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“Comfy, clean” 4 of 5 stars
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favehotel MEX Surabaya
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jl.Pregolan 1-5 | Mex Building, Surabaya 60262, Indonesia (Formerly Fave Hotel Surabaya)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 86 Hotels in Surabaya
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“Comfy, clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We came in a group of 4 backpackers. Our last night was to spend our time here. Our first impression were 4/5 hotel. As we use the lift to level 3 to the lobby, we were greeted by friendly staffs. Quickly, we picked our room type which was deluxe room (2 beds).

The first thing you must take note is there are cheaper option if you chose not to have a breakfast in the hotel.

Plus, you get to choose the room with a window view, or not. The room without the window view would be cheaper.

The toilet could be an issue as you could see the bath and toilet straight from the bed. You need to roll down a curtain. Some of you might find this uncomfortable lol. You could pick the room with a better toilet view (a proper wall between the room and toilet) with no extra cost.

The hotel's location is great due to strategic place in the city centre and surrounded by interesting places to spend time.

Regards.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Good rooms, good service, overall good value. Decent breakfast from omelettes to asian. Walkable from the main train station (we came from banyuwangi) although crossing the roads can be a pain, just be brave and go for it. Close to shopping malls for cheap eats. Taxi to airport was just over 100,000rph and paid 6000 to use the toll road. We only had a day so not much luck looking around surabaya, it's a busy polluted city. Tourist info is on the street that takes it to the rail station and if you're willing to get taxis etc then no problem to get anywhere. Would recommend the hotel for sure.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I got an excellent rate for this hotel from a search engine and stayed for 4 nights. The hotel was very clean. My room looked like it was just renovated, very new. The bathroom was modern-concept with separate shower area. The queen bed was very comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was pretty good, even had an omelet station. There was a good 24-hr restaurant on GF. Taxis were not a problem because there was a taxi station right in front of the hotel.

The hotel was a 3-minute walk to Tunjungan Plaza, the largest mall in Surabaya. The mall has many restaurants and food courts, There were also other shopping centers within walking distance. Also within 5-minute walks were major banks and ATMs, including HSBC & OCBC.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Great condition, affordable within budget, surrounded by shopping area (SOGO/PARKSON etc) within walking distance (5-10 minutes from hotel). lots and lots of resto and dine in places. I would recommend this hotel especially for families.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stayed there for 2 nights after completing the tour of bromo and ijen. We were really exhausted but we had the room without window, room was completely dark and we slept so well! Prices were within affordable range too!
Apart from that, room was decorated nicely, bed was comfortable, sheets were clean, especially the toilet was very clean too.
Apparently we had trouble with the wifi, and the receptionist never hesitated to help us. The receptionist even recommended tours for us, but it's better to counter check with the driver and the receptionist to confirm the sites of attractions as the driver actually brought us somewhere else from where we had wanted to go.
Overall I had an awesome experience with this hotel! Will definitely stay here on my next visit!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This hotel rate is cheap, 400,000 rupiah on new year!, the room is small as another budget hotel, you can hear someone coughing from the next door room haha, but overall the room is clean. Breakfast menu option not much, but they provide local cuisine such as gado gado, rawon, etc. The best out of it is that it is opposite of Boncafe steak house, 5 minute walk to ranch market, Eat&Eat and the huge mall , Tunjungan Plaza. I forgot to ask for a room with window so i cant get any view. Nect time i will.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I was staying at 6 floor which is non smoking floor. Smoking can be done inside the toilet. Just bring in the chair. The toilet had ventilation fan. Morning breakfast doesn't have much choices but acceptable. The smoking area outside the restaurant is very nice. Windy. I like it very much.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Address: Jl.Pregolan 1-5 | Mex Building, Surabaya 60262, Indonesia (Formerly Fave Hotel Surabaya)
Location: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Surabaya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Surabaya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — favehotel MEX Surabaya 3*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
78 stylish room.in the heart of Surabaya’s just a short stroll of Tunjungan Plaza. ... more   less 
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Favehotel MEX Surabaya Java

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