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SurabayaIndonesia

Indonesia’s second-largest city is a thriving business center with lively food courts, markets and a colorful local arts scene. It’s also home to one of Indonesia’ largest mosques.

Come to Surabaya to explore this ancient city’s many exciting districts, shop in the markets and malls and spot a fascinating display of architecture from several different eras. Use this exciting city as a base to explore the mountains, national parks and outer islands of East Java or explore the city’s fascinating streets and treat yourself to a luxury hotel.

Surabaya was founded in the 13th century and has a rich history. One of the city’s most notable historical events was its early role in the Indonesian Battle for Independence. Surabaya has since grown to become a major industrial center, though those who explore will be sure to find the city’s fascinating heritage and culture amid new commercial developments.

Wander around the enchanting Arab District or explore one of Indonesia’s largest Chinatown districts. You can sample local delicacies in the food courts on G-Walk and The Loop, both in the west of the city.

Don’t miss the Masjid Al Akbar Mosque, which towers above the skyline and is one of the largest mosques in the country. Families will love the Surubaya Zoo, one of the oldest and largest zoos in the country. Near the city center, make sure you visit Balai Pemuda Arts Center to see dancers perform traditional Reog dances. A large festival, the Seni Surubaya, takes place here in June.

Many people use Surabaya as a base from which to explore other east Javanese sights. Mount Bromo is a popular two-day trip, while the ancient archaeological site of Trowulan can be explored in one action-packed day.

Being such an important industrial center, Surabaya has a busy international airport and has excellent bus and rail links with the rest of Java. Once you have arrived in the city, taxis are the most convenient way to get around.

Be prepared for flash rain showers from November to February. Otherwise, the climate in Surabaya is tropical and sunny year-round.

Top Hotels in Surabaya

Shangri-la Hotel Surabaya
Shangri-la Hotel Surabaya
5 out of 5
JL. May. Jend. Sungkono 120, Surabaya, East Java
The price is NT$1,299 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

This family-friendly Surabaya hotel is located in the business district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Ciputra World Mall and Surabaya Town Square. Surabaya Zoo and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (161 reviews)

"The breakfast is excellent, the staff are very friendly, good location and good price, we will stay there again next time."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/11

Shangri-la Hotel Surabaya
Fairfield by Marriott Surabaya
Fairfield by Marriott Surabaya
4 out of 5
Jalan Mayjend Sungkono No. 178, Surabaya
The price is NT$899 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Situated in Surabaya, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Ciputra World Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Surabaya Town Square and Surabaya Zoo. Pakuwon Mall and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (103 reviews)
A wonderful.place to stsy in Surabaya

"A clean modern cozy plsce to stay"…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/31

Fairfield by Marriott Surabaya
JW Marriott Surabaya
JW Marriott Surabaya
5 out of 5
Jalan Embong Malang 85-89, Surabaya, East Java
The price is NT$1,399 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in the heart of Surabaya, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of BG Junction and Tunjungan Plaza. Surabaya Plaza Shopping Mall and Grand City ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (359 reviews)

"Excellent hotel, had an issue with a glitch in the process@expedia.com auto-booking and auto-cancellations emails. Hotel was patient and kind enough to fix the issue."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/12

JW Marriott Surabaya
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Surabaya

Cosmy Orchard Apartment
Cosmy Orchard Apartment
3 out of 5
Pakuwon Mansion, Orchard Tower, Surabaya, Jawa Tengah
The price is NT$908 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Situated in Surabaya, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Pakuwon Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Surabaya Town Square and Surabaya Zoo. Ciputra ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"Cozy well functioned appartment with wifi, netflix, warn shower and small kitchen. The host was very responsive and allowed late check out. We will come back next time We"…"

Reviewed on 2019/1/16

Cosmy Orchard Apartment
Ascott Waterplace Surabaya
Ascott Waterplace Surabaya
4.5 out of 5
Tower D1 Jalan Pakuwon Indah, Lontar Timur Kav 3-5, Surabaya, East Java
The price is NT$1,764 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

This family-friendly Surabaya aparthotel is located in a state park, 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Pakuwon Mall, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Surabaya Town Square and Surabaya ...

4.2/5Excellent! (73 reviews)
Great Hotel

"Excellent Hotel stay at Ascott, great location near to mega shopping centre, limited choice of breakfast buffet spread."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/23

Ascott Waterplace Surabaya
Whiz Residence Darmo Harapan Surabaya
Whiz Residence Darmo Harapan Surabaya
3.5 out of 5
Darmo Harapan 1, Surabaya, East Java
The price is NT$784 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Situated in Surabaya, this aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Pakuwon Mall and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Ciputra World Mall. Surabaya Town Square and Surabaya Zoo are ...

4/5Very Good! (7 reviews)

"This place is very nice and comfortable. They are all very helpful. Beautiful and huge swimming pool. And big gym.very close to the tollway to go to tertes trawas prigin."…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/1

Whiz Residence Darmo Harapan Surabaya
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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5/5 - Excellent

Hoho

Sep 23, 2019

Very friendly city

5/5 - Excellent

Sadstay

Jan 3, 2019

The city is cleaner than several years ago. Transportation and traffic getting better! Bravo Surabaya!

3/5 - Okay

Daphne

Dec 22, 2018

Surabaya doesn't have much except for malls.

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