Dusa 88 Cottages is for the budget traveller - a small group of cottages in tongkonan style in a garden setting. The rooms are clean and comfortable and come with hot water and TV. A basic breakfast - bread and coffee - is included in the price. Dusa 88 is centrally located - a hundred metres from the main road, so easy access to shops and restaurants. The young men who were running the cottages when I stayed were very friendly. There is an area in the garden where you can watch men complete the slow process of carving out motifs and designs for tongkonan and rice barns. Try not to get the cottage in the back left - there are pigs next door and they make a lot of noise during feeding time!
Nothing outstanding, but a good clean place for those on a budget.
Hotel Pondok Torsina Toraja is a 2 star hotel located 1.5 km from the centre of Rantepeo on the road from Makale and just before the turn off to Ke'te Kesu. The hotel is set some 200 metres back from the road so here is little if any traffic noise. The rooms are reasonably sized and kept very clean. There is a beautiful pool in some lovely gardens - just right for a quick afternoon dip after a busy day sight-seeing. The staff are very friendly and there is a decent breakfast. Staff will also bring tea or coffee up to the balconies where there is a pleasant area to sit - it is the place you want to be as the views over ricefields and towards the mountains are incredible. You can have dinner at the outdoor restaurant or walk into Rantepeo for your evening meal. There are also a couple of 'gift' shops selling traditional Torajan beadings on the road just beside the hotel. For the price approx 25$ US, along with all else it has to offer, this hotel is an excellent place to stay for a few days while touring Tana Toraja.
Amazing views from 2nd floor balconies, very friendly staff, good food, great location.
The hotel is about 45 minutes by car from Rantepao. But when we drive from Makassar, the place is really oasis to take a rest. The road is winding. The hotel staff are very efficient, they are the front office, housekeeping and also serve the breakfast.
Not so many people come and visit the place. The place still pure and not so many tourist came here.
We have a problem "not hot water" and the staff trying very hard to fixed. Overall it is not bad, limited breakfast either nasi goreng or porridge. The coffee good, it toraja coffee. Strong and aromatic.
They have a swimming pool - outdoor, but since the place is very cooling, the water is too cold for swimming. Reasonably clean and spacious room.
The view from the room is rice field, nice sigyhtseeing and great place, the people so friendly, and also the hotel's staff.....
One of the best stay! Every morning i'll be greeted cheerfully by the lady boss, Novi. And be brought my breakfast and enjoyed a lively chat with her. She's terribly friendly and helpful. Infact, thanks to her, i befriended this lovely family and went exploring Rantepao with them for a day.
They do not over-charge too. I'm most touched and impressed that they not only do not charge any extra cost for most travellors who stay till the night to catch the night bus back to makassar, they also packed sandwiches and drinks for us to consume on the bus! Such thoughtfulness!
The place is kept very clean and they have a very well maintained and pretty garden. It is equally lovely to just spend the entire day in the guesthouse itself coz of the garden and fresh and tranquil surroundings.
Though be prepared for a blackout usually in the evenings/nights. They normially last for an hour at most.
We stayed over 2 nite there.It's located in town center.Not difficul to reach the Hotel from Nearest Town MAKALE.This Hotel was very nice, have nice places.Bedroom and bathroom [bath tube].Though there were no Aircon, u never be hotty.The weather of Rante Pao is mountain fresh cool air.
The service was not bad at all, besides..the room fare is cheaper than any hotel in that area, though it's not a five star hotel...but i will recommend this hotel .
The hotel is located near the traditional market which sold "TEDONG BONGA" ..the very expensive albino buffalo which cost the same as the new car label price....huhuhu...
and the mangement gave us the details information of tourist attraction.Local guide who very friendly invite us to the GREAT CEREMONY of THE DEAD in every place [if any available.
The rooms are big and well furnished, but they haven't views.
It's a little expensive but the location is right.
Aclean double room with hot water (it's important in Tana Toraja), western toilet and bathtub : about 20$ (including taxes, service and big breakfast)
It is a good friendly mid-range hotel with a very relaxing atmosphere. A very clean and modern double room with fan, hot water, western toilet and bathtub costs about 100.000 irp (taxes, service and breakfast included)You can enjoy a reasonable view of the mountains (from the restaurant on the 3rd floor are nicer), not to mention the garden and courtyard of the hotel.
The family staff is very friendly.
This is a beautiful hotel, we visited because of the Toraja Cofee. Sounds funny, though we read about this special "Toraja kopi tubruk"...
Set in about 50.000 square meters of land, Toraja Prince Hotel is situated in a hill side in Tanah Toraja, about 55 minutes drive from the airport. Toraja Prince Hotel has a great panoramic view side, a swimming pool and is completed with Isung Malabi Restaurant and the famous Coffee Shop...
The rooms are AC, and have telephone, coffee/tea maker, safe deposit boxes and color TV, there is laundry- and room-service, a city-transfer is available.
True TORAJA Coffee comes from the distance region in the Highland called Toraja in the central of Celebes/Sulawesi Island. True Toraja Coffee is pure Arabica Coffee being harvest from a very dedicated Coffee Plantation that only planted the true Toraja Coffee Tree where starting from the seeds it was collect from the “original” Traditional Toraja Coffee Tree. That is a neat legend, isn't it?
Enjoying your cup of Toraja Coffee and the great views is a must!
Traveling in Indonesia you never know where you're gonna stay. So I always book advanced at the beginning, somewhere in the middle and, at the end of my Indonesia-trip. In between I love to stay anywhere, even in the upmost cheap places ... mostly a surprise!
The Toraja Cottages Hotel is not merely a resort hotel, it also provides you with "convention facilities". We had a great stay with the three of us, described as "DeLuxe Accomodations" of Rantepao. Our room was batik-decorated, furnished with bath tub and shower with cool & hot water. Sitting on the balcony it was a real pleasure to enjoy the view and see the saddle roofs.
The cottages are spread out over the side of a landscaped hill, beautiful views, big restaurant and bar. It's very popular with European clients and I recommend the bar! The sound of nature accompany you when walking around. Go to the hotel Teratai-bar for an after-dinner drink and, enjoy the sweet service of the hotel. We got treated with a special sing-appearance and mollyfied we listened to songs like Koleh-Koleh, Bengawan Solo and Burung Kaka Tua.
Great experience ...
To mingle around with locals and make a walking tour around city of Rantepao, stay nearby the downtown is cool. There are many guesthouses along the main road, close to Mart's Cafe. Several of them are Wisma Monika and Maria.
Truely Torajans family running guest houses and comfy places to stay.
It's a hotel but has several unique suites, like Tongkonan ~ the Torajans traditional houses. Taken from the old and genuine wooden carving houses from the village and rebuilt part by part at the area of the hotel and resort.
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