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Reviewed 1 week ago

+ves: - Sue & Jeff were lovely, welcoming and helpful. - Room was spacious, clean and comfortable, good bed and pillows - nestled amongst the nature - rainforest, river, flowers, trees - beautiful natural outlook. - Western style flush toilet. - food was delicious, freshly prepared and catered to me dietary requirements. -ves: - 20 minute walk from the car...

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2012butterfly2012, Owner at Kupu-Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Wendy Thank you for your review, feed back and photographs. It was great to read that you enjoyed the garden at our jungle guest house, the surrounding natural tropical rain forest and the meals prepared from our cafe. It is unfortunate that you arrived in Bukit Lawang after dark and that your independent tour guide did not inform you...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I stayed with Sue and Jeff for 4 nights - and they have the most amazing place set in the midst of the rainforest! It's a bit of a trek to get there, as it situated 15 min outside of the edge of Bukit Lawang - but it is worth every step you take! It is just...

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2012butterfly2012, Owner at Kupu-Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Trina, thank you Esther... it was great having you stay at Kupu-Kupu Garden and that you enjoyed your adventurous jungle experience in Bukit Lawang. A memory forever !! Cheers from the Kupu-Kupu Garden team 🦋🐒🌺😉

Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Just been to Bukit Lawang,Sumatra,what an amazing Place,...and I had the good fortune to explore the adjacent Jungle via a Riverside Track,which led to an exquisite Hotel,the Kupu Kupu Garden ! Oh ,Wow,what a little Gem! It is around 15 minutes walk from Bukit Lawang Village,nestled cozily at Rivers Edge,surrounded by the magnificent Sumatran Jungle.You feel immediately the pride and...

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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed 5 days in Kupu Kupu Garden. The welcoming was very warm. The hotel is the most gorgeous in Bukit Lawang, not to close to the village and not to far away to walk. When you look for something nice and quiet in the nature then you'll be right at Jeff and Su's place. Both are really good hosts....

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2012butterfly2012, Owner at Kupu-Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Double K and double M,...:) Thanks a lot guys for the beautiful review,...we hope you all will have a fantastic time at Koh Lipe. Have a safe journey and return back home feeling great !! Till we meet again somewhere ! Keep smiling and be happy ! Cheers ! Jeff and Su.

Seminyak, Indonesia
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Kupu Kupu Garden is a tropical paradise….everything here is beautiful: the view, the rooms, the friendly hosts, the butterflies, the food, the river and the refreshing swims. The place shows a lot of attention to detail in every way. The view of the national park is truly breathtaking and it is so relaxing to just lay in the hammock on...

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2012butterfly2012, Owner at Kupu-Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Maria Thank you for your amazing review. It was great to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again one day... enjoy your new life in New Zealand. Take care and happy surfing ... Xx Jeff and Su

Surabaya
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a little further up the river which makes it a little more difficult to reach, but once there you really stay in the jungle with all comfort around you. Chill out in your hammock and watch the monkeys, or if you are lucky, the orangutans. Food is okay too, try the mie buah

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Kupu Kupu is a wonderful guest house located in an idyllic and quiet setting along the river (20 min walk from the village). Jeff and his team are incredibly hospitable and friendly and planned a number of great activities for us. Room: We stayed in the Orangutan room, which was basic, spacious and very clean (particularly considering it's in the...

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Bwejuu
Reviewed 10 December 2016

From the first email contact, Jeff and Su set my expectations for a thoughtful, helpful and easy stay. On arrival to the Bukit Lawang village, the guide/porter/general helper Arif was on hand to guide me along the river path to the oasis that is Kupu Kupu (Butterfly in Bahasa Indonesia - and the guesthouse garden is a haven for butterflies!)...

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was so looking forward to my stay in the jungle and at Kupu-Kupu. Being met at the airport by a private car, organised by Su and Jeff, was certainly a positive start to my holiday. I wasn't sure what to expect but I was overwhelmed by the greetings from Su and Jeff. The spacious orang-utan room was divine and...

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Kupu Kupu Garden 2 nights before and 1 night after our trek in the jungle. After a long journey from Lake Toba we were welcomed with open arms by Sue and Jeff. Our room was beautiful and spacious and we loved the open air bathroom! The Indonesian meals were delicious and it was awesome to share them...

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Kupu-Kupu (butterfly) Garden Guest House & Cafe is an eco-friendly retreat located approximately 2 km from the small village of Bukit Lawang (gate way to the hills) in North Sumatra, Indonesia. It is situated in a tranquil location surrounded by lush tropical rainforest with sixty metres of river frontage and a natural spring waterfall that flows down one side of the land. In the front is the Bohorok River, a fresh, clean, flowing river and opposite is the Gunung Leuser National Park, over 1,000,000 hectares of UNESCO world heritage listed National Park, home to the endangered Sumatran Orangutan and other amazing wildlife and plants. Kupu-kupu Garden Guesthouse & Cafe - how to get there? When you arrive in the Bukit Lawang village, stay on the right side of the river and walk up the paved path for about 30 minutes. You will pass by an assortment of shops, guesthouses and restaurants. From Bukit Lawang's upper-river tourist village's last guesthouse "Jungle Inn", leave the motor bikes behind you and, enjoy the tranquil 10 minute walk along a picturesque jungle river track. After passing by three refreshing waterfalls you will soon discover the peacefulness of Kupu-Kupu Garden, where you can relax to the sounds of the flowing Bohorok River and Mt Lueser National Park. You can relish the comfort of the rustic, creatively designed guesthouse and lush jungle-style garden. From the cafe and guesthouse balconies you will capture the magnificent views of river life and the surrounding tropical rainforest. Laze about in hammocks or sit back in the lazy-chairs, swim in the river, indulge in the exotic flavours of Indonesian cuisine and drink an iced cold local beer "Bintang"! The entrance to the Orangutan feeding platform is only a 10 minute walk from Kupu-kupu Garden. Jeff can organise and book transport, jungle trekking tours, local agriculture and cottage industry tours and assist with planning other travel destinations. Massages and Indonesian cooking classes can also be organised. Delicious traditional Indonesian food is available at the Kupu-kupu Garden cafe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kupu-Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe

Address: Jalan Orangutan, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Bukit Lawang
Price Range: $24 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“All Rooms are great!”
Ubudsix, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a wonderful view over the balcony.”
  • My orang-utan room. Very spacious.
  • View from the balcony looking up river.
, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“check out the waterfall room!”
  • view from terrace
  • village view
  • view from terrace
martinkX134TS, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Awesome family room with fabulous balcony and views”
caragregl, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Book a day longer than you think you need to capitalise on the serenity.”
454warrent, 8 May 2016 | Read review
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