Although the hotel name suggests otherwise, Escape Beach hotel has no beach. The polluted 3 meter wide sand strip really doesn't count. Swimming is not an option.
Besides that, the location of the hotel is good. The suite room we booked is average size for an normal hotel room. Bathroom is small and simple. Keep in mind that the hotel standards on Karimunjawa island are lower compared to the average hotel in other Indonesian cities.
The room was downright filthy when we checked in and we had the staff clean it up first. Another problem was that the hotel management was abroad and that the hotel was - literally - run by a couple of kids. No one spoke English and there was no clear host.
Breakfast is a pancake with suger. Period.
We had trouble with our room, because at night we found out that some unwanted inhabitants lived in our room. We never found out wether it were mice or bats, but the scratching and screeching were well, a nightmare.
Of course this is not the standard experience, but the problem was that there was no host or management to adequatly have a discussion about this issue. We wrote a respectful email to the management, but the lousy answer we got suggest that the management isn't any better than its staff.
If you disregard the fancy brochure and website, and downgrade your expectations, than this hotel can be for you. It's pretty cheap, after all. But if really want what this hotel claims to offer, you might want to search for another stay.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Escape Beach Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.