From the outside, the Novotel Palembang does look like an imposing fortress. That said, I do like the architecture. And it's more welcoming once you get inside. It's certainly different from your average big box hotel. And the hotel looks goregous at night from the pool area, with all the lights on. The red headboards in the rooms give a different vibe.
The bathrooms are nice... sort, of... there is something wrong with their plumbing. I had brown water flowing through the taps during my last night. I am not making this up. However, the water cleared up again after a few seconds.
Before anyone asks, no, I did not report the incident or make a stink about it. Why not? Well, it was my last night, I never drink from the tap - they have complimentary bottled water in the room - and having to complain in english to a staff whose native tongue isn't english is more trouble than it's worth.
Other than that little incident, everything else went fine. They even picked us up from the mall down the road - with no charge - when we got stuck during a sudden thunderstorm and we called the hotel to see if they could help. (We were seven people with only two umbrellas between all of us.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novotel Palembang hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Palembang. A 4 star hotel catering to corporate and leisure guests alike, this is the ideal location for your next business trip or holiday. Equipped with advanced business facilities,we offer meeting rooms catering for up to 2000 people. Our 198 rooms are in modern, stylish buildings, and we also offer two restaurants and four bars for the convenience of our guests. Our pool and fitness center offer both relaxation and recreation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Palembang Hotel Palembang
- Palembang Novotel