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Riana Guest House
Ranked #2 of 13 Rantepao B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This centrally located Homestay is a perfect base from which to explore Toraja. Before I tell you about the place you should know that the owner Daud has been a guide for 30 years and trained many of the current guides. He will recommend you a good, reliable guide at a fair price so DON'T acceot the first offer you get when you arrive off the night bus. You will be targeted by guides knowing you are tired and offering tours at inflated prices. Take your time. Get to Riana Homestay where Daud will advise you and family are really friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home. I had a large twin room with comfortable bed and a massive bathroom. The hot water was a bit tempremental (sometimes boiling, sometimes a bit tepid) but it didn't matter. Plenty of room to wash your own clothes or have them laundered for you. Lots of local kids live close by and they are always laughing and playing, which is nice. There are mega roosters (is there anywhere without them??). Breakfast is adequate but you might want to buy yourself some fruit. Tea and delicious Torajan coffee avaialbe all day and water refill. Toraja is amazing so give yourself plenty of time (4-5 days) to explore.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the first floor where they is a nice seating area.
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile


My friend and I stayed here for two days and we both felt so happy we found this place. The homestay is located in a very quiet and local neighborhood in the center of Rantepao. The room is very clean, spacious and comfortable with a nice terrace and garden. The owner Daud and his family are extremely nice and hospitable people. They welcomed us after a long bus ride, made us nice breakfast and let us check in super early. As Torajan, they are very knowledgable about local culture and Tana Toraja. We really felt like being at home in their house. I highly suggest staying at their place when you are in Toraja. And if Daud is busy, ask for Nicholas to show you around. He is a very nice and experienced guide. He drove us to different places in Toraja, took us to two unforgettable funeral ceremonies, and introduced us to many local cultures and cuisines. All in all, it was a great trip thanks to these wonderful local people that we are so lucky to have met.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
1  Thank lilinguyen
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

The rooms are cheap and clean. It is basically a bed and a bathroom, nor much more, but you will be out anyway. In front of the upstairs room is a big balcony, where you can have your breakfast, get on wifi (if it is working) and meet other travellers. I had a great time meeting people from all parts of the world.
It is a quiet place (hence the chickens in the morning), since it is not on the main road.
The owners are super friendly.
If you are looking for a great guide who doesnt charge you far too much and is humble and trustworthy; ask for Markos. The owner will know. Especially for women who travel alone and don't want to be bothered by slick guides. Markos is a very safe driver (motorbike), knows the area & history and doesn't keep on talking ;-)

Room Tip: upstairs, two rooms with hot water and next to communal balcony
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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Rooms are clean, owner will help you with all information you need. Its good to go first day with a guide around southern part and next day on your own to the northern mountains so you see all you have visited from the top. Then u can also go some rain forest trekking or funeral ceremonies. Ojek(motorbike) drivers can take you to batutumonga for 50k idr and then you can walk it down. Local restaurants are also great! Very beautiful region, will be back!

Stayed: March 2016, travelled solo
1  Thank Arrakis77
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place with comfortable furniture at the terrace. Clean rooms. Helpful owner and family. Simple breakfasts, cheap drinks and big bathroom with hot shower. A bit far from the center, but its very quiet.

Stayed: March 2016, travelled with friends
1  Thank Martin F
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Address: Jl Abdul Gani Lorong Wisma Monton | Toraja Utara, Rantepao, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > South Sulawesi > Rantepao
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Ranked #2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Rantepao
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