By Gaya Travel on April 20, 2012
The Papandayan first began as a four-star property located along the bustling Gatot Subroto 83 Road by offering efficient service to its clientele, mostly business travellers.However, after a major face lift,The Papandayan has now taken the interpretation of luxury to one level higher that impresses guests, coupled with high standard of service that it has already been known for. Upon entering the lobby of The Papandayan, a sudden shift of ambience can definitely be felt. The earthy and luxurious combination of black, cream and brown with the minimal touch of gold creates an opulent classic modern look and welcoming atmosphere at the lobby. The elegant furniture and chandelier add to the sense of exclusivity promised by The Papandayan.
The Papandayan houses 172 rooms that are divided into six categories, all tastefully decorated with charm and class. The interior of the room emphasises more on the luxurious minimalist concept with shades of black, grey and white being put into play. The presence of wood in the forms of working desk and velvet settee placed by the wide open window creates an aura of relaxation.
The rooms are also sound-proofed so as to maintain guests’ privacy.The bathrooms come with huge glass window that allows guests to catch their LCD TV while relaxing in the hot tub – for privacy, the window’s resort-style shutter can be practically shut. The set of toiletries provided in the hotel’s Classic rooms bear the same name as the hotel’s, while the Executive rooms are bedecked with toiletries by Molton Brown, an established cosmetics and skincare brand from the United Kingdom, including Crabtree & Evelyn in the Presidential Suite to connote luxury and indulgence.
The Papandayan’s Executive category is indeed one of the plus points of the hotel and arguably is one of the best in Bandung. Edelweiss Spa, Fitness Centre and Beauty Salon is the health club that offers a holistic approach in providing health and wellness service Placed on the fifth floor, The Executive floor is solely dedicated for the comfort of its guests who stay in the Executive rooms. The floor comes with a remarkably well appointed lounge that is open daily until 11 p.m. where Executive room guests can choose to dine here for breakfast and tea if they find the hotel’s all day dining, Pago Restaurant packed .
The Exectuve floor also offers extra privacy for guests who are willing to invest more on comfort and luxury. A complimentary butler service is also on hand around the clock to assist you when necessary. The Executive floor actually personifies what the hotel intends to provide to its customers: a memorably luxurious and efficient stay that keeps its guests coming back for more of its service and warm style.Apart from its interiors, The Papandayan also pays attention to its culinary offerings. Cantigi is one outlet that definitely stands out the most due its exceptionally sumptuous interior and high end menu list. Cantigi offers exclusivity and sophistication that it purposely limits its number of diners to 48 at any one time.
The next popular outlet is Pago Restaurant, which offers a wide selection of food ranging from local to international. For a more casual and lighter dining, Mirten Lounge is the place to be. Set in a dimmed envvironment and optimally audible music, Mirten Lounge invites guests to settle for a scrumptious afternoon tea comprising petite fours, tea sandwiches, scones and cream for those who want to unwind stylishly. Guests may also request for specially mixed cocktails to go along with some snacks.
Edelweiss Spa, Fitness Centre and Beauty Salon is the health club that offers a holistic approach in providing health and wellness service to The Papandayan’s guests. The spa offers traditional and efficacious Javanese therapy that recharges guests’ mind and soul. The facilities in this health club, including the gym, are fully accessible for all staying guests. The spa is also close to the rooftop pool, where guests could view the sunrise or sunset here.
Being on Jalan Gatot Subroto 83 road places The Papandayan as one of the most strategically located hotels in Bandung. Guests could request for the hotel to help with arranging for a transport service to bring guests to interesting places around Bandung for example Tangkuban Perahu, Maribaya Waterfalls and tea plantations, including Bandung’s newest attraction, Trans Studio, one of the largest indoor theme parks in the world, just 15 minutes’ drive away from the hotel.Ever since it has repositioned itself as five-star hotel, The Papandayan has already carved its name as a luxurious and efficient hotel of choice. This hotel received the award for the Leading City Hotel in Bandung during Indonesia Travel & Tourism Awards 2011/2012. It is also strongly recommended by TripAdvisor, a widely popular travel portal, consistently scoring high in terms of service by many of its guests who had stayed in the property. The Papandayan Bandung is indeed a hotel in its own league.