Traveling · February 24, 2023

5 Historical Hotels in Indonesia, Existing Since the Colonial Period!

5 Historical Hotels in Indonesia, Existing Since the Colonial Period!

Indonesian tourism cannot be separated from the Dutch East Indies colonial services . Since the Suez Canal was opened, many European ships headed to the archipelago for trade. Then in the 19th century, a number of cruise ships pulled over carrying white tourists on vacation. To fulfill this need, the Dutch East Indies built hotels on the island of Java which are now historic hotels in Indonesia.

The early history of Indonesian tourism by experts is marked by the construction of hotels on the island of Java. Not many know, it turns out that several ancient hotels built by the Dutch East Indies are still operating today. The following is a review of historic hotels in Indonesia.


1. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski

This hotel is the first five-star luxury accommodation in Indonesia and is the tallest building in Jakarta. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski was built from the spoils of Japanese war. It was inaugurated in 1962 for the residence of Asian Games IV athletes. In 2020, this hotel became the place to stay for the King and Queen of the Netherlands during their visit to Indonesia. They sleep in the best rooms with bulletproof glass.

Book now on Agoda with rates starting from IDR 2.98 million per night.


2. Hotel Majapahit Surabaya

Hotel Majapahit Surabaya witnessed the heroism of the City of Surabaya, being the scene of the tearing of the blue color on the Dutch flag after the failed negotiations between General Surabaya and WVCh. Ploegman. This hotel has been established since 1910 and was built by Sarkies Brothers from Armenia. Initially it was named Hotel Oranje during the Dutch East Indies period, then changed to Hotel Yamato during the Japanese period.

Book now on Agoda with rates starting from IDR 985,125 per night.


3. Royal Ambarukmo Yogyakarta

Royal Ambarukmo is located at Jalan Laksda Adisucipto Number 81, Depok, Yogyakarta. The hotel built by Sultan Hamengku Buwono V became one of the first four hotels in Indonesia promoted by President Soekarno as an international hotel in 1966. As a five-star luxury hotel, the facilities provided at this hotel are very luxurious, such as golf, games room, poolside bar. , as well as many others.

Book now on Agoda with rates starting from IDR 911,250 per night.


4. Hotel Savoy Homann Bandung

This accommodation is located at Jalan Asia-Afrika Number 112, Bandung. In the past, Hotel Savoy Homann was owned by the Homann family which was famous for the rijsttafel dish made by Mrs. Homann. In 1939, the initial design for the hotel was an art deco ocean wave by Albert Aalbers. His name changed to Savoy Homann in 1940 to emphasize his greatness. Charlie Chaplin is recorded as having stayed here.

Book now on Agoda with rates starting from IDR 390,880 per night.


5. Inna Bali Heritage Hotel

Inna Bali Heritage Hotel is the first luxury accommodation on the island of Bali which opened on August 22, 1927. At that time, many foreign tourists started arriving to Bali using the Koninklijke Paket-vaart Maatschappij steamer. This hotel is a three-star accommodation located in the Denpasar area . The facilities are fairly luxurious, such as parks, restaurants, swimming pools, cafes, and so on.

Book now on Agoda with rates starting from IDR 270,000 per night.

Thus is a historic hotel in Indonesia. The rental fee shown may change depending on the high/low season when ordering, the inflation rate, local tax policies, and the number of requests. Booking during low season is cheaper. Be sure to always double check the final price before confirming an order