By: Rosette Obedoza
Bandung, the City of Flowers, another popular weekend destination among Jakartans. Two options to get there (1) via train from Gambir Station or (2) by car - either will take about three (3) hours one-way to get there. Our family has visited Bandung three times within the last two (2) years, and we have taken both modes of transportation. We have stayed at the Sheraton Hotel once to join the Tahura Trail Run and twice at the Padma Hotel Bandung for two long weekends . I highly recommend a stay at the Padma Hotel Bandung. The hotel staff can arrange a transportation pick up and drop off from (and to) the train station to/from the hotel. What is great at this hotel is the availability of kids’ activities at their Outdoor Adventure Park – obstacle courses, zip line, fishing activity, archery, soccer, basketball, table tennis, mini golf, wall climbing, arts and crafts hut, and even a small rabbit petting area. In addition to the amazing, heated pools and hot tubs. In short, a family staycation at the Padma Hotel Bandung is a delightful vacation for the whole family.
If you opt to drive to Bandung a good quick stop is at De’ Ranch Lembang, a family-friendly ranch offering pony & horseback rides, plus kids' games, farm animals & dining. But I will recommend you to have lunch at Audrey’s Scenic Dining for Javanese cuisine before you check in at Padma Hotel Bandung. Breakfast and afternoon tea is included in your stay at the Padma, there are several dining options outside the hotel and all you need to look at is Google maps for some walkable restaurants in the area. A place we have tried outside Padma Hotel Bandung is Miss Bee Providore.
If you decide to explore Bandung more, here are a few suggestions to check out:
Farm House Susu Lembang
Theme park with European-style buildings, Dutch costumes for rent, a mini zoo & a hip restaurant.
Dusun Bambu Lembang
Jl. Kolonel Masturi No.KM, Kertawangi, Kec. Cisarua, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40551
Restaurants (for snacks) and menu: https://dusunbambu.id/#
Rumah Guguk Petshop
Jalan Pada Lestari No.23, Cidadap, Isola, Kec. Sukasari, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40154, Indonesia
+62 22 2009921
Dusun Bambu Lembang Leisure Park
Kertawangi, Cisarua, West Bandung Regency, West Java 40551, Indonesia
If you wish to do some day trips:
Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No.167, Lb. Siliwangi, Kecamatan Coblong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40132, Indonesia
+62 22 2516123
Jl. Pasir Kaliki No.163, Pamoyanan, Kec. Cicendo, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40173, Indonesia
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