Staycation at Ibis Surabaya City Center

Hello readers! Today I want to share with you my staycation experience at Ibis Surabaya City Center.

Ibis Surabaya City Center is a business hotel that located strategically in the center of Surabaya, at Jalan Basuki Rachmat 94-96, under Accor Group.

The hotel is walking distance to Tunjungan Plaza shopping mall, Gramedia Bookstore, convenient stores and cafes, and also near to the business district.

This hotel has minimalist room feature, modern high technology meeting rooms, lobby bar and restaurant.

Facilities at Ibis Surabaya City Center

Having the title of Business Hotel, we all can expect a good sleep and good meals and facilities to make us stay productive during the stay.

Now let me share in details about my stay here.

The Lobby

Here is the look of the Lobby Bar of Ibis Surabaya City Center.

In order to get that neat picture, not many guests at the lobby, i needed to wait quite long and checking back every 1 hour (up to 5 times) to take picture because the lobby always busy. The occupancy rate quite high here.

There’s a corner that you can help yourself with traditional drink, juices and snacks while chilling on the couch in front of the reception desk.

Chilling by the lobby

And just beside the reception desk is the bar and restaurant. It is safe to say that Ibis Surabaya City Center has roomy (big) restaurant that can accommodate many people.

Perfect for company’s luncheon, don’t you think so?

The Room

Bed for 2, equipped with pillows, bolsters and extra pillow

The room is spacious enough and equipped with couch, drawer, TV, AC, safety deposit, and desk for working.

I love how i am still able to move freely even with my luggage opened on the floor.

Adding extra point besides the spacious and complete amenities is bolster! Not many hotels provide bolster.

Immediately after I found the bolster on my bed, i couldn’t stop praising Ibis Surabaya City Center.

This wasn’t stop at that point. The room is really cozy and could be described as a heaven after long day.

Quality sleep during staycation

Not to mention, the toilet that looks like a cruise cabin toilet. Oh yes, with full amenities and hairdryer as well.

Shower place also spacious enough that I can bathe without feeling too cramped.

In case you book your stay at Ibis Surabaya City Center and wondering where the tissue is, you can find it below the sink. *wink*

Room: Approved ✔️

Really convenient and cozy, has bolster and complete amenities!

The Restaurant

Breakfast Buffet

The buffet offers wide range of variety from Indonesian Food to International Food.

During my stay, the breakfast menu were porridge, soto ayam, egg station, nasi campur station, breads & cereals station, and also potato wedges – fried rice – salad station- fried noodle – toast bread with sausages – and dessert station for pudding, cake, and slice fruits.

For the drinks, there’re tea & coffee station, traditional drinks (beras kencur, sinom), juice, tea, and water station.

My Breakfast

I also had my lunch and dinner at the restaurant.

When it comes to dine in Hotel’s restaurant, many of us will have the stereotype of “hotel’s restaurant is expensive and taste only so – so”

Am i right?

During my staycation, all i want was relaxing day to unwind from the hectic schedules i had beforehand. That’s the reason i chose to dine at hotel. Frankly speaking, having the same stereotype, i wasn’t expecting much.

But the truth did surprise me!

Lunch: Chef’s Recommendation

My lunch was made and recommended by the chef.

The shrimps were fresh and sweet while the chicken well seasoned with herbs. The salad taste fresh and delightful.

Dinner: Bebek Kretep & Sop Buntut Goreng

I had Sop Buntut Goreng for my dinner while my dear friend had her Bebek Kretep.

The foods were yummy and delighted our taste bud. Not to mention the spicy chilli and crackers! Everything were perfect and beyond expectation.

And if you scroll up again to the price list, it is worth the price! I can just plainly say it is not expensive! If i can do one thing, i will add the rice portion *lol*

It because both of us finished the rice while we still had leftover meats. And it is more marvelous to eat the meat with rice and sambal.

Food: Approved ✔️

Beyond expectation and delightful.

(Especially the lunch and dinner at the restaurant)

Highlighted Facilities

1. Web Corner

Web Corner at Ibis Surabaya City Center

As a business hotel, Ibis Surabaya City Center provides the guest with Web Corner.

A corner where the guests can work, browse, send email, and stay connected with internet both for entertainment and source informations.

The corner is quite cozy and provided with magz and newspaper also.

2. Spa

Get massage to loosen heavy muscles.

3. Late Check-Out Time

If you need a late check-out, don’t forget to double confirm with the receptionist. Ibis Surabaya City Center does allow late check-out up to 5 PM at possible condition.

4. Early Breakfast Daily for Early Riser

Breakfast served as early as 4 AM in the morning. This really accommodate the needs of certain people that might leave early for flight / meeting / other call.

5. Angkringan Corner at Evening

These angkringan will be set up at dusk at the outdoor area. Enjoy coffee, crackers, grill foods, and more while chatting with friends, colleagues, family.

I have already stated my point of views during my staycation at Ibis Surabaya City Center .

It was enjoyable getaway for me and my friend.

I know that Ibis Surabaya City Center is a business hotel, but it won’t matter if you plan to stay there for leisure.

Why is that so?

Room is comfortable to get quality sleep, a thing that all travellers looking for, be it for working or for leisure.

Short distance to Surabaya’s famous entertainment place, shopping mall – cafes – cultural heritage

Located in the center of Surabaya, make all travellers easily make a trip to many areas in Surabaya without worrying that the distance will be too far. Everything is near from the center!

Food Variety, to satisfy hunger. From child to adult. The restaurant and buffet could cater most of your needs.

Ever think that your little one will be bored without pool and playground?

Well, my son happily jumping and running around the spacious lobby. TV on room also equipped with international channels like HBO, FOX, and Music to keep little one entertained.

So yes, Ibis Surabaya City Center could be the perfect destination for you too.

Book your hotel today at:

Ibis Surabaya City Center

Jl. Basuki Rahmat 94-96, Surabaya



Tel: +62 31 535 888 5

Fax: +62 31 535 888 0


Thank you Ibis Surabaya City Center for the warm welcome and made my staycation really enjoyable that i can really loosen up a while and recharge my energy.

Sugeng Rawuh


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Hello, World! My name is Angelia, currently living in Surabaya - Indonesia. This blog is about a little thought of mine regarding girl's talk, beauty, food, fashion and travel, as well as parenting as myself is a mommy. Hope you really have a good time reading my blog peeps! Get in touch with me through Instagram: angeliasamodro or email me at

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