Now that the Marriott in Medan has increased its prices after the initial 'honeymoon' period, a friend recommended the Grand Aston which is about the same standard at half the price. The facilities, room standards, restaurant, bar and other facilities are to a high standard and the service is friendly and efficient.
Even the basis standard room is spacious and well appointed. The main downside was the lack of a safe in the room. I had assumed that every 5 star hotel catering to international travellers would have this facility.
The hotel is easy to find if you are driving, and it's conveniently located to shopping malls.
The choice of apartments is a bonus if you travelling in a group. The main restaurant is first class - ingredients are fresh and the food is properly prepared. Even though the chef over-cooked my steak, they cooked a new one perfectly. Regrettably wine and spirit prices are very high, but that's Indonesia-wide.More
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