Cirebon Indonesia is an important harbor city; offering history and business in its attractions as well as hotels. It is located around a 4 hour drive from Jakarta. Make it even more exciting a trip by taking the train and you will be there in 3,5 hours. Nonetheless about a good book read away from the capital.
It also located on the Northern route heading east. It’s a port city and today it’s a transit town for trucks and buses heading eastward on the very busy Pantura route. Usually Cirebon would not be considered a tourist destination but with recent developments in new facilities such as hotels, malls, eateries and an upgraded train station, it is turning to be a quaint quick getaway.
busy malls and endless seas of weekenders?
Cirebon might be for you. Take a quiet train ride to a slow paced town and seclude yourself at the Aston Cirebon. It is newly built, generously accessorized and has big rooms. A very good start and it will continuously aid you in your seclusion, just as long as you don’t talk to the staff.
This may sound harsh but the staff definitely needs a reminder or two on how to treat guests. Time after time, whether it was at check in, breakfast, the room being cleaned or at check out, there was something in the way they served their guests that irritated us. Wet towels left on the couch after housekeeping visited the room, was one big incident, serving the wrong eggs at breakfast was another. (Wait a minute; wrong eggs? Yup, we asked for boiled, they served scrambled. They went back and forth several times to get it right. In the end, the head chef nailed it. Yup; the head chef.)
What they lack from the staff, they make up on facilities, huge pool, nice restaurant, large rooms, a bar, a little zoo (Yup, you read it right) which the kids love and other bits and bobs that will definitely make you look. At the end of the day, if it’s a quick getaway where you need quiet space to finish a book, finish work or just be alone with yourself, then the Aston Hotel in Cirebon is a choice worth looking at.
We stayed here in Jogjakarta/Yogyakarta: Green Host Hotel and Quality close by the airport
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