Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Samosir East, Samosir, Indonesia, 22395 - See map
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Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows

"Absolutely fantastic, quiet, serenity, lovely bungalows clean and comfortable, amazing staff and nice food!"

Zoli - December 15, 2019

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8.6

Excellent

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Excellent location
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Excellent service
8.6 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.3 rating for cleanliness
Very good facilities on premise
7.3 facilities on premise
Very good comfort
7.0 room quality and comfort

The owner and staff are helpful, the bungalows are clean and spacious, the views right on the lake are the best.

Joel | December 17, 2017

The whole place is gorgeous!

Emilie | March 2, 2020

A fantastic place to stay.

Emilie | March 2, 2020

  • Airport transfer

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Fishing

  • Skiing

Cheaper than 79% of all properties in Samosir in the last 24 hoursCompared to 57 Samosir properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.6
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating8.6

Rooms available at Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows

Superior Quadruple
Superior Quadruple
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 double beds
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 double beds
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Superior
Superior
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 double bed
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Traditional Room
Traditional Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard
Standard
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 double bed
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Family Bungalow
Family Bungalow
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Traditional Batak Bungalow
Traditional Batak Bungalow
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Quadraple
Superior Quadraple
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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Superior Quadraple - NR
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows?

    Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows?

    Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 850000 IDR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Samosir with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

    What is the smoking policy at Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows?

    Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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    What people love about Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows

    • 7.2
      Very good
      "There have wonderful view lake in front of my suite."

      Tan | October 25, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness
      "Nice, clean and spacious bungalow beside the lake."

      LYE | December 15, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      "Hotel fulfilled our request for twin bed too."

      LYE | December 15, 2018

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    7.0/10
    Review score - United States
    8.2/10
    Service score
    8.6/10
    Value for money score
    8.7/10
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    Overall rating:
    8.4
    Excellent
    206 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.3
    Facilities
    7.3
    Location
    8.6
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    What travelers say they love:
    In-house restaurant served reasonable priced food that taste...
    LYE from Malaysia
    Family with older children
    More about Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows

    More about Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows

    Renovated in 2015, the Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Samosir for business or pleasure. The excitement of the city center is only 2 km away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    The facilities and services provided by Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows ensure a pleasant stay for guests. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

    All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including badminton court, boats, hiking trails, skiing, fishing, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows hits the spot in many ways.

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    6 mentions
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    Housekeeping
    4 mentions
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    2 mentions

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional
    "I really enjoyed my stay in Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows."

    Anthony | June 7, 2019

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    Restaurants on site

    Restaurant
    Cuisine:Indonesian, International
    Menu:Buffet

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    Reviews of Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.4
    Excellent
    From 206 reviews
    8.8Location
    8.6Value for money
    8.4Cleanliness
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    Rating via Agoda8.3
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    Cleanliness8.3
    Facilities7.3
    Location8.6
    Room comfort and quality7.0
    Service8.6
    Value for money8.6
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    6-7 Good (5)
    <6 Below Expectation (10)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anthony from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Traditional Batak Bungalow
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

    Amazing stay ”

    I really enjoyed my stay in Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows. The bungalows are surrounded by a nice garden with all sorts of fruits trees. I slept in a traditional Batak house just in a front of the lake with an amazing vue (like all the bungalows). The food at the restaurant is really good and cheap! I recommend this place and I will come back for sure!

    Reviewed June 07, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Maria
    Couple
    Traditional Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Delightful!”

    We are really happy when staying in Tuk Tuk Timbul. Staff is very friendly and helpful, they helped us with couple of problems. We adore the location: quiet and beatiful place. Meal is tasty and fresh.

    Reviewed January 10, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Peter from Australia
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

    Budget Accommodation in a 5-star Location”

    This property offers spacious, individual bungalows with a bed, bathroom, balcony and maybe a fan, located right at the edge of beautiful Lake Toba. Sunset views beside the lake are fabulous! The Dutch owner and her staff are friendly and flexible, and the restaurant food is delicious and inexpensive. The property is a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of Tuk Tuk town - about 30 mins walk or the staff will arrange you transport - and about 10 mins walk to the smaller town of Ambarita. The only potential challenge may be individual long-stay residents who are opinionated, but harmless. If this causes you discomfort, practise avoidance.

    Reviewed July 28, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Hong from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Traditional Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    Excellent”

    Family business, on arrival the Manager was there to welcome us, have rooms rates a bit high, can get better rate at other places, staff are very friendly, they have a restaurant catering for guests. should have TV in room, some room no fan provided, anyhow we enjoy our stay at Tuk Tuk Timbul

    Reviewed August 24, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Balaji from India
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    Memorable stay”

    This hotel is located in a calm place with awesome lake view. The room was like a traditional Batak house. It was very spacious and clean. The staff were nice and helpful. The complementary water is provided only on the first day irrespective of how many days we stay there. Overall a better place to stay in Samosir.

    Reviewed September 18, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    LYE from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Quiet and relaxing place with awesome view”

    Everything was perfect. Nice, clean and spacious bungalow beside the lake. Awesome view, and beautiful sunrise. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Quite far from the city center (Tomok), but motorbike for rental is available at 100,000 Rp. In-house restaurant served reasonable priced food that taste good. Hotel fulfilled our request for twin bed too. Perfect hot/cold shower available. There is a children swimming pool that are filled with lake water, but it takes hours to fill up, so book a day early if want to use the children pool. Can swim in the lake directly if you wish, but it can go deep until more than 6 feet after about 3 meter away from the shore. Only 2 wishes: 1) please provide kettle in the room for us to make hot drink. A bit hassle to have to buy hot water from the restaurant to make a drink, as we need to go to the restaurant to do that, as no phone to call for room service. 2)Wifi is only available at the lobby/restaurant only. Good to have in the bungalow too.

