Pringgondani Restaurant, Hotel Puri Asri (1) Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

My friends treat us for dinner to celebrate his birthday at Pringgondani Restaurant, which located inside Hotel Puri Asri Magelang.

The place has been renovated, and it’s more cozy.

The food is not bad, five star hotel food. This place is suitable for gathering.

Address: Jl. Cempaka No: 9 Magelang 56122 Central Java – Indonesia
Phone: +62-293-365115
Email: info@puriasrihotel.com / rsvrhpa@yahoo.com

Phil House Guesthouse # Seoul – South Korea

From Busan by KTX, and at 16:02, we arrive at Seoul KTX Station. Then we go to our guest house first to put our luggage.

We stay at Phil House Guesthouse for 6 night, until the end of trip. The guesthouse located near Achasan Subway Station, so from Seoul Station, we take line 4 (aqua) to Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Subway Station then transfer to line 5 (purple) to Achasan.

Seoul Subway

From Achasan Subway, go to exit 3 and the guesthouse only 1 minutes walk. If you take luggage, ignore the stairs and go to car park besides C&U convenient store. There’s a lift in there.

I choose Phil House, because guest review. And I went there with my other 6 girl friends, so we take 8 dorm female (7 people pay for 8). It’s cheap, only cost 12000 won/people/night.

The guesthouse is nice, just like home. There’s a community room in there if you want to relaxing and get to know other’s people. You can eat breakfast too in the community room.

Phil House Community Room

Phil House Website: http://www.philhouse.co.kr/index.html
Phil House Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Phil-house/263822597008820

You can make reservation at website. The Phil House staff will confirm your booking by email, then tell you how much you have to pay. Then pay the DP via paypal, and pay the rest when you are check-in. It’s simple.

They will also tell you how to go there from Incheon International Airport. So don’t worry.

There’s a free guide tour for 1 day if you stay in there, just book first before you use the service. And also every 2nd and 4th Thursday Night, there’s BBQ party in the community room.

They also open homestay in Dongdaemun, Myeongdong and Ewha. You can check it here.
Philstay : http://www.philstay.co.kr/

I recommend this guesthouse if you want to looking for budget stay. You can choose the room type and location based on your need. Don’t hesitate to contact the staff for further information.

If you travelling less than 8 people, then just take common room like twin / triple / 4 people-room. The price is a little expensive but cheaper then others and also it’s more comfortable because you don’t need to share with others trippers.

8 dorm room

엘리제모텔 Elysee Motel Busan # South Korea

When I’m travelling to Busan for the first time, I choose Elysee Motel Busan for my accomodation, because it’s near Busan KTX Station.

Elysee Motel Busan located near Exit 5 or 7 of Nampo Station. The owner give me email of map direction to the hotel from either exit. Altough it’s only took 5-10 minutes by walk, but because it’s hill-up, and we bring our heavy luggage, it tooks more time.

The map from Mr Son, owner of Elysee Motel Busan
The map from Mr Son, owner of Elysee Motel Busan

The owner is really nice and kind. Check-in proccess is fast. The room is big, didn’t like motel at all. The bathroom also large. There’s a hot water and bathub. They provide body wash, and shampoo. There’s also steamer inside the bathroom if you want to sauna.

Besides the room, we also feel South Korea atmosphere, from the door key and shoes place. Before you enter the room, you have to take off your shoes in the special place between the door and room, then you can wear home sandals inside the room.

I satisfied with this hotel. It’s clean and modern but with budget price. Also located in the centre of city, just right beside Yongdusan Park and Busan Tower. Also walking distance to nearest subway, shopping street, Jagalchi Market, and BIFF square. From KTX Busan Station, also take less than 5 minutes by taxi.

You can get self-service breakfast. They provide bread, egg, cereal, milk, coffee, and tea. You can cook by your own just remember to wash it after used.

Address: 46 DongKwang-dong 3 Ga Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
Phone: +82 10-5264-8048

Agoda: Elysee Motel Busan
Booking.Com: Elysee Motel Busan

The YouniQ Hotel Sepang # Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

The YouniQ Hotel Sepang, located at Sepang, near airport area. It took 20 minutes by car.

The hotel provided Airport Shuttle which cost only 5 Ringgit. They said, if you go there by taxi, it will cost 15-20 Ringgit.

After you make a reservation, just ask for shuttle from the hotel website, and what time do you want to be picked up. For KLIA2, the pick-up and drop-off time is even time (00:00, 02:00, 04:00, ect). And you make the payment while check-in, and also make appointment to drop off in the next days.

If you feel didn’t comfortable with the distance, there’s TUNE HOTELS KLIA2 right in front of the airport (walking distance 10 minutes). But the price is quiet expensive.

The hotel is YouniQ. It located in the big street. But it’s comfortable. Too bad, they didn’t provide mineral water inside the room. So don’t forget to bought some in the airport of if you want, you can cook by boiling water machine which provided in the room.

Address:
Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi Business Park, 42, Jalan 2, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, 43900 Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-8706 6988

Agoda: The YouniQ Hotel
Booking.Com: The YouniQ Hotel

Hotel :: Puri Asri Hotel, Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Today, me and my friends visit Puri Asri Hotel Magelang. Because my friend’s cousin stay in there, so we can come in.

