We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Santika Jakarta: Mostly Good Not Fantastic!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Hotel Santika Premiere Semarang
Ranked #5 of 71 Hotels in Semarang
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Our experience at Santika in September 2013 was our first trip to Jakarta, though we have traveled elsewhere in Indonesia.

Santika's arrival point is very pleasant, seems fresh new and contemporary. Certainly the ground floor Reception, Lounge and Dining Rooms are on a par with more than the very best Australian Hotels. It's all very pleasant and international with a nice Indonesia touch. Perhaps for me it ended up being just a little too international, but it's not Bali!

Staff were mostly very helpful and friendly, but everyone can have a bad day: That happens allover the world.

Breakfast is excellent with a huge range of international foods. I would take your time and order something cooked just for you: Omelette, pancakes or some such. Though there is plenty of food ready to eat and many staff ready to serve. Certainly Breakfast is a high light at the Santika. T

Our room was good, plenty of room and comfortable. Perhaps getting a little tired and needing some maintenance.

Taxi service from Santika is excellent. Which is good because if you have not been to Jakarta you soon realize you have to taxi everywhere.

Gymnasium is also excellent, with spa and sauna separate for males and females. Plenty of range of weights, training equipment etc. I think Australians would appreciate this aspect. And it seems hardly used.

Santika's swimming pool is large and well maintained. Some people might find it a little exposed to the hotel traffic as it is in full view of the main breakfast, dinner buffet area.

The only issue I had was getting access to ice. But I experience this everywhere in Indonesia. Room fridges never seem cold enough. Staff always seemed to struggle with the idea of wanting an ice bucket in your room. Not a big deal but easier access to ice would be a small but easily fixed issue, appreciated by western travelers, especially Australians.

Some travelers might be disturbed by the early noise of local Mosques, which could be heard in our room. Hey it's Indonesia! I found it not at all disturbing and very pleasant.

As always practice your Bahasa Indonesian (Language of Indonesia). Santika staff will appreciate the effort and your experience will be richer. It's also respectful and heaps of fun!

All in all, Santika is worth a visit!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Peter V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (259)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

71 - 77 of 259 reviews

Reviewed 17 February 2014


Big & clean room suits me and my family just nice during the holiday. Staffs are nice as well but sometimes I saw the reception desk empty without staff at all and most of the time I did not see any door man. Breakfast are good enough for me, the hotel offers a lot of food varieties. Overall Santika is a good old hotel that trying to wake up again. I would love to visit again the next time I visit Semarang.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Raja Kamar
Thank Felix F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We stayed 3 nights in this hotel downtown Semarang and enjoyed the food, the nice rooms and the friendly staff. It's good value for money and we used this hotel as a base for visits to Demak and other surrounding areas of Semarang. Semarang is the 4th city in Indonesia with 1.5 million inhabitants. Don't miss the Gereja Blenduk, the old colonial protestant church.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Tanja V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 January 2014

We've stayed for 5 nights and they offered very best service like pick up from railways station, drop off to airport both for free, but just wonder there was no welcome drink like other Santika's hotel.

Nothing special in the room; look ordinary and equipped with old stuff. The exhaust in the bathroom was noisy but the staff gave a good response to fix it. It will be great if the hotel change the bed and pillow with the quality one. The pillow was hard so makes us uncomfortable, and the bed somehow too soft.

They offered variety foods for breakfast and the banquet staff gave a good service. The best of all is the friendly and warm bartender, Pak Winarno. He made us a great and nice Margarita. Hope to see him again :)

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Ferdotska
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 January 2014

I always stayed here whenever my family visited Semarang. The last time I visited here, I was with my wife and my 1.5yo son.

It's an old hotel in a superb location, downtown Semarang. The room was spacious and it's not too pricey. What I like most about this hotel was the breakfast as they also served local delicacies and the taste is nice.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Danaprawira
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

Nestled in a strategic location, this hotel feels like it has its own years back and holding on until present day.

The-not-very-sophisticated lobby will make you think that is this hotel really provides the good service and quailities?

Didnt have the chance to stay by the day, I came later that night after a long day spotting places in semarang. I longed for a great bathtub experience. Turned out, the only way to fill the bathtub was by the shower. The original tub is broken. The room itself looked a little bit old.

When I came early for the breakfast, the greeter seemed like only greet the one with the nice dress.

The breakfast was averagely good. Enjoyed the chicken porridge and everything looked like well prepared.

The swimming pool has a nice warm water but didnt go in.

Will I stay in this hotel again? Yes. Only for business trip.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
Thank Ainel F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Located in the middle of the town, just five minutes walk from the Simpang Lima as the heart of the Semarang. Also closed to Lawang Sewu and also Pandanaran as the center of the souvenir. Easy to be reached from the airport, train station, and bus station.

The facilities are fair enough with the price. Free wifi in every hotel area, from the room to the cafe. Free breakfast with most local menu are served. The swimming pool also good. And free newspaper in every morning.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
Thank Arief Ahmad R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Semarang hotels
0.8 mi away
Novotel Semarang
Novotel Semarang
#8 of 71 in Semarang
786 reviews
0.4 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Semarang Simpang Lima
0.6 mi away
Louis Kienne Hotel Pandanaran
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Crowne Plaza Semarang
Crowne Plaza Semarang
#2 of 71 in Semarang
760 reviews
1.6 mi away
Aston Semarang Hotel and Convention Center
0.2 mi away
Hotel Ciputra Semarang
Hotel Ciputra Semarang
#12 of 71 in Semarang
291 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Santika Premiere Semarang? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Santika Premiere Semarang

Address: Jl. Pandanaran 116 - 120, Semarang 50134, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Java > Central Java > Semarang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Semarang
Price Range: £29 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Santika Premiere Semarang 4*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Strategically located in the heart of the city, Hotel Santika Premiere Semarang offers visitors far more than the standard four-star business hotel fare. The hotel's spacious convention hall and comfortable meeting room accommodates up to 700 people. Located just 20 minutes from the airport, 5 minutes from the shopping center, and 15 minutes from the train station, the hotel offers intuitive yet friendly service that reflects Indonesian hospitality at its best. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Odigeo, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Expedia, Hotels.com, HotelsClick, Cancelon, Ebookers and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Hotel Santika Premiere Semarang 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.
Also Known As:
Santika Premiere Hotel Semarang

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing