On the last day of our trip to Surabaya, we decided to stay in Novotel Surabaya. Honestly, we didn't have a clue about the hotel because the relatives we know stayed in this hotel nearly 10 years ago. Well, she said it was a good hotel, but over 10 years it may be getting old now, especially after the fire happened few years ago to their lobby area. Anyway, why worry, we just gave it a go.
The night we arrived there after our long trip from Malang, from a distance the hotel looks warm and secluded. Dropped the bags in the lobby, the staff offered me a nearby parking spot. Check-in process was fast and delightful. The female staff got a conversation with our kids and the other informed us about the hotel facility.
Enter the room, moment of truth. Wow, it's great. We were expecting an old looking room with some sort of aging furniture, but we were completely wrong. With around $50 per night, the room answered our worry beyond our expectation.
In the morning, we were amazed once more by the scenery around the hotel. The pool, especially, is surrounded with a lush of green which is something we love so much. The kids can stay in the children pool within the shade of the big tree and it comes with a 25 mtr slide for kids. The adult pool looks also great and we took around 70 photos around the pool as our lovely memory closing our trip to Surabaya.
PS: the only comment we could make is a bit of murky water due to great number of visitor for the past week as this was school holiday period. Other than this, we will definitely come back to this hotel for our next trip to Surabaya.
The hotel is good, the service, the building, the room. The breakfast was okay. The only cons is that the hotel is located not at the best location. Almost no interesting sightseeing accesible by foot around. but it's a good option if you have a transportation.