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“Nice boutique Style guesthouse with high service”

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Merbabu Guest House
Ranked #3 of 107 Malang B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nice boutique Style guesthouse with high service”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here 4 nights, It's a Nice, clean guesthouse. Nice rooms, good beds and shower. Breakfast is very good. Location is à little gat from the city center but with the bemo it is only 10 minutes for 2500 rupiah. Staff speaks English very well. Only point is the bad Wifi connection, and It's à bit noisy. Bring your earplugs and have à wonderful stay!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Surabaya, Indonesia
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2012

I've been spend some nights for 2 times now in Merbabu GH.. At first, i try to look for a budget and clean hotel.. Then i ended here..
Nice bedroom, with a little touch of Dutch makes it warm.. A plus for me is, they served afternoon tea.. Well, better than expected.. And hot water never runs dry (for me)..
Meals for breakfast is limited, but there's one traditional menu that change everyday.. And the beverage, my favorite is hot milo..

Room Tip: If you book a deluxe room, try to ask for the back side.. One deluxe room is in front of the recepti...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank Maria V
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Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed in a double room late July 2012. Although the hotel is located outside the city center (5 minutes with a bemo), it is a very good place to stay in Malang. The rooms are very clean and spacious and cozy. We had a room on the ground floor, although it was close to the reception and the court yard, it wasn't really disturbing (maybe they can isolate the doors a little bit more). The staff is helpfull and flexibel (we cancelled one night and it wasn't a problem). The price value is very good!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank AmieV476
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Sydney
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133 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2012

There's not a lot to complain about at this lovely place.

Rooms are clean and comfortable with airconditioning, soft beds, good bathrooms.

Breakfast and afternoon tea (included in room price) are served in a nice courtyard set around fountains. Be sure to partake of the afternoon tea as they have some wonderful cakes (different every day).

Staff are all very friendly and helpful. Nearby are two good dining options, which they will show you how to get to. It is a little out of the way for public transport (angkot) so you will need to rely more on taxis.

The only downside is that road outside is noisy and rooms would benefit from bigger windows.

Book ahead as this place fills up - its more popular with locals than tourists.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Julie_L14
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2012

We stayed here for one night in transit to east java. Malang is not a very interesting town, but if you are there, Merbabu Guesthouse is nice and comfortable place to stay. Rooms are simple but quite clean. Friendy staff and ok breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank M G
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2012 via mobile

Value for money for sure!
Love 4 things about it.. Location ( so close to all things "authentic malang", the architecture ( they were able to keep yet modernize the place, emphasizing the high ceiling and art deco tiles and maintaining to still be hip ), the cleanliness and the comfort (love the open area in the middle of the house, nice air circluation)
One thing that was and off thing for us.. We booked thru agoda but checked that it was in fact more expensive then if we've booked directly..make sure you check the direct booking rate first..
All in all still worth another visit.. = )

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank showersingerr
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed for 2 days. I really enjoyed it. Room is clean and familiar staff.
Recommended for you

Stayed April 2012
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2 Thank Amr68id
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Property: Merbabu Guest House
Address: Jln. Merbabu 26, Malang 65112, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Malang
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Malang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Merbabu Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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