I was taken to this hotel by mistake - the driver obviously got a little confused between Swiss-Belinn Medan and Grand Swiss Belhotel Medan. But never mind, I had been in remote Indonesia for the past few days with no hot water, no air con and toilets you shared with local wildlife. So this Grand Swiss was such a welcome relief I was not about to quibble about the minor price difference between the Swiss Belinn and the Swiss Grand. Nor could I be bothered about finding another cab driver willing to take me and my luggage a few blocks away to the original hotel.
This hotel could be a 4-5 star hotel anywhere in the world. Nice plush marble bathrooms (yay! hot water!), well spoken staff and a great bed. Good massage service too.
It's connected to a large shopping mall with all the usual international players - Body Shop, coffee shops, etc
Be warned, if travelling to the airport, leave plenty of time. Traffic from the hotel to the airport can be a shocker.More