Hotel Quest Semarang City 🍛 Indonesia

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Budget Hotel Quest Semarang Indonesia - Central Java & Karimunjawa

Hotel Quest Semarang City 🍛 Indonesia

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Semarang was our second destination in Indonesia, following a short overnight stay in Jakarta. This is also where things started to head downhill after problems with the local ATMs (see Honey, the ATM ate my card). However, after successfully retrieving our credit card from the BTN bank 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 unscheduled overnight stay in Semarang. Since we had already booked the Hotel Quest 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, which included what turned out to be an excellent buffet breakfast.

Hotel Quest Semarang City, Indonesia - Overnight Review

Breakfast at the Hotel Quest Semarang

The Hotel Quest

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… and 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.

Budget Hotel Quest Semarang Indonesia
Budget Hotel Quest Semarang Indonesia
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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 in between.

Hotel Quest Semarang City, Indonesia - Overnight Review

Hotel Quest Semarang City, Indonesia

We disinfected and re-bandaged my arm wounds, then went out to find a local warung. It was raining, so we needed our waterproofs (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).

Hotel Quest Semarang City, Indonesia - Overnight Review

A Semarang city 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.

From Semarang, we were next heading to Jepara and a fast boat across to the Karimunjawa islands


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2 Comments

Roy Van Der Cak

May 30, 2018at 6:00 pm

There are many good places in Semarang you must try, like Gedung Songo Temple: They have a natural hot spring water swimming pool, or Dieng Plateau

    SandSpice

    May 31, 2018at 11:10 am

    Sounds good. We had little time in Semarang on this trip – Hopefully next time…

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