PUBLISHED May 29th, 2018 06:00 am | UPDATED April 13th, 2019 04:30 pm
Are you looking for your next holiday destination? Tired of the tourist crowds in Bali? Bandung is perhaps Indonesian next most famous spot, and comes with a cooler climate and friendlier locals to boot. In this city known for its affordable shopping options, beautiful views, and culinary experiences, these five unique accommodation options stand out from the rest.
The first Moxy property in Asia-Pacific, this contemporary 109-room boutique hotel is one for millennials and young families. Guests can check in at the lobby bar, which is open 24/7, and all the rooms feature an open-storage concept with little surprises like gummy candies and a vinyl player with the latest hits in R&B and indie music. Plus, the Sky Bar on the rooftop (wines by the glass and local brews) and communal Living Room space make for excellent spots to get some work done or mingle with like-minded folks. Read our review here.
Rates start from: US$40 per night
Trans Luxury Hotel
Introducing Bandung’s only six star hotel – The Trans Luxury Hotel is the only one of its kind, offering 18 floors of incredible design, services, and facilities since 2012. Aside from its opulent luxuriousness (think a Swarovski crystal dragon in the lobby and Serpiente marble in every room), the property’s biggest draws include its award-winning spa, panoramic restaurant and lounge on level 18, open-air sandy beach pool, and the Trans Studio Mall next door – home to the world’s largest indoor theme park. Read our review here.
Rates start from: US$150 per night
Looking for a spectacular view of the Bandung hillside? The Padma Hotel, which is surrounded by a luscious green valley (and yet only minutes away from the city centre), offers just the thing. Known for its exceptional hospitality and round-the-clock butler service, its guest rooms are modern and stylish, and its large infinity pool heated for those cold months. Padma also offers activities like guided forest walks, zip-lining, and archery in the vicinity.
Rates start from: US$99 per night
Padma Bandung is located at Jl. Ranca Bentang No. 56-58, Ciumbuleuit, Cidadap, Ciumbuleuit, Cidadap, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40142. For reservations, please call +62 22 203 0333 or email to [email protected].
GH Universal Bandung
GH Universal is a five-star hotel that’s located further up north, boasting Renaissance-inspired architecture and luxury against the backdrop of Bandung’s natural beauty. Experience the nuances of the European bourgeois in rooms like the Princess Suite, King Suite, and Governor Suite, all aptly decked out in European-style furnishings. Don’t miss out on the hotel’s specialty patisserie Bellevue for their crowd favourite strudels, or Crystal Dining Chamber, where authentic Cantonese eats await.
Rates start from: US$64 per night
Art Deco Luxury Hotel
Get pampered at Art Deco Luxury Hotel, a fairly glam property that’s close to Dago Pakar, one of the most beautiful and forested areas in north Bandung, as well as shopping district Cihampelas Walk. With luxurious art deco design decorating the hotel from the lobby to the rooms, expect a sizeable rooftop pool overlooking the town and mountains, a small jacuzzi, as well as an excellent rooftop restaurant serving modern Indonesian cuisine.
Rates start from: US$53 per night
This post is written in collaboration with SilkAir.
SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, currently operates about 400 flights a week to 53 destinations in 16 countries. The destinations SilkAir operates to are within a six-and-a-half-hours flying duration from Singapore, with the furthest destination being Cairns in Australia. Come October 31st, SilkAir will be operating to its newest destination, Hiroshima, Japan. At the moment, the combined Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network covers over 100 destinations in 36 countries.
SilkAir’s positioning as a premium, short-to-medium haul regional carrier gives it a unique appeal amongst leisure and business travellers in Asia. Whilst offering carefully selected meals, a full bar service and complimentary in-flight entertainment, SilkAir places great emphasis on providing attentive, friendly and relaxing service. The carrier’s regional flair is expressed through both its cabin crew and its cuisine – ensuring that your experience of the destination you’re heading to begins when you step onto our plane.
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Top Image: Padma Bandung Hotel