Bandung

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Bandung which includes a sunset, landscape views and farmland

Once known as the Paris of Java, Bandung boasts beautiful colonial architecture and a thriving arts and café culture, all overlooked by the peaks of the Parahyangun mountains. 

Come to Bandung and experience a true treat for the senses. Browse some of Indonesia’s finest galleries, in particular those dedicated to the arts and crafts of the Sudanese population. Eat spicy, exotic dishes at the many street carts and restaurants and shop for local produce in the colourful markets. Hike into the clean, cool air of the nearby mountains and enjoy a rejuvenating soak in a natural hot spring. Return to the town to enjoy a lively night out in the city’s bars and clubs.

Bandung is Indonesia’s third-largest city with a population of around 8 million. Its location, 750 metres (2,500 feet) above sea level gives the city a cooler climate than many other Javanese towns, which is perhaps why the Dutch loved it here so much. The Dutch left a rich legacy of colonial architecture in Bandung. Villa Isola (Bumi Siliwangi), with its stunning fountains and gardens, and Gedung Merdeka, the site of the first ever Africa-Asia conference, are just two examples.

The city is known as one of Java’s cultural hubs, with students, artists and intellectuals rubbing shoulders in the numerous cafés, bars and restaurants. Locals love their food. Everywhere you go in the city you will encounter enticing smells from restaurants and street carts. To guarantee yourself a good meal, head to Burangang Street, where a huge variety of eateries compete for your business. Shoppers looking for a bargain should head to Jalan Cihampelas also known as Jeans Street, home to a wide range of outlet stores.

Bandung also makes a great base to explore the surrounding mountains and volcanoes. Take a day visit to the hillside resort Lembang and visit the Sari Ater Hot Springs on your way down. The 2-hour trek up Tangkuban Prahu Volcano is another highlight.

Locals get around by angkot, which are small minibuses, but the easiest way to navigate the city is by taxi. Being such a large city, Bandung is well connected to the rest of the country by air and road, making it a popular weekend destination for Jakartans.

Sensa Hotel
Sensa Hotel
4 out of 5
Jalan Cihampelas 160, Bandung, West Java
The price is AU$46 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Located in Sukajadi, this hotel is steps away from Jalan Cihampelas and Cihampelas Walk. Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and Paris Van Java Mall are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (124 reviews)
"Great location, good cleanliness, great food for breakfast."

Reviewed on 2 Feb. 2020

Sensa Hotel
Hilton Bandung
Hilton Bandung
5 out of 5
Jl. HOS Tjokroaminoto No. 41-43, Bandung, West Java
The price is AU$80 per night from 20 Sep. to 20 Sep.
Located in Pasirkaliki, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Chinatown and Pasar Baru Trade Center. Cihampelas Walk and Festival Citylink Mall are also ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (461 reviews)
"Nice hotel"

Reviewed on 15 May 2021

Hilton Bandung
Sheraton Bandung Hotel and Tower
Sheraton Bandung Hotel and Tower
5 out of 5
Jalan Ir Haji Juanda No 390, Bandung, West Java
The price is AU$91 per night from 21 Sep. to 21 Sep.
This family-friendly Bandung hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of West Java Culture Park and Dago Golf Course. Cihampelas Walk is 2.5 mi ...
4.2/5Excellent! (153 reviews)
Satisfy guaranteed
"Satisfy guaranteed"

Reviewed on 15 Feb. 2021

Sheraton Bandung Hotel and Tower
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Permai 7B Villa 4 Bedroom with a Private Pool
Permai 7B Villa 4 Bedroom with a Private Pool
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Dago Pakar Permai 7 No.53, Resor Dago Pakar, Bandung, West Java
The price is AU$432 per night from 20 Sep. to 20 Sep.
Located in Hegarmanah, this golf villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sasana Budaya Ganesha, Jalan Cihampelas and Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). Rumah Mode ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
편안했어요.
"ㅈㅋ체의 규모가 크고 각방마다 화장실이 있어편안했습니다 식탁과 주방이 잘되어 있어 4부부가 먹고 지내기 좋었습니다. 단지 개미가 너무 많아 불결하더군요."

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2016

Permai 7B Villa 4 Bedroom with a Private Pool
Pinus Villa 5 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
Pinus Villa 5 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Dago Pakar Permai 2 no 41, Resor Dago Pakar, Bandung, Cimenyan, West Java
The price is AU$551 per night from 19 Sep. to 19 Sep.
Situated in Cimenyan, this villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Dago Pakar, Mountain View Golf Course and Dago Golf Course. West Java Culture Park and Dago Dreampark ...
Pinus Villa 5 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
Kencana Villa 7 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
Kencana Villa 7 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Bukit Kencana no 30, Bandung, West Java
The price is AU$656 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Located in Cigadung, this golf villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Dago Pakar and Dago Golf Course. West Java Culture Park and Mountain View Golf Course are also ...
Kencana Villa 7 Bedrooms with a Private Pool
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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