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Semarang: The Next Great Escape

Archipelago Diaries | 18 September 2016

The next time you look for a getaway idea, think beyond the easy drive southeast to Bandung because, well, just because. But seriously, given its proximity to the nation’s capital, which is less than one hour away by flying, Semarang deserves more prominence. With rich history, impressive Dutch colonial architecture, unique culinary delights and enchanting sceneries, the Central Javanese capital promises to be a captivating holiday destination.

Executive When in town, there’s no better place to stay than Hotel Ciputra Semarang, a five-star hotel that first opened its doors in December 1995 and continues to be the city’s beacon of service excellence. First things first: location, location, location. Strategically established in Simpang Lima, the heart of the city and proudly the centre of its entertainment and business, the hotel offers a convenient mix of business and pleasure. Even better, Hotel Ciputra Semarang is only 20 minutes away from Ahmad Yani International Airport, where there are now multiple direct international flights to and from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Meanwhile, the Poncol Train Station is located only 11 minutes away and serves as an entry point for travellers from multiple cities across Java. Hotel Ciputra Semarang boasts a lavish wine cellar, charming lobby and executive lounges, as well as modern fitness facilities. Pampering traditional Javanese spa and sauna services are also available to help guests relax and unwind from the stresses of city life. Complete your visit to Semarang with a memorable shopping experience, for which Hotel Ciputra Semarang again makes the best accommodation choice. Located below the hotel and with direct access is one of the city’s most prestigious shopping malls, Mal Ciputra. The hotel offers six different room types: Deluxe, Superior Deluxe, Grand Deluxe, Executive, Junior Suite and Presidential Suite. Families traveling with children would appreciate the spacious Executive rooms, while the Deluxe is geared towards meeting the needs of business travellers. For starters, take a look at what the hotel’s Weekend Escape Packages have to offer. Starting from only IDR 699,000-nett/night for Deluxe and IDR 1,050,000-nett/night for Executive, you can enjoy a wholesome luxurious experience of Hotel Ciputra Semarang. Guests are entitled to a welcome drink at the lobby lounge, breakfast for two, free Internet access for 24 hours and free, unlimited use of sports facilities. This promo ends 27 December 2016.