While this hotel is part of a chain, which includes some nice looking properties in other indonesian locations, the Inna Samudra falls below the 4* standards of it's siblings. The reason - it appears not to have had any maintenance or re-fit since it's first build in the late 1960's.
Having said that, it's a great location right on the beach, is good value and it's one restaurant turns out reasonable local and international fare (from a limited menu). The pool, between the hotel and the beach is large and inviting. The beach is long wide and slopes gently into a very pleasant surf.
We would recommend it for the traveller who can put up with the tired decor and lack of modern amenities. Look past this and it's a pleasant spot. It's a shame you have to though - this place would be a jakartan's top weekend getaway if only it could pull it's socks up!
- Free parking