The Hotel is about 30 minutes Airport, rather smooth traffic compare with other Big cities of Indonesia. The Hotel is near a mosque therefore you will experience the praying music for the evening, till 9pm+. The city closes very early like 7pm ( not in the shopping malls ) and you will not able to find local foods on the street. The Spa and Massage service is closed till next year and fitness centre will not provide towel, you need to bring your own. The room that I was staying seem clean but the chair at the dining table is bugged and I have to overlay with towel. But I have to say the sea view from the Hotel is good and is nice to have the sea breeze in the morning.
Traveller from Singapore
Located in the heart of Balikpapan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Balikpapan and Bekapai Garden. E Walk and …More
I had 20 good nights at the Mercure , The hotel is very modern and everything is in very good condition and clean , All the Hotel staff are very good at their Jobs and know what they are doing . My hotel room was a standard room but still it had a king size bed and the room had lots of space with good A.C , 32''T.V , Fridge and WIFI , very happy with this room . The Hotel is built on top of a Shopping centre mall , so for me it was perfect location .
The Hotel is 1 hour from the Airport , but on Saturdays and Sundays allow for 2 hours as the traffic is unforgiving , plus at the moment with the shopping mall carpark and hotel being developed it could also take 30 minutes to get through the car park to the Hotel , and another 30 minutes to get out of the carpark on Saturdays and Sundays only .
When i am in Banjarmasin again i will stay at the Mercure again as it an excellent hotel and good value for money .
Traveller from LONDON
Located in the heart of Banjarmasin, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Duta Mall and Masjid Raya Sabilal Muhtadin. Masjid …More