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Ue Datu Cottages
Reviewed 29 July 2013

nice breakfast.. rooms are clean.. nice view of lake.. good breakfast.. elly is very friendly and looks after guests really well. loved walking back from town at night watching the fire flies.. if you go over the walking bridge hang a right.. theres a really good place to eat a couple of hundred metres down the street.. its lit with neon lights.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

A really nice place ho stay. We stay here for three nights and feel home because of the very clean rooms, the rest in he evening, nice food andere of course he warm welcome feeling the manager Elly gives is. Really recommanded!!

Room Tip: We took the superior with own bathroom. Splendid. Tip: no airco but ask the fan, when you think your...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

Very nice place in Tentena, with wonderful owner Eli. Rooms are nice, with a perfecly clean bathroom. Eli can organize your rent for motorbike, give you a map, advise you good local restaurant (fish from the lake)... We should have stay more!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 27 June 2013 via mobile

The stay at Ue Datu C. was amazing: very nice rooms with hot shower, wireless, water for free, a nice veranda with a direct view on to the lake, a nice restaurant above a fish pond, excellent breakfast (eggs any style you want, toast, jam, peanutbutter, chocolate spread, etc., coffee or tea, fresh fruit and so on...). You can expect a quiet environment which is nice. But what really makes this place unique is its manager Ellie: she makes you feel at home, nothing seems to be too much for her: she organized us a scooter, got us a map to find the waterfall (gorgeous!!) and the white beach at Lake Poso, she sent us two motorbike drivers to pick us up from the bus station and when I got sick, she drove me to the hospital and to a doctor, translated everything for me and cooked porridge, soup, tea for three days until I eventually got better! I couldnt believe how much I was taken care of by her! If I come back to Tentena, I definitely will stay at Ue Datu Cottages

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

We decided to break up the journey from Rantepao to the Togean Islands with a stop over in Tentena. Most people go all the way to Poso, but a few people suggested stopping here. We arrived at the junction 12 ½ hours after leaving Rantepao, at 10pm, in the pouring rain. There were ojeks (motorbikes) waiting for us. They are there every night to take people the 3km into town. We had made prior arrangements through Agoda with Ellie to let her know we were coming and to reserve a room. We were welcomed like family, shown a beautiful clean new room and relaxed on the verandah. There is a hot water maker in each room and complimentary coffee, tea and water. Breakfast was included and Ellie would prepare it when we were hungry. There are no formal restaurants in Tentena so if you would like a meal Ellie can prepare it for you. During high season the restaurant is always open. We spent a day motor biking around the area and taking in the beautiful landscape and wonderful people. Ellie also arranged our onward travel to Ampana. Instead of public buses we were able to negotiate a good rate for a private vehicle that was heaven after the 13-hour bus journey the day before. We will miss Ellie and her hospitality.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

On our way to Ampana, we decided to make a stopover in Tentena for two nights. Because of the good reviews on TripAdvisor we already made a reservation with Ue Datu. Glad we did! Because of technical problems (bridge broke down..) our bus from Rantepao arrived in the middle of the night.. but that wasn't a problem at all. Friendly manager Elly of Ue Datu Cottages was stil waiting for us and arranged a motorbiketransport from the bus drop-off to the guesthouse. Great start of two very nice days in relaxing, laid-back place Tentena.
Our two-persons bedroom was very nice and clean (except for the regular ants.. but they were quickly ' taken care of'). We were the only guests, but it didn't feel awkward. It was even quite nice & relaxing.
Elly was VERY welcoming, friendly, funny and helpful. She is the best host a guesthouse can wish for. She arranged all our transport when we wanted to travel to Ampana. She was already on the phone calling someone, before we ended our question-sentence.. ;-)
Tentena & surroundings (beautiful Poso lake) is so nice itself as well.. you'll still feel really special and welcome when you walk or drive around (by motorbike). It's not yet that touristy so everybody wants to talk to you and almost everyone waves goodbye.
Great stay!

Room Tip: DAYTIME: Rent a motorbike for a day to explore the surroundings. It's very easy and laidback. D...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

My friend and I stayed in one of the rooms with attached bathroom and it was such a treat. Clean, spotless white duvets, a great warm shower, nice touches like bedside lamps and lockers and to top it all the best hostess in all in Indonesia, Elly the manager!

We arrived at one in the morning in the pouring rain after a 10 hour bus journey and Elly made us sandwiches and tea. She is absolutely great. We had dinner there one night too and Elly cooked us up a great meal.

5 minutes from the village, it's central yet peaceful. Free wifi, great breakfast, laundry, great service.

For brilliant travel advice go to the local tourist office. Ask Elly. A friend of her’s works there. Another great lady with a wealth of information and very friendly and so helpful. Enjoy!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Ue Datu Cottages

Address: Jalan Ue datu 92-93, Tentena 94663, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > Central Sulawesi > Tentena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Tentena
Price Range: £7 - £16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ue Datu Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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