While booking my tour to Indonesia, I was recommended this hotel by a local travel agent. On line it looked great and grandeur. Arriving at the reception and checking in, looked like the choice was right.
Roman style pillars and a pool surrounded by trees gave the impression you were having a GRAND stay. Even more impressive when they advised I was getting a free upgrade to the deluxe room. But that is where the impressiveness ends.
The deluxe room was anything but deluxe. Its the size of a standard room, and bare necessities. There were stains on the tiled floor that looked like old dried ketchup, the sheets and pillow cases old and faded, and one pillow had dried stains that I assume were part of the ketchup on the floor. Yes it was red. The bathroom reasonably sized, had a lingering sewage odor that refused to go away.
10mins later after calling my agent, the front desk staff was up at my room and offered to move me back to the originally booked room. Downgrading from deluxe to standard.
The standard room smaller in size was actually a bit more comfortable, with just a bed and tv (not a lot of english channels to watch), but the bathroom was the size of a closet, literally.
Probably in the range of 5ft by 5ft. Open the door, the throne is to the left, a curtain separates the shower and washbasin. Yes they are behind the same curtain, and close to each other. You can have your shampoo and soap in the sink and still grab it while under the shower. The electrical socket for a shaver just above the sink also easily sprayed by the shower water.
Location wise, its quite far from any worthwhile places, and that includes Marliboro shopping street. So you cant really walk around and find any shopping or restos but I presume transport by cabs should be available although I didn't try it.
Breakfast was more towards Indonesian cuisine so forget about looking for eggs and other familiar items.
I think the hotel caters mostly to locals rather than tourists, since all I saw was local guests. This included the next night when bus loads of school kids arrived and created all kinds of chaos.
Running and howling in the corridors till almost 1am, despite the teachers yelling numerous times to keep the noise down. They kept knocking on doors and running off, and several times dialing random room numbers on the phone and hanging up.
At 630am, the same chaos ensued while they checked out and the hotel staff were convinced by the kids to open rooms that had guests under the pretense their friends were still in the rooms and not on the bus. So housekeeping happily opened and tried to enter my room.
Giving credit where its due, the staff do speak good english, and they are friendly and helpful but thats about the only good thing I can say about the place.
Definitely wouldn't go back here.
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