Aston Hotel Cirebon Review

This was the first time we were taking our kiddos for a roadtrip to Cirebon. As we went there on a long weekend, the journey from Jakarta took 9 hours! We left home at 3.30 am and arrived at Cirebon at 12.30 pm. Alhamdulillah kiddos enjoyed the trip without complaining (well, I did, umm so much:p).

We headed directly to Aston Cirebon, and thanks to Aston we could directly get into our room, just what we needed. We booked through their website and got 10% off for the "bookdirect" promotion. The room and breakfast cost IDR 588.000 (nett).

It's a new hotel, renovation was still going on around the hotel's parking area.  They are building a ballroom next to the hotel. When we entered their lobby, we were amazed. Wow this hotel is big! The design reminds me to Marina Bay Sands Hotel. I have never stayed there, but I saw the MBS's lobby and rooms when passing through the hotel going to Gardens by The Bay.

Room was great, the twin bed was large enough for the four of us. And as requested, we got a pool view room. Remember to ask the pool view room if you'd like to book this hotel.

The best part was their swimming pool, it was the reason why I book Aston Cirebon in the first place. It has also a large garden around the pool giving it a resort feel. We arrived Friday and it was cloudy, so we swam there before it was raining. On the next morning, the pool was packed. It was ok for our kiddos, but we couldn't do any serious laps just what we did on the previous day. Maybe because it was a long weekend?

Breakfast was great actually, but we took a late breakfast around 9.30 am and they ran out of some dishes already (even it was hard to find empty plates). Again, it was on a long weekend. And it was our fault, we should have anticipated this situation.

They also provide free shuttle to the train station, so it was handy for those going to Cirebon with the train.

It was a lovely stay, kiddos refused going back home at the time of check out.  But of course we had to end our getaway to Cirebon and beat the traffic. We left Cirebon on Saturday evening, and it took only 4,5 hours to Cibubur.  

This hotel is very recommended.

written on April 14, 2013 by @tesyasblog

tag: penginapan di Cirebon, Liburan ke Cirebon


  1. Mba , kalau naik kereta ke cirebon nya , lebih cocok bermalam di Aston atau SwissBel ya mba ?
    terimakasih :)

    1. Hmm, lebih baik Swissbel aja deh Mba, karena dekat mall jadi kalau perlu makanan gampang.