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“Disappointing!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marina Cottage

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Marina Cottage
Ranked #2 of 4 Ampana B&B and Inns
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Disappointing!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

The location is nice, but nothing else... the owner is quite rude and the food is disappointing. The rooms are ok, but old... and what annoyed us the most is that we paid for one of the expensive cottages, and we didn't have hot water (as advertised) and when we asked for a discount, we only got 35,000 IDR discount... not worth paying for these ones at least, since the others are half the price.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rotselaar, Belgium
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Very friendly staff. Espacially Dadang will help you to organise your trip to the Togians. He helped us to book at Bolilanga private Island (Togian) and the transfer of my friend from Luwuk airport. He knows what he's doing. He's already many years the tourist information and has great references and friends to help you going to Togians or traveling to Tana Toraja.
The bungalow are almost all new and they are building new ones at the seaside.

It's probably the only guesthouse where you can swim in Ampana.
The food was great and the beers were cold.

Thank you Marina Cottage staff!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maximus1904
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L'Hay-les-Roses, France
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74 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

Small resort on the beach, outside of Ampana. Could be enough for a stop before to catch the ferry, if you are going to La Bomba on Togian Island (if you are going to other places in Togian, the ferry will leave from the town 3kms away).
Economic bungalow that we had (200kIDR) was not so clean, then i can not say this was a good deal.
This is quite far from the city, and you'll have to eat in the resort, very simple food (but cheap).
The beach is quite nice for swimming and even snorkeling.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cyril C
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Cleveland, Ohio
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225 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

We arrive here after our journey from Tentena. We did not have a reservation and we were lucky they had a room. We stayed in the budget rooms that were clean, bucket showers, screened windows and a fan. Breakfast was included and was plentiful, there is a restaurant on sight and dinner was filling and good. The staff is very nice and the setting is pretty. The next morning we walked out to the main road and with in 1 minute we had a motorcycle ride to the pier to catch the ferry to Waiki. Perfect.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bikingmom
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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

Good hotel which offers good value. The bungalows are ok, and this is quite a good place to spend the night before catching the ferry to toggean island after two days of buses from rantepao. THe guys at the reception called Eddie was more than helpful giving us excellent advice on where to stay in toggean island, gave us a lift to the ferry, atm and for shopping.
I highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: The standard bungalows are good money for value also they are not located right on the beach.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank popov66
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Wetzlar, Germany
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

The stuff is very friendly and helps you with everything, also getting a transport or a guide for hiking. The rooms are very simple but clean and you have everything you need for low costs.
For us it was a perfect place to overstay! You have a good shower also with hot water and a good breakfast (on every time you want!!! also 5am)

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Butterflytours2012
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Switzerland
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23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

Good and clean budget option in Ampana. The staff is friendly and helpful, the food is delicious. Ask for Edi if you need information about the Togians. He knows exactly when which ferry goes and can contact the most of the resorts to make a reservation for you. Definitely recommended!

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Sabrina K
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Property: Marina Cottage
Address: Jalan Tanjung Api, Desa Labuan | 2 km from Ampana, Ampana, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > Central Sulawesi > Ampana
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Ampana

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