Rumah Belanda - Private Homestay and Guesthouse, Medan

Last updated 12 January 2010

The Place: A Private Homestay and Guesthouse in Medan

Rumah Belanda is a private homestay and executive guesthouse in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. It is available on daily and monthly basis.

Located in one of the foremost residential housing complexes of Medan, in Taman Setia Budi Indah, Rumah Belanda is the kind of house where you actually feel right at home the moment you walk in.

GuestHouse Medan, Indonesia - Rumah BelandaA spacious living room appointed with modern and traditional Medanese and Cebuano rattan furniture leads the way to an inviting open terrace overlooking the garden and a small but well kept swimming pool. Two of the living room's adjoining bedrooms also have direct access to the terrace, garden and pool area.

All bedrooms show the outwardly extending bay windows making for both a larger room space and lots of daytime light. The feature was subsequently also taken up by architects for a number of other houses in Setia Budi. Aside from working areas in the rooms, there is a studyarea with working desks on the living room's mezzanie floor. The mezzanie has ceiling to floor windows with direct access to the spacious front balcony. The house has two kitchens, the master kitchen is located, in European fashion, towards the front of the house, connecting living room and garage, and a second kitchen is used by the staff. There is also a separate staff quarters with a small living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Built in the early nineties by a Dutch-Indonesian family, Rumah Belanda served as the family's main home in Indonesia. The family has diversified its main locations and the house has been made available for guests visiting Medan and Indonesia for short- to medium term stays.

Three Guest Rooms:

Karo-Karo Room:
King size rattan bed, double wardrobe, small make-up cabinet, working desk. Sitting area. Overhead fan and split type air conditioner. Private bathroom with bath. Direct access to terrace and swimming pool. For single or double occupancy.

Tarigan Room:
King size solid wood bed, wardrobe, working desk. Overhead fan and split type air conditioner. Private bathroom with shower. Direct access to terrace and swimming pool. For single or double occupancy.

Ginting Room:
Two matching wooden single beds, cabinet type working desk. Adjoining private bathroom with shower, which is also shared for the living room. Access to open living room. From living room to terrace and swimming pool. Overhead fan and single type air conditioner. For single, two singles, or double occupancy.

Homely Facilities:

Living room, terrace, swimming pool, study (2 desks), computer (1PC), fax machine, refrigerator (in kitchen), mountain bicycles (2), (small) ladies bicycle (1), parking (in front), safe (through house manager). Each individual room has: TV (Standard Channels and Public Satellite Channels), air conditioning, verhead fan, clothing cabinets. All bathrooms have appropriate hand grips for safety of young and old, including intermediate.

Optional Facilities:

Kitchen (complete), automobile Kijang 1993 with driver, for day in town, evening in town, and out of town trips. Yes, the car is not new, but it is very well maintained.

Complete Services:

Included services comprise ADSL internet (Telkom, with normal bandwidth usage), wireless network (most newer notebooks), telephone calls in, arrival and departure pickup to/from airport or other arrival station.

Optional Services:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, telephone calls out, use of mobile phone with prepaid system, ADSL internet over 30 MB per day, laundry and ironing, shopping for amenities and messenger services inside and outside TASBI, party arrangements, secretarial, management assistance, tour guide and personnel canvassing services.

Outside Leisure Possibilities:

Bicycle riding, walking and jogging, visiting and inviting friends staying close by, small scale gardening, use of general nearby facilities such as swimming pool, exercise area, driving range, restaurant, as well as cafe's, restaurants and general leisure, social and cultural activities and events in and around Medan.

Working in or around Medan, North Sumatra or Aceh:

Especially when starting our work in Indonesia, you'll have your hands full. At Rumah Belanda you can save time and headaches with a turnkey solution to your housing needs. Fully furnished, up and running, with trustworthy staff, all utilities, bills and errands taken care of. By room or the entire house. With car available if you need it. Request our medium-term rates for professionals working in Medan and vicinity. You can check-in anytime you like. And you might not want to leave!

Rumah Belanda Team:

Rumah Belanda is operated by an experienced professional Indonesian team. The team consists of an English, Dutch and Indonesian speaking manageresse with extensive experience in managing accommodations and arranging tours for mostly foreign visitors in the North Sumatra area, a dedicated housekeeper and an experienced gardener and handyman and a part-time accountant who also arranges computer and internet communications, and a driver whenever needed. The team is supported by management group JediTours, based in Thailand.

Location and Directions:

Proceed to the University of North Sumatra (USU) located on Jalan Dr. T. Mansoer, follow this road until you encounter the T intersection with Jalan Setia Budi, take a left. Within about one kilometer take a right at the entrance of compleks Taman Setia Budi Indah (TASBI). The location is about 15 minutes from Polonia airport and about 20 minutes from the center of town. For confirmed guests, Rumah Belanda staff will come to pick you up from the airport or other arrival station.

Taxi drivers will immediately know Taman Setia Budi Indah or TASBI. Do specify TASBI 1, this is the original TASBI which commands a lower taxi rate than the newer additions. Current taxi rate to Rumah Belanda is approx. IDR 50,000, similar to most in-town destinations.

Room Rates:

Prices are per night, excluding breakfast:

Karo-Karo Room: 500.000 IDR per night, approx. 39.00 Euro per night
Tarigan Room: 400.000 IDR per night, approx. 31.00 Euro per night
Ginting Room: 300.000 IDR per night, approx. 24.00 Euro per night

Rates are fixed in Indonesian Rupiah's. Rooms are also available on a weekly and monthly basis. Rumah Belanda management can give you details on availability and *discounted monthly* bookings.

Contact Guesthouse Rumah Belanda:

Phone the

Management Group's Supaporn or Jantalak +66 81425 3334, SEA Time Chiang Mai, Thailand (GMT/UTC +7:00). Your phone /voice communication provider's international rates apply.

Alternatively, contact Rumah Belanda through the JediTours » contact page. Please refer to Rumah Belanda, Medan. The management replies by email within 24-48 hours.

Additional Services: Vehicle Rental with Driver

Vehicle, driver and tour guide are optionally available for exploration and transportation in and around Medan, or for touring the wider area to the cool hillside climate of Berastagi, destinations such as the plantation towns Pemantang Siantar and Tebing Tinggi, Kaban Djahe, Parapat, Lake Toba, Samosir Island, ancient Batak Karo Simalungung Palace, the Leuser National Park.

More Information

The guesthouse web site address is www.rumahbelanda.com.