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Where To Stay In Banjarmasin, Indonesia: Top 8 Hotel Picks - Updated 2020

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Carmela
Carmela
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If you’re taking a trip to Indonesia, it is best to stop over Banjarmasin to experience their famous floating markets. You can do a quick overnight stay or extend it to a week depending on your itinerary. One thing’s for certain, your stay can be accommodated by the friendliest people in Banjarmasin’s coziest hotels. This article enumerates eight of them with excellent service, clean and chic interiors, enticing dishes, and spacious rooms. Ready to take your pick?

1. Aston Banua Hotel (from 38 USD)

Aston Banua Hotel is located strategically between the Syamsudin Noor Airport airport and the city. It serves as an ideal meeting place for those transacting businesses in Banjarmasin or for travelers who need a quick overnight stay. The structure can be easily spotted with its attractive architecture.

You can choose between a deluxe room or a suite. Both offer a spacious working area and a stylish bathroom. The WiFi connection is also excellent.

Their in-house restaurant offers a variety of choices from Indonesian cuisines to Western and Asian dishes. Everything in your plate is served with fresh ingredients and are served from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. You will never feel like a stranger with their warm accommodations. Hotel employees are helpful and speak English fluently.

Aston Banua Hotel

Address: Grand Banua Jl. Jend. A. Yani Km 11, 8, 70652 Banjarmasin, Indonesia (see map)

Price: from 38 USD

2. Hotel Palm (from 29 USD)

Enjoy a simple yet cozy stay in one of the elegantly designed rooms of Hotel Palm. You will especially love the wooden theme of their rooms which adds warmth to your stay and gives you a feeling like you’re staying in your own home. Deluxe and superior rooms have bathtubs, but if you want, you can spend a relaxing night in their sauna. For laid back afternoons or if you’re craving for a good meal, the Palm Coffee Shop is open to serve different cuisines and specialty drinks. You can also use their fitness center, equipped with wellness coaches and the latest exercise equipment.

Hotel Palm

Address: Jl. S. Parman No. 189 Banjarmasin, 70116 Banjarmasin, Indonesia (see map)

Price: from 29 USD

3. TreePark Hotel (from 23 USD)

TreePark Hotel is distinct for its inviting landscape, which provides a perfect view at night. From the lobby, you can easily see the hotel’s artistic and modern look. You will feel like you’re in a gallery or an art center because of the unique decorations and stylish furniture they use.

Everything complements each other, from the choice of colors to the interior design. It’s a good place to stay if you’re looking to spend some quiet time alone or you want to have warm conversations with your business partners. The hotel’s Intro Bistro will give a perfect ambiance for this. They serve a la carte dishes for lunch and dinner. Moreover, the Arbor’s breakfast buffet, which you’ll also find in the hotel, is really sumptuous!

TreePark Hotel

Address: Jl. Ahmad Yani KM 6, 70654 Banjarmasin, Indonesia (see map)

Price: from 23 USD

4. Mercure Hotel (from 60 USD)

Another top pick in Banjarmasin is Mercure Hotel, known for their superb service, big and comfortable rooms, and excellent location. It rests near some popular leisure and business spots in the city and just 25 minutes away from the Syamsudin Noor Airport. You can enjoy a stunning view of the city or the hotel pool from your bedroom which is equipped with a mini bar, study desk, and a free WiFi connection. There are many options to choose from if you want to relax.

They have a pool, a sauna, a massage service, and a fitness center. You can also visit the nearby Swargaloka Golf Course, roughly 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) away from the hotel. There are an outdoor playground and activity center for kids, too! This hotel is perfect for the whole family, introvert travelers, and business people who need a break.

Mercure Hotel

Address: Jl. Ahmad Yani KM 2, No.98, 70232 Banjarmasin, Indonesia (see map)

Price: from 60 USD

5. G'Sign Hotel (from 40 USD)

G'Sign Hotel is a 4-star hotel with more than 100 rooms, two ballrooms, and 11 meeting rooms. You will enjoy unlimited WiFi access in all areas and a comfortable stay in their spacious rooms, all with flatscreen TVs and a minibar among others. You have many room sizes to choose from depending on your need and budget.

