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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place which should be rated in minus but there is no option for that. Firstly, there is no reason why this accommodation can be called an ecolodge. Calling an under-average accommodation ecolodge is a mockery of environmental movements working for Eco tourism. Lack of basic facilities like hot water when you come back drenched from river rafting...

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Vail, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel was newly finished when we were there. We had planned on staying somewhere else, but our driver took us here instead. It was late and we were tired, so we agreed. It was a little more than we had wanted to spend, but the property is beautiful and the eco part of the establishment is great. The room...

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Zwevegem, Belgium
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had a really nice stay in these lodges. The room was really big and clean. We always had a good breakfast and diner there. The jungle trek was amazing, we got to see several orang utans and other monkeys. Our guide was very friendly and gave us a lot of information. I would certainly stay here again!

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The say they are the ecolodge but they are not that eco friendly. The room was very basic and we had to take a shower with cold water. The shower didnt have a lot pressure. The price is overrated. You can have a cheaper and better place. The restaurant is ok. The breakfast doesnt include that much.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

They market themself as the 'ecolodge' and they may be eco friendly, but the rooms aren't all that. Cold water showers, dirty bathrooms and doors that don't close entirely . Don't get me wrong, the room is okay, but you could get the same for a lower price!

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Marktredwitz, Germany
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights normally we should stay at eco travel but it was fully booked. The rooms here were simple but totally ok. It was really nice here. There is only cold water at this lodge but as it is always warm outside no problem. The food is great and the restaurant staff very friendly. We could...

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Turin, Italy
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The lodge is at the border of the national park, across the river. On the other side is a small authentic village interesting to explore. It has bungalows scattered in a not too big area, each room has a patio on the garden. I had orangutan which was huge for a single traveler. There are mosquito nets on the bed,...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Ecolodge is beautifull located on the riverside, at the edge of the National Park. You can walk to the batcave in half an hour. We spotted an orang utan in the hotel area. The lodge itself is of good quality, but rather big. A lot of rooms, a lot of guests, a big restaurant, big crew and therefore rather...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Had an amazing time. Room (Siamang bungalow, corner) was basic, but spacious with a nice view of the jungle. Cleanliness could be a little better but it was ok. We loved having the macaque monkeys play on our roof. It kept us awake but so did the other jungle sounds and it was just a great experience. Staff is very...

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perth
Reviewed 6 October 2016

on the fringe of the jungle, with a few monkeys crashing around outside your room from time to time. bathroom open to the elements...with its own little garden. don't expect hot water...but you don't need it. good restaurant, lovely gardens.... experience the rickety bridge as you walk from the carpark to the hotel

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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bukit Lawang is a peaceful village in the province of North Sumatra. The location is a main access point into the green heart of Sumatra: the Leuser Ecosystem. You will have the unique chance to view rehabilitated and wild orangutans in a guided tour through the lush forests of the region. Staying in the Ecolodge Bukit Lawang is not only a unique ex­perience but also a personal statement in support of sustainable tourism. The facility provides an unprecedented opportunity to be immersed in North Sumatra’s unique rainforest environment while directly contributing to the conservation of the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan – with proceeds donated to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme. The Ecolodge Bukit Lawang was established to complement and serve as an outlet for the activities of the Bohorok Envi­ronmental Education Centre. Herein we aim to increase awareness towards biodiversity conservation and the implementation and management of proper ecotourism. ... more   less 

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Address: Bohorok | Gunung Leuser National Park, Bukit Lawang 70442, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Bukit Lawang
Price Range: £22 - £25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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