I stayed in Hermes Palace for about one week. At first I stayed in the standard room which is essentially the same as the deluxe room. Only that is has no window. For me that is a no no because I hate the feeling of being locked up in a hotel room. Too claustrophobic!
The rooms are of average size, good enough for two persons with luggage. I wish they had more hangers in the cabinet to properly arrange clothes.
The bed is very comfortable, flat screen TV with international channels, free coffee and tea and water heater, a sparsely equipped mini bar and a small ref. Free wifi is provided. My standard room on the 6th floor had internetaccess via cable (only good for laptops) and after moving to the deluxe I luckily had also additional wireless connection for my phone.
The bathroom is sufficiently big with hot shower although the hot water could be a bit hotter for my taste. But no big deal, really. Overall, the rooms are quite nice, the brown thick carpets are perhaps not everyone's taste and show some cigarette burns.
Even when I don't exactly like Medan as a city the view out of the window on the 8th floor is nice. Even more so from the top-level Sirocco bar where breakfast buffet is being served. Breakfast is fine, a bit heavy on the warm meal side as expected in Medan. The staff is attentive and helpful.
The hotel also has a gym but I haven't tried it out.
For those who have business in downtown the location is ideal. Just a few minutes away from the Kesawan area and Merdeka Walk. Traffic, of course, is atrocious. But that is pretty much true for the entire city.
I would stay here again.
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