Having a plan to visit Surabaya City? Or do you live in Surabaya but is currently kinda bored with your home atmosphere? Let’s try staying at these hotels with unique concept on that City of Heroes.

As the capital of East Java Province, it can’t be denied if Surabaya is the biggest, most crowded, and the busiest city in the entire East Java. The consequence is, this city has various types of accomodation to take in many kinds of travelers who come and go around the city for various purpose, either it is for vacation, business trip, or even just to take a transit before going on to the next city.

The cool part about it is that Surabaya has several types of accomodations with slightly different concepts. In another word, it’s unique. These hotels are more than just regular starred hotels offering rooms in modern-mininimalistic types; something that you can find in any city in the world. But there are particular concepts and philosophies that give extra touches, and of course, will make your staying experience to be more memorable.

And, the most amazing part of all, is that some of those hotels with unique concepts are available with the rates that are pretty low, or we can say it is pretty affordable. Some hotels mentioned on this articles are even offered with the rates below $32 per night. There is even one which start with only $8. How cool is it!

Let’s just check out these various unique hotels with friendly budgets in Surabaya as below:

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1. To Start A Unique (And Frugal) Adventure in Surabaya, My Studio Hotel Could be A Totally-Okay Choice.

My Studio Hotel Surabaya, via agoda
My Studio Hotel Surabaya, via agoda

Are you curious with the sensation of a capsule hotel? No need to fly far to Japan to experience how does it feel to sleep in a capsule with limited room. It is because Surabaya also has the hotel with the sensation similar to capsule hotels, it is called My Studio Hotel Surabaya.

Actually, My Studio Hotel Surabaya has the concept similar to a hostel. Rooms were designed with dormitory concept separated by gender: studio room for male only or for female only. But, if you compare it with dormitory, rooms at My Studio Hotel are offering more privacies – similar to capsule hotels in Japan (and in other countries). The most basic difference maybe lies on its facilities. If capsule hotels in Japan equipped their cabins with various supporting facilities such as television and radio, then this hotel is only offering a bed.

For the room type, this hotel offers 2 types of studio room – the hotel’s term to name the sleeping cabin: single studio room (for male only / female only) and double studio room (for male only / female only). This hotel rate is pretty ohlala.. as it starts from around $8 (for single room) and around $12 (for double room)

Let’s take a sneak peek on the rooms’ look at this My Studio Hotel Surabaya.

studio single room, via agoda
studio single room, via agoda
studio double room, via agoda
studio double room, via agoda
Example of room with other layout, via agoda
Example of room with other layout, via agoda
The room atmosphere, via agoda
The room atmosphere, via agoda
A closer look at one of the cabins, via agoda
A closer look at one of the cabins, via agoda
Lockers below the cabin, via agoda
Lockers below the cabin, via agoda

Not only its rooms that were designed similar to a cabin in capsule hotel. The whole hotel interiors are also cool and amazing. And, Instagramers would surely love the ambience at the lobby which is very Instagramable.

Lobby area, via agoda
Lobby area, via agoda
Lobby and receptions, via agoda
Lobby and receptions, via agoda
Mini market, via agoda
Mini market, via agoda

And, to add up the attraction of My Studio Hotel for you, please consider its super duper strategic location. This hotel is only 3 minutes of walking from Gubeng Station, 3 minutes of walking to Kapal Selam Monument, and just a few minutes of walking to other hangout centers. So, what other excuses do you need to try on this hotel? 

Address: Jalan Sumatra 20 C, Surabaya 60272
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $8/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, photocopy, laundry, 24-hours receptions, room service, shuttle service, public lounge, car rental

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2. Feeling Bored with the Square-Shaped Rooms? Maybe You Need to Try Out the Hotel Oval While You Are in Surabaya. 

Hotel Oval, via Vana von Achele/panoramio
Hotel Oval, via Vana von Achele/panoramio

Trust me, the name of Hotel Oval is not just a name. But this hotel is trully formed in an oval shape. It is even said that Hotel Oval was the first hotel in Asia which has the shape of an oval. Pretty unique, isn’t it! At this point there might be some of you who doesn’t understand yet, what is so unique about an oval-shaped hotel?

Well, let’s just uncover it first, the shape of a hotel is commonly a square. One of the main purpose of it is to maximize the room space, as most furnitures (such as bed, chairs, or cupboard) are square-shaped. But Hotel Oval is ovally shaped.

