We stayed 2 nights in a room with balcony facing the lake on the top level of an elevated double storey block. I requested for a lake view room and was told that all rooms face the lake. The rooms were very basic and old with the wiring exposed which was rather frightening.
There is neither air-conditioning nor a fan in the rooms but the breeze is cooling enough and with the sound of the lapping waves, we slept like babies.
There was also no tea/coffee making facilities but they had a vacuum flask which we requested for hot water daily at the restaurant. So, do bring your favourite sachets for a hot cuppa if you do not want to venture into the restaurant after dinner.
We were on a tour package so our meals were provided. Dinner was soup, 4 dishes with rice and a dessert of mix fruit salad. The food was surprisingly delicious. Breakfast was just fried rice, fried noodles, fried egg, toast with tea/coffee but enough for us.
What we really loved was the hotel's massive 'pool'. It is actually part of the lake which they had cordon off. In the morning the water was calm but in the late afternoon it was rather choppy but my kids are strong swimmers so they had a fantastic time regardless.
We were surprised to find that we could get free internet access at the restaurant and discovered that we could get connection at the 'pool' area too. So, we adults could share our holiday photos with family and friends while the kids had a whale of a time swimming.
I hope management will have their electrical wiring looked at as little children may have itchy hands and get electrocuted. You don't want an accident to happen before you take action.
- Also Known As:
- Toledo Hotel Samosir Island