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d'Bugis Ocean Hotel
Ranked #28 of 85 Makassar B&B and Inns
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Clean and basic”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Borrowing bonnie2405's words, it "clean but basic". It was well located just in front of Losari Beach, one of Makassar point of interest (Anjungan Pantai Losari) and in front of Somba Opu street where you can easily find souvenir shops and food tenant. But for me, it was not the best location in Makassar. The surrounding area was kind of old area of Makassar, you wont find a major shopping center, cinema, or major brand food area here within your walking distance. Basicly, at night, you will find this area a little bit unsafe, at least for me. As my preference, panakukkang are is better with a newer shops and major shopping center.

The hotel itself was built in the middle of shop houses and as a result, you will only have a room with window for front and back room. Left and right side room wont have windows. I took a standard room there for the cheap price, but for me it still overpriced for the facilities they're offering.

The room itself was small, very small around 3 m x 4 m in size, or less, i'm not sure, but it was clean. Pillow and bed was nice and smells good. The bathroom was clean with a shower. They tell us that they have hot and cold water running in the shower, but i only have hot water at the last day (day 6). No hot water in the shower for the rest 5 days. The TV channel was matched 3 star standard. A lot of channel choice if you're bored. So it was OK.

The thing that was unique about this hotel was it's elevator. You can see the sea while going up to you room, the door and the back of the elevator was made from glass. Another good thing about this place was it's staff. They are all very friendly, including the security.

If i was made another trip to Makassar, i think i wont be back to this hotel, next time i will try to find a hotel in panakukkang area.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 2, 2011

I booked this hotel for my important client since other hotels were all full. The room was basically OK, but no hot water. Even after I reported the problem to the hotel and they said they already fixed the water facility, there were still no hot water. The accountant didn't return the deposit saying that they have already returned it, even though they didn't have the receipt. My client was in a hurry to catch his flight, so he had to leave without the deposit returned (The receptionist said to come again to have it returned...).
There are a lot of hotels with much lower price and better service. I will not recommend this hotel at all. Worst hotel I have ever experienced in Indonesia.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

For business traveller, no problem.
Good bed, clean, new, but a small size room, and amenities are basic. But again it's not an expensive hotel. It costs us Eur 30 for a deluxe room so...who cares if it bit small. Again I like the location, can not see the sea from the hotel room as you have to pay extra for that kind of room and dont think it worth the price. But the location is one of heaven of good food in makassar. The hotel service also good and sincere. They tried their best to help you. From security to the receptionist.

The hotel needs to provide wifi in every room though as they only provided it in lobby especially if they want to establish this hotel's segment to business traveller.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Property: d'Bugis Ocean Hotel
Address: Jl. Penghibur no. 51, Makassar, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > South Sulawesi > Makassar
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Ranked #28 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Makassar
Number of rooms: 9

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