Ecolodge Bukit Lawang

Ecolodge Bukit Lawang

Gunung Leuser National Park Gunung Leuser National Park, Bukit Lawang 20774 Indonesia
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Thomas Leaf Monkey
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#3 of 6 cottages in Bukit Lawang
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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Bukit Lawang is a peaceful village in the province of North Sumatra. The location is a main access point into the green heart of Sumatra: the Leuser Ecosystem. You will have the unique chance to view rehabilitated and wild orangutans in a guided tour through the lush forests of the region. Staying in the Ecolodge Bukit Lawang is not only a unique ex­perience but also a personal statement in support of sustainable tourism. The facility provides an unprecedented opportunity to be immersed in North Sumatra’s unique rainforest environment while directly contributing to the conservation of the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan – with proceeds donated to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme. The Ecolodge Bukit Lawang was established to complement and serve as an outlet for the activities of the Bohorok Envi­ronmental Education Centre. Herein we aim to increase awareness towards biodiversity conservation and the implementation and management of proper ecotourism.
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Free breakfast
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
River View
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Indonesian

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Gunung Leuser National Park Gunung Leuser National Park, Bukit Lawang 20774 Indonesia
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Beachlover wrote a review Jul 2021
11 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed Ecolodge during summer school holiday with my family to encounter Orang Utang. I did not expect much as the location is quite remote area, but found that Ecolodge was not just eco friendly accommodation but also pretty cosy accommodation.

I think they provide best quality facility and hospitality among accommodations in Bukit Lawang.

Staffs accommodated all of our request in timely manner. They provided us connecting room at new building, and there was a charming loft space which my daughter liked it. Foods were mainly Indonesian food selection but it was tasty.

As they provide eco friendly environment, there is no WIFI in guest rooms(WIFI available at restaurant), No hair dryer, no TV and no Mini Bar and no AC. But to enjoy nature, it did not matter for us at all. We can enjoy sunrise, river view and sounds from our balcony and in the night it’s just nice temperatures without AC cause it’s surrounded by forest and river.

Hotel staff helped us to arrange Orang Utang tour, and we could find two Orang Utangs and a monkey, which was awesome experience!

