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Palm Hotel

Jl. A. Yani N.32, Bondowoso 68214, Indonesia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 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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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a 12 hour day travelling, we had to spend a night in Bondowoso. We had limited choices for accommodation so stayed at Palm even though it was twice the price of anywhere else we had stayed in Java. It's very overpriced for what it is. The rooms were dusty and grimy, cobwebs everywhere. The corridors were disgusting, with dead... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There Were no Towels, the Rooms Were Dirty, bed & bathrooms horrible. I did Not take a Shower! Never Again! Only good Thing was the Pool. The Agency helios Tours booked it for us on our Tour between Mount Bromo and ijen Plateau- so better ask Before

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located in a nice old Dutch colonial building. We stayed only for night on our way to Iljen. The hotel has a well maintained huge swimming pool that seems to be used by local people too which is a good idea with not that much travellers passing by. The room that was booked for us (type bougainvilla)... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Bondowoso is off the beaten track, especially since even the train doesn't go there anymore. Palm is the classic old hotel in town--built out of an old colonial planter's mansion. It offers huge as well as small rooms, and authentic colonial charm. It's in a good location for jumping off toward Ijen Crater, though that's still a long way away--probably... More 

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Singapore
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It is said to be the best hotel in Bondowoso and while it is certainly not the Ritz it is absolutely OK for the price (25 EUR) The setting of the Magnolia rooms around a lush tropical courtyard is really nice. The staff is relaxed and helpful. The room is a bit blank including the typical Asian cozy neon light... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We have stayed at this hotel many times over a very long period and have never failed to be satisfied with the service, and level of comfort available. The hotel is old and Dutch Colonial style. The foyer and public areas are open plan and airy. We have always found the staff cheery and helpful, ok sometimes there is a... More 

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Dili, East Timor
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nothing but awe for Indonesian hospitality during our bike trip from Surabaya to Ubud. Palm Hotel topped the bill. Two broken spokes and brake pads gone. The staff organised a late night bike mechanic in the hotel lobby. Transport to the magnificent Ijen volcano. The staff arranged an early morning driver within the blink of an eye. Wasted by another... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Stay in this hotel for 1 night. When first time arrive the building looks very clean with colonial style and good. Good value for hotel in Bondowoso. But the staff are old man and woman without smile and they do service feel like not from their heart. No hospitality staff here. Its not balance with the beauty of the hotel.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed stayed at the Palm Hotel a few hours before we left to visit the Jien Crater. The room was very small, it hardly fit our luggage. The bathroom was dirty and there was only one small towel in a double room. We had to use earplugs as the rooms are not sound-proved at all. Please be aware the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We traveled by train from Yogya via Surabaya and Jember on our way to Ijen and having read the terrible reviews about the accommodation at the Arabica and Catimore closer to the mountain we decided to stay in Bondowoso. The alternative hotel (the Ijen View) was full, so we settled on the Palm Hotel. The bus from Jember passed within... More 

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