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“charm wearing thin”
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Splendid Inn
Ranked #25 of 57 Hotels in Malang
Reviewed December 30, 2013

I love this hotel and have been staying in it regularly for more than twenty years. Sadly it is steadily becoming more and more run down and the management increasingly slack. This time the main lobby which is part of the 1970;s section which joins the two 1930's houses was undergoing repairs. No provision had been made to warn guests to indicate an alternate route to access the guest rooms. nor was there any evidence at all of any concern for the safety of guests or workers while this work is being completed. Add to this hot water which never worked, leaking plumbing in the grey threadbare towels and a very ordinary nasi goreng for breakfast and the dear old splendid just ceases to be value for money. When i questioned a very obliging staff member on why it has become so rundown I was told the owner was not really interested because he was making good money without bothering too much about the building or the guests. There are several 1 or 3 star hotels now in Malang offering much better value for money.

Room Tip: The rooms in the old building adjacent to Tugu Park Hotel are magnificent.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank andycharles
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

The hotel is very old. The room was also very average. The walls and ceilings seemed a bit old. The breakfast was nice. The bathroom was small. The shower had no hot water when i stayed there, so they had to fix the pump or something. The location is fantastic. Close by to most restaurants. The people were nice and helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Scharringa
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

I just LOVE this hotel. It is stuck in a time warp and I love the historical feel. The staff have been amazing, so friendly and helpful. Afternoon tea every day served on a sliver platter all adds to the feel of going back in time. I am on the top floor and towards the back where it is lovely and quiet. The room is enormous with a huge bathroom too; complete with bath and western toilet which flushes!
The location too of the hotel is great. A short walk from the train station in one direction and in another, Oen Restaurant. A really lovely part of town.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank jalan2012
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

I choose this hotel after reading some of the reviews about how it was old fashioned. I thought it was brilliant like stepping back in time.

While the decoration is old fashion it's all right quality so has worn well. The hotel was clean and the staff were very friendly. Loved the fact that you got an afternoon snack as well. Something you don't get in other places.

The location is great it's right in the centre so really easy to get out and see things nearby. I will definitely stay here again when we return to Malang.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chezalaroundtheworld
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We stayed here only for one night, but everything was fine. Nice, friendly and very helpful staff. Good breakfast. It is a 5 to 10 min walk to everything interesting. The room was spacious, but quite worn out, especially the bathroom.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

I like this simple family hotel. Especially its location in the cetre of Malang. Just facing the Tugu (monument and park), next to the famost Tugu hotel, and the Malang City Hall.

The hotel it self is simple but clean, relative big room for the price. The architecture style of the building is heritage from the Dutch era, with the lobby full of furniture from the same era. The hotel staffs are welcome. Simple breakfast with choices menu: tea or coffee, nasi goreng (fried rice) or toast, plus a banana.

Room Tip: Room in front side, groundfloor is big enough
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

I arrived quite late and had no problems at check-in, however my boyfriend was meeting me and when he arrived he was told he couldn't stay because we weren't married. He came to my room anyway, but security repeatedly called my room. So he just left. As for the room, it was full of mosquitoes. The power went off several times. The room was clean, but really outdated and I couldn't pull the curtains all the way shut. The only positive was its location--right next to Hotel Tugu.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank kitovu
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Additional Information about Splendid Inn

Address: Jln. Mojopahit, Malang 65119, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Malang
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #25 of 57 Hotels in Malang
Price Range: $18 - $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Splendid Inn 1*
Number of rooms: 27
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