The Padma Hotel Bandung: A hidden jewel amidst the hills of Bandung
by Shah Shamshiri
[dropcap]O[/dropcap]f the many countless popular cities and towns in Indonesia, Bandung continues to stand out as one of the most popular towns for shopping and sightseeing. Boasting its countless factory outlet fashion stores and a myriad of cafes and restaurants, the town’s quaint atmosphere attracts thousands of visitors locally and internationally. This is especially true during weekends and national holidays.
And when it comes to accommodation The Padma Hotel in Bandung remains as one of the city’s top luxurious hotels to date. Majestically perched on the hills of Bandung at the Ciumbuleuit district, the hotel seems hidden from the city’s busy activities and yet it is actually just about 15 minutes away from the city centre by car. However, there is good reason that the Padma is tucked away uphill as it is intended to provide peace and serenity to those who seek it.
Given its outstanding architecture and unique interior design facades, the Padma Hotel in Bandung is bound to mesmerize every single guest that steps in. Upon arrival, guests will realize that they are actually greeted and welcomed at the hotel’s top-most floor which also houses the reception area. The rooms are all built on the floors below the entrance level except for a few of the suites which are situated immediately on the right side of the lobby. As the rooms are all constructed downwards instead of upwards like most hotels, visitors will not see them towering high-above when checking-in. The glass elevator next to the restaurant gives a gorgeous glimpse of the hotel’s exterior as you press down to get to the rooms.
Even the restaurant is on the top floor surrounded by lush greenery provided by the breathtaking forest-filled hills of Bandung. The view from the restaurant is just simply amazing and would be the perfect background for a romantic meal. Further more, patrons of The Restaurant can also enjoy some drinks while taking in the fresh air provided by the cooling natural settings of the neighbouring woods.
With 124 elegantly decorated rooms, equipped with wi-fi connection and the latest electronic necessities, The Padma Hotel Bandung promises a stay filled with comfort, luxury and serenity. Other amenities include a swimming pool for adults and children as well as a jacuzzi. There is also a health club as well as the Zen Family Reflexology which provides spa treatment for recreation and relaxation purposes.
Apart from the rooms and halls for meetings and seminars, Padma Bandung also houses the Champaca Wedding Chapel for those who wish to be united in matrimony or renew their wedding vows. It is also one of the most popular venues for corporate team-building and out-bound activities as it has an extensive outdoor area blessed with nature’s most beautiful scenarios situated at the lowest level of the hotel.
If you appreciate the finer in things in life and love mother nature’s existing presence, then The Padma Hotel in Bandung would be the perfect luxurious getaway!