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Thyesza Guesthouse
Ranked #22 of 28 Samosir Island B&B and Inns
Reviewed 6 June 2011

Very nice ambience. Nice host mama Thyesza with nice food. Juz like the front pool. A bit far away from town so if u can get transport then it will be perfect.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 January 2011

We moved to Thyesza after staying in Tuk Tuk to find a perfectly quiet place here. At the time of arrival we were the only guests. We enjoyed the peaceful and quiet ambience very much. It is owned by a very friendly and hospitable family, we immediately felt at home.

The rooms are immaculate and have good beds! We had nice conversations with the lady of the guesthouse, her English is quite good.

For local transport it is better to rent your own (motor)bike, because Thyesza is about 5 Km away from Tuk Tuk, where most of the action takes place. For food you don't need to go elsewhere, because the food served at Thyesza is very tasteful and decently priced.

After a few days at Thyesza you will feel absolutely relaxed.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2011

Stayed at Thyesza's for about five days and has mixed review. First thing first - location. It's in a very tranquil part of toba called Ambarita (not Tuk Tuk as google earth shows). Good thing is the guest house has a very nice water front where you can sit and just watch time pass, the bad thing is it's absolutely far away from everything. There are no taxi services in Toba and the only way out is if you rent a bike for about 150,000Rs/day. Having seen how the local drive in Toba, we gave it a miss. It seems to be incredibly popular with locals who drive their vehicle onto the island.

The guest house is very basic with paper thin walls where you can hear your neighbour sneeze. We were unfortunate to be there over the New Year period and Barbara Guest House next door were having Karaoke from 1am-3am, no one can sleep a wink! During the day there will be screaming kids, during the night karaoke. We had intended to have some quiet time and it was frustrating that we couldn't get rest.

The good parts, the lake is beautiful and Theysza is a lovely family. We spent time watching the dog chase the cats and their 7 kids running around the huge compound. Being so far away, it is almost impossible to go anywhere else for food... but luckily, Thyesza is a fabulous cook so we enjoyed every meal. Her ayam mentega, bbq chicken, fried fish, gado gado are absolutely must-trys.

So would I recommend friends? I guess... it's pretty decently priced but don't expect hotel standard facilities and services. (Expect the usual asian problems with toilets) The room is absolutely basic but the garden and lake is so beautiful anyway that you don't really want to stay in the room. Bring ear plugs for sure, no amenities such as towel, soap, toothbrush or towels. And ask the owners to help arrange a tour around the island if you don't feel up to biking around toba.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2010

We had fantastic time at Thyesza. Mama Thyesza is a wonderful woman. She was so caring & warm when we got to her hotel at night (after long tiring day). She cooked WONDERFUL dinner. We decided to have dinner every night at the hotel, we had great meal everytime we were there. She is really taking care of her visitors. The room is large & clean, the bathroom is surprisingly very clean & has a nice view of the mountain. We had very good times at her guesthouse. Well worth trip to Samosir indeed!

You can see pictures of this wonderful guesthouse at my photo website:
http://karinaboese.smugmug.com/Places-in-The-World/My-Indonesia/Indonesia-Trip-2010/12702083_adX4G#915262859_gzNG3

I'm glad that we decided to stay at Thyesza guesthouse!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2010

We spent 3 Nights at Thyesza Guesthouse and really enjoyed it!
The Toba lake is already a quite place, but if you want to be for yourself you don't go to the backpacker busy palce Tuk-tuk but to the Guesthouse Thyesza!

You can swim alone on the large lake or have a delicious dinner, cooked by Ibu Thyesza.
The Guesthouse also provides a tour arround the island of Samosir.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Address: Ambarita | Lake Toba, Samosir Island, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Samosir Island
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Ranked #22 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Samosir Island
Price Range: €2 - €5 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thyesza guesthouse and restaurant is beautifully situated on the waterfront of Lake Toba. Enjoy tranquility and sweet idleness; try delicious Indonesian and European cuisine; take a swim, or go on an adventurous hike up the mountain and get a phenomenal view onto the lake or enjoy the hot springs. ... more   less 

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