Location perfect, clean and comfortable
Posted Oct 16, 2013
Location, location, location! This is a clean, comfortable, international quality (budget) hotel in the BEST location for seeing the sights of Bogor. I would highly recommend somebody who wants to stay in Bogor for 1-2 nights to stay at this hotel. Ok, so it's definitely not a resort, but the room was super simple and clean. The Istana Bogor President's Palace and the Kebun Raya Botanical Garden are both within walking distance (1/2 hour beautiful leisurely-paced walk anti-clockwise on the outskirts of the botanical garden, to the Palace gates, or, and continuing around, it would be about an hour to the Kebun Raya gates. If you went clockwise from the hotel, it would be 1/2 hour interesting walk to the Kebun Raya gates, with good footpaths all around. The climate in Bogor is perfect for walking, even in the middle of the day with a hat). This was perfect for us. The breakfast is simple but delicious, especially if you are a fan of Bubur Ayam. But, by the third day, I was so bored of the breakfast! And, I really wanted to have a swim in a pool and a massage (also not an option). But, the location beat everything, and also, if you explore the back streets of Jalan Malabar, there are lots of traditional warung to eat at. Also, there is a Laundromat down the street on Jl. Malabar Ujung, which was really handy for us. And, less than 10 minutes walk from the Botani Square mall, for any essential purchases or a Starbucks fix. Good access for a day trip to Puncak and Taman Safari.