Garden Palace Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
TravelPod Member ReviewsGarden Palace Hotel Surabaya
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... planes take off and land before boarding our next flight to Surabaya. This leg was 4 ½ hours and we had a second lunch on board.
We landed at 7:15 pm local time and made our way to the luggage carousel. It took a long time for our first bag to appear and then there was a long gap until the second bag. We waited until the very end when they shut off the carousel and my bag still hadn’t shown up! We then had to file a lost claim which Anoop filled out. She ...
... on the floor with mosquito nets hung over them. They were actually surprisingly comfortable and only slightly damp. Before we went to bed, and then again in the morning, the crew would point us to the shower and suggest that we should use it. I tried to politely decline and make excuses, because while I really did not want to shower in the black river water I figured that this was what they were used to and how rude is it to tell someone that what ...
... area, roughly 15 km from the volcano itself. We waited in the car for an hour or so before transferring to a jeep with a new driver, in order to manage the steeper incline and less well maintained roads on our ascent of Penanjakan mountain. From here we would watch the sun rise over Bromo. Felix, Chay and I put on some extra layers, the first time for me whilst in Asia. We then disembarked from the jeep and hiked up the mountain for 30 minutes until we reached an excellent ...
... this unbelievable display, Mount Bromo came into view, and at that same moment gave an ominous rumble, and emitted a huge cloud of white and yellow sulphurous steam, informing us that this area was still a very active volcanic caldera. Once the lightshow was over, and day was fully upon us, we walked back to our 4x4, Dan and I listening and chuckling at the conversation between Owen and Mandy “Look potatoes” “Yes, I know, I grow those ...
... smoke every 20 minutes.
After a long hike down we arrived back at the hostel by 5 pm and pigged into a steak and chips - not very Indonesian but extremely tasty!
We left the hostel in another private car. It was nice to see Cemoro Lawang in daylight. We got to Surabaya airport early To regain some energy we had some food at an Indonesian restaurant followed by Dunkin' Donuts, A + W and then KFC in Jakarta. Another mad dash was required to an earlier flight as ...