Semarang Hotels and Accommodation
(Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia)
Located on the northern coastline of central Java, the port city of Semarang offers a good mixture of both traditional and modern accommodation. Hotels in Semarang really are extremely cheap, even during the busy dry season (May and September), and so a holiday in this part of Indonesia will certainly not break the bank.
For many, the Old City district of Semarang is the most appealing place to look for lodging, and hotels here are certainly in demand. The budget Hotel Raden Patah stands within this charming colonial neighbourhood and on the Jalan Jenderal Suprapto, being close to the beautiful Dutch church, the Gereja Blenduk.
Where to Stay
Also offering very inexpensive budget accommodation, the Hotel Kesambi Hijau is one of Semarang's most reliable, cheap options and stands on the southern side of the city, amidst the rising hills. Taking full advantage of its scenic setting, the best accommodation at the Hotel Kesambi Hijau comes complete with balconies. If you are backpacking through this part of Indonesia, then the youth hostels in Semarang, on the Jalan Kauman, are likely to be of interest.
At the top-end of the luxury accommodation in Semarang, consider splashing out for a room at the multi-storey Hotel Horison, which is conveniently located alongside the Plaza Simpang Lima shopping complex. Nearby and situated on the Jalan Gajah Mada, the Hotel Ibis Semarang enjoys a central setting and just over 170 guest rooms.
If you favour chain hotels, than the Novotel Semarang on the Jalan Pemuda is another good choice and suits both business travellers and holiday makers. For a little more character, the Dutch-inspired Inna Dibya Puri on the Jalan Pemuda is worth considering and dates from the early 1880s, making it the most historical hotel within the whole of Central Java.