A little paradise with Swiss hospitality
Trip Canvas, a travel guide, wrote about our hotel in their magazine, updated on 01 Dec 2019, written by Beverly Lennon,
"A little paradise with Swiss hospitality – Zoe’s Paradise Waterfront Hotel
Feel at home at Zoe’s Paradise – its charming looks will capture your heart at first sight.
The 14-room family hotel is named after Zoe (the owner’s daughter) and is run by a Swiss lady and her husband. Previous guests even rate it as “the best accommodation option in Lake Toba” and it’s no surprise why. After all, what we need on vacation is the feeling of being at home with all necessary comforts and little extras like good views!
Hygiene is at its utmost at Zoe’s Paradise – rooms and surroundings are spotless and the pool is well-maintained and always welcoming. Breakfast served at the hotel is like nowhere else on the island – you don’t only get an extensive choice but the items offered are freshly-made. We recommend their famous canapés (guests return for that!).
Once you don’t expect the Western norms on anything, you’ll really see that this is a gem on the island!
P.S. To add to the exclusivity, you’ll reach the hotel’s private jetty by ferry from Parapat to Tuk Tuk, and they even help to arrange transportation if you wish to rent a motorbike". Thank you for the recommendation!
Description from the hotel management: This unique 3 * boutique hotel is located on a small, well-maintained lake property directly on the shore of the majestic Toba Lake with traditional Batak flair and Swiss influence. There is a private hotel jetty for the public boat and parking slots for cars.
Zoé's Paradise Waterfront Hotel is owned by an Indonesian-Swiss family, blending traditional culture with modern life, features clean, classically-finished rooms with high quality wood furniture and cultural Batak elements. The wooden king size beds ensures a really good night's sleep.
14 rooms opens up to a breathtaking view of the mountain range over the lake that can be enjoyed from a private balcony.
Amenities of Zoes Paradise include a restaurant opens up to the beautiful garden where you can relax and enjoy the wonderful lake view and mountain range. The swimming pool provides refreshment after sunbathing and kept hygienic without the use of dangerous chemicals and salt.
The Hotel is located on Samosir Island in the picturesque village of Tuktuk. Nearby are souvenir stores, wood carving shops, beauty salons, restaurants, pubs with live music, the local health and emergency center and a local pharmacy.
Btw: The word 'boutique' comes from French and means small business.
The term 'boutique hotel' comes from the USA and describes personally run, individual and small hotels.