Are you looking for a reputable 4-star hotel in Bandung, Indonesia? How about a hotel in the heart of the city, with a comfortable bedroom, delicious food, and free bike rental — doesn’t that sound good? Well, there is a hotel in Bandung that has all of these amenities. It’s Novotel Hotel Bandung.
Bandung is the capital of West Java Province, which is only about a 3-hour drive from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. There are so many hotels in Bandung to choose from, but mostly likely, you’ll want to stay in the heart of Bandung. Novotel Hotel Bandung is located in central Bandung, near one of Bandung’s biggest malls, Cihampelas Walk, known by locals as ‘Chiwalk’, and Bandung Electronic Center (BEC).
Novotel Hotel Bandung is one of more than 400 Novotel Hotels, found in many major cities throughout the world, Novotel is known for its credibility due to its quality services and facilities, and Novotel Hotel Bandung is no exception.
As you enter the lobby area, one main thought might go through your head — there are many places to sit! The lobby is a great place to spend some time during your stay, and if you are in Bandung for business purposes, it is a great places for meetings.
The sofa chairs are comfortable and the air conditioner is cold, so you won’t feel the punishing heat outside at all. Daily Indonesian and English newspapers are provided for free. The Wi-Fi signal is also strong in the lobby area.
Rooms with a great view and generous amount of pillows
The hotel has more than 150 rooms and each of them is spacious, comfortable and clean and 2 pairs of slippers (they give you 2 pairs even if you are a solo traveler), with cold AC and a big TV. Wi-Fi is free, and if you stay on one of the higher floor, you will have a beautiful city view from your room. Despite its very central location, this is a hotel where you can comfortably stay without being bothered by the sound of passing traffic.
There is something here you will rarely find in other hotels. It’s the pillows! While in other hotels you may only be given one pillow for each twin bed, or 2 pillows for a queen or king-sized single bed, at Novotel Hotel Bandung, they give you 3 pillows for each person: a square cushion and 2 rectangular pillows. So, if you love sleeping with many pillows, you’d better choose this hotel while in Bandung!
Like the bedroom, the bathroom is also spacious and contains a bathtub, towels, a hair dryer, and toiletries (bar of soap, shampoo, toothbrush etc.). You can have a shower at any time of the day, as the hot water supply is constant throughout the day.
A superior room costs 57.25 USD (749,900 IDR) and a junior suite costs 115.90 USD (1,517,815 IDR). A junior suite is a much bigger room with a living room, and the beverages and snacks inside the mini bar are free with the cost of the suite!
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In the morning, visit the hotel’s restaurant, The Square, for a complimentary breakfast. Breakfast is served from 7:30 am to 9.30 am, and, if you’d like, the receptionist may call your room at your requested time to make sure you don’t miss breakfast.
The Continental breakfast buffet serves Japanese sushi rolls, Chinese congee and egg rolls, Western sausages, bread, cheese and ham, and Indonesian soto (chicken soup with turmeric, served with rice) for breakfast! It’s not often you find such an interesting and delicious mix of breakfast foods!
Talking about food, Indonesian food is known for its strong flavors due to use of traditional spices, such as turmeric and shallots. Don’t miss the restaurant’s spicy oxtail soup (locally known as sop buntut balado), where the spicy meat has a soft texture, which blends nicely into the savory beef broth. If you’d like something healthy, try their traditional tonic called ‘sinom’ (turmeric is the base ingredients), known to be beneficial for overall health.
Perfect swimming pool for your family
Swimming at noon can mean sunburn, especially if you do it in a tropical place like Bandung. Luckily, if you’d like to swim during the sunniest part of the day, the swimming pool has an area shaded by a wall and vegetation. It is a perfect pool to cool down in in the middle of a hot, sunny day.
The pool is about 6 m x 10 m (19.80 ft x 32.97 ft) in size, and has a deeper adult section and shallow children’s section. It’s a perfect place to swim with your family, as the water is relatively warm during the day.
Free bike rental
Do you like the idea of coming to Bandung and getting the chance to explore the city by riding a bike? If yes, there is good news for you. There is no need for you to find a bike shop, as this hotel provides free bike rental for its guests!
Compared to Jakarta, Bandung is relatively cooler due to its elevation above sea level (750 meters, or 2460.80 feet above sea level; a little below 30 degree Celsius on average / 86 degrees Fahrenheit), so the city can be explored on a bike. Don’t forget to bring your camera with you, as there are many buildings with European architectural in Bandung.
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Across from the hotel is a mini mart named ‘Circle K’ and next to the hotel you can eat Chinese food at D’Lotus Restaurant, known for its yummy dim sum. Other amenities include a gym, kid’s club (children under 10 can play assorted creative games like building blocks, but a babysitter service is not provided), and a large conference room, which can accommodate up to 500 people. Airport pickup and drop service is also available for 75,000 IDR / 5.76 USD (one way). So, are you still undecided about where to stay in Bandung? Look no further and make your booking now with Novotel Bandung!