Then the consequence is, there will be some rooms that are having curvial walls as a result of the hotel shape. And – theoritically – that means there would be some furnitures to be made specially to adjust the wall shape to maximize the room. Is the theory correct? Let’s just check out these hotel looks, starting from its public rooms:

Bar area, via booking
Bar area, via booking
Lounge/bar, via booking
Lounge/bar, via booking
Dining area, via booking
Dining area, via booking

Now is the time to peek on the room at Hotel Oval. This hotel offers 3 types of room: Superior, Deluxe, dan Suite room, with the total of 176 rooms scattered from 2nd floor up to 12th floor and were designed with modern oriental concept. The interesting thing is that the theory regarding curvial room was correct, because there must be a side of wall that follow the shape of the hotel which is oval. There are some furnitures that are specially made to adjust the room shape, so the room could be wide enough.

Room at Hotel Oval, via booking
Room at Hotel Oval, via booking
Room, via surabaya.infohotel
Room, via surabaya.infohotel
Bed, via booking
Bed, via booking

By the way, actually the normal rate of this hotel is starting from around $32 – $36/night. But sometimes this hotel provides promotions with other parties – such as credit card or hotel-booking portals – so the rates could sometimes go down quite crazily, which could start from around $28/night. So, if you are interested in staying at this hotel, go check the information regarding the newest promotions as often as you can. 

Address: Jalan Diponegoro no 23, Surabaya
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $28/night (weekdays, low season/special promo) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, coffee shop, laundry service, room service, concierge, meeting facilities, restaurant, elevator, massage, car park

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3. Zoom Smart Hotel, Comes For You Who Are Longing For A Glimpse of Tranquility in the Middle of City Crowd with An Instagramable Ambience.

Zoom Smart Hotel, via agoda
Zoom Smart Hotel, via agoda

Mysterious. Unique. Curiousing.

Maybe that would be the first response you will speak out once you see the exterior looks of Zoom Smart Hotel. If may we be honest, doesn’t this building remind you of a chocolate bar? How couldn’t it be, since its wall is colored in dark brown!

Yeps, no need to be genious to figure out that Zoom Smart Hotel is one of the hotels with unique concept in Surabaya. Even the exterior looks have already been different with other hotels that commonly are dominated with glass elements on the exterior – purposedly to provide views from inside the room. Instead of that, Zoom Smart Hotel appears with massive and sturdy look, with some basic window openings. Wondering what could be the reason of it?

Zoom Smart Hotels, via Zoom Hotels/facebook
Zoom Smart Hotels, via Zoom Hotels/facebook

After a further investigation, it turns out that the main concept of Zoom Smart Hotel was indeed to provide tranquility and comfort of staying for their guests. Once you step inside the hotel area, you will be gradually taken to go deeper in the tranquility and leave the city atmosphere behind. Guests will also be welcomed by staffs that were professionally trained to give personal touch to each guest, which will make anybody to feel welcomed just like they are on their own home.

By the way, if the hotel exterior looks stiff and mysterious, it turns out that the interior is quite cozy and comfy. It even will appear awesome to show on your Instagram account, or in a modern slang we call it as “Instagramable”.

Here is the looks of the hotel interior in Zoom Smart Hotel:

Entrance to Zoom Smart Hotel, agoda
Entrance to Zoom Smart Hotel, agoda
Lobby area, via agoda
Lobby area, via agoda
lounge area, via Zoom Hotels/facebook
lounge area, via Zoom Hotels/facebook
Receptions, via Zoom Hotels/facebook
Receptions, via Zoom Hotels/facebook
Dante Coffee Shop (open for 24 hours), via Zoom Hotels/facebook
Dante Coffee Shop (open for 24 hours), via Zoom Hotels/facebook
Café, via agoda
Café, via agoda
The atmosphere of hotel interior, via Zoom Hotels/facebook
The atmosphere of hotel interior, via Zoom Hotels/facebook
Detail of the interior, via agoda
Detail of the interior, via agoda

Such a unique interior, isn’t it? And it turns out not only the public are that have awesome interior. Even the room interiors were designed with special concepts as well to provide maximum comfort of resting for their guests with various characters. There are 3 room types offered by Zoom: Sleeping Room, Comfort Room, dan Dreaming Room.

Sleeping Room was specially designed for businessmen guests or travelers who needs resting for just one night. The rooms are covered with soundproof layers with no window so the guests don’t need to worry about being disturbed by noises from outside the hotel.

