I went to bandung on June 2010 with my wife and my baby. i browsed a lot and chose to book hotel Gandasari due to its location nearest to the Jln Riau FOs. i planned to walk to the FOs from the hotel. The booking process was quite easy and prefer using online. meaning that booking was done through email, and i asked the details by chatting with them through Yahoo messenger. No deposit or advance is required for booking.
After i arrived at bandung, i took an airport taxi and went straight to the hotel. though, the hotel is near the FOs at Jln Riau but the road in front of hotel is a one way road so taxi/cars would have to take a detour to arrive at the hotel. Arriving at the hotel, it's quite clean and nice with not so many rooms (definitely no walk in reservation). The room i got was clean and comfortable. My little complaint was that it does not have hot bath, hot water to drink (no kettle) and no fridge. Maybe there are for the much expensive rooms. Also, most of the rooms dont have windows or outer views (no nice views anyway). Breakfast is included with very basic asian food and not much choice. (Eg: fried noodles, rice)
I also walked to the FOs: secret, formen heritage and others. Theres also a very big shopping complex behind the hotel, but you have to take the long route along the main road since theres no short cut to go there.
Comment about the room price, all hotels in Bandung city area especially at Jln Riau area is overpriced. Hotel Gandasari price is the better ones among the others, but still overpriced. but this is the price we have to pay if you want to walk to the best FOs instead of taking a taxi or car.
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- Hotel Gandasari is a pleasant, comfortable, homey place to stay. It is located in a very strategic street in the center of Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Surrounded by many choices of great shopping outlets and culinary experience which can be reached in walking distance. Served by their professional team to dedicate the excellent service to their beloved customers. ... more less
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