Where To Stay In Medan, Indonesia - Updated 2021

where to stay in medan indonesia

As the capital of North Sumatra province and Indonesia’s third largest city, Medan is a bustling city for business travel. With various attractions that go beyond post-business leisures, this city is slowly carving its name as an emerging destination. See the octagonal Great Mosque or enjoy the eclectic dining scene at Jala Selat Panjang Street, Medan calls travelers to explore its nooks and corners. When it comes to accommodation, Medan caters to both leisure and business travelers. Here are top hotels you might want to pick for your next trip to Medan.

1. Grand Swiss-Belhotel for the Business Traveler (from USD 52)

For those who want to stay within the Central Business District of Medan, an upscale business hotel like Grand Swiss-Belhotel is a great choice. This 242-room hotel also offers 3 dining venues including its rooftop restaurant, The Edge, located at the hotel’s 27th floor. For post-meeting facilities, Grand Swiss-Belhotel in Medan has an aquarium-style pool, spa, and a fitness center. A highlight feature for this hotel is the Cambridge City Square Mall connected to Grand Swiss-Belhotel.

Cambridge Hotel Medan

Address: Jalan S. Parman No. 217

First aid kit available Non-smoking rooms Meeting/banquet facilities Bar All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Lift Tour or class about local culture Children television networks

2. Aryaduta Medan for a 5-Star experience (from USD 42)

Looking for luxury hotels in Medan? Book at Aryaduta Medan, located on top of the Grand Palladium Shopping Mall. Elegant with its European architecture, this hotel is famous for its 35-meter (115 foot) courtyard pool. It has 4 dining venues, massage services and fitness center. Aryaduta Medan has 195 rooms and suites with 8 room types including those with direct access to the pool. Rooms also have views of the city and those billeted at the suites can also enjoy the VIP Lounge at the Kuala Namu International Airport.

Aryaduta Medan

Address: Jl. Kapten Maulana Lubis no.8

Car hire Designated smoking area Lift Shoeshine Breakfast in the room VIP room facilities Fitness centre Massage

3. Gandhi Inn’s homey appeal (from USD 24)

Most often, you will discover affordable accommodation right in the center of a city. The same holds true for Gandhi Inn, located at the heart of Medan appealing to budget travelers with their “home away from home” ambiance. A small property with only 48 rooms, guests can take advantage of the personalized service from their highly skilled and friendly staff. Gandhi Inn offers complimentary breakfast and 24-hour room service. This inn has a public kitchen for guests to whip up their own meals, and those staying in the studio room can enjoy a private kitchen and bigger space, enough to accommodate a sofa. Gandhi Inn also has a small meeting room that is good for 40 people.

Gandhi Inn

Address: Jl. Gandhi No. 125 A-B (137/139)

Parking Car hire Sun terrace 24-hour front desk Shared kitchen Airport shuttle Designated smoking area Private parking

4. Treat yourself and stay at JW Marriott Hotel (from USD 57)

Stylish and luxurious guest rooms, impeccable service, and outstanding amenities, JW Marriott Hotel is the most indulging hotel in Medan. As the city’s first 5-start hotel, enjoy nothing but the best from its prime location within the Central Business District. To name some of its amenities and facilities, Medan’s JW Marriott has a full-service spa, indoor whirpool pool, outdoor pool, meeting halls, and a fitness center. Rooms are elegantly furnished with modern amenities. Some rooms have separate bathtubs and showers. As a top business hotel, JW Marriott Medan has a specific room type for business travelers – the Business Rooms.

JW Marriott Hotel Medan

Address: Jalan Putri Hijau No. 10

Fax/photocopying Meeting/banquet facilities Non-smoking rooms On-site parking Live music/performance Internet services Shuttle service (free) Business centre

5. Permata Inn for simple stays (from USD 6)

An inexpensive place to stay in Medan is Permata Inn, offering affordable rooms with either private or shared bathrooms. This inn has clean and safe rooms for budget travelers visiting Medan. Guests can upgrade to have breakfast here. Providing basic services to ensure comfort and convenience, this inn has a shared lounge, Wi-Fi, 24-hour front desk, on-site snack bar, and airport shuttle. Within the property, guests can find a hairdresser and a gift shop.