Sleeping Room (double bed), via zoomsmarthotels
Sleeping Room (double bed), via zoomsmarthotels
Bathroom at Sleeping Room, via zoomsmarthotels
Bathroom at Sleeping Room, via zoomsmarthotels
Sleeping Room (twin bed), via zoomsmarthotels
Sleeping Room (twin bed), via zoomsmarthotels
Bathroom, via zoomsmarthotels
Bathroom, via zoomsmarthotels

Comfort Room was designed for guests who plan to stay for a few days. The room is a larger than Sleeping Room , and it also has windows.

Comfort Room (double bed), via zoomsmarthotels
Comfort Room (double bed), via zoomsmarthotels
Bathroom, via zoomsmarthotels
Bathroom, via zoomsmarthotels
Comfort Room (twin bed), via zoomsmarthotels
Comfort Room (twin bed), via zoomsmarthotels
Bathroom, via zoomsmarthotels
Bathroom, via zoomsmarthotels

The last room type, Dreaming Room, was designed for guests who plan to spend a week or more at this hotel. It is designed to be similar with studio-type apartment.

Dreaming Room, via zoomsmarthotels
Dreaming Room, via zoomsmarthotels
Other atmosphere of Dreaming Room, via zoomsmarthotels
Other atmosphere of Dreaming Room, via zoomsmarthotels
Dreaming Room, via zoomsmarthotels
Dreaming Room, via zoomsmarthotels
The room was designed to be similar to an apartment, via zoomsmarthotels
The room was designed to be similar to an apartment, via zoomsmarthotels
Bathroom, via zoomsmarthotels
Bathroom, via zoomsmarthotels

After seeing the concept of Zoom Smart Hotels, don’t you agree if we say this is such a unique hotel?

Address: Jemursari Raya 109 B-C, Rungkut, Surabaya 60237
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $28/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, coffee shop, laundry service, room service, concierge, meeting facilities, restaurant, elevator, massage, car park, spa, ATM, business center

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4. Maintaining the Balance of Soul While Having A Vacation is Possible to Do by Staying at Dhanesvara Holistic Unique Homestay.

Dhanesvara Holistic Unique Homestay, via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography/facebook
Dhanesvara Holistic Unique Homestay, via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography/facebook

Getting tired of this life and want to escape for a while from your routinity? Getting bored with the city atmosphere which is filled with intrigues? Want to find a peace state of mind without having to go far up to the mountain? Maybe it is time for you to check out Dhanesvara Holistic Unique Homestay.

There are many hotels with unique concept in Surabaya. But one that is brave enough to offer a real different concept is Dhanesvara Holistic Unique Homestay. Just like its name, this homestay was indeed designed with the concept of holistic therapy which can help the guests to find their peace of mind without having to run too far away from their daily routinities.

What makes it more interesting is that the holistic concept this homestay offers is not just a non-sense talk. Dhanesvara was actually designed by a holistic designer who is also a yoga practitioner, Linggajaya Suryanata.

The whole ambience of this homestay was then designed according to the Fengshui Vastu color creation combined with ecological materials. It results as a homestay with strong ethnic nuance and has a different atmosphere compared to other hotels you can possibly find in Surabaya.

Needless to make some advertisiments, here are the images of the ambience at Dhanesvara:

The atmosphere on the interior, via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography/facebook
The atmosphere on the interior, via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography/facebook
The atmosphere on the interior, via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography/facebook
The atmosphere on the interior, via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography/facebook
The atmosphere on the interior, via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography/facebook
The atmosphere on the interior, via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography/facebook
The atmosphere on the interior, via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography
The atmosphere on the interior, via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography
Terrace as a smoking room, via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography
Terrace as a smoking room, via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography

From the series of images above, we can see that this hotel has a real different concepts compared to other hotels in general. And the uniqueness of its concept is consistently applied to its bedrooms. Each room at this hotel was designed with different concept, but all are still keeping the ethnical nuance. The room types are Standard room, Superior room, Deluxe room, Junior suite, Queen suite, Royal suite, and Family suite.

Standard Room

Hella Room (modern minimalistic), via dhanesvara
Hella Room (modern minimalistic), via dhanesvara
Nerolia Room (modern minimalistic), via dhanesvara
Nerolia Room (modern minimalistic), via dhanesvara

Superior Room

Inola Room (western eclectic), via dhanesvara
Inola Room (western eclectic), via dhanesvara
Lavera Room (modern minimalistic), via dhanesvara
Lavera Room (modern minimalistic), via dhanesvara