For instance, their Nikkei double or twin room measures 30 square meters (323 square feet) and comes with a wardrobe/closet, safety deposit box, a carpeted floor, and city view. They have an in-house restaurant serving Eastern and Indonesian dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And for a more private bonding with your family, you can take a dip in their indoor pool.

G'Sign Hotel offers affordable prices for an overnight stay. They also give away promos and discounts every now and then. It’s really worth it!

G'Sign Hotel

Address: Jl. A. Yani KM. 4,5 No. 448, 70249 Banjarmasin, Indonesia (see map)

Price: from 40 USD

6. Rattan Inn Hotel (from 47 USD)

If you’re in Indonesia and craving some really good Japanese food, you better check in at Rattan Inn Hotel. They have a good selection of Japanese dishes served fresh daily in one of their in-house restaurants, Sakaeru Japanese Restaurant. They also have dining places for Western specialties and local delicacies.

The hotel takes pride in their resort-themed ambiance with a big outdoor pool and a relaxing spa. Their elegant and spacious meeting rooms also make them a good venue for conventions or conferences. But if you’re traveling for leisure, you can choose to have a room with a terrace overlooking the pool or have a relaxing stay in one of their 165 rooms. Rooms have a minibar, desk, sitting area, and fast WiFi connection. They also have an in-house doctor and a reliable business center for travelers on the go.

Rattan Inn Hotel

Address: Jl A.Yani Km 5,7 Banjarmasin, 70248 Banjarmasin, Indonesia (see map)

Price: from 47 USD

7. Swiss-Belhotel (from 43 USD)

You will love the combination of the green landscape and classic interiors of Swiss-Belhotel. It is near the floating market and the airport but you will feel like you’re miles away from the city once you find yourself relaxing under the sun in one of their wooden poolside beds. The pool is big enough to get good refreshing exercise. The helpful staff will make you feel at home. These people know how to provide hotel service at its finest.

You will get pampered like a king (or queen) in their rooms with intricately designed bed sheets and wall decor. The colors give a royal vibe! All rooms have a coffee and tea maker, too. And whenever you get hungry, there’s a cozy coffee shop and an in-house restaurant with an ocean view ready to satisfy your appetite.

Swiss-Belhotel

Address: Jl. Pangeran Antasari no. 86A, 70241 Banjarmasin, Indonesia (see map)

Price: from 43 USD

8. Golden Tulip Galaxy Hotel (from 58 USD)

If you would like to stay near the famous Banjarmasin floating market, you can book a night or two at Golden Tulip Galaxy. The market is just 15 minutes away and it is also near the Batik Village where you can shop authentic cloth and goods. This hotel features an outdoor pool, a spa and wellness center, and a karaoke place for your entertainment.

The food in their in-house restaurants is hard to miss. Branch Restaurant offers a variety of cuisines, including Mexican, Asian, American and Indonesian dishes, while authentic Chinese food is served at Duck King Restaurant. You can also try a drink at the Opio Wine Bar & Lounge. If you’re traveling with a big group or a family, there are spacious rooms available including elegant suites complete with a living room, a dining table, and a sofa. Connecting rooms are also an option to keep you close to your loved ones.

Golden Tulip Galaxy Hotel

Address: Jl. Ahmad Yani KM2.5 No. 138, 70254 Banjarmasin, Indonesia (see map)

Price: from 58 USD

A rewarding stay

No matter what your purpose is for visiting Banjarmasin, you know you can always come back and feel welcome in any of these hotels. Everything you want for a simple yet rewarding staycation is provided for you whether you’re with friends, your family, your business partners, or even if you’re traveling alone. You will look forward taking that well-deserved rest at the end of each day.

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Carmela Ann Santos is a freelance writer and a licensed teacher from the Philippines. Her top destinations would include any place with a clear view of cloud formations and peaceful waters. She...Read more

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