Hotel Quest Semarang

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Budget Hotel Quest Semarang Indonesia

Hotel Quest Semarang

After successfully retrieving our credit card from the BTN bank (see Honey, the ATM ate my card), we could finally get our travel plan back on track. The BTN debacle had effectively taken 2 days out of our planned itinerary. We were now looking forward to an un-scheduled overnight stay in Semarang. Since we had already booked the Hotel Quest Semarang for our return journey in 2 weeks time, we went to see if we could get a room there before continuing our journey to Karimunjawa.

We were in luck. We took a taxi to the hotel and were offered a walk-in price of IDR 480,000 (€32) for the room, including what turned out to be an excellent buffet breakfast.

Hotel Quest Semarang Indonesia

Breakfast at the Hotel Quest Semarang

The Hotel Quest is one of the more up-market places we stayed in Indonesia. This is a really comfortable hotel with all mod-cons. For once, we had excellent TV reception with many English-language channels.

They also offer free use of their computers in the lobby, and there is a good-sized pool on the roof.

Hotel Quest Semarang

Budget Hotel Quest Semarang Indonesia
Budget Hotel Quest Semarang Indonesia
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Budget Hotel Quest Semarang Indonesia
Budget Hotel Quest Semarang Indonesia

 

We found the restaurant food here to be good if a little expensive. There are several street food warungs within easy walking distance where you can eat well and cheaply.

We really appreciated our comfortable room in the hotel, since this was our first real opportunity to relax since we’d left Rome 4 days earlier. The last few days had been a whirlwind of travel and stress, with little sleep inbetween.

Budget Hotel Quest Semarang Indonesia

We disinfected and re-bandaged my arm wounds, then went out to find a local warung. It was raining, so we needed our waterfroofs (not for the last time on this trip…).

We didn’t have to walk far to find a small Indonesian kitchen where we ordered a complete meal for two for just IDR 38,000 (€3).

Indonesia Warungs

A Semarang Warung: Everybody seemed to be eating out…

The area around the Quest hotel is a little run down, but it is well-located for access to Jalan Pemuda and the TIC (Tourist Information Center).  There is also a handy little supermarket just across the road from the hotel.




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