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Showing posts with label Bandung. Show all posts

WW: Dining at Noah's Barn Cafe, Bandung

Dining at Noah's Barn Cafe, Bandung

Lately I have many farewell parties (although I'd prefer to call it see-you-again-soon party) to attend. 

One of them is in Bandung, when my office had a big meeting there. We were dining at Noah's Barn Cafe, Bandung, and I really love the place. 

the meeting room.. but we choose the outdoor area

The place is super comfy and it does remind us of Noah's Ark, complete with various animals (well, their statues only of course, not the real one) as well as wooden accent that resembles the boat. 

I also love the fact that this place is spacious with a lot of open spaces and greeneries. They have meeting rooms as well as upstairs sofas and corners. The health protocol was observed as well.

The food is yum, although I though the service was a bit slow that day because it was quite full. Well, my group consists of around 20 people so we packed the place with our own. 

Wanna know what we ordered that day?

We booked for around 20 people and although it was raining, all of us came down here and enjoyed the evening together.

we ordered fried rice, mushroom soup, fried mushroom, cheese and spinach roll, ayam geprek or the spicy chicken and grilled ribs, pizzas, spaghetti, steak, ice cream, carrot cake and more. It was a lovely dinner for sure. 

fried rice, complete with satay and fried chicken

So, will you come by and try the food here at Noah's Barn Cafe, Bandung?

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Wonderful stay at Pullman Hotel Grand Central Bandung

Welcome back to Bandung

Visiting Bandung, the capital city of West Java Province, is always lovely. Whenever we had the opportunity to come and visit this wonderful place,  we try to get lovely place to stay as well. From our last trip, Pullman Grand Central Bandung is one of the lovely places we would love to try. So, let's walk through with me to review this premise.

Welcome to Pullman Grand Central Bandung!

Firstly, I love the fact that this hotel is perfectly located near Gedung Sate, Gasibu Field and the center of Bandung. It is indeed a prime location to those who want to stay in Bandung for a short period of time or even longer. It is easy to reach this place as well, particularly if you drive from Jakarta or anywhere else using the highway because the hotel is not far from the famous Pasopati bridge and highway.

The premise is certified CHSE safe and health protocol is carefully placed. When we arrived, we had our body temperature checked with the machine (so touchless and way safer I believe) and wash our hands or use the hand sanitizers immediately before entering the building.

Such a welcoming lobby 

Once you stepped into the building, you will definitely love the lobby area. Well, I love it indeed. It is very elegant and for sure beautiful. The sofas are comfortable, the chandelier is beautiful, the distancing space is maintained, and the area is thoroughly cleaned.

The room is nice and spacious. 

It is also carefully and thoroughly sanitized. 

Inside the room, you will have hygiene kit which has hand sanitizer and wipes. It is handy.

here's the Hygiene Set

I love the bed and the pillows which is super comfortable. The amenities are complete and it has extra things such as emery board, shower cap, shaving kit, and other. Free Nescafe coffee, Dilmah teas, sugar, and cream are available as you have coffee machine and water boiler as well. They even provide dumbells and yoga mat for your exercise! They have robes, scale and hair dryer as well. Complete indeed. So, you do have the comfort of home. Let's take a look at the photos we took in the room.

Food is great as well here. We really enjoyed the menu selection they have here. 

I love the breakfast, lunch and dinner here. It has various menus like Indonesian traditional food, even Bandungnese delicacies and famous munchies, Western food, as well as desserts like ice creams and cakes. They have noodles corner, live BBQ corner serving satay, and more. We managed to try them all here. They also serve shaum during Ramadhan since we did our first shaum or breakfast before the sunrise here as well.

Here are some of the photos I took in the dining area. 

Food at Pullman Hotel Grand Central Bandung

Food at Pullman Hotel Grand Central Bandung

Food at Pullman Hotel Grand Central Bandung

Food at Pullman Hotel Grand Central Bandung
Ice cream time...

The decoration in the dining room
the decoration on the dining room 

The hotel has T-Box cafe as well and I really love seeing the decor here. So beautiful, elegant yet homy!

As for the pool and public areas such as kids' zone and teen activity center, you can use the pool and fitness center after booking it. They strictly manage the numbers of the people in the public area during the pandemic. The kids and teens' fun zones are closed, as well as the spa. The pool is not that big but it is enough to have a healthy round of swimming, so we can still enjoy it. I didn't get a chance to try the fitness center but I saw it has many equipments in the room.

Pool at Pullman Hotel Grand Central Bandung
I love the pool 

only 1.2 m

Pool at Pullman Hotel Grand Central Bandung
happy me after cold swimming

The hotel is also disability friendly. There are ramps and assistance to those having reduced mobility.

Its strategic location is really a plus point so we can easily explore the area. It's not far from Jl. Riau for stretches of Factory Outlets and many cool cafes and eateries in Bandung. If only I had more time to explore them all!

Too bad I didn't get a chance to go to the rooftop cafe in this hotel and I will be more than happy to go back here again.

So, that's our little review on this lovely place. We highly recommend this place and happy to go back. 

WW: A Brief Visit to Bandung, West Java

One side of Bandung from above

We start traveling again these days with health protocol and new normal norms.

I had a working visit to Bandung, the capital city of West Java, for 3 days. Together with my hubby, we drove from Jakarta and it took us around 3 hours to arrive at Hilton Bandung, where we stayed. Well, this is the second time we stayed here as we really enjoyed this global-chained hotel. Too bad this time my kids didn't come along as we didn't really stay that long either.

Welcome to Hilton Bandung

Since I had meetings here, I didn’t really go out much but we did enjoy some culinary visit to some famous spots. Some of them are like our favorite places, so my hubby and I walked down the memory lane during our stay. We went to Batagor Kingsley, Se'i Sapi Lamalera, Iga Bakar si Jangkung and Kartika Sari Dago. Well I have to admit those are legendary places which have been famous for a long time.

Here are some of the photos I took while visiting them. Can you guess which one is which :)?

Se'i Sapi Lamalera
Se'i sapi is the traditional smoked beef plates from East Nusa Tenggara. You usually eat it with steam cassava leaves and hot chilli or sambal. Here in Bandung, they have a wide variety of sambal to eat together with the beef.

Se'i sapi for you..

Se'i sapi Lamalera Bandung
the cute mural

Se'i sapi Lamalera Bandung
the menus

Se'i sapi Lamalera Bandung
my fave.. with sambal Kecombrang

Batagor Kingsley
This bakso tahu goreng or fried tofu and fish cake is my fave. Whenever I go to Bandung I always ttry to eat here. We even have them take away to Jakarta as well. 

Batagor Kingsley Bandung
Batagor Kingsley Bandung with the soup... super yuuum

Batagor Kingsley Bandung
Fried Batagor Kingsley Bandung with spicy peanut sauce

Morenos Ice Cream at Kartika Sari Dago

I can't get enough!

Iga Bakar si Jangkung
These grilled ribs, marinated in Indonesian herbs and sauces, are the best!

Iga Bakar si Jangkung Bandung

Iga Bakar si Jangkung Bandung
I tried the soup as well..

A cup of hot tea after a plate of grilled ribs

Hilton Bandung
One of my favorite hotels in the city, not far from the train station and so many interesting spots in the area. I really enjoyed our spacious room and lovely view of the city from my room.
our comfy room at Hilton Bandung

breakfast at the hotel

the amenities are  Verbena & Lavender series from Crabtree & Evelyn

Can’t wait to go back to Bandung again soon and explore more. I sincerely hope next time coming here I will be able to meet my dearest blogger friends from Bandung as well. Meanwhile, stay safe, happy and healthy yaaa

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