Where will you stay when you are out of town and you plan to have a full day activities, so all you need from the hotel is a comfortable room, but you also are on a budget? Well, my choice would be the budget hotel; and Pop Hotel would be a good choice, as it is a modern and stylish budget hotel, just like the one that I stayed recently at Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota Surabaya.
During my recent visit to Surabaya, I did a lot of activities on a day, and only stayed in a room to rest for a while in the afternoon and then sleep in the evening. Even when I was in the room, I did not fully rest, but I used my time to open my laptop and did my homework lols. That means, I needed a working Wi-Fi connection inside my room, and that what Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota Surabaya also has.
When I said ‘modern and stylish‘ hotel, I could see that the hotel has a modern and sleek design, also playful and popping colours of yellow, red, and blue that I found on the hotel ornaments and properties, such as the pillows at the lobby, some of the lightings and the tables at the breakfast area, and also the stylish chairs that I found at the Mezzanine floor beside the smoking room area. Even I noticed that the staffs of Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota are young, stylish, and friendly.
But why the Pop Hotels, including the Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota Surabaya, are also dominated by green colour ?
It is because the Pop Hotels are also smart and eco-friendly hotels. One thing that Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota Surabaya does to become an eco-friendly hotel is not using the air conditioner on the hotel corridors, that is from the elevator to the guest rooms. Instead they use the air circulation to make the corridors cooler.
There is only 1 type of room at Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota Surabaya. A 15 sqm room looks spacious to me for a budget hotel. The room is already equipped with an LCD TV with international channels, a compact bathroom, a safe deposit box, and 3 electric sockets! The last one is important for me as I have few things to charge after a whole day activity haha!
One of the things that I love for the Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota Surabaya is the colourful wall mounted cloth hangers just beside the door. It’s really cute for a cloth hanger haha!
The other thing that I love was of course the bed! It’s such a comfortable bed, and I just fell asleep at night, even though I was playing a game on my smartphone. And you know what … They provide bolsters too – or perhaps you know it as the ‘Dutch wife’! It is very rare for hotels provide bolsters on the bed. I think this is good to ‘accompany’ solo travelers … right? 😀
There is another thing that I love when I stayed at Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota. It has a minimart at the ground floor! Haha … As a budget hotel, Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota only provides breakfast for the guests, such as fried rice wrapped inside banana leaves. I think a 24-hour minimart is essential for a hotel that does not have a 24-hour room service for food and beverage. Well, just like myself that bought a cup noodle and ate it at 12 midnite!
For most people, the location of the hotels is also an important factor in choosing a hotel. So … what can we find around the Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota in Surabaya?
What I saw through the window of my room was some of the old buildings with vintage roof. It seems that Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota Surabaya wants to highlight the vintage or the old area around its building.
Even the location of Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota Surabaya is located near Pasar Atom (or Atum), a famous traditional market!
It was unfortunate that I didn’t get a chance to taste some of the traditional food inside this market. There are plenty of food to try there.
Just checked what @yantiearie suggested to a friend of mine, when we stayed at Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota:
Lontong Mie Marlia that opens from 10AM:
— Yantie Arie (@yantiearie) January 23, 2016
Okay, so I think I am ready to book another stay at Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota Surabaya again to explore this Pasar Atom! Haha!
Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota Surabaya
Jln. Waspada 58
p: +62 31 3550111
f: 031 3550700
Thanks to Tauzia Hotel Management Indonesia for having me at Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota Surabaya. Although I was a guest at Pop Hotel Stasiun Kota, but all opinions are my own.
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