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“All you need is a clean bed”
Review of Carolina Transit

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Carolina Transit
Ranked #15 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Medan
Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“All you need is a clean bed”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

You'll get a clean bed and a basic breakfast for an ok price (compared to other hotels in the city)' that's all. But that's all you need in a transit city like Medan. Don't expect other tourists, a tourist feeling or tourist information. Just a clean bed in a clean room.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Located at a quite shady alley.
At first glance it looks clean. But it's not. I've had a closer look and the sheets has dirty marks, there's a small hole in the floor where an army of ants are marching through, the towels look dodgy and although the bath room is big, it is quite a different look & feel from the fairly nice looking bedroom. I guess that is work in progress.
Also the view from my window is on a graveyard. That doesn't really help lifting my spirits, no pun intended.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Carolina Transit for one night, before we went to the airport. Our taxidriver asked us if we were sure to sleep at this hotel: we arrived in a messy, dark, narrow street, next to a bigger and noisy street in Medan. However, when you go into the building, you enter a very clean hotel, with an owner and his family who try to help you as much as they can. Their English is not very good, but with some 'hand and feet' you get where you want. The two (aircon) rooms we saw (we could pick the one we wanted) were extremely clean, big and smelled like fresh washen cotton. The beds were kingsize and comfortable. The bathroom contained a shower with hot water, toilet and sink, also as clean as can be. We choosed a room in the back, so we heard no streetnoise at all. In the neighbourhood, there are a lot of small shops but also an European-looking restaurant with okay meals and a coffee-bar which also serves food of decent quality.
The breakfast the hotel was nothing special: toast with marmelade, peanutbutter and chocolatpaste, with some coffee and tea. The owner can arrange a taxidriver who can take you to the airport, this costs 200000 rupiah.
After all, it was a cheap, pleasant and very clean hotel to stay, so don't be scared when you arrive the first time: it's all worth it!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Carolina Transit
Address: Jln. Halat, Medan 20215, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Medan
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Ranked #15 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Medan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
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