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Pondok Wisata Guesthouse

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Km. 32 Jl. Blangkejeren Villages of Balailutu, Ketambe Indonesia See on map
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AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
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bumsli
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Reviewed 2 weeks agovia mobile
we stayed there before and after the 3days trek and enjoyed the bungalows, which offer a lot of comfort. food is great as well! we met really friendly locals in the lobby and enjoyed to chat with them.
thanks for the perfect time!
Thank bumsli
Hannah L
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Reviewed 3 weeks agovia mobile
Luxury it is not but if you want a friendly and authentic jungle experience, I'd recommend it.
Communication and organisation are excellent, the bungalows are basic with cold showers and you'll share with a few critters. The food from the restaurant is pretty good and they'll organise tours and transport to your exact requirements, even as a solo traveller.
Thank Hannah L
Reinier T
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Reviewed 3 weeks agovia mobile
This guesthouse is run by a Sumatran-Dutch couple (very romantic story - ask for it if you are interested).
The rooms and bungalows are simple, but all one needs.
Obviously, the main reason to come to Ketambe is to do a jungle trekking. We booked ours here, and it was great.
Thank Reinier T
Michl G
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Reviewed 4 weeks agovia mobile
I arrived after a horror tour with a minibus at 6 o’clock in the morning at the guesthouse. It didn’t take 2 minutes till the owner (Irwan) came out and welcomed me, he was very friendly although I woke him up so early and immediately he gave me a room to take a rest. Some hours later it was possible for me to join a tour into the jungle with two other Dutch guys, the guide and cook for this trip was organized by Irwan and this two guys were amazing and so the trip as well!!!!

Breakfast in the guesthouse was very good, the rooms were nice, shower and toilet completely ok.
The staff was really nice and helpful and when I go back to Ketambe I’ll definitely stay here again!!

After the jungle trip I took a shared taxi back to Medan but that was ..... and not to recommend.

Thank Michl G
Bianca B
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Reviewed 4 weeks agovia mobile
After arriving at 7 am in Ketambe, Irwan organized jungle trekking for me, because I hadn‘t booked in advance. He was very helpful, fixed breakfast for me and even let me use the shower, because I went trekking the same day and wanted to take a shower before, after having spent the entire night on the road.
After returning from the jungle I stayed three more nights in Ketambe, because it is the perfect place to relax. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean and comfortable and the food is excellent. If you need anything, Irwan is always trying to help. He also arranged transport when I left. Another upside is the nice atmosphere. Local guides meet at Pondok Wisata and play the guitar and sing and you can find your favorite guide there, if you haven’t booked in advance. I can highly recommend staying there and I will definitely return during my next stay in sumatera.
Thank Bianca B
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NEW OWNER!!! Pondok Wisata is the oldest guesthouse in Ketambe, already 24 years old. Since August 2017 Irwan and Dieuwertje are the new, young owners. The real jungle can be found in the backyard of this More guesthouse. The guesthouse is surrounded by a garden with a lot of large trees, where monkeys and birds will watch you during your stay. The restaurant of the guesthouse will offer you different, delicious Aceh dishes. Because of the nice atmosphere, the guesthouse will directly feel like home! We can organize a jungle trekking for you and we will arrange everything what you need during your stay and trekking. Also rafting, tubing, visit the waterfall and a tour around the village is possible. Feel free to visit us, you will have a good stay for sure :) Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Location
Indonesia > Sumatra > Aceh > Ketambe
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Location
Indonesia > Sumatra > Aceh > Ketambe
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holaengland
April 28, 2018|
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Response from Iwanpondokwisata | Property representative |
Hello, great you are interested in a stay at our guesthouse. At the moment we are renovating our bungalows, so it depends on which month you want to stay here whether you can use these bungalows.. So it is only possible to... More
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"They will let you have a look at their available rooms so you can just chose yours."
valvanbaal
Mar. 28, 2018
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"Bring your own flat bed sheets, lightweight blanket, and towels just for peace of mind."
ADVDIV
Jan. 7, 2015
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"I think you have to go to Pondok Wisata more to find a good jungle guide than to find any good rooms. By..."
cypo93
Aug. 19, 2013
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