Surabaya

Travel Guide
Surabaya

Indonesia’s second-largest city is a thriving business center with lively food courts, markets and a colorful local arts scene. It’s also home to one of Indonesia’ largest mosques.

Come to Surabaya to explore this ancient city’s many exciting districts, shop in the markets and malls and spot a fascinating display of architecture from several different eras. Use this exciting city as a base to explore the mountains, national parks and outer islands of East Java or explore the city’s fascinating streets and treat yourself to a luxury hotel.

Surabaya was founded in the 13th century and has a rich history. One of the city’s most notable historical events was its early role in the Indonesian Battle for Independence. Surabaya has since grown to become a major industrial center, though those who explore will be sure to find the city’s fascinating heritage and culture amid new commercial developments.

Wander around the enchanting Arab District or explore one of Indonesia’s largest Chinatown districts. You can sample local delicacies in the food courts on G-Walk and The Loop, both in the west of the city.

Don’t miss the Masjid Al Akbar Mosque, which towers above the skyline and is one of the largest mosques in the country. Families will love the Surubaya Zoo, one of the oldest and largest zoos in the country. Near the city center, make sure you visit Balai Pemuda Arts Center to see dancers perform traditional Reog dances. A large festival, the Seni Surubaya, takes place here in June.

Many people use Surabaya as a base from which to explore other east Javanese sights. Mount Bromo is a popular two-day trip, while the ancient archaeological site of Trowulan can be explored in one action-packed day.

Being such an important industrial center, Surabaya has a busy international airport and has excellent bus and rail links with the rest of Java. Once you have arrived in the city, taxis are the most convenient way to get around.

Be prepared for flash rain showers from November to February. Otherwise, the climate in Surabaya is tropical and sunny year-round.

Swiss-Belinn Manyar
Swiss-Belinn Manyar
3 out of 5
Jalan Manyar Kertoarjo No. 100, Surabaya, East Java
The price is AU$35 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
Located in the heart of Surabaya, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Galaxy Mall, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sepuluh November Institute of Technology and Surabaya ...
4.1/5Very Good! (89 reviews)
Best staff ever
"For the price paid, the best hotel I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in! The staff are exceptional, well trained and friendly. Professional to a T. the breakfast was huge, myriad choices and not crowded. The bed was comfy with great pillows, loved the location. Back to the staff, best staff ..."

Reviewed on 10 Sep. 2019

Swiss-Belinn Manyar
Fairfield by Marriott Surabaya
Fairfield by Marriott Surabaya
4 out of 5
Jalan Mayjend Sungkono No. 178, Surabaya
The price is AU$43 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
Situated in Surabaya, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Ciputra World Mall and within 3 miles (5 km) of Surabaya Town Square and Surabaya Zoo. Pakuwon Mall ...
4.4/5Excellent! (105 reviews)
"Good food and clean"

Reviewed on 10 Sep. 2021

Fairfield by Marriott Surabaya
Novotel Samator Surabaya Timur
Novotel Samator Surabaya Timur
4 out of 5
Jl Kedung Baruk 28 Rungkut, Surabaya
The price is AU$46 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from University of Pembangunan Nasional Veteran and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Mpu Tantular Museum. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (32 reviews)
"Great Hotel - Clean and spacious"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2021

Novotel Samator Surabaya Timur
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.
Easy Access Studio Apartment at Anderson Tower Supermall Mansion
Easy Access Studio Apartment at Anderson Tower Supermall Mansion
3.5 out of 5
Anderson 17FL-02 Jl. Raya Lontar No. 5, Lontar, Sambikerep, Surabaya, Jawa Timur
The price is AU$60 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Situated in Surabaya, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Pakuwon Mall and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ciputra Waterpark and Ciputra World Mall. Ciputra ...
Easy Access Studio Apartment at Anderson Tower Supermall Mansion
Ascott Waterplace Surabaya
Ascott Waterplace Surabaya
4.5 out of 5
Tower D1 Jalan Pakuwon Indah, Lontar Timur Kav 3-5, Surabaya, East Java
The price is AU$84 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
This family-friendly Surabaya aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Pakuwon Mall, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Surabaya Town ...
4.2/5Excellent! (73 reviews)
Great Hotel
"Excellent Hotel stay at Ascott, great location near to mega shopping centre, limited choice of breakfast buffet spread."

Reviewed on 23 Dec. 2019

Ascott Waterplace Surabaya
Strategic 2BR Apartment at Trillium Residence
Strategic 2BR Apartment at Trillium Residence
3 out of 5
Jl. Pemuda No.108 - 116, Embong Kaliasin, Surabaya, Jawa Timur
The price is AU$81 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Situated in Surabaya, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Surabaya Plaza Shopping Mall, Grand City Surabaya and Tunjungan Plaza. Surabaya Zoo ...
Strategic 2BR Apartment at Trillium Residence
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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