Cilu Bintang Estate

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.

Rata Suite

Considered the most luxurious accommodation on the Islands. The roomy split level Rata suite features period furnishings with modern conveniences. Your own refrigerator insures cold drinks and snacks at all hours. A large private terrace overlooking 16th century Fort Nassau is perfect for an intimate breakfast or relaxing sundowner with a cold beverage and our chief's famous snacks.

Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe rooms are large airy accommodations tastefully appointed in traditional colonial style with spacious bathing facilities and all the modern conveniences. Each room has an open plan terrace to encourage relaxed outdoor living. After a long day exploring or diving you deserve pampering. Ask about the special Cilu Bintang nutmeg massage and other spa services.

Standard Rooms

Standard accommodations are similar to our deluxe rooms with the same airy double high colonial ceilings, large windows overlooking the formal garden, period teakwood furnishings, queen size four post beds, spacious tiled bathing facilities, silent air-conditioning and all the modern convinces. They differ only in the lack of an open plan terrace.