Where To Stay In Padang, Indonesia: 9 Wonderful Places To Stay - Updated 2024

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Padang is the capital of the province of West Sumatra in Indonesia and is the largest city on the western coast of Sumatra. Before Indonesia’s independence, Padang was one of the major cities in the Dutch East Indies. Considered to be one of the cleanest big cities in Indonesia, Padang features a tropical rainforest climate and is one of Indonesia’s wettest cities, with frequent rainfall throughout the course of the year. There are many old buildings in Padang that still retain their Dutch and Chinese architecture, such as Padang City Hall, De Javaschebank (now Bank Indonesia), Nederlandsch Spaarbank, Geo Wehry & Co, and Escompto Maatschappij Office.

Must-visit landmarks include Adityawarman Museum, Grand Mosque of West Sumatra, Muhammadan Mosque, St. Leo Monastery, and Vihara Buddha Warman (a Buddhist temple). Popular malls include Basko Grand Mall, Plaza Andalas, and Rocky Plaza; while some of the best nature attractions in Padang are Air Manis Beach, Siti Nurbaya Park, and Bung Hatta Nature Reserve. The cuisine of the Minangkabau people is commonly called Padang cuisine. Padang restaurants are common throughout the country and are famous for their spicy food.

Padang is well-connected by road, air, rail and sea, with plenty of public transport within the city and intercity. The city is served by the newly opened Minangkabau International Airport in Ketaping, Padang Pariaman. If you’re coming by the sea, Padang’s Teluk Bayur harbor serves inter-island as well as international routes. Sibinuang and Dang Tuanku provides the train services from Padang (Simpang Haru) to Pariaman and vice versa. If you’re visiting Padang, try staying at one of these hotels or vacation rentals.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 13, 2024.

1. Oxville Hotel (from USD 34)

An outdoor pool and a large shared balcony characterize Oxville Hotel, a 3-minute drive from Plaza Andalas. Housing a bar and a restaurant, the modern hotel provides free Wi-Fi access throughout its premises. Padang Beach and Aditya Warman Museum are both within 1 km (0.62 miles) from Oxville Hotel, which can be reached by a 45-minute car ride from Minangkabau International Airport. Siti Nurbaya Bridge is the nearby landmark to visit.

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Oxville Hotel

Address: Jl. Kampung Sebelah No. 28
1.3 km (0.9 mi) from Great Mosque Nurul Iman Padang

Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Laundry Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Breakfast takeaway containers Thermometers for guests provided by property WiFi Available Delivered food is securely covered Physical distancing rules followed

2. Mercure Padang (from USD 57)

The 4-star Mercure Padang is just a 5-minute walk from Purus Beach. Equipped with free Wi-Fi, its contemporary rooms overlook either the outdoor pool or the ocean. A spa, sauna and fitness room are available. Mercure Padang is also a 10-minute drive from Padang Beach and Plaza Andalas, and a 45-minute drive from Minangkabau International Airport. Airport shuttle is provided. The nearby landmark that you must visit is the Siti Nurbaya Bridge.

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Mercure Padang

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Jl. Purus IV No. 8
2.33 km (1.5 mi) from Great Mosque Nurul Iman Padang

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

3. Fernanda's Home (from 25 USD)

The place features a 2 bedroom and 3 bathroom house with comfortable beds. It has 1 king size and 1 single bed in the master bedroom, and a queen size bed in the second bedroom. It is a kid-friendly house with a toy corner for kids to play at. The house has a mountain view and is near the ocean.

Fernanda's home

Price: from 25 USD

Number of Guests: 7

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4. Ricky’s Beach House (from USD 27)

Ricky’s Beach House is a guesthouse located on a small private beach 10 minutes walking distance from a small fishing village. The village, Nagari Sungai Pinang, is situated on the west coast of the Indian Ocean, south of Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra, Indonesia. There, you get to explore the local lifestyle, enjoy the warm temperature of the Indian Ocean and join the acoustic live music with the crew.

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Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
21.98 km (13.7 mi) from Great Mosque Nurul Iman Padang
76 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 15 Beds 16 Guests 15 Bedrooms 20 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfy bed netted as photo and a good fan for night sleeping
there's no wifi but it felt great to be disconnected for a few days
ricky and all his staff make you feel so welcome and at home
hosts are very accommodating and helpful
outstanding were the staff and the next by village
thanks staff you were great and made me laugh often
the staff were friendly and did absolutely everything they could to make my stay comfortable and fun
the location is a wonderful beach paradise
ricky's place is just perfect
amazing place the guys picked us up in a village about an hr from there
couldn't of asked for a better stay it is a place in paradise and everyone there was wonderful
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5. A simple and comfortable apartment (from USD 10)

An accommodation does not have to be posh as long as it can promise you the warmth and comfort you need throughout your stay. This apartment can promise you that. There are two bedrooms available here that come with four beds, making the space suitable for six people. Other facilities include two shared bathrooms, household essentials, and wireless internet access. What’s more, you can head to the rooftop to enjoy a great view of the surroundings. You will also be staying close to the beach and public transportation.

