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Swiss-Belinn Pangkalan Bun

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I expected the Swiss bellin to be one of the best hotels in the Pangkalan bun. The friendly, efficient and always helpful staff deserve an excellent rating. However when our guide kind of frowned at our staying there I kind of see why. The hotel itself is in need of some updating and better cleaning., The rooms are nice but the bathroom area was not Much mold in the corners and along the wall and floor and the shower curtain looked like it had never been cleaned. The other amenities are very nice;including the pool, a great breakfast and a well appointed lobby.

We are an Australian family with kids aged 13 &16 and stayed here for one night before our boat trip into the jungle. We caught an early flight into Borneo and arrived at the hotel at 9:30am but this was no problem, the very helpful and professional lady on reception allowed us to check in and gave us interconnecting rooms which was perfect. We spent the day relaxing by the awesome pool and lounging around in our very comfortable rooms. We had both lunch and dinner in the restaurant and both were delicious and great value as was the buffet breakfast the next morning. A very pleasant stay in a very comfortable hotel!

Always stayed there for business visit, the rooms are clean but the hotwater frequently off.. spacious room with complete amenities. Modern with various menu for breakfast . Interesting entertainment at the lobby . A guy with traditional Dayak costume played top 40 songs with what looks like a modified traditional instrument. I sometimes checked in late to this hotel and felt pretty safe for women travelling alone.

Swiss bellin one of the best hotel in the city, have a good room but bathroom area is not good because the space is so small, free wifi is so standart but the quality of breakfast so good. Have a good pool

Swiss-Belinn Pangkalan Bun offers facilities to dine in BaReLo combinations of Bar, Restaurant and Lounge, and provides local and international dishes in buffet and a la carte dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are several options, cocktails and mocktails are also available in the bar and lounge area. It's like to go back there again ..

Decent place but nothing special. I would echo what other reviewers stated about noise being a negative factor. The pool is nice (but for those who care no alcohol is served). Restaurant was average at best, they happened to be out of many options and what we ended up getting was lacking flavor. All in all I'd probably do a bit more looking if I ever return as we noted several other hotels in the city that were not on any of the sites I explored when setting up for the trip.

This is the best hotel in town but sound proofing is poor that if you don't get a suitably located room, you will need ear plugs to get a decent night's sleep. The restaurant in the lobby can cook decent Indonesian cuisine but its service is slow.

There isn't much choice at Pangkalan Bun and the Swiss-Belinn is as good as it gets. Bed was comfortable, room and bathroom was clean and tidy and everything except for the electric kettle worked. By all accounts it was the best hotel in the town. That said, there were a few shortcomings: the location of the hotel is about 15-20 minutes from town and there are not decent shops and restaurants nearby - so OK if you're there for business but not so much if you're a tourist going to Tanjung Putting to see the Orang Utan; the lobby had a musty smell on entering; the pool looked like it could do with a proper filter; The worst feature of the hotel, however, was the food. It was Ramadhan so not many gusts were eating breakfast. In spite of that the hotel's management thought it was a good idea to have a full spread for breakfast - so you had about 6 cooked dishes, rice, soup, soto, bubur yam, what looks like a cold platter and bread section. All the food looked like they have been sitting there for days and continuously warmed up. I'm not normally a quest eater but the spread instilled fear into me. What's not understandable is why the hotel management couldn't cater to Ramadhan and the non-fasting guests by preparing just two or three dishes, but make them fresh and not looking like an extra from the Zombie Apocalypse. The customer service is passable but one shouldn't expect too much in such far flung places.

I wish I stayed at a different hotel. There seemed to be a party going on outside by the pool in the evening, which lasted for hours, and the sound echoed like it is an amphitheater. I was originally assigned a room facing the front, and the sounds from the mosque were way too loud. I thought I would get some reprieve with a room facing the pool, but there was no escaping the noise. If you're looking to get some rest, this hotel would not be a very poor choice.

I don't know what the other hotels in Pangkalan Bun are like but I wasn't too impressed with this one. I had previously stayed in a hotel in Sampit, a few hours away that was around the same price and expected something similar and this was not even close. The AC unit in the room barely kept the room cool. The hall and the room had a moldy smell lingering. The food was just OK and the breakfast could have been better but like I said I have nothing in Pangkalan Bun to compare this with so it could possibly be the best thing around, no clue.

Jl. Ahmad Yani Km. 2 Pangkalan Bun Central Kalimantan

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Swiss-Belinn Pangkalan Bun places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Istana Kuning and Al Amin Polres Kobar Mosque. This 3.5-star hotel has 93 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Near the airport, the hotel is also within a 30-minute drive of Port of Kumai.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


All 93 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, free toiletries, and slippers. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are other standard amenities.

Property features

Swiss-Belinn Pangkalan Bun features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request) for IDR 100000 per vehicle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a business center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

40.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 168 reviews