I stayed in this hotel few times for business purpose. I have no complain during my visits, but not so much impressed too. For personal/non company rate, I guess it is still over rated, 70 USD pernight, while in other big cities in Indonesia you can get more than this with that price. But compare to other hotels in Banda Aceh, this is quite good choice/bargain. There are only 5 nice hotels in Banda Aceh : The Sultan, The Oasis Atjeh Hotel, Hermes Palace, Grand Nangroe and The Pade. Hermes is the best but of course the most expensive. Oasis has more cozy room and more tasty food, but has no swimming pool. Sultan is great because the location in the center of the city, but it's older building and less clean. The Pade is most brand new, it is great but the location is not so good.
Location of Grand nangroe hotel is next to the Restaurant "ayam tangkap", the most famous signature Acehnese fried chicken, free range chicken seasoned with various indonesian spices and fried with curry leaves, it was great and highly recommended.
It is also close to airport. Wireless connection is available and it was fine. The swimming pool is not so deep for adult (max 1.45 m) Since there is no swimming facilities in Banda Aceh, many people and family go to this hotel to swim because it is most affordable. So, on Saturday/Sunday the swimming pool is a bit full, and sometimes still dirty on Monday! Fitness center is available, it was small but quite clean and comfortable. It has about 7 different machines. I still recommend this hotel to anyone who want to visit Banda Aceh, if they have limited budget.
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