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Horas Family Home
Ranked #1 of 26 Samosir Island B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
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“A great place to stay”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

My husband and I stayed at Horas Family Home from 29 May – 1 Jun and we are glad that we trusted the many great reviews the hotel had received and chose to stay there. It is indeed a wonderful hotel run by a very able and friendly owner, Mr Berend, and his friendly team. I was in communication with Mr Berend even before my trip began and he gave me very good advice on the places to stop and sightsee on the way from the airport to Berastagi and Lake Toba. At my request, he arranged for us 2 very skillful and trustworthy drivers for our transportation on the mainland and Samosir Island respectively. He also sent his staff to the Parapat harbor to help us carry our luggage on to the ferry to Tuk Tuk to make sure we arrive at the hotel safely and comfortably. He was also in constant communication with our driver after we checked out from the hotel to make sure we were on time for our flight home. The villa we stayed in is well maintained, clean and tidy and it has a fully equipped kitchen in case you want to cook. But, don’t bother because Mr Berend’s has a very good chef who can cook delicious meals for you. The hotel has an unblocked view of the lake and you can enjoy the sight and sound of nature. We will certainly return to Horas Family Home in future and will strongly recommend it to our friends.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

This is my first trip to Lake Toba with my two friends. Im glad i choose Horas Family home coz mr Berend & team are very kind helpful. We stayed there from 7th May 2014 till 9th May 2014.I arranged everything including tour and transport through email communication with mr Berend. We were greeted by friendly Hudson from Kualanamo Airport and took us on tour on the way to samosir. Samosir tour was guided by another friendly guy Lewis. We were well taken care by Horas 'Family' from the time we reach Kualanamo airport till back to the same airport. Their homecooked breakfast and dinner is lovely. Even just sitting at the balcony and enjoying the scenery was a wonderful experience for all three of us not forgetting the passion fruit at the balcony. Its a lovely memorable and beautiful experience at Horas family Home. Well done to Mr Berend and team. Thanks for your hospitality.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We stayed 2 nights at Horas Indah during our recent vacation at Lake Toba. It is well located at the heart of Tuk Tuk town about 5 mins walk from the jetty. 6 of us occupied the apartment at 2nd level above the reception. It had with a nice balcony commanding a partial view of the lake & mountains. Upon arrival at Medan airport, we were nicely welcomed by the driver which we arranged through Mr Berend, the owner of our homestay.

When we arrived at the homestay in the afternoon, Mr Berend and Mike welcomed us personally at the gate. They probably spent the next 30 mins going through the homestay details and the facilities we could expected, often with a good sense of humour.

Our room was spacious for the 6 of us. It was clean and there was a full service kitchen if we liked to cook our meals. The water dispenser was a nice surprise - this meant that we need not have to spend extra money on clean water. There was hot water in the bathroom and wifi worked well. We arranged our dinner and breakfast with the homestay. This was a decision which we did not regret. The home-cooked food portions were generous and most delicious compared to the foods we ate nearby.

We spent all our time at Horas and the surrounding Tuk Tuk town taking views of the beautiful lake and mountains before heading back to Medan. Lake Toba & Horas Indah was a great place for relaxation as we were surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature.

And of course, the friendly service from Mr Berend and his team made our stay memorable. When we boarded the ferry, Mr Berend and Mike personally waved us goodbye from afar. I thought this was a very nice gesture from them.

Personally, I loved Horas Homestay for the rustic, family-liked atmosphere. For the reasonable prices we paid coupled with great service, I would certainly loved to come back again in future.

Stayed Horas Indah
10th - 12th May 2014

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

this is my second visit in 3 months. we only get to stay for 1 night as it was fully booked
had the horas family fish barbeque, it was a sumptuous meal of fishes and crayfish and chicken and satays. more than 10 dishes.

again, top notch hospitality and we were glad we stayed in Horas Family Home again.

Will definitely stay there again on my next visit. Hope to introduce more people to this wonderful place.

Horas Family Home is not merely a homestay, it's a destination itself.

Room Tip: Must try the Fish BBQ!!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

My 2nd time visit to Lake Toba, and of cause 2nd time stay with Horas again!

A group, 6 of us have so much fun in Lake Toba ( Kayak; Free of charge from Horas. Many thanks!, star searching in front of Horas, great food and cozy room).

I should mention the kindness of everyone from Horas family. They take care us from the moment i arrive Medan airport until i leaving back to Malaysia. We feel so pleasant and grateful to stayed with Horas family for my Lake Toba trip.

I will definitely come back to you for my 3rd visit to Lake toba and Horas family!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

A wonderful place to stay in Tuk Tuk. A group of 7 of us stayed at Horas Family Home for one night and absolutely loved it. Berend and his staff were delightful, and did all they could to make our trip pleasant. The home itself was large and comfortable, and a welcome change from typical hotel rooms. The location at the edge of the lake is great, and we even got to use their boat and kayak. The food was really good and fresh, and everyone was really helpful and accommodating with all our requests. As Berend said, even if your requests are impossible, we'll get them done. And they sure did!

Our only regret was we couldn't stay here longer. Will definitely be going there again in the future. This is surely the place to stay when you're visiting Lake Toba! Thank you Berend and your team for making our stay a really pleasant one!

Room Tip: The Horas Family Home is a great choice as you get an unobstructed view of the lake.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Horas Family Home
Address: Jln. Lingkar 3 | Tuk Tuk, Siadong, Samosir Island 22395, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Samosir Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Samosir Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Apart from providing a perfect base for exploring Tuk Tuk and Samosir Horas Family Home, directly on Lake Toba, is a destination in its own right especially for groups of friends and for families with children. Fishing, swimming, kayaking, feeding rabbits, orchid garden, organic garden, cats, dogs, chicken, building castles on our small sand beach. From the Horas Family Home kitchen we serve specials such as the famous Horas Family Home Fish BBQ, Roasted Suckling Pig (Babi Guling), Small wild forest pig (Bayi Babi Hutan Liar), Forest Snakehead Fish (Ikan Bujuk), Roasted Village Chicken (Ayam Kampun Guling) and of course the regulars out of our pond Crayfish (Fresh Water Lobster), Tilapia (Ikan Nila) and Catfish (Ikan Lele) Horas Family Home is a complete two storey house in Batak Architectural style and comes with a fully equipped kitchen. Horas Family Home sleeps 8 guests in two double king size beds and 4 single beds in two rooms. Horas Indah is a spacious apartment on the second floor in a separate building. It is fully furnished and comes with a kitchenette and an upstairs attic. Horas Indah sleeps 6 guests in two double beds and two single beds. Horas Mini ORAS MINI consists of two rooms on a second floor in a separate building. The two rooms share a spacious bathroom and balcony. Horas Mini sleeps 5 guests in one double king size beds and 3 single beds. ... more   less 
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