My Dad and I stayed here on our way back to London, after a diving holiday in Berau.
We'd booked 2 executive rooms on hotels.com. When we checked in, we were shown to our rooms in no time at all. My father 'a room was fine, but mine stank of cigarettes - even though I'd requested a non smoking room.
I rang down to change rooms and they said they'd run out of non smoking deluxe rooms, so would upgrade me to a superior room.
Great service. However, I had in fact, paid and booked for the higher category executive room.
They quickly moved my Dad and I to the correct category room (although I think their system showed we'd booked the lower category room).
The deluxe rooms were perfectly adequate, with a sofa and desk in the room, complete with kitchenette area.
The executive room was very large with a separate lounge / dinning room just off the kitchenette. There were two bedrooms and two bathrooms - making this a great option if you're travelling with friends. There was also a water cooler which was very welcomed with the heat!
There were 3 separate air conditioning units; one in the lounge and then one in each of the bedrooms,
The shower was powerful with plenty of hot water.
The restaurant in the hotel was good, with well priced food. However, the red wine was very hot and exceptionally overpriced (but think it's the Indonesian tax as opposed to the hotel)
The swimming pool is a decent size and is in a great spot looking down onto the sea.
The wi fi reception was good and it was refreshing for it to be free.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and I would definitely recommend it to anyone overnighting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Combining the facilities of an international hotel and the comfort and personal service, the new Aston Balikpapan is the first combined hotel and residence in Balikpapan. While all rooms and apartments offer the comforts and amenities of an international 4 star hotel they also feature kitchens and private balconies. Within the ocean front Grand Sudirman Complex the Aston Balikpapan is ideally located in the heart of the city and just 15 minutes from Sepinggan International Airport allowing easy access to all the main attractions in the city including shopping and entertainment facilities. Besides the hotel's ample offerings guests also benefit from the many facilities within the Grand Sudirman Complex such as restaurants, cafes, banks, an Irish pub, a convenience store and major corporate offices. ... more less
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