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“Guesshouse with nice location & friendly staff”

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d'Fresh Guest House & Resto
Ranked #50 of 102 Malang B&B and Inns
Surabaya, Indonesia
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“Guesshouse with nice location & friendly staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

Actually this is average budget motel to stay. Price is quite higher/expensive than other place judging it's facility. It's only provided basic rooms service and also restaurant/cafee service. No pool & kid playground available. We book for 2 night on the weekend with price per nite about USD 37.5 (IDR375000)

Room
Room is quite large with comfortable KingSize bed. Independent AC with remote control, LCD Television with Cable Channel reception (but some channel is poor to watch). Room's door already equipped with card key, and door can buzzing chirp sound if door is not close properly. But room light is very dim, provided only with 2 yellow light only spotting on bed's area. So it's very uncomfortable for us while looking something. Also there is only 1 power outlet avalaible on near washbasin. So we must take turn when charging our gadget and beware of water splashing on it. Alternatively we can use plug on TV power. Bathroom is shower only
with toilet provided with bidet. What we like, water shower give hard water pressure and hot/water avalaible any time. But beware sometime water become too hot. Better check it first for little children who will take a bath. No special amenities like hot water boiler, coffea & tea avalaible in the room (very dissapoint for its price we pay, hotel should provide it). Otherwise we must order it from the restaurant. Daily refreshment of 2 small mineral water is provided. Staff is ver responsive when we asked them for fresh towels and empty room's trashcan

OUR BAD EXPERIENCE : When we arrive we found many small fly insect swarm all around on the wall of our room.Very disgsuting. Very suprisingly for us they did not prepare the room. This is not something we can handle just like ordinary small mosquito.So we complain to staff to see it by theirself. Then they request us to wait in lobby while they spray it with bug repellant and swipe it from the floor (yes they need to swipe it). We must awaiting about 30 minutes to let's gone the odour before we can use our room. Also we get the room on 1st floor near the lobby, stairs and restaurant area, so very crowded in the night with band & music sound and we try to ignore it when sleeping.

Restaurant & Cafee.
Actually food & drink price is not expensive as others hotel may charge. We order Cappucino for about USD1.5 (about IDR 150000 and Double scoop ice cream for USD2.5 (IDR 25000). But for food,like breakfast menu, taste very plain and ordinary Indonesian food (fried rice, noodle rice) with hot coffee and tea. Hotel didn't provide many food & drink option during breakfast.

Location
We must admit location is very good, almost in the center of Malang city. So very easy looking for transportation to use around the city. Parking area is small but security is very helpful to arrange guess cars when parking.

Bonus Secret Place :
Well at first we think this hotel didn't have much place to enjoy. But it's wrong they have 'secret' garden rooftop, on 4th floor. We must use stair to reach it and viola we can enjoy the scenery of Malang city with mountain on it's background. The grass and plants are well treatment. And even the soil is beach sand. Very interesting. A dining Chair & table are available to use, probably for hotel's evening/BBQ event. Reccomended to see in the morning or afternoon.

Conclusion
This is small budget hotel with higher price. But it's nice clean and have new looking apperance. Staff are very friendly and helpful. No special facility on the hotel so suitable for guess who just transit or need place to stay short time in Malang because its Good location on Malang city. Do not expect to many from this hotel.

Room Tip: Avoid room nears stairs or lobby area (if stay in 1st floor).
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

Room's lighting can be improved. Too cramped, no wardrobe just a couple hangers. Staffs are friendly. I like the bed, decent quality bed. They have in-room spa seervice. You should check out the 'bakso bakar' (grill meatball) nearby.

  • Stayed August 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

clean, good service, good atmosphere, nice breakfast, very convenient place, don't find any tools in the room to make some hot drink but they give me hot water while i ask them, nice people there.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Additional Information about d'Fresh Guest House & Resto

Property: d'Fresh Guest House & Resto
Address: Jln. Candi Trowulan no. 12, Malang 65142, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Malang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Malang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — d'Fresh Guest House & Resto 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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