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Surabaya - Java

Highlights * Surabaya Zoo * Getting to Surabaya * Golf Courses * Accommodation


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Surabaya is located on Java, Indonesia. Surabaya is a large urbanised city with excellent shopping. Surabaya is Indonesia's second largest city with over 3 million people within the city area and close to 7 million in the surrounding rural areas.

Jalan Tunjungan and Jalan Pemuda contain the business and commercial district. Although a modern city, there are still examples of colonial buildings including the old Oranje Hotel, now called Hotel Majapahit, and Hotel Sarkies.


In the southern part of Surabaya, along Jalan Raya Darmo is a neighbourhood developed by the Dutch. Here you'll find the Mpu Tantular Museum. It's a short walk from here to the Surabaya Zoo which is one of the oldest and largest in all of Asia. The zoo has on display Komodo Dragons from Komodo Island and fresh water river dolphins from East Kalimantan, Borneo.

Massage and Health Spa's in Surabaya


The Martha Tilaar Spa at the Hotel Majapahit offers a Chinese Empress Ritual massage which releases energy blockages and rebalances your spirits. Direct pressure is applied to various muscles during a full body massage using a Chi Garden herb mixture. Price is 475,000Rp+ (US$44+) for 180 minutes.


Cosmo Hotel and Spa offering massage packages, executive lounge, whirpool, sauna and steam rooms, gym, business centre and free internet connections.


Golf Courses and Resorts


Golf Graha Famili and Country Club has an 18 hole golf course, par 72 course including a driving range and leisure centre. For course fees and more information click here.


Bukit Darmo Golf Course is an 18 hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus II.


Ciputra Golf Club and Hotel.

An 18 hole golf course with 3 specific designs, The Valley, The Lake and The Hills. With private hotel-villa style accommodation.


Finna Golf and Country Club mountain resort with 18 hole, 6345m 72 par Championship golf course designed by Peter Thomson, with 32 fully serviced luxury Country Cottages and 12 villas homes.


Pakuwon Golf and Family Club

located in West Surabaya in the surrounding area of Pakuwon Indah Residential Estate, 30 minutes from the centre of Surabaya. 9 hole par 3 golf course for day or night golfing or driving range.



Getting there and away

Surabaya's airport is called Juanda.

Mandala Air has direct flights to Jakarta, Balikpapan and Jogjakarta.

Air Asia have direct flights from Surabaya to and from Jakarta, Johor Baru and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

Batavia Air has direct flights between Surabaya and Mataram, Ambon, Banjarmasin, Balikpapan, Jakarta, Denpasar, Jogjakarta, Kupang, Luwuk, Manado, Palangkaraya, Palu, Pontianak, Tarakan, Ternate and Ujang Pandang.

Sriwijaya Air has direct flights from Surabaya to Banjarmasin, Bandung, Balikpapan, Batam, Jakarta, Denpasar, Kendari, Kupang, Palangkaraya, Palu, Semerang, Tarakan and Makassar.

Jetstar is a low cost airline that has direct flights from Surabaya to Singapore.

Silk Air have direct flights from Surabaya to Singapore with connecting flights all over the world. Flight time from Surabaya to Singapore is around 2 hours 15 minutes.

Brunei Air have direct flights from Surabaya to Brunei Darussalam. Flight time is around 2 hour 10 minutes.

Pelita Air has direct flights from Surabaya to Jakarta, Bandung, Denpasar, Makasar, Kupang and Tarakan. Pelita Air also have helicopters for charter.


Last updated 6th August 2009

Surabaya city skyline

Accommodation / Hotels in Surabaya

Hotel Widodaren is a 2 star hotel in a convenient location close to business district in Surabaya. Prices from 290,000Rp (US$24) per night.

Cendana Hotel  Prices from US$32.25 per night


Hotel Ibis Rajawali is a 3 star hotel located within the historical district of Surabaya with conference facilities, fitness centre and spa. Internet prices from 333,000+ (US$27).


The Garden Hotel is a 3 star hotel in the centre of Surabaya. Prices from US$36 per night.


Hotel Elmi is a 3 star hotel in Surabaya with large swimming pool.


The Novotel Surbaya Hotel is a 4 star hotel located in the business district of Surabaya. Internet special prices from US$41+.


Ciputra Golf, Club and Hotel is a 4 star hotel part of the Swiss-belhotel chain. Room rates from US$44 per night


Garden Palace Hotel is a 4 star hotel in the centre of Surabaya. Prices from US$50 per night.


Inna Simpang Hotel is a 3 star business hotel with prices starting from US$55.


Country Heritage Resort Hotel offers 3 star town house/villas from US$55 per night for up to 5 people.


Hotel Santika Jakarta prices from 800,000Rp + taxes including breakfast for 2 (US$66) including breakfast and taxes.


Surabaya Plaze Hotel located in the heart of Surabaya, close to the business and entertainment districts. A smoke free, non-smoking hotel. Offer WiFi wireless internet access in public areas, broadband connections in room. Internet room rates from US$71 per night.


Mandarin Oriental Hotel Majapahit Prices from US$97 per night.


Cosmo Hotel and Spa


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