Museum_pusaka_nias_lodges_logoMuseum Nias Lodges - Guesthouses

The Nias Heritage Museum offers visitors the unique opportunity to stay in one of our traditional Nias houses located on the museum grounds. The houses are authentic Nias ‘Omo Hada’ style buildings that have been relocated to the museum and refurbished with modern amenities for increased comfort. These buildings are very popular with tourists and event participants at the museum. There are four traditional houses, two modern houses as well as a more basic guesthouse available for overnight guests. The guest lodges are all located in the beautiful museum gardens which also includes access to our private beach. There is a restaurant on the premises as well as free Wi-Fi and around the clock security.

Background

The Nias Heritage Museum had a desire to preserve the traditional houses of Nias and was concerned about the fact that they are slowly reducing in numbers. For this reason the Museum relocated and renovated four different types of traditional houses to the museum grounds. The houses have different styles and are from different regions of Nias; Laraga from North Nias, Bawölato from central Nias and Bawöganöwö & Ulunoyo from South Nias. These buildings were originally part of the Museum exhibitions, as examples of traditional Nias houses. 

After some years the cost of maintaining the buildings became very burdensome. The roof has to be replaced every three years and the buildings must constantly be looked after. Eventually the Museum decided to accommodate visitors who wanted enjoy the traditional Nias houses. After the Nias earthquake (2005), the museum houses became very popular with aid workers from all over the world who came to Nias during the rebuilding of Nias. They felt safe during here and enjoyed the greenery of the museum and cool breeze from the sea.

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Our Housekeeping staff are friendly and helpful. In 2016 several staff members undertook hospitality training at a 5-star resort in Bali.

Since opening the traditional houses as guesthouses they have had many visitors from all over the world. Our guest accommodation is suitable for anyone visiting Gunungsitoli or Nias Island. By staying at the Museum Nias Lodges you are supporting the preservation of Nias culture and the work of the Nias Heritage Museum.

Traditional Houses: all houses have a bedroom and a larger living room in front. There are two beds in each house but on request extra mattresses can be added for families or groups of friends. For more than five people in each house discuss price with us. All traditional houses are elevated on stilts assembled in the unique ‘earthquake proof’ design typical of Nias. There are original Nias artworks, sculptures and instruments in all the houses.

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Laraga; this house originated from North Nias and has the characteristic oval shape of houses from the north. The house is made of wood with a thatched palm leaf roof. The house is cool with adequate ventilation. Modern amenities include: fan, TV, water dispenser with drinking water, mosquito net, wifi and comfortable armchairs. The bathroom is located outside right next to the house. There is a kitchen which can be used for longer stays. If the kitchen is needed please let us know in advance.

Price IDR 350.000 per night including breakfast (price for two people)


Bawölato; this building originated from central Nias and has the characteristic style of that area. The house is made of wood with a traditional thatched palm leaf roof. The house is cool with adequate ventilation. Modern amenities include: fan, TV, water dispenser with drinking water, mosquito net, wifi and comfortable armchairs. The bathroom is located inside to the house with hot water  which is situated near the ocean.

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Price IDR 400.000 per night including breakfast (price for two people)


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Bawöganöwö; this building originated from South Nias and has the characteristic style from that area. The house is made of wood with a traditional thatched palm leaf roof. The house is cool with adequate ventilation. Modern amenities include: fan, TV, water dispenser with drinking water, mosquito net, wifi and comfortable armchairs. The bathroom is outside just next to the house which is situated right next to the ocean.

Price IDR 400.000 per night including breakfast (price for two people)


Ulunoyo; this building originated from South Nias and has the characteristic style of that area. The house is made of wood with a traditional thatched palm leaf roof. The house is cool with adequate ventilation but also has AC in the bedroom. Modern amenities include: fan, TV, water dispenser with drinking water, mosquito net, wifi and comfortable armchairs. The bathroom is located outside right next to the house. There is a kitchen which can be used for longer stays. If the kitchen is needed please let us know in advance.

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Price Rp 350.000 per night including breakfast (price for two people)


Guesthouse Omo Zotomo; originally built as staff lodging this two-storey building now serves as a budget accommodation. There are six rooms; two double rooms and four singles. Each room has a fan and a small table. There are toilet and showers in the corridor. There is a basic kitchen next door where guests can prepare simple meals.

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Price IDR 100.000 for single rooms, IDR 250.000 double rooms (included TV and AC). Price includes wifi and breakfast.


Long term housing

Museum_pusaka_nias_penginapan_omofafaThere are two attractive ‘modern’ houses that are often used for long term rental as they are roomier and include bathrooms and cooking facilities.

Omo Fafa; a small house with one large bedroom and a living room, both equipped with AC. There is a bathroom and a kitchen with fridge. Free wifi.

Price IDR 400.000 per night. 30 % discount for monthly rental.


Museum_pusaka_nias_penginapan_omobawaOmo Bawa; larger one story building with three bed rooms, all equipped with AC. There is a living room, a kitchen with a fridge and three bathrooms. The house has a privacy wall and includes a beautiful covered outdoor seating area.

Price Rp 500.000 per night 30 % discount for monthly rental.


For bookings contact us;

Email : museumniaslodges@gmail.com

Mobile 0812 6246 3919 (OKTOBERLINA TELAUMBANUA)

Mobile 0812 6490 4744


MUSEUM FACILITIES

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EXHIBITION ROOMS; showcasing the highlights of the Nias Heritage Museums collection of Nias artefacts.

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MUSEUM CAFÉ; serves drinks, snacks and a selection of tasty meals.

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MINI ZOO; our small educational Zoo with mammals, birds and reptiles native to Nias Island.

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MEETING ROOMS: four types of event rooms suitable for meetings, training and celebrations.

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MUSEUM GARDENS; includes a medicinal plant garden and a swimming beach.

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LIBRARY; our collection of over 700 titles related to Nias.


Guest Comments

The rooms are cool, with panoramic views and a sense of peace. Staff were friendly and diligent.

Staff are friendly, willing to help, fast and responsive. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The Museum is unique, one of the best museums I've ever seen.

We very much enjoyed a our stay in the traditional wooden houses. The Museum complex is a peaceful oasis with beautiful scenery. 

Many greetings and smiles from all the staff. The rooms are very original, free of mosquitoes and the bathroom was spotless.

The staff were very good at briefing us about the Museum facilities. The traditional houses were incredible, loved it!

The guesthouse rooms were simple but comfortable, and very affordable. The staff were friendly and the natural surroundings are great

My overall experience at the Museum lodges was very good. The staff were great!

The staff were welcoming and helpful. The rooms are unique and quiet.

The staff were courteous and welcoming. The traditional houses are pretty special.

The check-in was smoothly done by helpful and courteous staff. The rooms were clean and tidy.

The traditional house made me want to stay longer. The food in the cafe is healthy and delicious.

Warm and friendly staff. Affordable prices!

Gardens and recreational areas around the museum are clean, well maintained and neatly arranged.

The rooms are simple but pleasant with a comfortable bed. Slept good away from the city noise.

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