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“Good for budget travelers”
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Hotel Istana
Ranked #7 of 12 Pekalongan B&B and Inns
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

DISCLAIMER: if you're a tourist, please close this review ASAP. But if you're a budget traveler, carry on reading.

TL;DR : good if you're looking on really low budget hotel.

Got here by car from Jakarta. The hotel is kinda old. The restaurant is fine. They got white rice, fried rice with eggs and fried soybean cake and fried tofu. Available drinks for breakfast are fresh water, orange syrup (no orange juice sorry), tea, and coffee. They also serve bread loafs and toaster.

The room is so unmaintained. Walls aren't repainted for a long time, furnishings are oldies from the chairs to the cupboard. I think the hotel is really, really tight on the budget so they don't have the time and money to update the furniture. Bed is good and comfy. But you don't have the control over aircon because room servants got em, so bring warm clothes and socks because it's getting unbelievably cold during the night. You still got blanket though.

Mosquitos are everywhere, especialy at night time. . Please ask room servant to spray the room first before using or bring mosquito repellent if you hate mosquitos.

Finally, the bathroom. In room 131 (my room), you got water puddle around the toilet bowl and it's getting slippery over time so be very careful. The bathtub is usable i think, but there are signs of rust in some area of the tub so it's better not to use it to soak in your body. Shower is fine though. No hanger line and drying exhaust, so alternatively you can dry your "not so wet" clothes by the aircon wind.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Staffs are friendly. Nasi goreng breakfast is good, but choices are (very) limited. Building looks old, equipment too (AC/TV/cupboard etc), towels need to be retired and replaced with a brand new set. Location is great, just need a renovation to make it like new and more people will stay in this place.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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5  Thank BuserSiang
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

The hotel is located few meters from the train station, and at the main road. ATM, Supermarkets, petrol station, are all within walking distance. So it’s very convenient for us. The price is not too bad for a standard room (Rp.240.000), that includes air con, comfortable beds, TV and hot water, plus breakfast. The breakfast selection was not too bad either. We are most impressed with the service. The staff were very nice and helpful. If I’d ever go back to Pekalongan, i probably would stay here again.

Room Tip: Standard room meets everything you need
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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13  Thank capung
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
Thank Yoga T
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Reviewed 8 November 2014
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Room Tip: Pilih kamar di lantai atas karena lebih baru daripada yang di belakang
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank Dizzman
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Additional Information about Hotel Istana

Address: Jln. Gajah Mada 23- 25, Pekalongan 51118, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Java > Central Java > Pekalongan
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Pekalongan
Price Range: €15 - €17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Istana 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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