The hotel is on the ourskirts of Padang and itself very pleasant. The staff is very friendly they try very hard to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Breakfast is really good, good choice between local and western food. The local food in the restaurant is good, but of course more expensive than in town. The iced lemon tea is fantastic, we got addicted to it. The rooms are clean and a good size. We booked two rooms, one with seaview and one without, this wasn't really worth the money as both had seaview. The room without seaview still had some seaview and you also saw the city and the mountains in the background. If you don't mid swimmig beween rubish you can swim from the beach in Padang, if you prefer to have a clean beach - good luck, we haven't found one. The website states that the room accommodates 2 adults and 2 children, but you can't book this. The rooms are only for 2 pers., this was a bit anoying the website should just be changed. We emailed the hotel directly to ask about this but never got a reply, had to phone accor helpline. When arriving we were told it was a smoking room, which we didn't want. We ended up in two smoking rooms, but I couldn't smell any nicotin smell lingering, so didn't bother us in the end. This must be a indonesian thing, smoking is far less restricted.
Padang itself is not a pleasant city, so the surrounding area of the hotel is not very nice but that applies to most of the hotels I would say.
To summerise it, I wouldn't recommend to go to Padang for a holiday, but if you have to stay in Padang the Mercure Padang is a very good choice.
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- Mercure Padang, where sunset and sunrise collide, affordable comfort with beautiful Padang beach view is the gateway to your business trip and leisure in West Sumatra. ... more less
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