Located approximately 3 hours drive from the capital city, Jakarta, Bandung is a destination that you should consider to visit. Aside from recreational and historical sites such as the famous Geological Museum (museum that stores artifacts from Indonesia’s pre-historic era), Bandung boasts the magnificent Mount Tangkuban Perahu that is famous for its crater, not unlike Mount Bromo in East Java. More than that, Bandung also houses the only ‘six star hotel’ in Indonesia: Trans Luxury Hotel.
Gain satisfaction with the well-facilitated rooms
Is there a six star hotel? Haha! That’s how the hotel calls itself. What make it excel from a five star hotel? Rooms and other facilities of this 18-floor accommodation are similar with those of other five star hotels (e.g. writing desk, flat screen satellite TV with a comfortable sitting area, marble indoor bathroom, high quality toiletries, swimming pool, city view, etc.), but there is one or two things that make them more luxurious.
When you enter the lobby, look up and you will find that the ceilings are well decorated with golden batik motifs (batik: Indonesian art of flowery designs). Very few hotels have put so much details on the ceilings. All rooms are equipped with automatic curtain where you only need to press a button on the wall to open and close. The hotel also provide the guests with Acqua Di Parma toiletries, a famous and expensive Italian brand for perfumed soap and shampoo. Instead of just a 32 inch plasma TV, which a five star hotel normally puts in each room, in here you can enjoy a 46-inch one!
Integrated with Trans Studio Mall and theme park
In addition to five-star accommodation, facilities and amenities, Trans Luxury Hotel is integrated with a shopping mall and a theme park (Trans Studio Mall and Trans Studio Bandung Theme Park). There are many hotels, which are adjacent to a shopping center, but none is integrated with both a shopping mall and a theme park! Staying in this hotel will provide you with great convenience and easy accessibility to shopping and entertainment. You need not worry about traffic jams.
Perhaps that is the reason why this hotel charges a premium rate for an Indonesian five-star hotel at 160 USD for Premier Rooms and 203 USD for Club Premier Rooms.
Dine at the highest place in Bandung
This hotel also has another amenity that you shouldn’t miss. Located on the 18th floor, The 18th Restaurant and Lounge serves quality food and service while allowing guests to enjoy beautiful city views of Bandung.
Open from Monday to Sunday from 4pm till 12am, Trans Luxury Hotel provides you with a range of international cuisines. The 18th has the most delicious seafood in town! You should also order the Grilled Australian Black Angus Rib Eye. It is barbecued ribs (imported from Australia, more tender than regular ribs) served with steamed broccoli, lettuce and pumpkin. They put extra sweet BBQ sauce over the ribs! Bon appétit!
Skywalk experience at The 18th
Another feature of The 18th Restaurant and Lounge is the ‘skywalk’. At the west corner of the restaurant, you can experience walking or standing on a transparent glass floor that clearly shows the road and vehicles beneath you. They call it skywalk, but it doesn’t connect to any building. It is actually a platform of the 18th floor.
Six star experience at Trans Luxury Hotel
Being a five-star hotel is admirable, but Trans Luxury Hotel stands out with Trans Studio Mall and its theme park adjacent to the hotel lobby. So if you have Bandung as your next holiday destination, do consider staying at the Trans Luxurious Hotel.