Bandung has always been many Jakartans choice for a weekend getaway. We love its cooler climate, awesome street food (mostly a lot cleaner than Jakarta), and creative vibe. Its factory outlets used to be a strong magnet too, but now Jakarta’s millenials prefer to check out their coffee shops and its instagram friendly spots, both in the city or out in its natural landscape.

Whatever your reason to visit the city, choosing where to stay is one of your most important decision to make. When you choose both to splurge and still stay within the city center, there’s not much other options than Hilton Bandung. We recently spent a weekend staycation in the hotel to revisit what we love about it. And here we’re sharing it with you!

1.  It’s Location: A stone throw away from Bandung Train Station (and PASKAL 23)

As Bandung’s street gets super busy (with Jakartans’ cars) during the weekend, the train is still our most favorite transportation to get to Bandung. And it is crucial to point out that Hilton Bandung is located literally seconds away from the train station, even if you choose to go by foot. You obviously can get the hotel concierge to whisk you right out of the platform with their pick up service too, though. An added bonus: the hotel is also just about 1 km away from the newly built PASKAL 23 Mall (should you be inclined to include mall visit to your Bandung itinerary) and the Paskal Food Market

2. Spacious rooms & QUEEN size twin beds

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Hilton Bandung’s deluxe rooms (its most basic room) are among the largest in the city at incredible 45 square meters! Upgrade your stay to the King Junior Suite and you’ll get twice the space at 90sqm. Even their twin beds are actually two queen beds, which befit 4  people very comfortably. Bye bye extra beds. We’re sleeping like kings and queens~

3. Extra perks for executive floor’s guests

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If you stay at the executive rooms you will get access to the hotel’s executive lounge that serves complimentary and most importantly, peaceful and interrupted continental breakfast, afternoon tea and even evening cocktails. The lounge also enables its guests to check in straight at the executive floor too.

4. Awesome breakfast spread and Weekend Buffet Dinner at Purnawarman

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Bandung is surely a haven for nibbles and street food; but if you’re like me and never in the mood to go out of the hotel hungry, good breakfast is of great importance. I mean, it is the most important meal of the day, no? And aren’t we glad that Hilton Bandung has an awesome breakfast buffet selection. Whether you’re in the mood to sample local specialties like bubur or lontong sayur, or want to start the day healthy with muesli, tropical fruits (beautifully displayed!) or a straight on full continental breakfast, all with a strong cup of joe, they got you covered.

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It doesn’t stop there; at night, I also tried Purnawarman their Weekend Buffet Dinner that’s available every Friday and Saturday, offered at Rp. 388,000++. Different food stations and live cooking station are on display. From roasted lamb, barbecued ribs, grill stations to fresh seafood that and sushi bar, as well as their mouthwatering desserts,

5. It’s pool and it’s instaworthy Cabanas

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For the selfie fanatics, for a non-resort hotel, Hilton Bandung surprisingly has quite a lot of instagenic spots all over the hotel. But one of the most popular, is their pool and eye-catching cabanas. From these fancy cabanas, you can lounge around or even order your food while your feet stay submerged in the water.

6. Stylish and imposing Magma Lounge

After enjoying all the natural light, a quick swoop around the lobby your eyes will soon fall in the black staircases leading to Magma Lounge.  the hotel’s jazz lounge that offers a variety of fine wines and an expertly mixed Cosmopolitan or Manhattan, while you choose from a selection of authentic tapas dishes.

7. Earth loving initiatives (no plastic straw, recycled paper pens)

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Hilton Bandung has in place a healthy concept of ‘Travel with Purpose and Meet with Purpose’ initiative that supports not only a healthier food option, as well as environmentally friendly amenities and supplies such as their supply of pens made from recycled papers and no more use of plastic straws anywhere in the hotel. How cool is that? In addition to that, Hilton’s large windows in the lobby as well as their meeting rooms that allow natural sunlight also mean less electricity used during the day.

8. Grand staircase in its equally grand and airy lobby

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Every time you walk in to the hotel lobby, you will be greeted with a tall ceiling yet with a welcoming vibe. During the day, natural light showers from all sides, including from the glass ceiling. On your right, the grand staircase makes (again) a great photo op spot, that leads to the mezzanine area that overlooks to a lush tropical greenery.

9. Romantic by the pool dining at Fresco

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If you are in a romantic getaway and looking for a slightly more intimate yet relaxed setting, Fresco that’s located by the hotel’s pool is an excellent choice. The restaurant serves seductive steak, home made pasta and freshly made wood fire oven pizza as you enjoy a chilled glass of fine wine.

10. Relaxing me time at Jiwa Spa

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After a tiring day of exploring Bandung, what better way to retreat than to be pampered with a head to toe massage just steps away from your hotel room? Hilton Hotel’s Jiwa Spa offers a pampering spa ritual catered to however much time you have. But for For the ultimate spa experience, try their Royal Touch ritual, a traditional Balinese style massage.

 

HILTON BANDUNG
HOS Tjokroaminoto No. 41-43, Bandung, Indonesia
Phone: +62-22-8606-6888 FAX: +62-22-8606-6999
www.hilton.com/bandung
IG: https://www.instagram.com/hiltonbandung