My family stayed for 3D2N in adjacent room. 1 is the family room while another is the standard. The family room is rather spacious with good view, equipped with a fridge, yet there is no tea-making facilities provided. I feel that a kettle should be provided in the family room. As for the standard room, well...it's just "standard". Just two single beds and other basic furniture. Talking about the furniture, mmmm....I would have to say "antiques"!!!! I think the decoration and the furniture have existed since the 1960s. We had a great laugh when we say the caption in one of their brochures "Elegantly furnished"!!!! Yet, the rooms are clean and they make-up the room everyday.
Yet, the location is strategic. For those who love the pickled fruits or "jeruk", Chowrasta is just 2 mins walk. Komtar and another shopping mall next to it is about 5 mins and the other heritage attractions are approximately 5-20 mins away. If you need the public transportation, buses are easily available. Taxis are patiently waiting on the ground floor. It is just a matter of fare. If you are a non-muslim, this place is a food heaven. There are simply too many food stalls around. Just have a pick. Even if you are foreigners and would like to have a western meal, don't worry. You still have a lot of choices. Muslim foods are more into Nasi Kandar. If you do not like it, other options are rather far, e.g. Padang Kota.
Staff - not so friendly but they are not rude either. But my minus points would be that there is no free wi-fi here and the noise after 4pm. The music only slows down around 3am! So if you want a quiet place or have babies with you, then I would not suggest this place.
As I've read the comment about this hotel before I booked it, the tips about the air-cond is definitely helpful. Thank you to that particular traveller. If you plan to stay here, make sure you know how to "operate" the air-cond.....
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