Getting more packed with modern cafes and restaurants, as well as other spots, Bandung still maintains its classic vibes in some sites. Visiting the city, you will be able to sight some houses with vintage architectural design, mostly inspired by the Dutch colonial era. Also, there are some historic hotels with a charming and classic design. Places where you can experience the old times of Bandung and get to know the journey of the city towards Indonesia’s independence.
1. Hotel Bidakara Grand Savoy Homann Bandung
The precise date when Savoy Homann Hotel was firstly built remains unknown, but based on some files, Savoy Homann was built before 1888 and owned by Mr. A. Homann, a German immigrant that stranded in Tatar Priangan around 1870. Savoy Homann was one of the biggest hotels in South East Asia, and it had become a sojourn place of many distinguished delegations for the occasion of Asia Africa Conference, PATA Conference and Asia Africa Islamic Conference.
After several negotiations, since January 2000, Savoy Homann Hotel then owned by the Bidakara foundation. Hotel Bidakara Grand Savoy Homann Bandung remains its reputation as one of the historical spot in the city of Bandung and still always welcoming their guests with the unique hospitality of the Sundanese peoples.
2. Ibis Style Bandung Braga
Nestled in the famous historical area, Braga, Ibis Style Bandung Braga is a place where you can explore the old time of the city. Within walking distance, you can discover Asia-Afrika Conference Museum and heritage buildings. As well as strolling down Braga and Asia Afrika streets which filled with vintage spots and other tourist attraction. Ibis Style Bandung Braga also charmed guests with art-deco touch on its architectural design.
3. De Braga by ARTOTEL
Tucked in-between of the most historical areas in Bandung, Braga and Asia Africa Street, de Braga by ARTOTEL is an oasis of 14 stories floor building, integrated with local contemporary art and current interior design. Combining historical architectural flares of Art Deco and Tea Walking experience concept, de Braga by ARTOTEL will tease all 5 senses through every inch and bits of your stay experience. de Braga by ARTOTEL will continue to preserve the history of local harmony through top-notch hospitality services and the finest local products.
4. Prama Grand Preanger Hotel
Prama Grand Preanger Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the city of Bandung. This hotel has a long journey before becoming one of the best hotels in Bandung. It started as a humble grocery shop called Thiem shop in 1884. This shop was quite crowded by preanger planters (Priangan planter businessman) as it is located in the center of the city, the Groote Postweg area or now knows as Asia Afrika street. After went through bankruptcy, a Dutchman named W.H.C. Van Deeterkom turned it into a hotel and was named the Preanger Hotel. Then in 1920, it changed to the Grand Preanger Hotel. The Indische-Empire inspired hotel now is the pride of Bandung.
Address: Jl. Asia Afrika No.81, Braga, Sumur Bandung, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40111
Phone: (022) 4231631
5. eL Royale Hotel Bandung
eL Royale Hotel Bandung is previously known as Grand Royal Panghegar. It started as four simple art-deco bungalows built in 1922. The owner was Anna Marie Meister, a woman from the Italian district of Switzerland. The building was named Pension van Hengel consisted of 40 rooms in separate buildings. Now, as eL Royale Hotel, this place becomes art deco-inspired hotel with a 5-minute walk from the chic cafes and boutiques of Braga Street. As well as 12-minute walk from Stasiun Bandung train station and 6 km from Husein Sastranegara International Airport.