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Comfortable waterfront favourite.
While it has chic grey walls and minimalist furnishings, this place looks as if it's been 'Tangoed' – everything from the staff's uniform to the couches is bright orange! Comfortable rooms have Western toilets.
Unique in Kalimantan, this expansive and genteel purveyor of old-world Asian luxury stands apart from the new breed of business hotel, all of which seem designed by the same consultant...
Bargain for a moderate room at this behemoth opposite Balikpapan Plaza.
A clean midmarket option with light-filled superior and deluxe corner rooms.
A world-class, family-friendly hotel, with an ubermodern interior and all amenities, including a patisserie, gym, numerous cafes, a spa and an excellent rooftop pool with panoramic views (45,000Rp to outsiders)...
An excellent midrange boutique hotel, dated in style but not in quality. The staff is friendly, the rooms comfy and the public spaces worth an extra star. Discounts on weekends.
From emerald-green dragons poolside to cherry-wood sofas, new Grand Tiga Mustika ('three magical stones') runs to Chinese kitsch. But it's serious three-star value.
If you're in town for a weekend getaway, you can't do much better than this luxury hotel, which offers a great beachfront location with all associated amenities (such as waterfront dining) and some classy touches (eg...
Balikpapan's great steal, particularly on weekends. The cosy, design-conscious rooms are stylish and sophisticated, with bursts of bright colour and sexy space-station bathrooms...
This new kid on the block wins the contemporary design award for its tropical lobby with gorgeous horizon pool facing the sea – the best in Kalimantan...
Hidden delight with spotless, bright rooms up a flight of stairs. Cheapest rooms require climbing more stairs.
Just off the main road, the shared mandi budget rooms in this losmen (budget guesthouse) are basic, though the higher ranks are surprisingly modern. Couples need proof of marriage.
Rooms are concrete boxes, but freshly painted and spotless, with either en suite Western bathroom or mandi .
This family-run losmen has immaculate rooms, all with private mandi , on three floors. Indonesian solo travellers are mainstays: meet over tea on the enormous red leather sofa.
Freshly renovated value with 35% discounts.
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