Permata Inn

Address: Jl. Guru Patimpus No. 53

Fax/photocopying WiFi Available Ticket service Physical distancing rules followed Cashless payment available Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Tour desk Non-smoking rooms

6. Modern Hotel Stay at Swiss-Belinn (from USD 24)

Another hotel in Medan with the best location is Swiss-Belinn, a 3-star hotel with modern rooms and an energizing appeal courtesy of its distinct orange color scheme. Rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a coffee/tea maker, and entertainment amenities. Swiss-Belinn has a spa, gym, and laundry services. For dining, this 180-room hotel has a restaurant, lounge, and bar. When it comes to sightseeing in Medan, this hotel is just a short walk from some of the top attractions in the city, namely, Tjong A Fie Mansion and the Great Mosque of Medan. The hotel is also surrounded by restaurants and shops.

Swiss-Belinn Medan

Address: Jalan Surabaya No. 88

Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities CCTV outside property Fire extinguishers Internet services Adult only Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Process in place to check health of guests Private parking

7. No-frills hostel with K77 Guest House (from USD 17)

There are plenty of options when it comes to affordable lodging in Medan. Adding to this list is K77 Guest House, offering clean and comfortable rooms that are equally safe and spacious. Guests can pick from its 5 room types, like private rooms and dormitories with either private or shared bathrooms. For those traveling with groups or family, K77 in Medan has a family room. K77 offers free Wi-Fi, laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, daily housekeeping, and a garden to relax and unwind.

K77 Guest House Medan

Address: Jl Seto no 6B

Non-smoking throughout Terrace Garden Special diet menus (on request) Sun terrace Snack bar Daily housekeeping Family rooms

8. Garden feel with Hotel Deli River & Restaurant (from USD 62)

If you want to go out a little bit from Medan without going to far, Hotel Deli River & Restaurant is a highly recommended choice. Located only 12 kilometers (7.2 mi) from the city center, you can escape the urban life and experience Indonesian local life, yet still feel close to the city. Here, guests will be spoiled with the relaxing ambiance set by a tropical garden and beautiful views of the Deli River. Within the property, guests can see local tress like mangoes and rambutans as well as various birds.

Guests can pick rooms or cottages, with cottages fitted with private verandas to enjoy the atmosphere and views. The hotel also houses Restaurant Omlandia, serving both Indonesian and Western cuisine. Must-tries are Nasi goreng, Soto Ayan, and Pecal. For foodies, they also offer cooking lessons.

Hotel Deli River and Restaurant Omlandia

Address: Jalan Raya Namorambe 129

Tour desk Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Sun terrace Pool bar Fax/photocopying Tour or class about local culture Non-smoking rooms Currency exchange

9. Grand Central Medan offers value for money (from USD 28)

A mid-range hotel in Medan is Grand Central, which has enough facilities to cater to the needs of international tourists without the heavy price. This hotel is close to shopping and leisure venues, for example, Medan Mall is only 4 kilometers (2.4 mi) away while Maimum Palace is 3.6 km (2 mi) away. Rooms are fitted with flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and are sound proofed. There is a kettle for warm drinks and bathrooms have bidets. For those who needs more space, pick an upgraded room that has a seating area. Grand Central provides assistance when it comes to car hire and tours, feel free to approach their 24-hour front desk with enquiries.

10. Business and leisure with Santika Premiere Dayandra Hotel & Convention (from USD 45)

If you are a business traveler or visiting Medan for conferences, there is a big chance that you’ve been to Santika Premiere Dayandra Hotel & Convention. This 4-star hotel not only houses the largest meeting room in the city (it has 10 meeting rooms and a ballroom), but its amenities and facilities are aligned for business travelers seeking leisure and entertainment after a business day. Relax as the pianist plays in the lobby, or unwind over coffee or drinks by the Lounge and Café. Or sweat it out at the gym. The pool is a nice place to hang out and just enjoy your free time. Other amenities are wheelchair access, smoking areas, valet service, spa, and a business center. This hotel is also close to both the business district and tourist attractions. Santika’s 324 rooms have outstanding in-room services and amenities

Santika Premiere Dyandra Hotel & Convention - Medan

Address: Jalan Kapten Maulana Lubis no. 7

Internet services Breakfast in the room Business centre Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Airport shuttle Newspapers Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Meeting/banquet facilities

Medan hotels for every guest

Whether you’re staying in a luxury hotel in Medan or cheap hostels, these accommodations have the right amenities and facilities to make your stay comfortable and your visit to Medan more enjoyable. With these selected properties, you are guaranteed to have more than a wonderful sleep while in Medan.

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Valerie Caulin is a travel and lifestyle writer and runs her own blog, www.valcaulin.com. She loves writing about hotels, family travel, and anything related to history and culture.

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