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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is overpriced from the food to the transport, the room price can be different for local, online booking and for walk in. The receptionist told us that we did not make any deposit therefore no more room for us, insist that we upgrade to a suite which was double from the initial price for two nights, but after some...

Thank Lian Kiat T
Medan, Indonesia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Full disclosure: I first stayed here 7 years ago, and always do when I go to Toba. (6 times to date, but I am not affiliated in any other way with the family who runs the place. This review is meant to benefit travelers, not the business) I love Mas Cottages. when I first came as a budget traveler I...

1Thank JasonBaerhold
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Mas cottage is perfect to chill out and relax and write or unwind after a few hikes around Sumatra. The island within the lake toba provides enough options for you to explore and discover for a week. You can arrange the boats to drop you at the hotel directly from parbat and also hire bikes from hotel to explore the...

Thank DannyMaximus
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Beautifully situated on the shore of this spectacular and serene lake a little outside Tuk Tuk. Large and clean rooms with a spacious balcony right on the edge of the lake. Sometimes a passing jet ski but most of the time peace and quiet. Good food and juices, very friendly and hard working staff. Good value for money. We rented...

Thank Birgitta H
Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Arrived by boat to a rocky jetty, no one there to meet us, so we had to struggle with 4 suitcases up several flights of steep steps. The receptionist then turned up and accused us of not paying in advance, where upon we showed her the bank transfer receipt to prove we had in fact paid 50% in advance. The...

Thank NickHyam
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Im staying with family here for one night because of the review and rating is good But actually the staff not so helpful The place far from everywhere, the restaurant quiet expensive and taste fair enough (well u know..) The room is similar with other small cottage The only good is they give a towel for bath but the water...

Thank Galih S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We arrived here at 19:00 pm with the boat and we first checked our rooms before saying yes. We found bed bugs in one of the rooms, so we asked for another room. The owner said she only has a family room left, so we took that one. (The family who had this room arrived at 20:00 pm with the...

Thank teun939
Sosdala, Sweden
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

There's a few very nice people working there and I thought that some of the bad reviews must be misunderstandings in communicating skills or something, but boy, was I wrong? I met the fierce woman who seems to have a problem with her temper. They are selling tours to the waterfalls even though the water level in the lake is...

Thank Patrik C
Java, Indonesia
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

After an unfortunate stay at another place we proceeded to our pre-booked accommodation at Mas Cottages. From the moment we walked in we were welcomed and within minutes in our upgraded room. The smiles and efficiency are wonderful to see. The accommodation is so clean, right on the edge of the lake with a ladder thoughtfully provided so you can...

Thank Melinda M
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We stayed for 6 nights at Mas Cottages and can only recommend it! If you want some peace and quiet, have a nice surrounding, friendly staff and great food, you should definitely choose to stay here. The only thing I'd recommend is to spring for the Deluxe rooms as they are new, plush and very spacious. The standard rooms are...

Thank Patsy H

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mas Cottages is a family-run business which has been serving the needs of traveller, backpackers and local tourists for well over thirty years.Situated a few metres from Lake Toba, Mas Cottages has a mix of traditional Batak houses which are moderately appointed with a wardrobe and desk; the newer builds have hot water. Both traditional Batak houses and newer builds have en suite bathroom facilities.Conveniently located near all the main tourist ATTRACTIONS, Mas Cottages offers various forms of transport such as motorbikes, bicycles and a car. Experienced guides are also available for hire.The restaurant is a small walk from the cottages and features an extensive menu comprising both local and western food. In addition, the restaurant has some of the most spectacular views of Lake Toba on the island: the perfect place to enjoy dinner whilst watching the sun set. Please note that this is a family-run business that specialist in providing an authentic Batak experience. Even though all rooms here are clean, well-maintained and tidy, those seeking a more luxurious experience may wish to explore other options. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mas Cottages

Address: Tuk-Tuk Pindaraya | Tuk Tuk Pindaraya, Samosir Island 22395, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Samosir Island
Price Range: ₹ 1,137 - ₹ 1,872 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mas Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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“I prefer the ground-floor rooms, but that means more steps at mealtimes.”
 of 5 bubbles JasonBaerhold, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't go here, bed bugs and the worse owner ever!”
 of 5 bubbles teun939, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The Deluxe rooms are definitely worth the money!”
 of 5 bubbles PatsyH517, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Advise to go for standard rooms or rooms other than Batak houses - cold water, non-WC unlike other rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Priyankamahajan, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“choose lake side room”
 of 5 bubbles Fadli1980, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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