Makassar hotels and hostels
Aston Makassar Hotel & Convention Center
Royal Regency Hotel
Amaris Hotel Panakkukang Makassar
Singgasana Hotel Makassar
Pondok Suada Indah
If Makassar ever becomes popular enough to justify a boutique hotel, this could be it. Set in a gracious, spacious old colonial-era house, it feels a long way from the modern metropolis right outside.
Tucked away in the back streets near the port area is a little slice of China. Enter through the temple doorway and 'feel the oriental touch' as they say. Rooms are well equipped and include satellite TV and fridge.
Hotel Pantai Gapura
It looks pretty forlorn from the front, but venture through to the back and this is one of the most atmospheric properties in town. Forget the rooms and make a date with a cottage, built on a series of solid walkways over the sea.
Hotel Ramayana Satrya
Despite being a fair walk from the action, this hotel is quite popular for its range of rooms. The fan rooms are basic, but those with air-con are a good deal and the VIP rooms are like little suites with a sofa set. Breakfast is extra.
Hotel Surya Berlian
It promises the finest service and familiar staff. Not the finest service and the staff are only likely to be familiar if you have stayed here before, but it's good value, with air-con, TV, fridge and 'bath tube'.
Hotel Citra Wisata
Another central option set along a tree-lined boulevard, the Citra deserves recognition for not raising its rates much over the years. All rooms include hot water.
Hotel Makassar Golden
A short stroll south of the Hotel Pantai Gapura, this hotel is an old landmark with a similar mix of rooms and cottages with sea or city views. Discounts of 25% are common.
Hotel Losari Beach
Boasting a great location overlooking the seafront, this modern business hotel has good-value rooms featuring all mod cons. Prices rise rapidly for a premium sea view.
Hotel Sahid Jaya
Another contender for best hotel in Makassar, this 220-room place is a little way south of the action, but convenient for the nearby Ratu Indah Mall.
Located near the main Jl Ahmad Yani strip, this three-star business hotel is popular with Indonesian sales folk. Rooms feature a tidy trim and 40% discounts are possible if you forgo the forgettable breakfast.
Up near the port end of town, this unassuming façade in the backstreets conceals some of the best-value rooms in town. All have satellite TV, minibar, hot water and air-con, while the deluxe rooms include - get this - a DVD player.
Built as a Radisson, the rates have plummeted in the years since the chain pulled out. It's a good deal for its sea views and central location.
Strategically located on the corner of the airport access road, this hotel is a little on the shabby side. Even the so-called diamond and emerald rooms hardly sparkle. However, it might do at a push for those with an early flight out of Makassar.
Imperial Aryaduta Hotel
The leading address in town, the 230 rooms are equipped to an international four-star standard. All rooms include a safety deposit box and wi-fi internet access. There is a plush pool, a fitness centre and several bars. Discounts available.