Hotel Majapahit Surabaya

65, Jalan Tunjungan, Surabaya, Java, 60275, Indonesia
(4 star hotel)
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 7 reviews
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A Haven of Peace in the Midst of Surabaya

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 30, 2010

The Majapahit was built in 1910 by the Sarkie brothers who designed the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore. We've come across lots of their hotels on our travels such as: The Eastern and Oriental Hotel, Penang, the Strand, Yangon. We had never actually stayed in one until this trip and stayed in the Majapahit at a really good price. They offer lots of deals as Surabaya does not have too many tourists.

The hotel is just so tranquil and calming. Its rooms are built around courtyards filled with brightly coloured flowers and gurgling fountains. The staff are lovely and very friendly.

Outside the front door of the hotel is traffic congested chaos; inside is birdsong and trickling water.

The hotel has an interesting history. It was originally the Oranje Hotel. In 1945, as unrest was mounting and cries for independence were being heard all over Indonesia, someone made the error of raising the red, white and blue striped Dutch flag on the hotel's flag pole. The hotel was stormed , the flag was lowered and the bottom blue strip torn off turning it into a red and white Indonesian flag. Rioting ensued and the event helped earn Surabaya its nickname of City of Heroes. There is a small plaque in the hotel commemorating this event.

The hotel has beautiful old colonial style rooms, a Chinese restaurant, a lovely outdoor swimming pool and a spa.

Unique Quality: Staying in a Sarkies brothers hotel at a very reasonable price.

A colourful and interesting history.

Surabaya's Own Raffles Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 7, 2007

When I lived and worked in East Java 1997/98, every second weekend "country came to town" and my wife, two small children and I would stay the weekend in a Surabaya hotel. Our company had special corporate rates plus being resident, our rates were much better than if we had been tourists.

If we wanted a night on the town - dancing, Mexican food, cocktails etc, we would stay in the Shang-ri La. Sometimes we would stay in the Sheraton, Westin, Radisson or Hyatt Regency. But for special occasions, such as Christmas/New Year, Idul Fitri etc, we loved to stay longer at the Majapahit. It was a glorious place where you could feel the glamour of the 1920's/1930's round every corner. Modern and up to date where it mattered, but retaining that aura of style.

I would recommend it, if you like a quieter ambience, even yards from the busy streets, an oasis of stylish serenity.

Unique Quality: The rooms are very well and tastefully appointed with all the attention to detail geared to make your stay a relaxing, very pleasant one. I loved the beautiful swimming pool which never seemed to be crowded. I also loved the fact that though in the midest of the city, cheek by jowl with busy streets, the ambience in the garden is quiet and peaceful. They have an art-deco ballroom which, even when not being used, conjures up mind-images of silk evening gowns, formal tuxedos and Noel Coward and a priveleged age.

I love everything about this hotel - and the food's good too !

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Hotel Majapahit

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 21, 2007

The Majapahit Hotel building was built in 1910 by the Sarkies brothers... It has been under the management of various groups in its colourful history... It was named Oranje Hotel (under Dutch colonialism), Yamato Hotel (during Japanese occupation), LSM Hotel (when under LM Sarkies), Majapahit Oriental Hotel (when managed by the Mandarin Oriental Group) and just just plain Majapihit Hotel (when the MO group leaves)...

Majapahit Hotel claims its place in the history of Indonesia when Surabaya youth (from Arek-arek Surabaya movement) scaled the hotel's squat tower and tore down the Dutch flag from the flagpole... This incident help to ignite the Indonesian freedom movement resulting in starting of the Battle of Surabaya on November 10, 1945...

The hotel has conference facilities... and F&B outlets include the Sarkies Seafood Restaurant, Indigo Restaurant, Lobby Lounge for drinks and Toko Deli for cakes and pastries... There is also a swimming pool and spa facilities...

Unique Quality: The hotel boasts of graceful architecture, landscaped garden and courtyards... It is one of the grand hotels that the Sarkies brothers left behind and is comparable to the The Raffles (of Singapore), The Strand (of Yangon), The E&O (of Penang) and The Oriental (of Bangkok)... The rooms (or suites) are elegently furnished and service is of a high standard...

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Antique hotel in Surabaya

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 11, 2005

Unique settings and decorations. Foods not that excellent though.

Unique Quality: The hotel was built during dutch colonies era in Indonesia and only renovated in recent years. Once you stepped into the hotel, you get the feeling that you are blast to the past.

