Four friends and I stayed here two nights. We had a twin room and the studio that we booked using booking.com. It was very, very nice. The beds were comfortable and soft and everything was very clean. The house itself is very beautiful, with lots of sitting areas for relaxing outside of the room. The breakfast was good, but standard rice, fruit, coffee, etc. Wifi worked well throughout the property.
The location is AMAZING. It's located in a gated community with TONS of nice, nice expensive houses and lots of beautiful trees and landscaping. My only advice is don't go to the street that's just one block away for food. There are lots of stalls, yes, but they refused us as we nor they spoke English. They weren't mean or rude to us, they just said no. We did manage to go to the restaurant on the corner nearby and it was amazing (but, with our lack of Bahasa, we ordered the same dish four different ways on accident).
The best place to go is to the other side of the gated neighborhood, a little further walk, but there are many more proper restaurants and cafes. I know these directions might seem vague, but I can't remember street names. The big street behind the house is the best one (not the one just right out the front of the house).
The staff does not speak English very well. I understand that I'm in a different country and that the world doesn't speak English, BUT it does make it difficult to communicate things at times. Slowly but surely, they understood us and we booked a car for the day (650,000 including gas, parking, etc - no lunch required) and also a car back to Jakarta (850,000 including ALL tolls and gas). We did tip 50 for the day trip around Bandung and 100 for the Jakarta driver. We actually had a local guest communicate for us and translate when the guest was around.
Getting a taxi here from the train station is impossible (we paid a gypsy van 75,000 for all five of us...and it was all we could find)! Also, getting a taxi to other areas didn't happen and we even called Blue Bird.
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- Ideally situated in a delightful residential area in Bandung, Rumah Aca guesthouse is only a minute away from Dago Area (full with many restaurants, boutiques, and leisure attractions), and 3 minutes away from Pasteur Highway. Thus the guesthouse is very ideal for leisure and also perfect for business travellers with easy access to area business and generous amenities to make your stay as productive as possible. ... more less
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