Best Waterfront Accommodations in Lake Toba


Lake Toba is one of the most iconic tourist destinations in Indonesia. It is the largest volcanic lake in the world, formed by a devastating eruption millions of years ago. Today, however, Toba is a great destination, the main attraction of North Sumatra.

Zoe’s Paradise. via Instagram/zoesparadisehotel

Another good part about Toba is its rather affordable accommodation choices. There are many hotels, resorts, villas, and homestays near Toba. To list, here are some of the best affordable waterfront accommodations in Lake Toba.

Zoé’s Paradise Waterfront Hotel

The lovely Zoe’s. via Instagram/zoesparadisehotel

Directly facing the lake, Zoé’s Paradise Waterfront Hotel offers a great place to stay if you want to fully enjoy the lake. Indeed, the rooms at this hotel have a private balcony, relaxing area, private bathroom, and free toiletries. Continental breakfast is available every morning. The hotel also has a bike rental. Biking is a popular activity in Toba. Furthermore, the rates at this hotel start at IDR469K per night. Lastly, the address is at Tuktuk Siadong, Simanindo, Samosir Regency, North Sumatra.

Mas Cottages

The nice Mas Cottages. via Instagram/anfesiallagan

This cottage literally has the lake at its front yard. With traditional Batak style buildings, this establishment does look very unique. Additionally, each guestroom has a private bathroom, table, and a wardrobe. You can relax on the waterfront beach chairs or rent a bike to explore the area. The restaurant at this hotel serves western and Batak dishes. Furthermore, Rates at Mas Cottages start at IDR285K per night. Finally, Mas Cottages is at Tuk Tuk Pinda Raya, Tuk Tuk Siadong.

Inna Parapat

Realxing at Inna Parapat. vai Instagram/andinosinaga

This is a great waterfront accommodation. Each guestroom at this hotel is fitted with satellite TV, private bathroom, air conditioner, and free Wi-Fi. Additionally, you can also feast to your heart’s content in its three on-site restaurants. Moreover, relaxing on the beach is also a great option. Rates at Inna Parapat starts at IDR532K. Lastly, the address is at Jl. Marihat No.1, Tiga Raja, Girsang Sipangan Bolon, Simalungun.

Tuktuk Timbul Bungalows

The classical Tuktuk Timbul. via Instagram/tuktuktimbul

A very affordable accommodation, Tuktuk Timbul Bungalows offers a public lounge, free Wi-Fi, terraces, gardens, and an overall great view of Toba. Furthermore, each guestroom has a sitting room, table, and a private bathroom. Even with its great location, you can stay here for quite cheap. The rates start at IDR250K per night. Lastly, the address is at Jalan Lingkar Tuk-Tuk, Samosir Island, Samosir Regency.

Pandu Lakeside Hotel

The lovely Pandu. via Instagram/natal_heri

Located on the beach of Toba Lake, Pandu Lakeside Hotel offers great guestrooms with private bathroom, satellite TV, balcony, and terraces. This hotel also provides many other services like ferry service to Samosir Island, water bicycle and Jet Ski rental. You can also use its free parking and barbecue facilities. Furthermore, rates at this hotel start at IDR350K. Finally, the address is at Jl. Kol. TPR Sinaga No.12, Tiga Raja, Girsang Sipangan Bolon, Simalungun.

Mas Cottages. via Instagram/yai_wanders

Enjoying the great Toba doesn’t have to mean that you need to spend a lot. There are many great waterfront accommodations in Lake Toba that you can choose.

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