I recommend Ecolodge for those who want to find comfortable accommodation in Bukit Lawang.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Theo V wrote a review Jun 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,553 contribution252 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
First night we had an orange otan room: light not working, shower not working. Second night we were in the mail building near the service desk: much better room. Food is reasonable, coffee good. A young man and a slightly lesser young man tried to rob us of 600.000 rupiahs. My wife asked what the prices were of massages, and they quoted a price three times the price. When I asked he tried that again. Unfortunately for him I did read what the real prices was. Outrageous. Although not bad, we prefer Tangkahan, Mega Inn. Jungle track there was authentic as were the animals we came across.
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Date of stay: May 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Tangkahan soo much better
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JMJandD wrote a review Jul 2023
Gordon's Bay, South Africa29 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very basic rooms without aircon but noisy fan in hot and humid location. Good staff and reasonable priced and quality meals. Unfortunately the hotels across the river and the local people are very noisy noisy till 1 - 2 AM playing loud music and talking, which disturbed our sleep in the hot room even more. They have no respect in this regard for other visitors and although the hotel manager tried his best, he acknowledged that it is and has been a big problem.
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Date of stay: May 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Great location to see the Orang Utans in the wild.
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Response from Bobi Chandra, General Manager at Ecolodge Bukit Lawang
Responded Sep 3, 2023
Dear JMJandD.. Thank you for choosing Ecolodge Bukit Lawang as your home stay during Visiting Leuser National Park to see Orangutan Sumatra. We DO apologized for the inconvenience happened during your stay, as you know we not allowed that Noisy at our hotels area but our Neighbor running the business with the different idea, so sorry for this.. We decided to not complete the rooms with Air conditioner, TV & other electrical interior with the idea to not involve in waste energy, Really appreciated your time for review us in trip Advisor & Thank you so much.. Wish u a Luck, Success & Healthy.. Regards, Bobi Chandra - Ecolodge Bukit Lawang
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Koen wrote a review Jul 2022
46 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well maintained property. Original setup with all bamboo lunch and dinner.
Excellent food and drinks (including good coffee 😃). Staff is very friendly. The lodge has a fully integrated set of guides - organisation is flexible, friendly and the trips we can all recommend.
Room is spacey and clean. (We had an orangutans room)
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BGTraveller wrote a review Apr 2023
Cairns, Australia10 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang is such a pleasant place to stay and is perfect for those wanting to be close to the wilderness of the Sumatran Jungle. The accommodations are more than adequate and the staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. I've stayed here twice now and I plan on returning in 2024.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Kingsley wrote a review Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just spent 6 days in Bukit Lawang at the Eco Lodge, on a yoga retreat. The rooms at the Eco Lodge were excellent, with a view of the river, and groups of monkeys visiting in the trees nearby. The staff at the lodge were fantastic, very friendly and helpful. We trekked into the jungle after yoga on most days and our guides Idriss and Jampo were amazing. They were thoughtful, friendly and dedicated to ensuring that we had the best experience. The experience was so fantastic, that we will be returning next year!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Tony C wrote a review Jul 2023
14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ecolodge is perfectly located at the start of the jungle trek to see orangutans in the wild. Basic but very comfortable accommodation, and a great restaurant by the river. I highly recommend our jungle guides Sutris and At, who gave us a wonderful experience in the Sumatran jungle.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Book a table for dinner in high season (July-August)
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Response from Bobi Chandra, General Manager at Ecolodge Bukit Lawang
Responded Sep 9, 2023
Dear TonyCana.. First of all i would like to thank you for giving us a perfect rating in for Ecolodge Bukit Lawang in Tripsdvisor. Thank you for put us in your holiday list, so glad to know that our basic room & food served at the restaurant can meet by you expectation. Yes i'm agree to recommend Sutris, he is one of the best guide around, thank you for noticed him Wish you a happy Holiday, luck & always healthy. Hope to serve you again to more explore Leuser national Park... Thank you so much Bobi Chandra.S Ecolodge Bukit Lawang
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Michael S wrote a review Oct 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Lodge is acceptable and clean, the overnight jungle tour is amazing. But the restaurant is not such nice. Three of four menus are sold out (before main dinner time). The waiter don't understand anything and laughs all the time.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sabeegermanlov2019 wrote a review Apr 2023
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a beautiful stay in eco lodge bukit lawang. The lodge is located next to river on the edge of jungle, we had an amazing view from our room for the forest and from balcony you can see the monkeys and hear the sound of jungle.( the monkeys like jumping on the balcony as well) It was an undescribeable experience. The lodge is very modern and new,the room was comfortable and the bathroom is also nice and clean. The personal is very friendly and helpful. In the Restaurant has a good selection of delicious food. It was really special having breakfast while we were hearing the noise the river and saw a snake on the tree next to our table. We spent a beautiful time here in the real wild.( and we saw orangutans with their babies,gibbons,peacock and other animals as the most cutiest Thomas Leaf monkeys as well)
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Bobi Chandra, General Manager at Ecolodge Bukit Lawang
Responded Sep 10, 2023
Dear Sabeelov.. How wonderful it is to learn that you enjoyed your time in our hotel. I am so pleased to learn that you had a memorable and enjoyable experience and that our team was able to exceed your expectations. Really appreciated your time for sharing your positive impressions of Ecolodge Bukit Lawang during your stay with us & Thank you so much for putting us the perfect rating in Tripdvisor. Thank you very much for staying with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Warm Regards, Ecolodge Bukit Lawang
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Simon and Jeni wrote a review Apr 2024
Frimley Green, United Kingdom223 contributions5 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This deserves 4.5 to be honest! Stayed 2 nights for our hike into the rain forest. Perfect location - very warm welcome from Heru - prepping us for our excursions. Monkeys around the grounds were great fun to watch, even if the staff were frustrated by them. The room is very simple, but then it is an eco lodge. We had hot water and electricity and ate well in the restaurant on site. There were other places to eat nearby but the staff provided everything we needed at the Lodge. The cold drinks after our hike were so welcome! My only niggle was that the room could have done with somewhere to unpack and sort/dry some of our kit, but this and the lack of air-conditioning didn't stop us getting a great night's sleep.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for Heru as your jungle guide - he was awesome
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Medan, Indonesia14 contributions3 helpful votes
Dear BEAOPINA.. Thank you for your booking in our Lodge, regarding of activities/ program its also possible to do it in the afternoon, or maybe if plan to do night trekking we also able to arrange. We will give you some advise and all information you needed than let you decide the most convenient option you choose. Regards..
koeploek asked a question Dec 2015
Medan, Indonesia
hi, eco lodge cottage. sy mau minta nmr telp nya aja boleh gak?
rosafarinhas asked a question Aug 2014
Amarante, Portugal2 contributions2 helpful votes
Já lá estive e adorei....
Simon and Jeni wrote a tip Apr 2024
Frimley Green, United Kingdom223 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for Heru as your jungle guide - he was awesome "
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Violet M wrote a tip Apr 2024
95 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Travel in low season"
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Linfeng W wrote a tip Sep 2023
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"I’m sure not every room has the problem. But bear in mind it might happen. Just the risk you have to take."
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Tony C wrote a tip Jul 2023
14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a table for dinner in high season (July-August)"
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JMJandD wrote a tip Jul 2023
Gordon's Bay, South Africa29 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location to see the Orang Utans in the wild."
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PRICE RANGE
₱1,527 - ₱1,762 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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eco lodge bukit lawang cottage hotel bukit lawang
LOCATION
IndonesiaSumatraNorth SumatraBukit Lawang
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ecolodge Bukit Lawang
Which popular attractions are close to Ecolodge Bukit Lawang?
Nearby attractions include Bukit Lawang Jungle (1.1 km), The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang (0.9 km), and Bukit Lawang.Orangutan (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ecolodge Bukit Lawang?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ecolodge Bukit Lawang?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ecolodge Bukit Lawang?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lawang Inn Restaurant, Eriono Restaurant & Art shop, and Jungle Hill Cafe.
Does Ecolodge Bukit Lawang have airport transportation?
Yes, Ecolodge Bukit Lawang offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ecolodge Bukit Lawang located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Bukit Lawang.
Does Ecolodge Bukit Lawang have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
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