I am staying at the Sheraton in Bandung, Indonesia. I thought I would share a little video tour of my suite.
That said, I will give you my unbiased review of the place.
There is a hotel wing near the pool, and a more private Tower wing overlooking the village. If you have kids, it is probably better to stay in the hotel side so that the kids can just access the pool faster.
I am staying in a Tower Suite. I notice more business travelers here where I am.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the place. When my taxi pulled up, I felt a little relieved that there was a Sheraton in a quieter city like Bandung. My last Sheraton stay was in the Luxury Collection one in Bangkok. I also enjoyed that.
At the Sheraton Bandung Hotel and Towers, kids can go pony riding in the mornings, or for a swim in the pool. The Laguna Spa provides massages and all manner of spa treatments (I went for one and it was heavenly). I tried the Black Borneo scrub and smelled of coffee and oils all day but felt refreshed.
There is an internet business centre called [email protected] in the lobby which is free so that you can go online, or print stuff, and even use webcam chat. This I liked a lot.
In-room internet is available for a fee (it is quite fast) via ethernet. I only wished there was wifi in the room so that I could surf from the bedroom. Also, there was a lack of power sockets at the desk where the network point was, so I had to unplug one of the lamps to power my laptop. A bit annoying, that was.
The big screen tv in the room has loads of cable channels and a cool docking station that lets you hook up external media devices via HDMI and Composite connections. There were TWO of these televisions in my suite so I was happy as a bird. There is also a DVD player in the tv cabinet.
Breakfast can be taken near the pool or in the more private Tower Lounge if you are a Tower Suite guest. You can see from the photo that the view is really pretty. I think the selection at the pool area is wider but if you like privacy, then eat breakfast at the Tower Lounge.
On Monday night, I had a great four-course meal with their MarComm Manager Mr Eddy Soenarno (seated right) and General Manager, Mr. Syntio Camilleri (seated left), in their restaurant called The Feast (thanks Executive Chef Mahesa!).
If you also like local food like me, you can just walk out to the street and hunt for local hawker fare.
In fact, that's what I am going to do right now. I am as hungry as a hippo after a day of sightseeing and shopping. I'll share some photos and videos for those soon. To dinner I go!