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Staying at 5 star Hotel...

by written on September 8, 2002

Staying at 5 star Hotel Majapahit - Mandarin Oriental is a must! It's one of the most beautiful hotels I've seen. I attached a picture of the garden taken on my wedding reception.
Indonesian citizens and expatriates are entitled for rupiah rate, which is very good value.

Unique Quality: Being one of (and the best)heritage buildings in Surabaya with lots of history, it's a colonial style building with spacious & luxurious room and beautiful garden.For best experience stay in of their 'garden terrace room', but you have to book it directly with hotel.Comes with 5 star facilities. Their chinese restaurant is good, sometimes they have all you can eat dim-sum which is good value & yummy. Their Indigo restaurant is alright, but their warm chocolate pudding is outstanding.

Directions: Jl. Tunjungan. Eventhough it's in the center you can't walk everywhere, but there are plenty of taxis. Don't even think about walking to Plaza Tunjungan from here, yes, it's only 5 mins walk, but you'

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Hotel Majapahit - The oldest Hotel in Surabaya

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 26, 2002

The Hotel is located in the heart of Surabaya, Indonesia's second largest city and the capital of east Java. Built in 1910, the hotel and its shaded gardens area cool oasis from the tropical heat.. The facade and lobby are your first taste of gander things to come.Restaurant& bars, Grand Ballroom, Business centre, Leisure and shops, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Health centre, Tennis, court, Sauna and massage, lobby kiosk, Beauty salon, Access to exclusive Finna Golf and country club. Baby sitting, foreign exchange, all major credit cards accepted, Doctor on call 24 hours, post and parcel service, daily..

Unique Quality: Majapahit Hotel is another old building that evokes nostalgic memories for Indonesian. Here, on the hotel's flagpole, the Indonesian flag was raised for the first time by Arek-arek Surabaya (Surabaya's youth). This incident ignited the widely known 'Battle of Surabaya'. Majapahit hotel had several names especially during the war : Oranje Hotel (during Dutch Colonialism); Yamato Hotel (during the Japanese Regime); LSM Hotel (when Lucas Martin Sarkies owned the hotel).
Originally built in 1910 by the Sarkies Brothers, Hotel Majapahit is a classic landmark hotel filled with national pride, where an impressive history blends with romance and elegance. Its graceful architecture, landcaped gardens, resort spa and gym complete Hotel Majapahit's colonial style oasis with resort spa and recreation facilities.
In the center of the business and shopping district,
25 minutes from the International airport
150 spacious and luxurious guestrooms and suites, overlooking magnificent garden courtyards
20 Majapahit Club rooms featuring exclusive butler service and other amenities
Banquet and conference facilities for up to 450 people
Fully equipped business center and board rooms
City Club Country Club (Finna Golf & Country Club*):
Comprehensive resort spa with massage therepy
Superb fitness gym with aerobic studio
Hard surface and lawn tennis*
Championship Golf*
Lap and children swimming pools
Restaurants and Bars :
Indigo Restaurant and Bar (Euro-Asian cuisine)
Sarkies Seafood Restaurant (Chinese)
Art Deco Lobby Lounge
Toko Deli (Cakeshop and Delicatessen)
Bar Palem (Spa and Poolside Bar)

Directions: 65 Jalan Tunjungan
Surabaya 60275
East Java - Indonesia

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Hotel Majapahit is the...

by written on August 25, 2002

Hotel Majapahit is the outstanding attraction!

Unique Quality: Built in traditional Dutch period style with the Art Deco styled lobby added in 1936. This hotel has an elegant, colonial look! and also has a historical stories... Located in the heart of Surabaya, this hotel built by the famous Sarkies Brothers in 1910, who also built Singapore’s Raffles Hotel, Penang’s Eastern & Oriental Hotel and The Strand in Rangoon. Originally named Oranje Hotel, during the Japanese occupation of Indonesia in World War II it was known as the Yamato Hoteru or Hotel Yamato. On September 19, 1945 when the Dutch raised their red, white and blue flag over Hotel Yamato in a symbolic gesture of resumption of Dutch colonial control, despite Indonesia’s proclamation of independence on August 17, it became the site of the famous flag incident. Indonesian revolutionaries climbed the hotel’s flagpole and ripped the blue band of the flag, thus creating the nation’s dual colored symbol of today.

Directions: Hotel Majapahit, Mandarin Oriental, Surabaya 5*
Jl. Tunjungan 65 Surabaya 60275

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Address: 65, Jalan Tunjungan, Surabaya, Java, 60275, Indonesia

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Amenities at Hotel Majapahit Surabaya

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
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  • Bar / Lounge

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