Swiss-Belinn Balikpapan is strategically located at the heart of Balikpapan, the historic seaport city on the eastern coast of Borneo island. The hotel has easy access to the business and government district and is just 10 minutes from Sepinggan International Airport. Swiss-Belinn Balikpapan is conveniently adjacent to shop-houses, office blocks and entertainment venues providing plentiful options for shopping, dining and leisure.
Swiss-Belinn Balikpapan is a 3-star international hotel offering 96 guestrooms in stylish and contemporary design, comprising Deluxe Rooms, Superior Deluxe Rooms and Junior Suites, including non-smoking and rooms for the disabled. For both business and leisure travellers, the hotel offers all the comforts and amenities expected of an international hotel blended with warm local hospitality.
Our Barelo restaurant, lounge and bar serves international and local dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the lounge is the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy a refreshing cocktail or mocktail.
Business in Balikpapan is complemented by our three meeting rooms, ideal to cater for small to medium scale meetings, seminars and parties. Guests who wish to stay in shape may enjoy a workout in our well-equipped fitness centre, after which nothing could be more delightful than being pampered with the range of treatments available in our Spa.
Hotel Address :
Sudirman Square Jalan Jendral Sudirman Balikpapan East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Tel : (62-542) 746 180 Fax : (62-542) 746 190
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Located on the eastern coast of Borneo Island beside an inlet of the Makassar Strait, the seaport city of Balikpapan is growing in popularity as an international tourist destination. Balikpapan is regarded as the gateway to East Kalimantan Province – one of the country’s richest provinces that stands out for its plentiful natural resources, such as timber and min-ing, as well as petroleum products. Being a major exporter of mining and oil products, Balik-papan is sometimes known as the ‘Oil City.’ The region is also lauded for its stunning natural scenery that includes picturesque beaches, majestic mountains and untouched forest.
Balikpapan has an international airport and is the gateway to East Kalimantan; the provincial capital, Samarinda, is farther north. Balikpapan also has a seaport called Semayang, which serves commercial ferries to many destinations in Indonesia, including Surabaya, Makassar, Jakarta, Pare Pare and Manado. Prior to the oil boom of the early 1900s, Balikpapan was an isolated Bugis fishing village. Balikpapan's name (balik meaning 'behind' and papan meaning 'plank') comes from a folk story wherein a local king threw his newborn daughter into the sea to protect her from his enemies. The baby was tied beneath some planks and was discovered by a fisherman.
With the only oil refinery site in the region, Balikpapan emerged as a revitalised centre of petroleum production. The town is home to several oil companies and caters to oil workers with several bars and shopping facilities. Plaza Balikpapan is the main hangout in town with plenty of shops and dining options. There is also the Kebun sayur Traditional Market Centre for those into handicrafts and cheap food.
As the main gateway to East Kalimantan, Balikpapan enables you to explore its unspoiled forest, which is home to rare and varied flora and fauna, from rattan vines and black or-chids, to orang utans and dolphins. Balikpapan features a tropical rainforest climate. The city does not have significantly wetter or drier periods of the year and average tempera-tures are nearly identical throughout the course of the year, averaging roughly 27 degrees Celsius.
Above all, Balikpapan enables visitors to easily access some of East Kalimantan’s top attrac-tions, such as Berau, famed for its Batiwakkal Museum and Mesjid Agung Baitul Hikmah, Muara Muntai with Mahakam Lake at its centre, and Samarinda – the capital of the prov-ince.
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Featuring 96 guestrooms in modern contemporary design, comprising 90 Deluxe, 2 Superior Deluxe and 4 Junior Suites, including non-smoking and rooms for the disabled. Business and leisure travellers will enjoy the comforts and amenities provided in each of our guestrooms.
Savour the selection of international and local dishes served in our combined restaurant, lounge and bar. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the lounge is the stylish place to sit back and relax with family and friends.