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Villa Isola

Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi 229 | University Of Education, Bandung, Indonesia
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Ranked #16 of 41 Attractions in Bandung
Type: Architectural Buildings
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A visit worthwhile to get aquainted with the neo.modern colonial architecture which can be found in Bandung,

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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12 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We saw on TripAdvisor that villa isola was a nice building to see. Going to the volcano we would pass it anyway so we decided to visit it. You have to like the style. But it you like Art Deco, it is a must see! Very nice!

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Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews 63 reviews
59 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

one of the best colonial art deco i've seen, very very interesting architecture that you must not miss if you are in Bandung,You can actually go inside the building and enjoy few moment while valuing the structure.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The building is run down n nothing much to see . Almost cry when I see the building ...... I spent so many hours to get there n miss other better place

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Bandung, Indonesia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

It's a lovely building, but back to the 1930s - 1950s the condition of the villa (including its fish pond, fountain, park, garage), was much more beautiful than it is now. (It almost became the villa for Queen Wilhelmina of Netherlands in 1930s) The difference can be clearly seen from the old photos. But, it's worth a visit, especially if... More

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Parramatta, Australia
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427 reviews 427 reviews
232 attraction reviews
1,305 helpful votes 1,305 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Designed by Javanese born Dutch architect Wolff Shoemaker with instructions to build something to exude wealth & power, this concrete castle was built for top dog Italian Dominique Berretty to entertain wealthy guests from around the world. Unfortunately, a fool & his money are soon parted & his flaunting of wealth only lasted mere moments when his aeroplane flying from... More

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Bandung, Indonesia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Some people do not enter. Beside, the roof top is nice to see Bandung City View. If you want to go to there, i suggest you to take with who can explain about the history because if you know, the history of this building is very interesting.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

It can be one of your choice to see and visit. It is a kind of visit that leaves you breathless and bring back memories.The Environment is inviting and a great place for student to study. A big library, mosque, car park and most importantly a toilet is available. In addition there is free admission.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

one of the nice and well preserved art deco, colonial building in Bandung, nice lighting at night, too

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Singapore, Singapore
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Quite a unique building, and in good shape. We had a friendly security person who spoke good English and was keen to show us old archival photos (he produced a folder of them) and who escorted us up to the top floor -which now contains the main meeting room or possibly, the boardroom. Otherwise, there isn't much information for the... More

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