One area that is a favorite destination for tourists in Bandung is the Riau Region which is currently named Jl. LLRE Martadinata. This road, formerly called Riouwstraat, was originally a residential area of Europeans. After the era of independence, Riau slowly turned into one of the commercial areas in the city of Bandung, as we see now. Even so, you can still see some colonial-style buildings that are still standing here. Here is our guide for you to spend a memorable moment in Riau Street.
Things to Do
1. Shop at factory outlets
One of the very iconic things from the Riau region is the number of Factory Outlets (FO) that stand here. Starting from FO for young people, families, women, men, and children, you can find it in Riau. With so much FO in this area, you might need a special day just to explore the FOs only.
2. Study West Java history at Gedung Sate Museum
For those of you who like history, Gedung Sate Museum is a must-visit place in Riau. Here, you will be introduced to Gedung Sate as a cultural heritage building. Its contents are related to history, the development process and its utilization, which are displayed with a blend of digital technology. The location is not too far from Jl. Riau, which is behind Gedung Sate.
Jl. Diponegoro No.22, Citarum, Kec. Bandung Wetan, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40115
3. Strolling around Taman Maluku and Taman Saparua
If you only want to find cool air, walking leisurely in these two parks is probably the right choice. Both of these parks are located opposite and have just been renovated some time ago. So, these parks are in a very comfortable condition to visit. For those of you who like to exercise, Taman Saparua has basketball courts, roller skate tracks, and a very adequate running track.
Where to Stay
1. Hotel De Paviljoen Bandung
This hotel is perfect for those of you who want to stay not too far from the center of Riau Street. Combining colonial and modern building styles so as to bring out an atmosphere that is unique and comfortable to live in. If you want to enjoy the night view or the afternoon of Bandung city, you can visit the Vesper Sky Bar on the rooftop Hotel De Paviljoen. More than just a place to stay, this hotel also occasionally holds art exhibitions.
2. Hotel Santika Bandung
Hotel Santika Bandung is set amidst cool and lush surroundings, offering a refreshing alternative to other destinations in tropical Indonesia. Designed for both business travelers and holidaymakers, this elegant hotel provides a calm and soothing accommodation for both long and short term guests.
3. Janevalla Bandung
U Janevalla Bandung is located on Jalan Aceh Road close to Bandung Indah Plaza and all the main shopping areas. With its unique and cutting-edge architectural design combined with U Hotels & Resorts’ personalized services, U Janevalla will bring something new and unique to this destination. The 4-star Bandung hotel features 119 rooms and suites with luxury bedding and many other deluxe amenities of the U brand. Other facilities also include a casual all-day dining restaurant, a library, rooftop pool bar, and a gym. For meetings and social events, the hotel also provides five fully-equipped meeting rooms and one boardroom.
4. Grand Tebu Hotel Bandung
Grand Tebu Hotel Bandung brings both style and class by itself in offering unique stays for guests both for business and leisure purposes. Designed with a minimalist modern style and combined with a touch of artistic decorations, Grand Tebu Hotel gives you a luxurious hotel ambiance around the factory outlets, malls, and culinary places. With a big meeting room capacity and a lot of facilities, guests can expect an incredible staying experience with their utmost international standard services.
Address: LLRE Martadinata St No.207, Cihapit, Bandung Wetan, Bandung
Phone: (022) 20521000