Author: Chic Eater
Bandung, with its some hilly terrains and mountain terrains circling it, has many landscapes with nice view of the cities or the valleys. Padma hotel, located in the uphill area of Ciumbuleuit, offers such view and natural ambience that is hard to find in many hotels around the city.
Built in 1995, the hotel was named Chedi hotel under Chedi Management. Later in 2001, it was changed to Malya hotel and was operating for 8 years before it was acquired by Padma Hotels and Resorts, previously known as Sekar Alliance Hotel Management. Now, Padma Hotel Bandung, having celebrated its fifth anniversary recently, has serviced and catered to numerous Bandung’s business or leisure visitors.
The modern architecture of the buildings, includes a nine-storeys down the cliff building structure with deep pile foundation reaching Parahyangan University, designed by an Australian architect. It has made Padma a unique and enigmatic hotel by itself.
Its light tropical interior enriched by flowers and distinct fixtures, combined with the view of natures surrounding the building, emit a relaxing yet elegant ambience.
Located strategically in North of Bandung area, in proximity to dense tourism streets of Dago as well as Sukajadi and Setiabudi, Padma Hotel is the obvious choice for many tourists, whether they are couples in honeymoon or families with kids.
Lobby and the Restaurants are stationed on the first floor of the building, which is the street level ground floor. The floors below starting from the second to the eighth floor down accomodate 124 hotel rooms from its Deluxe, Deluxe with balcony, Premiere rooms, Hillside Studio, Gallery and Premiere Suites, all with views of the valley. The 9th floor at the bottom provides the access to the outbond area.
I got a chance to view 2 type of rooms, which are the deluxe room and its best premiere suite. So here are the photos:
The facilities and amenities, offered by the hotel, are available for all hotel guests from its business meeting room (e.g. Jacaranda Meeting room with coffee break at IDR 450,000 or Spathodea meeting room with a more intimate and private ambience), fitness room, spa, outbond, and of course its restaurant, which I will review separately for the sake of completeness.
Since the day was dawning soon, I headed to the restaurants for an afternoon tea. They offered light bites like “Misoa Ayam”, “Bola Bola Coklat”, “Risoles”, “Sale Pisang”, “Bandrek”, “Kacang Rebus” (boiled peanuts), “Brownies Kukus” and “Banana Cake” – pardon the name of the food that I mentioned in Indonesian, since I did not know the correct translation for them. Anyhow, they were quite enjoyable to have.
I tried the Sexy Gardenia for the drink, since I was told that some celebs like it so much that they topped it up several times.
I considered Padma Hotel as a gem in the tourism haven of Bandung. The rooms, services and other facilities that they provides make it a worthwhile choice for you looking to spend your vacation with nature’s breath of fresh air around you.
Padma Hotel Bandung
Jl. Ranca Bentang 56-58 Ciumbuleuit
Bandung – Indonesia
Phone: +62 22 203 0333
Fax: +62 22 203 6633