This hotel was great and we have very few negative things to say about it. To sum it up, if you go to Balikpapan, make sure you try to book at this hotel!
We had originally booked at Gran Senyiur Balikpapan, which is advertised as a "five star". BIG MISTAKE!! The place was dated, unclean and generally not appealing. After one night we moved to the Novotel and loved it! We took a cab straight from Gran Senyiur to Novotel - the taxi driver and staff at Novotel had a good laugh!!
The pool area is very quiet and offers great views of the city and the ocean.The staff was friendly around the hotel. The spa was great and offers good value for the money. Food at the restaurant was a little bit expensive, but generally tasty.
The only negative aspect was that we were in an adjoining room and could hear (and smell!) everything from the other side. They offered to change rooms but the neighbors eventually moved out.
Overall great hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novotel Balikpapan is a 5 star hotel located in the centre of Balikpapan. The ideal choice for business trips and holidays alike, the hotel features 198 rooms and offers a range of conference facilities. Enjoy a choice of two restaurants, relax witha drink in one of our three bars and unwind with our swimming pool and fitness centre. The Novotel Balikpapan is centrally located close to shops and the entertainment precinct. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Balikpapan Hotel Balikpapan
- Balikpapan Novotel