What happens if you really want a vacation but you don’t have time for it? The easiest way is a short vacation to the neighboring cities in Jakarta, In general people will choose Bandung as their main destination, but if you get bored with Bandung you can try to go to Puncak, Bogor. It turns out that I found a very interesting hotel in here, Novus Giri Resort & Spa, a 4 star hotel with a resort concept hotel and honestly I rarely find a resort hotel near Jakarta, so that’s why I’m very excited to go there!
Arriving at this hotel, there’s a tight guard at the main gate to prevent things that aren’t desired, then I headed to the lobby area where I didn’t see any form of building at all here, because the shape of the land in this hotel is like a hill, so the lobby and restaurant area are at the top and the guest room is downward.
And I was immediately greeted by the interior lobby that have nature ambience, you can see clearly they’re using wooden roof, building poles using rocks, and the one that I really like is a chimney to warm the room. While I checking-in the room, the receptionist giving me “Bandrek Susu” as a welcome drink, it is one of the traditional drink in West Java made by ginger that suitable to be drunk in cold areas such as Puncak, Bogor.
GRAND POOL SUITE
In this hotel I tried one of their “Grand Pool Suite” type which turns out they only have one room for this type, Sooo lucky that this room could be mine for the next 2 nights
“WOOOW!!!!!!”, that’s the words spoken in my mind because this room is very spacious!!! from the entrance we have to pass the hall first and then we can look the living room area & bedroom that uses rocks floor and wooden furnitures. One thing that makes this room feel very spacious because the living room and the bedroom has no barrier like the Suite Room in general.
But the plus-minus thing in this room is Air Conditioning, as we know Puncak, Bogor has cold temperatures so for some rooms is not provided Air Conditioning like in this room, but I think personally during 2 nights stay here, I’m not feeling hot at all, but everyone has different needs.
For the bathroom area itself is also quite spacious with a bathtub that I think it is a very unique bathtub, and what amazes me is the amnities are very complete, especially the mouth wash, because not all hotels provide this mouth-wash even in 5 star hotel.
We’re going to the semi-private pool area, this pool has 2 pools, the one with 1.5 meters deep, and the second pool is only 30cm, and also in the pool area are provided chairs and mini gazebo to relax. And what makes me even more in love with this room is the water of this pool is a WARM WATER!!! And lastly, if you’re lucky you can find a beautiful sunrise / sunset from this pool area
PUBLIC POOL, TENNIS COURT, KIDS CLUB, ETC.
The hotel itself doesn’t provide gym facilities, but the hotel provides a fairly wide public pool and the one that I like about this public pool is the depth of this pool is reaching 1.9 meters which is just a few hotel in Jakarta & Bandung that has 1.9 meters depth, because usually swimming pool like this is only exist in Bali, but for this pool is not a warm water pool. And next to the pool, there is a jacuzzi that you can request to the hotel staff if you want to use it for free.
BREAKFAST & LUNCH @ THE BAMBOO RESTAURANT
Become the only restaurant in this hotel that provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu with a very diverse menu choices, ranging from Indonesian food to western food. Overalls, from the various menus I’ve tasted I really like the oxtail soup, poffertjes, and also fried noodles, these three foods are champions!!!!
Many hotels that I’ve visited in Jakarta & Bandung, I just found 2 hotels that have a very well-organized garden area and filled with cute animals like rabbit, it is Padma Bandung and this hotel, I’m very sure children will be happy to stay here because there is rabbit village like this!
According to the name of this hotel, surely this hotel presents a special spa especially if you wanna try a spa here I highly recommend you to request a spa in a room called “Vata Pavilion”, I think this is such an amazing spa room that you can relax and enjoying the scenery.
TOUR DE ROOM
As we know the age of this hotel is already “senior”, gradually the hotel has done renovations in several types of rooms, such as Premium Room, Premium Garden, and all types of Suite Rooms. And I think the “Premium Room” type is the most modern room that also the only room type that has Air Conditioning
I only have one question about this hotel, is it true this hotel is a four star hotel????? because of all the facilities presented here, I think it all more than the standard 4 star hotel. and I highly highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a short vacation to Puncak, Bogor area especially if you wanna stay here with your family…
- Sometimes to get to Puncak is usually a bit stuck especially on the weekend, so I suggest to find out information about one-way heading to Puncak or going down from Puncak.
- If you don’t have a lot of budget to stay at this hotel, I highly recommend the “Premium Room” for you.
- But if you have more budget, I would more advise you to try “Pool Suite” room (when you’re gonna book, you must request to the staff to get a room with the best view)
- The hotel itself is very spacious, and usually for Suite type rooms are at the bottom, so if you stay here you must bring a personal vehicle because in the morning you want to breakfast, you better use your car to the restaurant area because the distance is quite far and uphill to the top
- If you stay more than 1 night in any pool suite type, you can request to clean the pool if the pool water is dirty because the leaves are falling from the tree.
Address : Jalan Sindanglaya Raya No.180, Sindangjaya, Cipanas, Sindangjaya, Cipanas, Kabupaten Cianjur, Jawa Barat 43253