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“Good hotel during high season day” 4 of 5 stars
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Savoy Homann Bidakra Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jl. Asia Afrika No. 112, Bandung 40261 , Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #64 of 174 Hotels in Bandung
Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good hotel during high season day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Hotel with full of history for Indonesia government conferences, old hotel with good maintained. Herewith my experience during my stay 19 - 22 August 2012 :

1. Customer Service
Less than 10 minutes after online booking, I receive an email from "hotel reservation - Savoy Homann" about my request of room. Never I receive an email directly like this. Good point for Savoy Homann team.

2. Entrance Hotel
Lobby hotel is to small for 4 stars hotel. While I check in only 1 man standing at reception desk, today is Ied Fitri mean high season day in Indonesia. There's a lots of people want to check in, but he can handle all smoothly. Also the bellboy in front of lobby, quickly he help us to take the luggage out from my car. Less than 15 minutes I already in the room.

3. The Room - Deluxe Room at Millenium Tower 19 - 21 Aug.
The room is clean and modern interior but to small for family with children. I just have the problem with:
* the towel colour is not white any longer (looks like old towel)
* the water in the bathroom sometime coming out in yellow colour and with several of sands
* the electricity suddently shutdown, but quickly they maintained, less than 1 minute we have electricity again.

The Room - Executive Room with City View (21 - 22 Aug)
The room size is big with minibar, 2 big sofa, clean and modern furniture. The water in the bathroom is clean and the towel color is white. If you have no problem with the sound from the street outside (car and motorcycle very noisy), this room is better than deluxe room.

4. The Food & Staff
A lots of food they have during breakfast, especially Indonesian food with good quality. The staff in the restaurant very helpful even in high season day - Ied Fitri. I remember the staff (she is the pregnant lady), she preparing the table and looking the baby chair for my daughter while the restaurant is full with people and very crowded. Good Job for Savoy Homann team.

5. Value Money
Several time I make the comparison for make decision which hotel we must stay during "Ied Fitri". Compare with several hotel in Bandung, Savoy Homann is good value during high season day.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I have stayed at the hotel for 3 nights from 28 - 31 July 2012. The room was nice with king size bed, flat screen tv, wooden flooring and the overall room environment looks classy. The food was great and the majority of staff were friendly and helpful. They assisted me in arranging my transport to the airport a day before my departure which makes me very pleased.

On the location of the hotel is also accessible and easy to get transport. There were many food options ranging from local cuisine, fastfood (Wendy's at Jalan Braga, KFC etc). All are in walking distance (5-10 minutes). It is also not far from the well known shopping complex, Pasar Baru that will take about 5-10 minutes by Angkut Kota (small shuttle service/van) cost RP 2000 per person. You need to walk a bit (200 meters) from the hotel to take Angkut Kota which is near to the mosque (Masjid Agung) road.

I and my wife enjoyed our stay in Bandung and hope will visit the place again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Going back to Homann is a journey to eternity. As a big fan of Indonesian Dutch-influenced architecture, it always come to an excitement staying at this hotel.

Before this, being in this hotel was always business or couple for me. When it comes to time to pass on the heritage experience to my children, Homann never failed.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

A nomad has arrived in Bandung after an 8 hour train ride from Jogja with fantastic views of the west Java landscapes. Bandung is the country's third largest city and its' urban area has over 7 million people. Having a cooler climate and a natural defense system the colonial administration of the Dutch East Indies once considered it as an alternative capital to Batavia (now: Jakarta). It was developed by city planners into what was known as the Paris of Java. But that's a faded memory of a bygone era. During the Indonesian national revolution much of the city perished.

An old hotel survived all attacks of revolution and modernization. The fully renovated Savoy Homann is a beautiful example of late colonial architecture and is conveniently located in downtown Bandung. I took a cab from the airport and book a room at an affordable 'Harga Ramadan'. Luckily the hotel wasnt fully booked. Most of the guests were Muslims returning home for 'Lebaran'. The rooms are modern, the room service quick and just after sunset I enjoyed a refreshing dive in the fairly large open air pool. Later that night I left the hotel, grabbed a snack with the hawkers across the street and strolled around the quiet and safe city center.

Dont forget to ask for the English language Hotel Savoy booklet. The English is pretty poor, but it has some nice information about the hotels long history. Reading it at breakfast it made me wonder if I might be sleeping in the room Charlie Chaplin once occupied. The highly recommendable breakfast here serves both brown bread and cheese, as well as 'Bubur Ketan Hitam' and 'Pisang Goreng'. And much more.

The hotels location makes it easy to take strolls around the city. Its been a while that this city was called the Paris of Java. Nonetheless there are some prime preserved specimen of old colonial 'art deco' architecture. So perhaps not a lively metropolis like Jakarta or even Jogjakarta, wandering through town and not being hasseled by tourist hawkers gives this place a definite edge to the trappings of Indonesias top tourist destination: Bali.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Everything was clean except for their electric jug. that was nasty. need to check before using it people.
The room service was great but the choices in the menu was pretty dull.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We had a deluxe room in the new wing at the back of the hotel. It was a bit of a walk but we didn't mind. Aircon wasn't so cold, otherwise room was fine. As in the two previous Bandung hotels we stayed, we had to catch mosquitoes.
Hotel is dated but not without its charm. Old VIP guestbook in lobby has the signatures of Chou En Lai, Jawarhal Nehru, Norodom Sihanouk, Nasser, Sukarno and other heads of state who stayed there during the 1955 Bandung Summit of African and Asian leaders.
Breakfast is a large spread of local and international food, tasty and satisfying. On arrival the first day, we ordered fried rice while waiting for our room to be ready. Good - sate, fried chicken, prawn, pickles with the house nasi goreng.
Dropped safe deposit box key in the lobby and the bellboy picked it up and chased after me to hand it personally. Very grateful for that.
A row of Nasi Padang restaurants exist behind the hotel if you get tired of institutional cuisine. Walk about to explore the malls and shops nearby. We found it safe and are looking forward to going back. This hotel will be our top choice. You even get a free shuttle to the airport when you check out. Just book ahead in case there are too many guests departing at the same time.

Room Tip: Request a room within walking distance of the lift if you are elderly or hate to walk too far.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bandung, Indonesia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I stayed at this hotel twice. At my 1st visit I got room at the old wing. The room was clean, and nice just like any other hotel. Nothing left an impression I gotta say. But at my 2nd visit, I got a room at the new wing, the room has a modern bathroom than the other one. It's nicer and cleaner. Maybe bcuz it's new. Had a breakfast at the resto with various menu. That's a plus. Tried the Soto Betawi, pancake with ice cream and almond. If u're looking for a place to shop like mall, maybe u won't find one nearby, but u'll find art center on braga street.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jl. Asia Afrika No. 112, Bandung 40261 , Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > West Java > Bandung
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa
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Ranked #64 of 174 Hotels in Bandung
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Savoy Homann Bidakra Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 147
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