Hotel Carolina

Address: Jl. Lingkar Tuk-tuk Siadong, Samosir, Sumatra, Indonesia | Hotel
 
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This hotel is located on Jl. Lingkar Tuk-tuk Siadong, Samosir.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Carolina Samosir

      Reviewed by stephenshortt

      Don't support poor Customer Service and cleanliness policies

      Reviewed Sep 30, 2014
      by (6 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

      Sadly, I must write a poor review of my recent stay at this hotel / guest house. I say sadly because I stayed at Carolina's 2 years ago in room 15 and it was well looked after and clean (and is a little away from the rest of their accommodation so little noise and no smokers to deal with and the views over the lake from the porch are stunning), and so I was avidly looking forward to staying in the same room again. Unfortunately, right from the start I had poor customer service - no reply 4 days later to my email to them requesting booking of room 15 for 16 days, so I rang them from Australia and the woman I spoke to had passable English and at the end of the conversation I suspected I had a booking and she was going to reply to my initial email advising same. 4 Days later no email. So I tried emailing them again but 4 days later still no response again. In the end I rang a friend in Singapore and she had a friend of her's who speaks Bahasa ring them - it took that to get a confirmation email. Not a great start but I was still looking forward to my stay there. Unfortunately, upon my arrival and moving in to room 15, although the beautiful views are still there and the outside of the unit was still in good condition the same could not be said for the inside - all the walls had mould on them, the toilet / bathroom stank and months worth of old soap wrappers were stuffed into the ventilation window and the separate basin looked as if it hadn't been cleaned in months and it also had months of soap wrappers stuffed into the ventilation window next to it too! Worst of all the beds stank of sweat and body oils and the mattresses were in very poor condition. When I confronted the staff about this their response was simply to move me into a more expensive room that turned out to be noisy because of the adjoining door to the next room and sandwiched me between smokers and to top it all off the hot water didn't work. Their care factor = zero! I spoke to a man who was meant to be the overall care take for the owners and i advised all all of the above but left with the feeling that absolutely nothing will change. Would I stay their again - no. Would I suggest to anyone to stay there - no! I left there and found lovely clean accommodation on the water at Meryln Guesthouse just down the road at half the cost! My suggestion - don't stay there, don't support poor customer service policies. As I said in the beginning, it's a shame because the potential for quality accommodation is there but the attitude to make that happen it not.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Reviewed by mikeandsheila

      Location, location

      Reviewed May 10, 2012
      by (30 reviews) Sydney & Norwich , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      Great location on the Samosir island shores of Lake Toba, stunning view, good looking Batak-style bungalows, lovely open sided restaurant, friendly staff etc etc. What stops it getting five stars is the food - not so great, and the slightly shabby interior of our bungalow - it could do with a paint job and a refurb, it looks tired. Other than that, with such a location a pup tent would get four stars.

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      Reviewed by lake-toba

      very nice

      Reviewed Feb 14, 2011
      by (1 review) Samosir , Indonesia Flag of Indonesia

      This holiday was very pleasant at all, besides the beautiful view of Lake Toba his hotel service also can not forget. Tuktuk we will return to next year ...

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      TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Carolina Samosir

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
       

      Travel Blogs from Samosir

      Arriving at my hotel with an unhappy outcome

      A travel blog entry by stephenshortt on Sep 30, 2014

      2 photos

      The ferry crossing costs 10,000rph (read $A1 here) and are well organised - they drop you at your accommodation, or if your accommodation doesn't have a drop-off point that at the nearest place that does. So I'm for Carolina Cottages room 15 (picture attached)! This has been built in a modern adaption of a traditional Batak house - Wikipedia has …

      Recovery on Lake Toba

      A travel blog entry by paul_and_ness on Dec 01, 2014

      28 photos

      ... Nasi Goreng and Mie Goreng but with the owners being Swiss their Chicken Schnitzel was to die for and by the third evening they knew our order before we’d even opened the menu! God we miss the food there!

      The other tip which we were told not to miss was the weekly band at Roy’s Pub. Luckily our time on Samosir fell during a Saturday so although the bar seemed to be closed most nights we decided ...

      Second largest lake in South East Asia!

      A travel blog entry by kaila.mctavish on Aug 21, 2014

      1 comment, 22 photos

      ... special treat to soak under boiling water and come out squeaky clean and with our muscles somewhat relaxed. After our hot showers we dressed for dinner and ran back to the restaurant for some tasty roast chicken, chips and salad with ginger lemon tea. With that we were both eyes half closed and ready for bed hoping that the rain would cease and we would wake up the next day to blue skies and sunshine.
      No such luck. At 7am I opened my eyes and saw no ...

      Hello Miss. Hello Mister.

      A travel blog entry by paulanddara on Aug 19, 2014

      3 comments, 14 photos

      ... morning you were treated to a fantastic view of a volcano belching smoke into the sky. It was just like you would have drawn a picture of a volcano as child. We started moving into a predominantly Christian area that is home to the Batak people and started to see lots of churches. It was also a very agricultural area with lots of orange groves, tomatoes and cabbages. We can only assume that the area is renowned for their cabbages, as there was a massive plastic ...