Hotel Deli River
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Deli River Medan
The Hotel Deli River is as lovely and peaceful an oasis as one could ask for, masterfully created amidst the bustle of suburban Medan. With an excellent restaurant, an established touring company, an extensive and beautiful tropical garden, a lovely swimming pool, and a crew of well training staff, the family run Hotel Deli River offers everything you need with a personal touch. The owner, Diana, along with her tour manager Juli, not only provided much assistance to us in planning our itinerary, but Diana even took the time to call us after we had left the hotel, when we were en route with her driver, to ensure that all was going well and answer any other questions we might have.
If you are not looking for a hotel in the heart of the Medan, the Hotel Deli River is highly recommended.
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Travel Blogs from Medan
After twelve hours in transit from Bangkok to Medan, Sumatra, we arrive in evening darkness into completely different energy than we left behind in the developed high rise beach resort that we had stayed at for two weeks. We are once again in the land of many many people, family excursions of four on one motorbike, buses choking fumes, truckloads …
... the most we've ever been targeted since arriving in Asia. We eventually found the bus and sat down, only for a taxi driver to follow us and try and sell us his taxi. We'd lost all patience with everyone by this point and so when Tom asked him to please leave us alone the driver must have seen how tired we were and left.
Our first impressions of Indonesia got steadily worse as we were wandering the streets looking for our hotel when on numerous occasions kids ...
... of golf he did pretty good. He only hit 48 over (For you non-golfers out there that means 48 strokes more than the average of the course. Now before you all judge, a professional player usually plays a course with 0 over or a few strokes under the average…). So all in all not bad! On day three Ben unfortunately had to leave as his flight back to Bali was at 2pm. He went out for another round of golf with Earl in the morning while the two of us headed up to the famous ...
... were no restaurants (only hotels and bakeries), with the only one in the book (supposedly open 24hrs a day) closed. We searched for tourist information and found only a small hut that was staffed by two Indonesians with barely any English, who kindly gave us maps, that we later realised were incorrect. Fed up and hungry, we ended up in the McDonalds of the local Plaza.
One aspect of Medan that was hard to get around was the lack of wifi or ...
... through. On our walk back we saw a group of Thomas Leaf monkeys jumping along the roofs in town. They have funky looking hair. It was cool to see them so close. We took it easy for the rest of the day.
I am looking forward to flying to Singapore because I need to see a doctor about my ear. I got a blocked ear after diving in Coron and also had a cold. This caused me to get an ear infection which has just gotten worse and worse over the last week so I will need to get it checked out. Hopefully it's an easy ...