Written by Sahiri Loing
Co-written by Candice Neo
Planning for a weekend getaway with the kids?
Located close to Jakarta, Bandung makes for a perfect family trip, with its refreshing chilly air, unique cafes, kids-friendly restaurants, good shopping at factory outlets, lots of attractions for both nature lovers and urban sightseers, and a variety of affordable family-friendly accommodation options.
In fact, we have found hotels that can accommodate the whole family for under USD $75. Read on to find out more!
1. A room with a green view: Marbella Suites Bandung
Nestled in a verdant landscape, the four-star Marbella Suites Bandung makes for a nice weekend haven away from the city.
The view of the lush greenery is gorgeous both day and night.
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This 74-square-metre two-bedroom suite is adorned with simple interiors, and is perfect if you are staying as a family of four. You can lounge in the nice terrace with large swing chairs overlooking the swimming pool. Perfect for some family heart-to-heart sessions!
Your kids will love the large sandbox right beside the pool!
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The little ones can also run around in the supervised playground – a convenience for all parents.
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And if you want to venture outside, Marbella Suites Bandung is actually part of the Dago Pakar Resort Complex – a beautiful nature getaway where you can refresh yourself with fresh, clean air!
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With minimalistic yet sleek designs, Shakti Hotel Bandung by Zia (which was previously known as Max One Hotel) has a nice sundeck with a decent-sized infinity-style swimming pool, where you can laze the afternoon away.
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Though somewhat cheeky, Shakti Hotel Bandung by Zia has nine rooms which are divided into three themes – Joy, Sincerity, and Love. For families, pick the “Love” room – at a size of 38 square metres, you’ll get one queen-sized bed and twin beds for the kids. With a general white-themed decor with splashes of colour, it gives you a good sense of space.
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Although not close to the city centre, the hotel is only a 20-minute drive to Cihampelas Jeans Street and 3 kilometres from Trans Studio.
3. Braga’s Observation Deck: Ibis Styles Bandung Braga Hotel
Braga is one of the most famous spots in Bandung, surrounded by heritage buildings, museums, restaurants, hip cafes and boutiques. So successfully finding an inexpensive room in the vicinity would certainly be a big bonus.
And Ibis Styles Bandung Braga Hotel is that big bonus – the three-star hotel offers lovely two-bedroom Family Rooms. Their own brand of beds with high-tech sprung mattresses will even align with the density points of your body. Doesn’t it sound awesome?
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If you’re not planning to sleep all day in the super comfy beds (we would!), take a dip in their outdoor pool or enjoy some food and drinks in their Streats Restaurants, Bar, and Lounge.
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Other than that? Well, Braga speaks for itself.
4. Scenic views of three mountains: Osmond Villa & Resort
For nature lovers, the Osmond Villa & Resort will meet everything on your travel checklist. View of (at least three) mountains? Check. Outdoor activities such as hiking or eco-walks? Check. Home-grown vegetables? Check!
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Osmond Villa & Resort delivers on the escape-from-city-life front. The villas are named after the three mountains that surround them — Mount Putri, Burangrang and Tangkuban Perahu — and each villa reminds you of a comfortable home in the countryside naturally all equipped with scenic views and fresh air.
You and your kids will love the outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, and an open space billiard table. What’s family bonding without some activity and exercise?
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Located in Lembang, the hotel is near popular restaurants such as The Peak and family attractions such as Farmhouse Susu Lembang or Dusun Bambu Family Leisure Park.
5. Home away from home: Grand Setiabudi Business & Family Hotel
Need a room with extra space to play hide-and-seek with your kiddos? The Grand Setiabudi Business & Family Hotel might just be the perfect fit.
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Their apartment-style rooms are very spacious and can accommodate four to six people. Design-wise, they are pretty conventional with hardwood floors and wood elements dominating the entire room, but that simplicity certainly creates a homey vibe.
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Your kids will be delighted with the outdoor pool and tennis tables – they will be kept busy happily indoors.
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Located near the city centre, Grand Setiabudi Business & Family Hotel is very convenient if you want to shop at the factory outlets or visit popular sites such as Lembang or Dago Pakar with the family.
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6. That classy holiday rental: High Livin’ Apartment
Though not located close to the city centre (around 4.7 km from Bandung city), the High Livin’ Apartment is near the Baros exit toll and can offer you a nice respite from all the urban noise.
The holiday rental’s two-bedrooms’ décor are standard but comfortable enough for you to spend all day indoors. For added luxury, opt for the three-bedroom apartment!
And whenever you feel hungry, enjoy local delicacies at the Food Corner where you can dine in traditional huts.
7. For the chic-at-heart: The 101 Bandung Dago Hotel
If your preferred ambience is chic, go for the 101 Bandung Dago Hotel, where you get to stay in loft-style Duplex Suites with checkered floors and walls adorned with cute wallpapers and witty quotes.
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And the unique décor also extends to their restaurant, Soda Resto & Bar, with long patchwork sofas and wooden chairs. It’s little wonder why it’s popular among the young crowd in Bandung!
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While you are taking a dip in the outdoor pool, why not enjoy a good cocktail from the Soda Café too?
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The hotel is also strategically located in the Dago area, which is a one-stop holiday spot teeming with factory outlets, cafes, and historical buildings.
8. Javanese vintage abode near shopping: Sukajadi Hotel
Despite Sukajadi Hotel’s humble façade, you’ll be greeted with a quaint and beautiful interior when you step in.
Although the rooms are standard and cosy, we love the hotel’s Javanese vintage feel. The lobby is decorated with local artwork, antiques, paintings, and even old photographs of Bandung. In the afternoon, you may want to take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool delightfully encircled by tropical greenery.
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At dinnertime, drop by the similarly Javanese vintage-themed Suka Resto for a family meal. The green wall will brighten up your day!
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And ladies, you will be happy to know that the hotel is location within walking distance to many popular shopping spots, such as Rumah Mode Factory Outlet, Cihampelas Jeans Centre, and Paris Van Java shopping mall.
Staying here will simply allow you to save on accommodation and splurge on shopping!
9. Where romance meets family fun: Summer Hill Private Villas & Family Hotel
This garden resort-themed hotel will indulge you and your family with holiday cheer as you step into its bright premises.
You will fall in love with the lagoon-style swimming pool with a mini fountain, where you can float the afternoon away while the kids splash around in the smaller children’s pool right beside. They will also love to roam around the playground!
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If you’re here with a family of four, we recommend the 2-Bedroom Executive Suite Villa, where you can wake up right next to a morning view of the refreshing pool! You can also chill at your private terrace overlooking the water. At USD $70 a night, this is a value-for-money deal.
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Teenagers will love this, though the open balcony may not be ideal for young children. (We would advise those with young children to opt for the Deluxe Room with two queen-sized beds instead.)
At just 10 minutes away from popular shopping places such as Rumah Mode Factory Outlet, Cihampelas Street and Paris van Java mall, the ladies will never be bored!
10. Unleash your Inner Singer: Serela Hotel Riau Bandung
There’s nothing like spending good quality time with the family while singing to your heart’s content. Let’s face it – karaoke is one of our favourite activities, and if you can do it during your family holiday, that’s even better!
At the Serela Hotel Riau Bandung, you will be entertained with so many facilities, you don’t even need to venture out of the hotel! The Carrera Boutique Karaoke & Bar offers six themed rooms where you can sing all night – Arabic, Japanese, Africa, Party, Bedroom, and Family.
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While the teenagers go crazy at the karaoke, your little ones can have fun with games and toys at the Kids Corner facility, which is supervised by trained hotel staff.