Accommodations at Cilu Bintang Estate are spacious, bright, and airy, with cool tile floors, high ceilings, and large colonial windows.
The furnishings were carefully replicated from antique originals employing the finest exotic hard woods. Each room in this authentic colonial style mansion is named for one of the traditional Banda island Adat villages and features an exact copy of that village's prize kora-kora over the door.
Originally renovated from an older house in 1814 and named the Van den Brook mansion, in 1928 the estate house was renamed Ruma Ratu, meaning Queens House. After an extensive 8-year restoration program the mansion was renamed Cilu Bintang. Although historically accurate in appearance the mansion now has a full range of modern conveniences; all rooms have exceptionally quiet air conditioning, superb mattresses, comfortable lighting, high speed Wi-Fi, commodious well appointed bathing facilities, convenient electrical sockets, and abundant hot water.
Most rooms open onto a wide veranda overlooking lush tropical gardens or important historical monuments. Massive teak wood tables and comfortable hardwood chairs with sumptuous cushions encourage an indoor - outdoor tropical island lifestyle. Curl up and relax after a day's activities, surrounded by the fragrant aroma of tropical flowers, with your favorite Banda Island history; accompanied by a cup of superb tea, or fresh roasted coffee, and a slice or two of our chef's famous cake.