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The Shalimar Boutique Hotel

Jl. Cerme no. 16, Malang 65112, Indonesia (Formerly The Graha Cakra Malang)
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It’s a nice memory when I remember Graha Cakra, my husband and I were there with my beloved Dad and Mom about five years ago, hope this Indonesia-Colonial style hotel is still as beautiful as we stayed there, although so many good hotels in Malang nowadays. I love the old building with good renovation without changing to much the original... More 

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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Everything about this hotel was really nice - pool area, reception area, the rooms and the service. The only concern I would have is for those who may be challenged by a short winding staircase to some of the rooms. Breakfast was good and tea and coffee making facilities in the room were most appreciated. I hope to travel back... More 

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Jakarta
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The staff are very nice n' charming. Very helpful reception and welcome us with a big smile. We got room on the 2nd floor, the stair is difficult to specially if we bring our own luggage. The room is an old room, small bathroom and we have to wait for the hot water. There was live. Music at the cafe... More 

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237 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

It had been a while since my last visit to the city and the receptionist still remembered my name and greeted me with smile, and allowed me for a very early (6 am) check in with no extra charge. I used to stay at the deluxe room, but this time was booked at the superior room. The room is still... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Went back to my hometown of Malang after 19 years and made the decision to base myself at Graha Cakra. They're selling themselves as a 'traditional hotel', from the old days of colonial Malang, and you can definitely see the history in all corners of the hotel. From the vintage becak and Mercedes parked up front, the BMW motorcycles on... More 

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52 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The "colonial" pit helmet worn by the reception porter said it all. Calm everywhere with warm service in every quarter. Restaurant somewhat "dull" and breakfast options surprisingly limited - even Indonesian options. Dinner menu also somewhat limited but very good value - even the beer prices!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The Graha Cakra was one of the nicest hotels we stayed during our trip throughout Java. It had the charme and style of an old grand hotel, with nice rooms and a good pool area. During our stay, the restaurant was occupied by an anniversary party, so dinner for the individual guests was served at the pool side (very nice!)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Malang is the town my father lived and were still some of my family lives. I love the Graha Cakra Malang hotel. They have beautifull rooms, great service and good prices during ramadan :D We stayed at Graha Cakra Malang hotel 2 times now. And when we are going to visit Malang again, we defenitly know where we will be... More 

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45 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Nice hotel with small swimming pool in the center of Malang. Great place to be. The restaurant is good, great choice and good food. Try the Thai soup if you like spicy. Tom gung yun. Rooms Also have that historic atmosphere. Staff is friendly and helpfull. It's a short walk to the market.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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64 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Stayed one night. Nice character to the hotel but needs upgrading. The reception area was very small and if one is with a small family it would tend to appear "over-crowded". The staff on duty were very friendly and checking in was fast. Got a non-smoking room on the ground floor just across the corridor from the restaurant and next... More 

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