Deluxe Room

Rossa Room (ethnical Madura), via dhanesvara
Rossa Room (ethnical Madura), via dhanesvara
Adenia Room (Indonesian eclectic), via dhanesvara
Adenia Room (Indonesian eclectic), via dhanesvara
Dahlia Room (ethnical Indo-Chinese), via dhanesvara
Dahlia Room (ethnical Indo-Chinese), via dhanesvara
Champaka Room (Indonesian colonialism), via dhanesvara
Champaka Room (Indonesian colonialism), via dhanesvara
Garbana Room (Indonesian-Thai deco), via dhanesvara
Garbana Room (Indonesian-Thai deco), via dhanesvara
Yaroulea Room (Indo-Indian deco), via dhanesvara
Yaroulea Room (Indo-Indian deco), via dhanesvara

Junior Suite

Eucalita Room (Balinese-Thai deco), via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography/facebook
Eucalita Room (Balinese-Thai deco), via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography/facebook

Queen Suite

Junipera Room (Javanese colonialism deco), via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography/facebook
Junipera Room (Javanese colonialism deco), via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography/facebook

Royal Suite

Salvia Room (modern Balinese deco), via dhanesvara
Salvia Room (modern Balinese deco), via dhanesvara

Family Suite

Thymia Room (Javanese semi-classical deco), via dhanesvara
Thymia Room (Javanese semi-classical deco), via dhanesvara
Other corner of Thymia Room, via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography/facebook
Other corner of Thymia Room, via Maxima – Hotel & Resort Photography/facebook

As an additional information, Dhanesvara also has several other facilities such as restaurant, holistic gallery, and some meeting rooms. Of course, those rooms were also designed with “holistic” ambience, that without a doubt will provide a unique and memorable experience of staying.

Cafe and dining area, via dhanesvara
Cafe and dining area, via dhanesvara
meeting room, via dhanesvara
meeting room, via dhanesvara
Meeting room, via dhanesvara
Meeting room, via dhanesvara
Gallery (souvenir shop), via dhanesvara
Gallery (souvenir shop), via dhanesvara

Address: Jalan Jemursari Timur JN 15, Rungkut, Surabaya
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $26/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, coffee shop, laundry service, room service, restaurant, souvenir shop, meeting rooms

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5. And, Talking About Unique Hotel in Surabaya Doesn’t Seem Legit Yet Before We Speak the Name of Artotel Surabaya.

Artotel Surabaya, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Artotel Surabaya, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook

Alright, if may I be honest, Artotel Surabaya has the standard rates of around $32. But as this hotel is too awesome and unique to be missed on this list, please excuse me if this article became a little bit off the grid from its title.

Artotel, comes from the word Art and Hotel, offers an accomodation that combines art and accomodation. On every corner of this hotel, you will find a touch of art products, either it is a mural, interior elements, or a decoration.

Let’s just take a sneak peek on the atmosphere looks at Artotel Surabaya.

A closer look at the corner of the hotel’s facade on Artotel Surabaya, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
A closer look at the corner of the hotel’s facade on Artotel Surabaya, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Lounge and stair decorated with murals, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Lounge and stair decorated with murals, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
The stair, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
The stair, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook

Artotel Surabaya has a 24-hour restaurant calles Roca. This restaurant was designed with unique and cozy ambience, that will make you feel comfortable to stay there for hours, either to chill out or just take some selfies.

Lounge and café/resto, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Lounge and café/resto, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Restaurant/cafe, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Restaurant/cafe, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Restaurant/cafe, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Restaurant/cafe, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Restaurant/cafe, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Restaurant/cafe, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook

And of course, this hotel also has an art gallery that often holds art exhibitions from various artists.

 

Gallery, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Gallery, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Gallery, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Gallery, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook

Time to check out the rooms at Artotel Surabaya. There are 3 types of room offered to the guests: Studio 20, Studio 25, and Studio 30. Each room is decorated with mural on one side of the wall, each with different picture. The looks of the rooms are like this:

Studio 20

Room of Studio 20, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Room of Studio 20, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Room of Studio 20, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Room of Studio 20, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Room of Studio 20, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Room of Studio 20, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook

Studio 25

Room of Studio 25, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Room of Studio 25, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Room of Studio 25, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Room of Studio 25, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook

Studio 30

Room of Studio 30, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook
Room of Studio 30, via Artotel Indonesia/facebook

How cool are the rooms! If you are interested to stay at this hotel, please check out the complete information as below. 

Address: Jalan Dr.Soetomo 79-81, Surabaya
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $32/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, coffee shop, laundry service, room service, restaurant, lift, massage, car park, shops

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Note:
Prices are valid when this article is written and may change unexpectedly. Kindly Check the Current Rates to get the updates regarding the rates on your desired date.
Pictures might have been resized from its original source without any additional editing

 

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