Located precisely on the equator, where the city centre of Pontianak is less than 3 km (1.8 miles) to the south of the equator, Pontianak, the capital city of West Kalimantan, is famously known as Equatorial City. Pontianak’s main populations are Malays, Chinese and indigenous people of Dayak. It is a diverse and multicultural city, where they celebrate each culture’s main events with cultural parades.
It is also famous for its culinary attractions, where you will find a mix of Malay, Indonesian, and Chinese cuisine, together on one tasty plate. It’s a culinary paradise! You can reach Pontianak by plane from Jakarta. For your cultural holiday, we have listed some recommendations on where to stay in the Equatorial City.
A new hostel in Pontianak that offers simple accommodation and a good menu for those who want to spend their cultural and culinary holiday in Kalimantan. The hostel is run by lovely warm people who know the areas and are always ready to help guests. From fishing, visiting traditional longhouses, and drinking house wine with the elders, to exploring an island in the middle of the Lake Sentarum and watching the sunset, you can arrange your itinerary from the hostel. They serve good coffee too!
Canopy Center Hostel
Address: Jalan Purnama II No. 20, 78115 Pontianak, Indonesia (see map)
Price: from 6 USD
Harris Hotel Pontianak is located at the city centre. With a modern building, the hotel provides good quality rooms with comfortable beds. On the ground floor, you will find a mini market where you can purchase selections of snacks to enjoy during your stay. Or just step outside of the hotel and you will be surrounded by a selection of food places and coffee shops, so you can explore the culinary of Pontianak. Don’t miss out on the rooftop swimming pool where you can swim and enjoy the sunset.
Located quite far from where the cafés in Pontianak are located, this hotel is the perfect place if you are looking for a quiet stay in the city centre. Maestro Hotel Kota Baru offers good rooms with city views, AC, and fast WiFi connection. The staffs are very helpful and ensure you a good stay, although, they have limited skills speaking English. You can reach some interesting places with public transportation just outside the hotel, or, you can rent a car if you wish to visit further places.
Maestro Hotel Kota Baru
Address: Jl. Sultan Abdurrahman No. 72
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Internet services Luggage storage Ironing service All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Delivered food is securely covered Meeting/banquet facilities Swimming pool
Located next to a shopping mall in the city centre, Mercure Pontianak offers spacious rooms with comfortable beds and extra pillows. The staff is helpful which adds to the hotel’s excellent service. Mercure Pontianak provides free WiFi all around the hotel and a nice swimming pool to cool down after a day of exploring Pontianak.
Accordingly to a guest review, this hotel is “a very pleasant haven while traveling”. Aston Pontianak Hotel and Convention Center offers rooms with good facilities to pamper you during your stay in Pontianak. The hotel also offers a great selection at the breakfast buffet and the restaurant offers delicious and tasty Chinese food. This hotel is also conveniently located near many local warung (small restaurants) so you can experience the local cuisine.
Aston Pontianak Hotel and Convention Center
Address: Jl. Gajah Mada, Gajah Mada 21
Spa and wellness centre Luggage storage Room service Newspapers Internet services Concierge service Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Thermometers for guests provided by property
Hotel Kini Pontianak is strategically located in the area with plenty of souvenir shops. The hotel provides an MPV to transport guests, for an affordable price, to make it easier for guests to explore the surrounding places. The hotel rooms are clean and spacious and have all basic toiletries needed. The hospitality of the staff is excellent and breakfast is served as a buffet, with many selections of food. If you’re looking for entertainment, you don’t have to go far since the hotel has karaoke. And don’t forget to pamper yourself at the hotel spa for relaxation after a long day.
Located in the city centre, Golden Tulip Pontianak offers you all the modern comforts that you expect from a hotel. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and a big selection at breakfast for all tastes, from Indonesian to European to Chinese. Golden Tulip Pontianak’s semi-outdoor restaurant is a good place to sit on the comfortable lazy chairs while enjoying coffee in the morning. You can also have fun swimming in the pool with your children during your stay. Ask for the room with the city view for the best stay at Golden Tulip Pontianak.
Golden Tulip Pontianak
Address: Jalan Teuku Umar No. 39
Packed lunches Ironing service First aid kit available Newspapers Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning On-site parking Live music/performance Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
Located near the Kapuas River, Hotel Santika Pontianak offers you a city view as you start and end your day. Hotel Santika Pontianak offers spacious rooms, AC, strong WiFi connection and a big selection at the buffet breakfast. The staff speaks English and is very helpful with all you need during your stay. If you have an early flight, you can ask the hotel to prepare a box of breakfast for you when you check out. Such an excellent service!
An equatorial experience
As an Equatorial City, Pontianak in Indonesia is a very hot city. Stay hydrated during your stay at Pontianak and choose the best accommodation that can pamper you after a long hot day exploring the surroundings.
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