Note: Sapulidi is both a restaurant and a resort, but for some reason it is only categorized as a restaurant in tripadvisor. Most travellers here reviewed the resort and I will do the same below. I also briefly mention the restaurant.
Sapulidi is an area on one of the hills around Bandung, half an hour from the city centre by car in good traffic conditions (but usually much longer due to congestion). The climate is cool up here and in contrast to most places in Indonesia you feel like wearing a sweater when sitting outdoors at night.
We spent a weekend at the resort, which consists of some traditionally built villas placed around a small lake. Rooms are spacious enough and feature a large double bed with mosquito netting. Amenities are basic, e.g., no slippers are provided. Most villas contain two units, which can be a problem, as the separating wall and door is paper-thin. On our first night, the other unit was empty, but on the second night a family with small children moved in, and you could hear every whimper of the kids unfiltered. Vice versa, your neighbour would also hear exactly what you are up to.
The big problem of this estate is its really poor maintenance. This starts already with the (very long) driveway that leads to the main entrance, which is ridden by countless potholes in the road. The roofs of most huts is in bad shape, specifically, the roof of the restaurant is completely rotten in some places. Floors and bathrooms are cleaned, but this does not help against the poor level of conservation: the floor of the bathroom was lifted in some areas, probably due to water damage below. The toilet bowl was leaking and there was a stench of sewage inside the toilet. The curtains have not been cleaned in years, it seems and they had holes. The walls were dirty with traces of smashed mosquitoes, etc. Some things, such as yellowish bath towels and a broken bedside lamp were fixable and were fixed (after repeated reminders). This is really a pity, because the setting has potential and perhaps ten years ago this was a marvellous place.
It seems there is simply no proper management, which is confirmed by the following anecdote: on Sunday morning at 7:30 (!) an employee knocked on all doors and said that breakfast today is only until 9:00. Why? Well, it seems they had a large group for an early lunch later in the morning and needed the space vacated. Solution: simply throw your guests out of their beds on Sunday early morning ...
A saving grace of the resort is the food in the restaurant: while breakfast was not so special, the lunch/dinner menu had some delicious dishes using the locally bred small chicken ("ayam kampung"). I particularly liked the smoked and the fried chicken. Not exactly cheap, but very tasty.
Summary: it is really a shame that the place fell into such disrepair. I am not particularly squeamish, but it is a fact that many simple hotels and guest houses in Indonesia do a much better job with their facilities than this resort. Granted, it is not very expensive, but then you don't think back to your stay with a feeling of comfort. In its current state I cannot recommend this property.
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