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Novotel Surabaya Hotel and Suites
Ranked #38 of 134 Hotels in Surabaya
North Germany
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Hotel with not very goot Internet access”
Reviewed 1 November 2010

The Hotel is good. It is not superb. The Lobby, the breakfast room, the pool and the garden are in good condition and you can use these facilities to relax. This is sorely needed because Surabaya is not a very nice or interesting city. So use this hotel as an osasis for in between or if you are on a business trip. Carrefour (supermarket) is about five minutes away (on feet -- even when this is not the recommended way to explore Surabaya -- especially if you are somewhat attached to your life).

Two small drawbacks:
1. The internet connection is bad and in some rooms you can use skype in others you barely get an connection to the internet. Furthermore the vouchers are not cheap!
2. Maybe a problem with all the hotels: The air conditioning is not noiseless. It is not loud but also it is not silent ...

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 November 2010

Friendly service. ooms are getting a bit tired and need modenizing. There are often events held besidethe pool which are very loud and can be heard clearly from the rooms. These usually end around 10pm.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

The rooms and bathrooms are really old, same for the lobby. The hotel needs an upgrade. Tiny old type TV's. They took all my towels on the 2nd day and did not place new towels. This should not happend in a hotel of this class. Breakfast was good and the pool is nice. No lift in the hotel - will keep you fit to walk the stairs. Hotel bar is lousy - but I guess this is Surabaya ...
Staff was friendly. I would rather stay in a more modern hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Ravenna, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2010

I do not know how are the standards rooms , the only thing I know is that the upgrading to apartment room was absolutely not satisfactory .
Poor , dirty and old furnitures make my stay very miserable .

Pros : very nice swimming pool

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2010

At first checked in, me & my husband got room on tower building on the back side of the hotel (it has its own entrance & elevator), that was the only room they had, because there were conference went on that time.

my first impression of this room was so average, clean, it's like compact small apartment, has own kitchenette (which the electric stove missed one knob.. ) & separated bedroom from living room.

I didn't like the position of the room, because we can hear trains passing by very often.
so I asked the reception to find another room. we had to wait almost 1hour to have new room, because it was fully booked.

but, this friendly staff did a good job, at first he promised if around 7pm the guest who booked the room didn't come, we can have his room, then we got his room.

the room was still average, but we can sleep without the sound of trains..:).
towels were not as white as I expected, room was clean, but sadly the pillows were a bit smelly..

spa.. o.. spa..., if you want to have spa treatment, better have it on your own room (they have service for it, but could you imagine if you want scrub too? it would be so messy ..)

I had my treatment on this room which is next to staff room, I think... gosh,.. they were so noisy..., chatting laughing,etc.. I couldn't relax at all!, and the walk hall outside the room is so noisy too.... i also had to walk through (altough it's near) that walk hall (which men can also go through this hall... imagine.. I only wrap my body with batik sheet, ) to reach shower room..

food is not bad, perhaps because we were in conference's group? so the food is just like that ? :))

only a big supermarket (carrefour) is near by., with A&W along inside it.

overall, friendly staff...average hotel, but nice surrounding..

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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KC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2010

The hotel is not bad given its location. Rooms are large and pretty clean but old looking. Large pool and decent Fitness center. The staff is very friendly and eager to help. The buffet for breakfast and dinner was quite good and they will make things off the menu for you if you have special needs. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 20 February 2010

There is nothing technically wrong with the Novotel. The hotel has all the right hardware -- nicely landscaped swimming pool, fitness centre, decent lobby, and decent room furnishings -- once upon a time, perhaps just after opening, it could have been an excellent choice, especially if you need to be in the southern part of the city. But today, it's just aging and fraying at the edges and core.
To start with the swimming pool water is cloudy and filthy -- visibility under water cannot be more than a meter and a half. I heard from the towel boys that the hotel has five filters, of which two are broken. Management clearly needs some customer feedback (which he encouraged me to give) to get them fixed. The tennis courts are free to use, but chipped, with holes in the fences, etc. Clearly not taken care of properly.
The room facilities are all there, but there's no guide to the hotel , no map to the sprawling property, and no listing of the facilities. There are a lot of TV channels, though. The amenities are mediocre.
And although the hotel is outside of the city centre -- with NOTHING around it-- it's close to the zoo and a couple of the off-centre shopping malls. The breakfast at the hotel is expensive and yet has minimal selection of foods. Another mediocre affair.
In sum, this hotel is worth it only if you can get a very low rate (think 50% of the city centre 4-and-5 star hotels) and don't have to stay for too long.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Novotel Surabaya Hotel and Suites
Address: Jl. Ngagel no. 173-175, Surabaya 60246, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Surabaya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Luxury Hotel in Surabaya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Surabaya Hotel and Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 209
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Surabaya Hotel and Suites is a 4 star hotel conveniently located in the main business district of Surabaya. For business trips and holidays, this hotel is the perfect destination, offering conference facilities, a fitness centre, outdoor pool, tennis courts, activities and Dolfi Kids Club. Our 209 well appointed rooms offer comfort and convenience. Enjoy a meal in our restaurant, or relax and unwind in one of our two bars. This is not just a business hotel, but a holiday resort in the city. ... more   less 
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