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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Island retreat is located 2h away from Ampana by boat, and 2,5h from Wakai. The beach seems paradisiacal but its full of sea plants and garbage (and no one was cleaning it). Bungalows consited in a bed, a terrace with sea view and an indonesian style bathroom (no shower, just a bucket with water and a toilet). It was clean,...

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Island Retreat was a great experience. We've a wonderfull week. The food was amazing. The fish directly from the sea. Sylvie, the owner, is a very special woman with humor, stories and special interest for nature/environment. Together with Rosa see prepaired excellent lunches and diners. Island Retreat isn't a luxury resort. Electricity a few ours a day, only natural airco...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We ended up at Island Retreat as the Togian Islands was one of the few places where the 9 March 2016 Total Solar Eclipse could be viewed. As a group of 15 friends, we arrived at Island Retreat on 7 March and departed on 12 March, a total of 5 nights. Getting too the Togian Islands is a challenge. From...

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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

... ideal for the ones looking for a break, the simple life outside in the wild nature, with no signal at all! It's more than worth it, as there are lots of places nearby to go snorkeling or diving, to enjoy a wonderful underwater world, you can otherwise only dream of! But therefor you need a boat, which you can...

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Ramatuelle, France
Reviewed 14 November 2015

First of all, we would like to say that the Togian Islands are a wonder of nature, a true paradise isolated from the rest of the world.The journey to get there is very difficult but the island is worth ! it is not our habit to criticize on internet but in this case we wanted to share our experience with...

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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

As part of a group of travellers, I stayed at this place. I did not like it. The cottage of me and some of my fellow travellers were not clean at all. The matrasses and pillows (moldy as hell) are not what you can expect of a place that charges over thirthy dollars a night per person. I have read...

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islandsylvie, Owner at Island Retreat, responded to this review

how quickly some people make judgments without having a basis for that judgment. we're sorry that you were not satisfied with your stay at the Retreat, and you have the right to be dissatisfied with your cottage if what you say is true. however, to say that the owner is greedy without basis, shows your character. firstly, the price of...

Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful two months of traveling in Indonesia and island retreat is BY FAR the worst place we stayed in. We booked three nights but left after one night because it is the most horrible place we have ever seen and we didn't want to spend more time there. We will explain why. First of all, although the...

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islandsylvie, Owner at Island Retreat, responded to this review

when the reviewer who wrote this post insisted on staying at island retreat, despite the fact that all the cottages offered to our guests were all occupied, i offered a garden cottage which we would not normally offer since it was in need of renovation. they were advised of this. the price of $25 which they, after one day, cited,...

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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

By public boat from Ampana we reached Island Retreat in about 3 hours. Our stay in the Island retreat resort was just perfect. The cottages were very nice and clean and only a few meters from the privat beach away. Furthermore, the meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) were very delicious. Not only typical Indonesian food was served, but also western...

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Faro, Portugal
Reviewed 24 July 2015

The setting is gorgeous. room is basic, cold water mandi. The pillows were lumpy and bedding is old and the moz net & curtains could do with a wash. Staff were very elusive and breakfast one day was a stodgy pancake, yes that was it! The lunch & dinner were good, mostly vegetarian, western slant. We were there for 3...

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Reviewed 18 March 2015

We had a really great time at island retreat. Sylvie the owner is really nice, before we came to Togean she helps us with planning our trip. Because she stay in low season in Bali where she is working on a wildlife project we can easily contact each other by email. We made our reservation by email en sylvie responds...

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Address: Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sulawesi > Central Sulawesi > Togian Islands
Number of rooms: 20
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“All rooms are beach front.”
 of 5 bubbles 68msf, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Beach Side bungalow is a must here. If available, take the honeymoon suite to have a bit more space, furniture and an upper level in the bungalow.”
  • Bathroom with mandiri
  • Beach bungalows
  • View from the balcony
 of 5 bubbles nicon258, 24 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Honeymoon Bungalow suitable for families too.”
 of 5 bubbles renate205, 6 Aug 2014 | Read review
“all rooms except the garden rooms are waterfront,but even the garden cottage is ten big steps to water”
 of 5 bubbles markozzienewdehli, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms are exceptional with high balconies.”
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 of 5 bubbles EarlB686, 17 Feb 2013 | Read review
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