We stayed here 2 nights after a long day of travel from the Togean Islands. Do not be surprised by the fancy front entrance and think you are being scammed this IS the place in the Lonely Planet guide. The rooms are still budget prices. The location is great; the people super friendly and the room clean. We were in a superior room with a/c, cold-water shower, TV, and WI fi. The chairs around the courtyard in front of your room create a nice traveler vibe and everyone is eager to share their stories of where they have been and where they are going. The night market is across the street and the new a/c mall is just a 15-minute walk away. The hotel will help you arrange onward travel. Breakfast was Indonesian style. All in all good value for your money!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New Melati Hotel Gorontalo is located at the centre of Gorontalo City, the new developing province in North Sulawesi. It is a 50 minutes drive from Djalaludin Airport and within walking distance to shopping malls, restaurants, banks and government offices. Tourist information, as well as trips to local tourism destinations can easily be arranged from the Hotel, including internal flights and local diving packages, dive courses, and for those interested in discovering the world of diving (Discovering Scuba Diving). ... more less