The perfect place to stay in Toraja.

Reviewed May 21, 2012

After a very long eight hour drive from Makassar, we were welcomed by friendly faces and welcome drinks. After a quick check in we were escorted to our room. On our walk we were in impressed by the beautiful grounds that the resort is located. We stayed in one of the first floor of the Toraja styled traditional house and it was very nicely decorated, clean and very spaceious. Plenty of room for suitcases and other belongings. One thing we really enjoyed was having our own terrace. A morning cup of coffee and enjoying the splendid view was a highlight of my trip. Our bathroom was huge! The toilet,shower and sink / bathtub are in a seperate rooms from each other which is quite handy when travelling as a family. As noted from prior reviews, there was a flower in the toilet every afternoon. It entertained the family everytime! I was impressed with the ample amount of wall outlets to charge all of our cameras, phones and laptops. The beds were comfortable with clean bedding. There is no air con, but it does get cool there in the evenings. However, a fan would be a great addition to the room. The breakfast was a buffet with plenty of juice, breads, Asian styled rice / noodle dishes and fresh fruit. As there are tour groups staying there, the buffet does get picked over early and was not refreshed. We did not travel with a tour group so we did not have our own guide; however, we were able to hire local guides and a car with driver from the hotel front desk. The two guides that we used were fantastic! Both knowledgable about the area as it's home for them, friendly and spoke perfect English. On the day that we went to a funeral our guide was perfect. He was respectful of the funeral and kept us out of harms way. We saw other people with guides that had them right in with the buffalos could be quite dangerous as sometimes they do get loose. We even saw a tourist fall down in the bloody mud during the event. Our guide was so friendly that he started chatting it up with some of the family and we were invited to sit with them during the funeral. At the end of a long day of sight seeing, the Bamboo Bar was a great way to end the day. Super friendly service, fully stocked bar and good snack food (hot dogs, chicken wings, springrolls and ect). The prices were very reasonable. One night we did order room service and the food came surprisingly quick considering how tastey it was! There is no doubt that if I travelled back to Toraja, I would stay there again.