Patra Parapat Lake Resort
Jl Pertamina Siuhan, Danau Toba, Parapat, 21 174, Indonesia
More about Parapat
View of Hotel Niagara where I stayed
View of Lake Toba from Hotel Niagara
Lake Toba, photo from the road
Travel Tips for Parapat
Parapat: seoooow serene
"harmonize with the silence .."
'said to be the traditional niche to Bataknese tribes.
"wikipedia on Parapat:"
Parapat (also called Prapat ), is a tourist destination town on the shores of Lake Toba , precisely located in Simalungun regency , of North Sumatra , is about 48 km from Pematangsiantar . Parapat be one important stopover point of the Trans Sumatra Highway that connects the western city of Medan to Padang.
In many scattered Parapat-star hotels and bungalows that housed a kind of guesthouse domestic tourists even though foreign trip to Lake Toba.
From there own Parapat ferry port serving the transportation of water to Samosir Island to the port rather Ajibata . If not through Parapat, so to reach Samosir Island via land transportation a person must be rounded up to the shore of Lake Toba Pangururan because that was where the island of Samosir in touch with the mainland island of Sumatra.
danau toba bus touts beware!!
"beware the touts!"
watch out for the bus touts here -especially on way out from parapat ,they just hopped into our taxi bus and then they colluded with our taxi driver to wrong bus location and we ended up paying a lot to try catch a bus!
Parapat - Lake Toba Experience
"Scenic Lake Toba"
The entire lake can be viewed from Hotel Niagara. This is the scene that greets you when you step out onto the hotel balcony. You must take one of the better rooms for this view.
The hotel is quite pricey due to its prime location - from the higher rooms you can view the entire lake. Service is acceptable for a 4-star hotel in a 3rd world country. The food though, is quite bad.
"Where is Parapat?"
Parapat is a lakeside town in North Sumatra. It is beside Lake Toba and the jump off point for the ferry to Tomok in Samosir Island in the middle of Lake Toba.
We paid an entrance of IDR 5000 (for the vehicle?) upon entering the Parapat lake area (?).
You can ride the ferry and even bring your car across from this town.