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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The property its perfect for a break destination. 2 hours drive or train from Surabaya after you have a business trip. However easy also to visit from Jakarta a lots of direct flight to choose. The Hotel nest in the middle of city and surround by beautiful landscape. The hotel its refurbished from Art Deco building from Dutch colonial heritage....

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Ita K, Public Relations Manager at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RizaL S, Warmest greetings from the Shalimar Boutique Hotel Malang, Sincere Thanks for taking the time to share your experience following your visit to The Shalimar Boutique Hotel Malang. Indeed, our hotel is located strategically in the heart of Malang, therefore can be reached easily by any modes of transport as you mentioned, making it an ideal break destination...

Surabaya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very heart warming service and the design is beautiful artistic colonial style. Very homey ambience, worth value for money, really have a memorable holiday there! Suitable for couples and families😍😍😍

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Ita K, Public Relations Manager at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reenee-d-3rd, Warmest greetings from the Shalimar Boutique Hotel, We are delighted to hear that your stay at our hotel was memorable. As a heritage boutique hotel we take pride in our interior artistic colonial style. A heart warming service and homey ambience adds to our character to ensure you feel like you never left home. Thank you for sharing...

Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bringing old memories back, Shalimar is just beautiful experience as soon as you step in. It is a little gem in the city of Malang. Good value for your money, in the heart of the city. Excellent staff

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Ita K, Public Relations Manager at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dea R, Warmest greetings from the Shalimar, We are very thrilled to hear that you had a beautiful experience staying at the Shalimar and we are very honored to be called the little gem in the city of Malang. This truly motivates us more to strive for excellence for each of our guests. Thanking you for your time to...

Surabaya
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The modern colonial ambience of the hotel give several great photo shots spots. The room, specially the bed give us comfort & good quality of sleep. There were no smoking spot, so we can smell smoke if there were someone smoking in the lobby. Too few staffs while in the evening, little bit hard to find someone while we wanted...

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Ita K, Public Relations Manager at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Lexi Pranata, Warmest greetings from the Shalimar, On behalf of the Shalimar Boutique Hotel Malang’s family, we would like to thank you for choosing the Shalimar as your preferred hotel whilst in Malang. We also appreciate your time to share some comments and feedback during your stay. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in...

Surabaya
Reviewed January 15, 2017

We had a family holiday last Dec-2017. Total 9 of us stayed in this magnificent hotel. We ordered 3 rooms. Cant recall what type of the rooms. The decoration is awesome! Each rooms is decorated with Sketch by famous Dutch artist "John Van Der Sterren". It amazed me. So far only this hotel , from so many hotels I stayed...

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Ita K, Public Relations Manager at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear toyowanot, Warmest greetings from the Shalimar, On behalf of the Shalimar Boutique Hotel Malang’s family, we would like to thank you for choosing the Shalimar as your preferred hotel whilst in Malang with your family in December. We are very delighted to be a part of your family trip. We are very thrilled to hear that you enjoyed and...

Jakarta
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Good experience overall. Arrived by the hotel-arranged (by request) car pickup at the small Malang airport. Nice hotel, reminded me of the Hermitage Hotel in Jakarta - older renovated hotel with great park in front. Very clean nice room within. Staff is very polite and helpful but I think needs a little more training - the kind that you expected...

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Ita K, Public Relations Manager at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Jullian G Warmest greetings from the Shalimar, On behalf of the Shalimar Boutique Hotel Malang’s family, we would like to thank you for choosing the Shalimar as your preferred hotel whilst in Malang in December. We appreciate your time in sharing your comments of your experience at our hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the...

Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is nicely decorated with colonial vibe. Some people said the hotel is spooky but I didn't feel it at all. The rooms are nicely managed, clean, well-lit, comfy with well equipped amenities. Each room has its own small balcony. I also received personalized messages when I checked in. I can't think of anything else to complain other than...

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Ita K, Public Relations Manager at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Patty A, Warmest greetings from the Shalimar Boutique Hotel, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We enjoyed having you stay at the Shalimar and your group over the course of two (split) days. We are delighted to hear that you find our hotel to be non-spooky and our interior colonial vibe suited you. Moreover, we...

Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is a small yet beautiful hotel. The room is very comfy and clean, our room is located on the 2nd floor and has a balcony overlooking the beautifully manicured garden located opposite the hotel. The service was excellent, I think there were more staffs than guests during our stay. Breakfast variation and taste are standard. This hotel is recommended...

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Ita K, Public Relations Manager at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Melani S, Warmest greetings from the Shalimar Boutique Hotel, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Shalimar on your visit to Malang and thank you for taking the time to write to us. It was lovely to meet you and your colleague upon your visit. We are glad that you enjoyed your room overlooking our labyrinth garden opposite...

Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were not sure at first about this hotel. The term "colonial building" somehow connotes spooky and old. But not this one. They had done a great job in refurbishing this building. It still kept its quaint but it's also modern and sleek at the same time.

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Sanjoyo T, General Manager at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wina77, We are delighted to hear that you had enjoyed our hotel, and appreciated your time and effort to share your view about our hotel. The Shalimar Boutique Hotel was totally revamped with Modern Colonial Inspired design, incorporated clean, airy, light yet vibrant color into the palate to create, the homey and comfortable atmosphere just to sit down enjoying...

Reviewed August 16, 2016

The hotel itself was very clean and tidy. Roomservice actually cleans the room twice a day if you want them to. This is the first time i experienced this in my life. The food in the restaurant, though somewhat expensive for indonesian restaurants, was very good. The staff was also extremly helpfull in all aspects, they even helped translate and...

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Sanjoyo T, General Manager at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bart T, Warmest Greetings from the Shalimar Boutique Hotel Malang! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, your highlight about the cleanliness, our turn down service and the hospitality of the staff as well as our cuisine, are highly appreciated. Thanking you for your time to share your positive feedback and comment, its truly...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Originally built by the architect Ir. Muller for the Freemasons, the building was opened for the first time in 1933. After the Freemasons, the building became a "SOCIETEIT" where the Dutch and the Dutch speaking community of Malang come to meet friends and entertain themselves with food, music and dancing. In 1964 the building housed the Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) Malang, but was soon outgrown. In 1993 Malang Inn was opened. However, in 1995, a new law came about where establishments were no longer allowed to use foreign names and this is how The Graha Cakra was established. Mid 2014 The Graha Cakra closed its doors to undergo a thorough renovation to become what it is now, a 5 star boutique hotel. It now houses de Hemel restaurant, Zestien terrace & lounge, De Tjakra Hall, Taman Aroem Spa and Soga Boutique. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Shalimar Boutique Hotel

Address: Jln. Cerme no. 16, Malang 65112, Indonesia (Formerly The Graha Cakra Malang)
Location: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Malang
Price Range: $89 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Shalimar Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
The Graha Cakra Malang Hotel Malang
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Malang
#6 Spa Hotel in Malang
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“Rooms at ground floor not suitable for quiet getaway & closer to smoking area at public area.”
 of 5 bubbles LexiPranata, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Romantic and Classy Ambience”
 of 5 bubbles toyowanot, Jan 15, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are nice.”
 of 5 bubbles padangbond, Jan 4, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for higher level room, the room on the lower floors with balcony to the street is very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 700melanis, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“3rd Floor is quiet, all rooms non smoking.”
 of 5 bubbles hs415, May 16, 2016 | Read review
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