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Merbabu Guest House

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Jl Merbabu 26, Malang, East Java, Malang 65112, Indonesia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leuven, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although clean and with helpful staff, we would not really recommend this unless you are on a budget. The rooms are small and when opening the door you are immediately in front of the reception, a bit unnerving. Breakfast was a disappointing affair compared to other places we visited while travelling though Java. So all in all I have to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely guest house with well equipped room and great service. We were greeted with free coffee and afternoon cakes. Breakfast was average. Wifi worked well and we were in easy walking distances of a couple of eating places.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We booked this place through agoda. An hour before our arrival in Malang my husband received an email that out booking has been cancelled and that we were being moved to Shinta hotel. The place was terrible. Think screaming babies and guys hanging out right outside your window all night long. You've been warned.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We booked suite room for my family (4 persons). The room is spacious with separate living & bed room. Room is very clean. And we have balcony which is a bonus. The location is around Ijen which is another plus. Surely we will come back again.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

This is small guest house cca 2km from town center. Originally it was Dutch colonial house, now it offers homey atmosphere with open modern lobby where breakfast or free snack is offered (both good). Rooms are very very small, all miss some privacy as they are around opened lobby. So you hear everything (voices, steps, cars or children on the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I am glad we chose this guest house as base camp during our visit to Malang 2 weeks ago. What you see in the pictures is what you get. It is clean, homey, and all staffs were so helpful and nice. We stayed in a double-bed room upstairs and even though the room size is not that big, particularly for... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was my first experience ever to stay in a guesthouse and it turns out as a fantastic experience. The room rate was only IDR 500 thousands at that time. For that amount of money, I got a huge Suite room with a king size bed and a sofa bed. It was clean and well furnished. Location is another plus... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

if you like vacation but feels like home.. this hotel is a good option.. price average for malang city.. nice & clean room, good hospitality from employee.. we can choose for breakfast.. u have free afternoon tea for compliment.. and u should try "roti gulung" for snack.. hot & cold shower.. for toothbrush, you should buy from hotel..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My family (wife and children) stayed for 3 Days 2 Nights, my first impression of this lodging is a cozy, quiet, clean and excellent service in accordance rating from TripAdvisor. But the impression that vanished when the service can be less than satisfactory, when I intended to use the kitchen to cook food for my one year old baby. The... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very rare I give away 5 stars, but this one is a winner. Rates are fixed at 360.000 IRP (11/2014) Rooms are really nice. Very clean, welcoming. The beds are fine and the sheets or pillows do not smell at all (important sign). Breakfast is 90% Indonesian which is good. The continental one (toast, egg, bacon) I hadn't had. Note... More 

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