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Where to stay in Gorontalo


While Gorontalo has plenty of hotels, most budget travellers head straight to the New Melati, while midrangers go for the aptly named Hotel Quality. The Karina and Yulia hotels (both just up the road from Quality) are possible options but we were unable to see a room in either.

Jl Nani Wartabone 25
400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Hotel Quality
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Jl Nani Wartabone 25
T: (0435) 822 222

This large, modern hotel on the main road through town offers up reasonable midrange fare and will be a welcome greeting for those crawling off a stay on the Togeans. Rooms are quite large, with firm beds, flatscreen TVs, clean bathrooms (shower only in the room we saw) and the top floor offers limited views. Staff are friendly and all rates include breakfast. This is an inoffensive though... Read our full review of Hotel Quality.

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Jl Wolter Monginsidi 1
Under 150,000 Rp
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Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jl Wolter Monginsidi 1
T: (0435) 822 934

This is the backpacker crashpad in town. It was originally the Melati Hotel, but then they added a new multi-storey building with (slightly) flasher rooms and renamed it the New Melati Hotel. Those on a budget will be steered to the rear rooms in the older building, which face onto a common lawn area -- these are actually better value fare. They’re, well, approximately clean (the bathrooms are... Read our full review of New Melati Hotel.

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