Last Christmas I spent a wonderful holiday weekend in Bandung, West Java. One of my requirements in choosing a hotel is the location. An ideal location must be strategically located nearby good restaurants and local food.
I’ve stayed in quite a few hotels in Bandung and I have to say that Crowne Plaza Bandung is one of the better ones. It is everything I would expect from a 5-star hotel. This hotel has a fitness centre and an infinity pool overlooking the mountains, Kid’s Club, spa, and restaurants serving both local and international cuisine.
Located in the heart of Bandung, Crowne Plaza Hotel is 25-minute drive from Husein Sastranegara International Airport or 15-minute drive from Bandung Train Station. Food options around this hotel that you have to try include:
- Rasa Bakery & Café, Prima Rasa, Kartika Sari (local delicacy, pastries, snacks and desserts)
- Batagor Kingsley & Batagor Riri (fried fish cake and tofu)
- Mie Rica Kejaksaan, Mie Naripan, Mie 123 (Bandung-style noodles)
- Café Bali (Indonesian fast-food style)
- Bawean “Sweetheart” (traditional cakes and tarts)
- Queen Restaurant (Indonesian Chinese cuisine)
- Paskal Food Market
- Martabak Andir (Indonesian-style pancake)
Upon entering our modern, elegantly decorated room, I was impressed at how spacious it was. The view was breath-taking with a big window showcasing mountains and the city. The gorgeous bathroom was equally as nice. Imagine yourself relaxing in the bath tub at night while enjoying Bandung skyline. You can also request from 4 different types of pillows for a good night sleep.
There are three restaurants in this property; Mosaic All Day Dining Restaurants, Mountain View Poolside Bar & Restaurant, and Infinite Restaurant & Lounge. The in-room dining by Mosaic features both local and international cuisines with affordable prices. I can’t believe that most of the mains cost less than U$8 per portion! The food was delivered within 30 minutes upon ordering and they tasted nothing but excellent.
Executive Club Lounge
If you book Club Room grade and above, you’re entitled to Executive Club Lounge access on the 17th floor. You can have breakfast, snacks or even cocktails here, depending on what time you’re going.
Overall, we had a wonderful stay here. I would recommend staying at Crowne Plaza Bandung, whether you are planning for a culinary tour in the city, stopping by factory outlets for some shopping, or if you just fancy treating yourself to a five star experience.
Crowne Plaza Bandung
Jl. Lembong No.19, Jawa Barat Bandung ID-JB, 40111
Phone: +62 (022) 30002500