Breakfast buffet is rice, noodles, and shrimp chips every day. "Western" breakfast is toast, jam, and butter every day—sometimes you have to ask for the butter. Dining services (including room service) are limited; better to eat out. If you are squeamish about little gecko lizards on the walls and ceiling or the occasional bat flying through the lobby, go elsewhere.
Located in the city, not a beach hotel. Indonesians stay here, not just foreign tourists. Swimming pool is long enough for laps and cleaned daily; however afternoon hours are often full of little kids. All staff understands minimal English and desk staff is pretty fluent. Next door to the American Consulate. This is not a luxury hotel, but it is not a "roughing it" losman either. Breakfast coffee is spine-stiffening strong, but you have to ask for cream. Hotel is upgrading all its rooms; I stayed in the newer wing with new bath fixtures, individual aircon, and TV with Deutsche Welle channel in English.