Medan Hotel Recommendations Needed
Replies: 14 - Last Post: May 9, 2013 9:13 AM Last Post By: Gysil
Jan 14, 2013 2:56 PM
Medan Hotel Recommendations NeededHi everyone,
I will be flying to Medan in the afternoon but my ongoing flight to Simeulue leaves the next day in the morning, so I need a hotel to stay for the night! I'll be traveling with my wife and my 3 year old daughter! We need a place not to far from the airport, clean, and around USD20 to USD30 the night, if possible???
What would you recommend I can do in Medan in one afternoon??
Also, how is the culture?? very traditional Islamic I can believe?!?! Is it pretty rough for Western women?? I'll be traveling with my wife and I want to kind of prepare her for whats coming!
Thanks in advance for your advice/comments!!
Jan 14, 2013 6:54 PM
Medan is ok, not that Islamic from my experience as a solo female traveller.
Always worn my cotton jeans and V neck short sleeve( just above the elbow) t shirts without any hassle.
However if you wish to enter the big mosque your wife will require a head scarf.
Have eaten out late and wandered back to my accomodation at Ronna's at 11.30 pm at night - quite safe.
Not recommending Ronna's as it is not for a family - just a super cheap place for back packers like me...
And Blue Angel gets very mixed reports on cleanliness.
Will see what I can come up with.
Jan 14, 2013 7:05 PM
Jan 15, 2013 4:50 AM
4I drink in Angels as the beer is often cold there. Many western women come in wearing skimpy outfits without problems. I suggest you heed Pamela's advice but conservative shorts would probably be acceptable too.
There are many hotels in that area (see Pamela's list) which is near the Grand Mosque (they will offer to take you around unlike other Mosques and normally offer outer clothing (leave a tip)). Nearby is the Palace - see that too - both those together should be enough to occupy your afternoon.
Jan 17, 2013 6:28 AM
Jan 25, 2013 8:50 PM
6Thanks everybody for your input!!
pPamela, as usual thank you so much for all the suggestions, because I would've been pretty lost on this trip without them! We also booked the guesthouse in Simeulue thanks to the suggestion from your friend!!
I was looking at the Sakura as it seems like a good deal!
I'll check pPamelas list of hotels in Medan as well!
Once again thanks everyone for all your help!
Feb 2, 2013 3:55 PM
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Apr 8, 2013 5:25 PM
Just checked TA again for Sultan Homestay Medan and they have some great reviews - maybe at last there is NOW a decent homestay in Medan where all the travellers can stay and be really well looked after by the owner Eri.
Sultan Homestay Reviews
and they have a Face Book page too.
Edited by: pPamela
Apr 14, 2013 4:21 PM
I asked Eri from Sultan Homestay in Medan to add Transportation Details from Medan to Bukit Lawang and Medan to Parapat Lake Toba to his FB page.
Check out the details here at Transportation Details from Medan to BL and L. Toba
May 9, 2013 9:13 AM
We are planning to go in july to Simeulue, also a family trip. I hope you had a great time there?
I was wondering if you liked the guesthouse you stayed in and if you would like to recommend it to me?
Maybe as you were there you've discovered other places you can recommend.
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Coffee table looking bare?
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