Usually it’s only guest who can come in. Not guest can’t entering the hotel area except they have bussiness or attending an event in there.

Puri Asri Hotel is 5 stars hotel in Magelang. It located at JL. CEMPAKA NO. 9 MAGELANG – CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA.

The hotel famous because of the nature area. It located near Progo River, one of famous rafting river in Magelang. With full of garden, people who stay in here could enjoy the green of nature and refreshing from the tiring work. Children can play in the playground too. And there’s swimming pool and spa.

I have stayed here before, when gathering with my Hakka friends, and also my big family reunion held in here. There’s so many activity that we can do in here, like Teklek Race, tug of war, etc.

Here some photo of Puri Asri Hotel, near the river area.

To check the room rate, you can go to booking hotel website such as Agoda, or Trip Advisor. You can also make a call to the hotel directly (Telp: +62293365115) or go to the hotel website.

Hotel :: Queen of The South Beach Resort, Parang Tritis Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

2013 Nov 09 to 2013 Nov 10, I spend the night at Queen of the South Beach Resort, Parang Tritis Beach for Hakka Go Green event. The resort located at Parang Tritis Beach. The road to the resort was extreme. It’s too ascend. For private car, it’s okay, but for bus, it’s too dangerous.

The resort was beautiful, but still on renovation. It face the sea. When the night come, the light scene was beautiful. It’s a bit chill, so don’t forget to wear jacket.

We got a suite room, which there’s 2 bedroom inside and a living room. The room was large, and comfortable. The bed is king size.

Hotel :: Amaris Hotel Cihampelas Bandung # West Java – Indonesia

At Bandung, we stay at Amaris Hotel Cihampelas Bandung, which near CWalk (Cihampelas Walk).

The hotel was as same as Amaris Bandara Soekarno-Hatta Jakarta, but this building is newer.

Amaris Hotel Cihampelas
Jalan Cihampelas No.171,
Bandung – INDONESIA
Phone: (62-22) 82062688
Fax: (62-22) 82062689
Email: bandung.cihampelas@amarishotel.com

Website: http://amarishotel.com/amaris-cihampelas

It’s a budget hotel. If you only need hotel for sleep, then this is the right choice. The breakfast was various too, even not too much. But it’s still good.

Sungei Wang Hotel at Bukit Bintang # Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

This time, I choose Sungei Wang hotel at Bukit Bintang for our stay. It close to Bukit Bintang, which famous area of shopping and eating.

Website: http://www.sungeiwanghotel-kualalumpur.com/

The hotel really located in the middle of shopping and culinary area, and it’s easy to reach there. You can stop at Bukit Bintang Monorail Station or Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station.

The hotel was nice, there’s money changer right next to the hotel. The receptionist staff was nice, and friendly. She help us with the fast check-in. We ask for extra bed, but they didn’t prepare it yet even we already ask and paid for it. So we have to wait for a while.

The room was clean, and OK. And it’s not too expensive too. I would like to stay in this hotel again if I came to KL for transit 1 / 2 nights.

My Hotel CMYK @ Ratchada # Bangkok – Thailand

This is the budget hotel that I stay for 5 nights. It’s cheap, and really suitable for backpacker or budget trip.

I choose this hotel, because the location. My cousin’s friend ask us to stay at Ratchadaphisek area, and then when I browsing at Agoda, I found this hotel and some other hotel. But this is the cheapest and looks comfortable. Then we discuss it with our Thai friend, and she said that this is better because near her office too, so easy to pick us up.

Located only 5 minutes from MRT Huaykwang exit 1, and near shopping mall. It really convenient. Near 7/11 convenient store, and in the backside has a cafe.

Copy this image, and show to the taxi driver when you want to go to this hotel

We also choose this hotel, because this hotel has family room (triple room). We need 1 room for 3 people, so we decided to book this hotel for 5 nights.

Hotel Link: http://www.myhotelratchada.com/
Trip Advisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293916-d1991119-Reviews-Myhotel_Cmyk_Ratchada-Bangkok.html
Agoda: http://www.agoda.com/my-hotel-cmyk-ratchada/hotel/bangkok-th.html

The hotel is clean, for standard double room, looks small, but okay. Just the cleaning service, I don’t know how they manage. At the first day, my room didn’t cleaning up. And they didn’t give us new toiletries and mineral water. But in the next day everything is okay. Only at last day, in my brother’s room which family room type, the cleaning service didn’t clean the room again.

But so far okay, the receptionist service is good, and they have various breakfast.

Hotel Aryaduta # Jakarta – Indonesia

It’s my cousin’s wedding, and held at Hotel Aryaduta Jakarta. It’s been twice I stay in this hotel. For me this is enough, especially when it’s free XD. The host give us accomodation, so why not.

Hotel Aryaduta Jakarta located at Jl. Prapatan 44-48 Jakarta close to Farmer Status, Ismail Marzuki Park, and National Gallery of Indonesia. Also nearby are Immanuel Church and Sarinah Mall. It’s 4.5* star hotel.\

The building was a little old, but for me, it’s comfortable enough.

Here some picture of lobby cafe.