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Padang Barat, Provinsi Sumatera Barat, Indonesia
2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Great Mosque Nurul Iman Padang
40 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 3 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi works well especially on the roof (where you have a nice view) or downstairs
the room is comfortable and there's a fan
-toilet and room door lock can be better
it's not a hotel room but for one night perfect
we wished there would have been a shower in such a warm city but everything else was fantastic
the place is clean and easily accessible
the rooms were clean
bathroom is very clean there's a squat toilet and a shower
the place is basic with very basic bathroom but evrything is clean
it is a simple accommodation but is clean and has everything you need
ariza was a wonderful host
ariza is a great host
ariza was so helpful kind and communicative
mr ariza is a very friendly helpful and responsible host
the host was super nice friendly and helpful as well
the location is good
great location on a quiet side street without thru-traffic
ariza has a wonderful place that is a great location and amazing value
best place to stay near public transportation and very responsive host
but what makes ariza's place stand out is his personality and friendliness
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6. Rocky Plaza Hotel Padang (from USD 46)

Located a 35-minute drive from Minangkabau International Airport, Rocky Plaza Hotel Padang features an outdoor pool and offers massage services. Free Wi-Fi hotspots are available throughout the hotel. Rocky Plaza Hotel Padang is a 45-minute drive from Air Manis Beach, where the famous Malin Kundang Rock is located. Gadang Clock and Ngarai Siano in Bukit Tinggi area are a 2.5-hour drive away.

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Rocky Plaza Hotel Padang

Address: Jl. Permindo No. 40
1.03 km (0.7 mi) from Great Mosque Nurul Iman Padang

Lift Room service Airport shuttle (additional charge) Outdoor pool (all year) Garden Meeting/banquet facilities Shared lounge/TV area 24-hour security

7. Kyriad Hotel Bumiminang

This hotel is about a 5-minute walk away Adityawarman Museum, and a 5-minute drive away from Andalas Plaza. From the property, Minangkabau International Airport is reachable within 45 minutes by car. The air-conditioned rooms at Bumiminang Hotel feature modern design with touches of traditional Minang accents. Free Wi-Fi and parking are available.

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Kyriad Hotel Bumiminang

Address: Jalan Bundo Kanduang No. 20 - 28
449 meters (0.3 ft) from Great Mosque Nurul Iman Padang

8. Lorent La Villa

Lorent La Villa is a private villa on the top of Sungkai Hill in Padang-West Sumatra. With a swimming pool and fresh air, the place is perfect for nature lovers as you can enjoy the amazing views of the nearby mountain, rice field, river, waterfall, garden, and forest. Wireless Internet and breakfast are available.

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9.5 km (6.0 mi) from Great Mosque Nurul Iman Padang
6 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 7 Beds 16 Guests 1 Bedroom 8 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
the rooms are very spacious and clean the pool is cleaned regularly
all the staff are friendly
sovia is a very enthusiastic host
sovia loren and her staff took care of us like we were part of their family
people are extremely friendly and happy to help
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9. HW Hotel Padang (from USD 27)

HW Hotel Padang offers spacious rooms with flat-screen TV and views of the sea, mountain or city. It provides free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel and a restaurant with room service. The hotel is situated about 100 m (0.062 miles) from Shirley Souvenirs Centre, while the Pasar Raya (traditional market) is 500 m (0.3 miles) away. It takes 40 minutes by car from HW Padang Hotel to Minangkabau International Airport. Siti Nurbaya Bridge is the nearby landmark.

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HW Hotel Padang

Address: Jalan Hayam Wuruk No.16
957 meters (0.6 ft) from Great Mosque Nurul Iman Padang

Physical distancing rules followed CCTV in common areas Trouser press Outdoor pool Security alarm Free parking Dry cleaning Free WiFi

Have a pleasant stay in Padang and enjoy the Minangkabau hospitality

The Minangkabau people are some of the friendliest people you’ll meet in Indonesia, and they truly pamper you throughout your stay. Whether you’re staying at a five-star hotel or a homely house with the host and family, you’ll receive the same pleasant treatment!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Dayana is a freelance writer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She lives by the Rumi quote, "Let the beauty we love be what we do."

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