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“Suprisingly great”
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ELMI Hotel
Ranked #69 of 131 Hotels in Surabaya
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Suprisingly great”
Reviewed 15 December 2012

When we booked here I thought it would be another typical hotel for Indonesia, despite it being rated 3 star in reality it would be one.How wrong was I, apart from the place being a bit old it is in very good condition, the staff are very attentive and all l have spoken to know enough english to make your stay pleasant. Everything in our room worked as its supposed to, the air conditioning is the best l have found in any hotel in Indonesia and to top it of the food in the 24hr Cafe/Resturant was wonderful. At about $55 per night for 3 of us including an all you can eat breakfast its brilliant. Oh and the breakfasts ranged from cereals, fruit, snacks,asian to western style. I will never bother going elsewhere when here.

Room Tip: We were on the top floor, if you like to swim alot or have kids try to get on the 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2012

I chose to stay in this hotel because its location is pretty close to the concert building I want to look at. And, it has a pool, though I didn't use it eventually, since its location is pretty far from our room.

Our room has view to the surrounding, including the parking lane and the road beneath. Not extra ordinary, but not a disappointment either.

An old building hotel, but its functions is still okay. The hot water ran well.

The breakfast consist of variety of food and yummy.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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london
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

we book via phone in advance rp1000000+ for 2nite with brekfast the was big and bathroom was big and cool too with all you need inside big tv mini bar sofa free wifi in room big windows that open cool room service was fast and the pool was very clean and big but if you wana bring outsiders in to use pool you must pay an extra rp50000 perperson if thay swim or use gym as for the food its good too yummm staff are all nice and very friendly and can talk english security is very good we will be staying at the elmi again on our nxt trip to surabaya

Room Tip: malls are good for real deals go to older malls
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Podimore
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

This was a bit of an odd experience. The staff were to a person helpful and welcoming and check in fine. The lift is more like a factory elevator worth just metal uncovered sides. The room was fine but 30 years out of date. The food was a disappointment after reading some good reviews.
The swimming pool is absolutely massive but needs refurbishment and the various musical entertainments in the lobby and in the dinning room reminded us of a 70's musical backing group complete with electric organ. The gamelan players were distracted,bored and spent the performance texting, yawning and eating.
There are live caged roosters by the hotel entrance and an invitation to book in for a "medical massage" in the room.
Not an unpleasant stay at all but just rather quirky and odd.
Probably wouldn't repeat it though!

Room Tip: High up away from the road.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

have not stayed in this hotel for a very very very long time but I always do come here, to its coffee shop every time I come to Surabaya. Hotel Elmi's Coffee Shop is a must visit place for every traveler of Surabaya. The Coffee Shop offers many kind of foods from local Indonesian

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Achmad G
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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

The hotel is every decent.
there is no problem with the service or cleanliness, and the quality of its breakfast.
but too bad that the internior feels rather old, and i personally think that it needs to be renovated to create a better athmosphere.
(i was somewhat concerned with the lift, it looks so old... created somewhat uneasy feeling)

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Stayed here first night in Indonesia and decided to book again for last night since it was so good. Clean spacious rooms (superior double), friendly, helpfull staff, good breakfast included. It's in a central but fairly quiet location and close to Gubeng Railway Station (although not walking distance). Restaurant is good. Go out to street for local taxis since hotel taxis don't use meter and overcharge. Grand City Mall is a very short taxi ride away.

Room Tip: Seventh (top) floor is non-smoking, others may be.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about ELMI Hotel

Property: ELMI Hotel
Address: Jln. Panglima Sudirman 42-44, Surabaya 60271, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Surabaya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#33 Spa Hotel in Surabaya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ELMI Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ELMI is a one of legendary hotel in town. Strategically located in the heart of city center. Both for business and leisure. Offers you 140 rooms, from Superior to Elmi Suite Room providing excellent and complete facilities, Meeting Room, Banquet, Convention Hall and The Coffee Shop open for 24 hours. Right after you entering the hotel's gate you will experience the warm welcome and unique services, The Elmi Services. Indonesian ambient, indulgence with daily performance of The Traditional Javanese Gamelan Music in our Lobby Area. ... more   less 
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