Best hotels and hostels in Semarang

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    Novotel Semarang

    In a good location between the old city and Simpang Lima, this smart business-oriented hotel has an outdoor pool, a gym and spa. Rooms are contemporary, spacious and comfortable, many with city views. There are two cafe-restaurants and the lavish breakfast buffet covers multiple cuisines with egg and noodle stations.

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    Tjiang Residence

    In the heart of Chinatown, a short stroll from the Tay Kak Sie temple, this budget hotel is a character-filled choice with a red facade and Chinese screened windows. The corridors have an unfortunate damp smell, but the tiny rooms are fresh and neat with wood floors, Ikea-chic desks and flat-screen TVs.

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    Gumaya Tower Hotel

    Towering over the city, this luxury hotel offers understated, well-designed rooms at good-value prices. Rooms come with large LCD TVs, fast wi-fi and gorgeous bathrooms with tubs. There’s an infinity pool, and panoramic city views from the top-deck bar. Popular with business travellers.

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    Sleep & Sleep

    For those on a tight budget, this centrally located hostel, comprising 'sleep capsules' with lockers, offers clean compartments along serviced corridors with minimal privacy. A new concept in Semarang, it remains to be seen whether the accommodation will live up to its billing. Those with a pioneering spirit (or an economy train to catch from Poncol) might find it worth a try.

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    Roemah Pantes

    In a hard-to-find lane close to riverside Gang Lombok in the heart of Chinatown, this small hotel has seven fairly spacious, reasonably clean, tiled rooms with duvets and hot-water bathrooms. No English is spoken and a sense of welcome is somewhat lacking!

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    Hotel Raden Patah

    This old-quarter hotel occupies a colonial building with beamed ceilings and other vintage features. The clean rooms are fairly basic but do at least offer air-con.

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    Whiz Hotel

    This green-and-white no-frills hotel offers competitive rates for its 148 sharp, slightly cramped but comfortable rooms. Breakfast is basic, as is the service.