We were waiting transport to go into the interior to work at a mission hospital in the jungle and had two days to spend before we could go. We chose the Gardenia Spa and Resort because their website did a good job of explaining the property. It looked like a very good value and indeed was just that.
When we got there they were ready to check us in and the very friendly and casual attitiude of the staff was great. Our room was in 2 story upscale house and it was lovely. The A/C in the upstairs bedroom worked well and we ordered room service the first night and it arrived quickly and was very tasty. The next day the staff arranged to take us in the hotel car to the Monument of the Equator and stayed with us as we explored that little gem. We stopped at a grocery store on the way back to reprovision for the next 10 days we would spend in the jungle.
We enjoyed the buffet breakfast and one of the managers, Rafael took fine care of us. We really appreciated the extra efforts he made to ensure our stay was special. He is a star among hte staff there and is very committed to the task of taking care of the guests. Well done!!! We will definitely stay there again and look forward to seeing Rafael and the staff again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A four star private villa with an elegant and traditional feel-on wooden stilts just like an authentic Kalimantan House, complete with a raised walkaway – awaits you with serene atmosphere and gorgeous views of the surrounding gardens. Located close to heart of Pontianak, Gardenia Resort and Spa is the only true resort feel in the city of Equator Land. It is only 5 minutes by car from Supadio Airport at Jalan Ahmad Yani II, Pontianak Kalimantan Barat and 15 minutes from the city center.Gardenia Resort and Spa has 47 Suite Villas ranging from Premier, Terrace Suite, Family Suite and Gardenia Suite Villas. Each Villas is design as outfitted with traditional decoration and has beautiful panoramic views.Gardenia Resort and Spa stands on 4.3 hectares of land. You will find the accommodation peaceful and spacious with an architectural style that blends the traditional with contemporary.Resort can provide assistance and will work with licensed travel agents or bonafide tour operators in arranging tours to experience unique culture and nature expedition into the hearth of Borneo ... more less
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