Lonely Planet review
Slightly bizarre place with an excess of gaudy Chinese furniture, a slim central garden and a plethora of dated but decent rooms, some with bathtubs, in several price categories.
Our independent authors have visited Hotel Semut and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Surabaya.
Interesting places nearby
Kong Co Kong Tik Cun Ong Temple
The stunningly atmospheric Kong Co Kong Tik Cun Ong temple is primarily Buddhist, but has a variety of Confucian and Taoist altars if...
Originally the old city was divided along ethnic lines, with Europeans on the west side of the Kali Mas river and Chinese, Arabs and...
Directly south of the Arab Quarter is Surabaya’s Chinatown, with hundreds of small businesses and warehouses. Its historic buildings are...
Popular hotel bar west of the centre with live music; try the margaritas. There’s a cover charge of around 40,000Rp.
The Chinese night market Kya Kya in the old city has a few food stalls.