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EcoTravel Cottages Bukit Lawang

At EcoTravel Cottages the spirit of the Sumatran jungle is brought to life!

For years we have been dreaming up our own little paradise - and now it’s time to share our dream with you, our EcoTravel guests! Inspired by the love of creative design we have combined western comfort and traditional jungle style with a dream location. Five spacious rooms with big chill out balconies offer panoramic views over Bohorok River and the Sumatran jungle. This definitely makes our EcoTravel Cottages the most atmospheric of all hotels in Bukit Lawang.

Made mostly from natural stone and local wood the design draws strongly on traditional Batak Karo architecture combined with Alpine elements. It is the result of an inspiring creative process running between Kembar and Christina for more than two years. And the result is very well worth the effort. The Indonesians would say: „Luxury made by an architect“. The Germans would say: „Made by creative enthusiasts”.

As our hotel was built completely by local craftsmen please don’t expect a western technical standard. The choice of building material had to be limited to the supply offered by the jungle. We gave our best and now our EcoTravel team offers the highest standard of rooms and service in Bukit Lawang with daily cleaning and modern private bathrooms with hot showers. Designed to capture the wind, our roof vents funnel a cooling breeze into your room with mosquito nets keeping the midges out and a comfortable temperature in all year long. 

Our two maisonette-style Jungle View Suites as well as our Jungle View Rooms offer a fridge, roof and/or standing fans, a lock-up safety box, mosquito nets and electricity boxes inside and outside. All these features are still unique in Bukit Lawang. In our rooms you will not find the usual pictures of orang-utans but modern Indonesian art by a gifted 27 year old local painter supported by our EcoTravel team. In addition the the reception is open 24 hours a day. 

All accommodation in our EcoTravel Cottages in Bukit Lawang is reserved exclusively for our touring guests! Stay in one of our rooms or double floor suites and re-connect with nature – with the help of fresh air circulation, panoramic jungle views and the sounds of Bohorok River. Enjoy a hot shower and fresh towels after a strenuous jungle trek. Our EcoTravel team will pamper you with individual service to make your stay most memorable.

To boost your energy for any outdoor activities our guests can choose between five delicious breakfast sets every day. For lunch or dinner there is no restaurant at EcoTravel Cottages as we specialize in decent accommodation and our highly popular tours. Nevertheless, there’s no need to stay hungry: there is a dozen of good restaurants around with our cottages being just a few minutes from the orang-utan feeding platform and right on the Bohorok riverside of the Bukit Lawang walking way. On top of that, guests staying in Bukit Lawang over the weekend will experience Saturday night live music all around the jungle village.

Free drinking water refill throughout your stay!

1. Batak Room

For EcoTravel guests travelling on a smaller budget we can offer one smaller standard room. Around 25 square metres of living space set on top of our office with a big balcony and a private bathroom. We usually keep this room reserved for our „Walk in guests“. But EcoTravel guests who have to watch their budget are very welcome to book this room in advance together with one of our packages. To be honest it is not at all a basic budget room: from the balcony you will have great side views of the jungle and the Bohorok River, and there is a hammock for a relaxing nap. You also will have a front view of the roof in traditional Batak design of Cottage number II. The bedroom has a comfortable double bed (2x1,8 meters). Natural breezes are funnelled into the room keeping you cool. The modern bathroom features natural ceramic and design elements with stones taken from Bohorok River. It has a western toilet, hot water shower, soap, shampoo and toothbrush. You will also find water with our complimentary items, along with mosquito nets and safe. But there is no fridge in the room. Our Standard Room is perfect for Single travellers or young couples who don’t need much space or a higher standard.

Price per room/night: 24 EUR (breakfast optional: 4 EUR/pax)

2. Jungle View Rooms I + II

Our two downstairs rooms offer great views over our green garden, the jungle and Bohorok River. They each have a big patio with hammock for “lazing around”. The bedroom has a comfortable queen size double bed (2x2 meters). Natural breezes are funnelled into the room keeping you cool, and if that's not enough there is a large ceiling fan too. The modern bathroom features natural ceramic and design elements with stones taken from Bohorok River. It has a western toilet, hot water shower, soap, shampoo and toothbrush. In our Jungle View Rooms there's a safe locker and a fridge. You will also find water with our complimentary items, along with mosquito nets. These rooms offer 45 square meters of living space and are perfect for 2 persons but also for single travellers who would just like some extra space and standard. These rooms are the basis for all our EcoTravel packages.

Price per room/night: 34 EUR (breakfast optional: 4 EUR/pax)

3. Jungle View Suites I + II (Honeymoon + Family)

Our double floor panoramic suites offer fantastic views of the jungle and the Bohorok River. Their big balcony with hammock is perfect for relaxing. The downstairs bedroom has a comfortable queen size double bed (2x2 meters) and the door opens out onto a balcony right on "mother nature's doorstep". A fresh breeze is funnelled into the room to keep you cool. If that's not enough there are 2 large ceiling fans, too. The modern bathroom features natural ceramic and design elements with stones taken from Bohorok River. It has a western toilet, hot water shower, soap, shampoo, toothbrush and hair-dryer. The maisonette-style upstairs room in Suite I offers a single sofa bed to be used by an extra person or just to have a relaxing nap. The maisonette upstairs room of Suite II has an extra double bed (2x2 metres) for 2 more persons. In both suites there's a safe locker and a fridge. You will also find tea and coffee making facilities as well as water with our complimentary items, along with mosquito nets. These rooms are perfect for families, honeymooners or just for everyone looking for some extra standard. EcoTravels Jungle View Suites offer more than 60 square meters of living space. If you are in a group of 6 persons we can also open a connecting door to our Batak Room, a small room offering another 25 square metres.

Price per room/night: 44 EUR (breakfast optional: 4 EUR/pax)