    Reviewed December 15, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Liz from Malaysia
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

    Chill out place”

    Tea and coffee making facilities in our room would have been lovely. Overall, a very nice and peaceful place to stay. A little bit out of the main part of Tuk Tuk which might not suit everybody.

    Reviewed September 26, 2016
    6.0
    Haniff from Singapore
    Group
    Traditional Batak Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

    Decent accomodation”

    Tuk Tuk Timbul is a decent accommodation. The highlight of our stay was to 'live' in a traditional Batak house. The toilets are also very clean - which is a plus point for me! However, there wasn't a working bidet in the toilet and the hotel is actually located quite a distance away from the main Tuk Tuk area. If you like a secluded, quiet area, then this is the place for you.

    Reviewed September 22, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Siti from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Simple but great location”

    Location was great, clear view of sunrise and quiet area. The bungalows are a bit old and rundown. Had to borrow a fan to sleep because the room was warm at night. Not much amenities (no tv, swimming pool etc). However, staff was really friendly and nice. Good place to chill and read. Wifi is available at common areas. They have 2 friendly dogs in the compound. Food at the restaurant is freshly prepared and delicious.

    Reviewed March 19, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Anandan from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Family Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Beautiful Scenery, Fascinating Culture. ”

    The best thing about TukTuk Timbul Bungalows was its location. Off the beaten path, maybe a little difficult to access, but well worth the effort. The scenery around the location is breathtaking, the staff are friendly and helpful, food is basic but good and reasonably priced. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed December 06, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Joel from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Beautiful quiet removed spot”

    This place is simply lovely. The owner and staff are helpful, the bungalows are clean and spacious, the views right on the lake are the best. Also it is away from the main part of the village. So it’s quiet and peaceful. Loved it.

    Reviewed December 17, 2017
    6.4
    Good
    Yanjie from Singapore
    Group
    Family Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Nice quiet place but its a bit off the city center and tuk tuk jetty”

    It will only be a nice place to stay if you have your transport or you know how to ride a bike. rental of bike is about 100k idr per day. there is no grab or taxi there but private bikers or tuk tuk kind of transport thay may charge you high price if you do not have transport or dont know how to ride a bike. room is spacious but quite dirty as there is ants around. but its a nice relax place to be in to see the lake and chill beside the lake. no kayaking provided...

    Reviewed September 01, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Rattasapa from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016

    Good location, nice atmosphere”

    The location is quite far from the other hotels. Sometime the ferry does not stop at the hotel due to the high tidal wave you should call the hotel' s staff before arival. Everything in the hotel( staff, cleanliness, atmosphere, restaurant) is good exept the water in the room ( I think >not good smell) . It 's safe to stay alone.:)

    Reviewed September 24, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Vera from Russia
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Nice place with a fantastic access to the lake”

    The room is basic, but very clean. Hot water is available. A/C was not required because it is not hot near the lake. The accommodation provides a fantastic access to the lake, just 3 metres from your doorstep, and accessible for swimming. The view of the lake is stunning especially during the sunrise. Parking is available. Food (dinners and breakfast) are individually cooked and very tasty. All staff we encountered were very friendly.

    Reviewed July 30, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    ChunHoong from Malaysia
    Group
    Traditional Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Suit to stay for a relaxing short gateway ”

    Located a bit far as this resort is the last dropping point if you are taking the boat from jetty tigaraja. However, overall the bungalow is money worthed. The resort is low densed (around 10 occupants only excluding our group, I guess) and the surrounding is quiet. Besides, up hill you can have a panoramic view of Lake Toba. That's breathtaking scenery.

    Reviewed February 19, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yusman from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    Very recommended”

    Nice hotel with a great view of Toba.. u can swim in front of the hotel. My niece n nephew really enjoy the swim.

    Reviewed December 24, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    wenjia from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

    quiet and relax”

    this hotel has wonderful staff. my stay is very relax like at home. hotel food is good and ther is not much variation on the island so you no need to go outside for something better. the cleanliness is not as good as outside world but should be competitive on the island. ask hotel to arrange a motor bike for you, this is the best way to explore the island and don't forget to try babecue fish.

    Reviewed January 02, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Budy from Indonesia
    Group
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    Very Good Place for Holiday in Tuk Tuk Samosir”

    Good Natural View , Very Friendly staff, Good Food, Clean Room, just need TV Set. Definitely will come again next year!

    Reviewed December 28, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ernita
    Family with teens
    Superior Quadruple
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    The lake view is the best thing, but some facilities not working.”

    Came here at the end of August 2018 with my parents. From outside the cottage looks like old traditional batak house but you can find modern facilities inside. + The best thing is you can see Lake Toba from your terrace. - Although the bathroom built in modern style. Some part not working as well (like flushing in toilet). And also it is good if the owner provide the electric thermos/kettle so the visitor can make their warm water if needed.

    Reviewed August 30, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Peter from Australia
    Group
    Superior
    Stayed 6 nights in September 2018

    Still great but standards slipping”

    Stayed last year and while it is a fantastic location and generally well run the food service was not up to standard. Waited forever for simple orders like a coffee (how hard is it to put boiling water into a glass?) and at times the orders were incorrect when delivered. The food was generally very good to excellent but Yolanda’s on the hill behind had much better food I think and was friendlier.

    Reviewed October 07, 2018
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