in a couple of two floor, brick and concrete longhouses, the rooms are of a decent size with real beds which we were very surprised to see, but the bathroom was not good and needed a very serious scrub. These points aside, the waterfront location is terrific and there is a large mango tree overhanging the water you can probably swipe a mango from in season.

Given the size of the rooms we thought we misheard the rates when we were first told, but 100,000 rupiah, which quickly dropped to 80,000 rupiah was sound value for the standard. Consider here if you don’t mind peeling paint and a decent load of grime, but really want a terrific sunset view. Note travellers with young kids may want to opt for an upstairs room as the ground floor rooms have a two level unfenced drop into the water.

Contact details for Abadi Guesthouse

Address: North coast of Tuk-Tuk.
T: (0813) 7507 9580;  
Email: abadi.guesthouse@gmail.com
Web: http://abadi-guesthouse.blogspot.com/
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º51'3.11" E, 2º40'35.31" N
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Room rates: Under 150,000 Rp

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room 100,000 rupiah 100,000 rupiah

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Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.

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