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Villa Isola

Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi 229 | University Of Education, Bandung, Indonesia
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Ranked #13 of 30 attractions in Bandung
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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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 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
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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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203 attraction reviews
1,131 helpful votes 1,131 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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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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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
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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
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Liked: 1. Art Deco building. Beautiful structure & surrounding garden. Disliked: 1. Has been converted to University admin building. It is shame. 2. Internally, it looks like an office with cubicles. When you walked in, the staff just stared at you. 3. Cannot go in because according to security guards, the rooms upstairs had been converted to office for the... More

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Bandung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Make time to visit this lovely building. Once owned by a very rich Italian businessman, Vila Isola now belongs to an academic institution. They called this building parterre, probably referring to the Parterre (water park) at the front (back?) of the building. Visit if you have time. Make time if you don't have one! You won't find any other building... More

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