Kama Hotel

Kama Hotel

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With a modern, almost hipster-style cafe on the ground floor (a serious reflection on Tip Top across the road), the smart and pretty modern Kama Hotel fits the bill if d’Prima doesn’t do it for you.

Travelfish says:

Rooms are clean and well kept, if a little pokey and given how busy the road out front is, the hotel is not as noisy as you’d expect. Located just down the road from Tjong A Fie Mansion, you’re barely a hop skip and a jump from Medan’s premiere tourist attraction and also just a short walk to Merdeka Walk—a foreigner friendly strip of eateries and cafes.

Street frontage at Kama. : Stuart McDonald.
Street frontage at Kama. Photo: Stuart McDonald

The one minus here are the staff who, on our visit were abrupt to the point of rude and it took quite a bit of cajoling for them to even show us a room when we were not satisfied with the photo album they showed us (and even then they would not let us take photos inside a room). Studio rooms (from 260,000 rupiah) are very tight and if you’re going to head here, we’d say the standard (350,000 rupiah) or superior rooms (400,000 rupiah) are worth the extra money. The deluxe rooms (580,000 rupiah) apparently sleep four and would work for a family.

Location is good—there are a few vestiges of old Medan on this street—lets hope they don’t meet the wrecking ball that has befallen so much of the rest of Medan’s heritage.

Contact details for Kama Hotel

Address: 97 Jl Jenderal Ahmad Yani, Medan
T: (061) 451 6380;  
Email: reservation@hotelkamamedan.com
Web: http://hotelkamamedan.com/
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º40'47.55" E, 3º35'9.78" N
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard single room 260,000 rupiah 260,000 rupiah
Standard double room 300,000 rupiah 300,000 rupiah
Superior double room
Up to 400,000 rupiah
350,000 rupiah 350,000 rupiah
Deluxe double room
Sleeps four
580,000 rupiah 580,000 rupiah

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Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.

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