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Silintong Hotel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Samosir Island
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good but no guests but us!”
Reviewed 21 December 2009

We were the only guests in this hotel what could have been very cosy. The location is good, walking distance from a lot of nice restaurants (which were also empty). The rooms are good, the bed fine, the shower warm and the rooms have a little terrace. The surrounding is very beautiful at the lake and it is possible to swim here. The staff is friendly. Breakfast is basic. I would have rated this hotel better if there would have been more guests, since we felt a little strange having breakfast between 100 empty chairs. Internet is available but there are nicer places in the neighbourhood.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2009

Silintong Hotel is a nice and clean hotel, which, like many of the hotels on Samosir Island lies right on the shores of Lake Toba. It is a no frills type accomodation. Certainly not a place for those who wish to have resort like amenities - i.e. there's no multicuisine restaurant, no fitness center, no SPA, not even a TV in the room! There is no AC or fan, but you can very well do without them - the weather is so fine. The best thing about the place is its location and its simplicity.

There are two different kinds of rooms - the standard rooms which do not face the lake and Superior Rooms, which face the lake. We stayed in a superior room. Our room was located on the ground floor and had two entrances - one from the main corridor and the other facing the garden in front of the lake. All ground floor units have a small verandah, perfect for sipping the morning cup of tea. The first floor units have balconies.

The room was pretty big, was very clean and airy. Most importantly (for me), it did not smell stale upon entering the first time. The bathroom was sparkling clean. The towels and linen were all clean. This is how I like my hotel to be, I don't really care for the 4 star or 5 star amenities!

Breakfast, which was included in my room rent, was pretty ordinary though.They offered a choice of "English" breakfast which included toast, fried egg and tea or coffee, or local breakfast - fried noodles or "Bee Hoon". Food in the hotel restaurant was "so-so", but there are a few eating places located in close vicinity. One such place just next doors was Rhumba Pizzeria which served pretty good pizzas and seems to be a popular joint in Samosir.

Silintong has a clean, nicely maintained garden with a large variety of flowering plants. The lawns are clean and well pruned. Like many other hotels in Samosir, they have enclosed a part of the lake with a stone wall and converted it into a swimming pool!

In all, it was a great experience spending a couple of days at this hotel!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 December 2007

I stayed at Silintong Hotel for 4 days on a company event. The rooms were reasonably clean, the staff quick and friendly, and the view was nice. There was another hotel in the Lake Toba vicinity (*cough* Hotel Carolina *cough*) that I had stayed in, and was determined never to come there again. I am glad this time, we didn't have to stay at that other horrible hotel.
The Silintong Hotel was definitely an upgrade. The response of the staff was very reliable, and the food was very tasty although the breakfast could be better. What I like most was the flowers, mostly orchids, all around the hotel complex which was really a beautiful sight that greets you as you are pulling in from the dock (we took a boat there).

  • Liked — The view and the service
  • Disliked — Several electrical and bathroom fixtures need repairs
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Silintong Hotel

Property: Silintong Hotel
Address: Jl. Durian No.5 | Tuk-Tuk Village, Lake Toba, Samosir Island 20234, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Samosir Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Samosir Island
Hotel Class:2 star — Silintong Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 54
Also Known As:
Silintong Hotel Samosir Island, Sumatra

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