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Grand Populer Hotel

Jalan Sulawesi No. 30, Makassar, Indonesia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Room looked rather gloomy. Bedsheets not comfortable. They should replace their sheets with better quality ones. The bathroom did not look very clean, in particular the shower curtain. Front desk staff were friendly and informative. Good location, within walking distance to Fort Rotterdam and the jetty. There is also an excellent local breakfast option of turmeric rice (nasi kuning) down... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This hotel seems good at first, but its flaws are many. We re-located a number of spiders from our bathroom prior to use but decided to flush the any colony. Sorry guys ... The room smelled musty during the two nights we were here. Breakfast is a non-existent item as most food seems consumed by 9:00 AM and not replenished.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

First time I stayed got a 5th floor street facing room.. Noise from street kept me awake and as previous poster mentioned the aircon was too small for the room.. It took about 10 hours of running at 16 degrees to get the room to a comfortable temperature. Room was pretty smelly too but staff were friendly. When returning to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I stayed here two nights. Don't ask why. This hotel is going downhill already. The staff is pleasant enough - if you speak Indonesian - which I do. Otherwise you are at a real loss. My room was like a sauna inside. The AC never really cooled it down. The next morning I asked for an extra magnetic key to... More 

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We arrived hotel at 11.30AM and we able to checked in at 12.00PM, this is amazing. Check out time for this hotel also different with another hotel which is at 1.00PM. The girl reception staff is really friendly and helpful. She always smile and willing to assist us shall we need any assistance. Room is clean and comfortable. They provided... More 

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Ternat, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The hotel was built only a few years ago and is located very centrally. The rooms are spacious and clean and so are the bathrooms. Staff are friendly but have very limited English. The breakfast is simple but adequate. Positive is also that check-out is at 1 pm. 1 downside - rooms are a bit noisy but you can always... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The hotel is quite new, located in Chinatown area and easy to find. The location is quite near to the city center or to the beach area (Losari Beach) & Trans Studio. The size of the room is ok, except that some of the room are having air conditioning problem. Simple local breakfast is provided. The location is not far... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This 3 1/2 star hotel's service puts many 5-stars to shame. I arrived via ferry from Bau Bau to Makassar at the ungodly hour of 3AM. Best to sit tight at the ferry terminal and wait until sunrise. At 06:00 I walked to the Grand Populare enjoying the scenery (mostly brothels masquerading as karoake bars) and hoped only to be... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Placed in centre of Makassar, this hotel make my bussines being easier. I can get every important places in Makassar less than 30 minutes. Every staff in this hotel makes me feel like in my hometown. The most important, this hotel open only 5 days before i arrived. So, i can make sure if, I Am The First Person Who... More 

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