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Duta Hotel
Ranked #10 of 27 Palembang B&B and Inns
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
1 review
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Reviewed August 7, 2009

Hotel Duta, Palembang is perfect place for anyone. So far, over all the place I went In Indonesia, this hotel is the most affordable yet convenient. Beside it, you can find a local restaurant that serves Palembang food called "pempek "..it was rather nice and delicious..the most fun part is, the hotel is situated right opposite Palembang Indah Mall which is one of the shopping complex here..It was fun to shop here..similarly like you shop in Sunway Pyramid or Mid Valley..Oh yes, there's J&Co. Donuts in the mall too..Not much of a tourist attraction, Palembang "landmark " is only the Ampera Bridge and Masjid Agung..the scenery is nice especially at night..the road here is less hectic compared to other places in Indonesia..Not forgetting, the hotel provides free access to internet even if you're in your bathroom!! haha..Also, the staff here were super friendly and their service were like a 5-star hotel..Food provided for breakfast was also yummy...overall it was a pleasant stay in this hotel and i hope to come here again!!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Shah Alam, Selangor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2009

Just got back home today from my trip to Palembang. Went there with friends without any pre-arrangement for hotels. Chosen this hotel after reading the review here (thanks mate!) and later being confirmed by the taxi driver at the airport before we head to this hotel. I couldn't agree more with the review here on the hotel so I won't elaborate. But what I want to say here is the LOCATION!. Palembang isn't much of a tourist destination for site seeing except for the AMPERA bridge which is just 1km away from the hotel. Suggest you to take the 'beca' (trishaw) to experience the thrill of getting hit by oncoming vehicles! On your way there, you will also bump into the Masjid Agung, Museum, the monument etc Forget about going to Bkt Siguntang or other historical places, they look like being deserted. Want to taste Palembang's food? Just next door to the hotel entrance, is the popular Pak Raden's Pempek, If you walk to towards Ampera, you can also stop at few "rumah makan" (restaurant) that sells Palembang's Murtabak. Few foodstalls at the roadside around the bridge offer you the infamous "Pindang Patin"
(fish soup). Cannot eat local food? Then fastfood can be found near the hotel, Texas Chicken, KFC, PizzaHut etc. Shopping? Right across the hotel road is the Palembang Indah Mall (PIM), a new modern shopping complex where everything is under one roof. For tourist who came to shop here, the "rustic" Pasar Ilir 16 bazaar is a must. Again it's about 1 km away from the hotel , close to the bridge. But after been there, I advise you not to. It's an old building and too crowded with people that you will sweat profusely within few minutes and can hardly breath in there. Instead, walk few blocks from the hotel where you find Ramayana supermarket where almost everything is under big discount (>50%). Right outside the supermarket at the ground floor , there's a bazaar that sells all the things that you will find at the old Ilir 16 bazaar, minus the crowd! Bargain hard for Songket, tudung, fabrics etc. Whether for shopping, food or sight seeing, Hotel Duta is actually a gem among the budget hotel. A new budget hotel, so nothing to complaint about. The best for a USD20-30 hotel for sure!

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  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 10, 2009

The Hotel Juta is located in the centre of Palembang, just across the road from the city's most upmarket mall. It was, in every respect, a pleasant surprise. At check-in staff were friendly and efficient, and they continued to be so throughout our stay.

We stayed in the second cheapest category of room, and it was well-equipped with air-con, mini-bar and satellite TV. It was also very clean. It is worth noting, however, that many of the rooms do not have windows.

Our flight left too early for us to try the buffet breakfast, but we did have dinner in the restaurant and it was good and reasonably priced. Unusually for a mid-range Indonesian hotel, there was free wi-fi in public areas and the more expensive rooms. There was also a computer terminal in the lobby. This is almost unheard of in a hotel in the $20 a night range in Indonesia. They are clearly making a real effort.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Duta Hotel
Address: Jln. Letkol Iskandar No. 535, Palembang 30134, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > South Sumatra > Palembang
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #10 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Palembang
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Number of rooms: 140
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