Once a small trader community, Medan has evolved into the capital city of North Sumatra, offering guests in our Medan accommodations myriad opportunities to explore the local history, culture, and cuisine––along with stunning natural areas.
A former Dutch colonial city, a Medan hotel room offers a blend of European and native architecture and ambience. For dazzling sights, travelers can visit Maimoon Palace, the famous Grand Mosque, the Sri Mariamman Hindu temple, or the Vihara Gunung Timur Taoist temple.
After city-trekking and sightseeing, relax with a traditional Indonesian meal: the delicious cuisine here is spicy, often flavored with chili, lemongrass, ginger, and coriander. Dining options include everything from street food to authentic Japanese fare––be sure to sample the popular Durian fruit, and the city’s signature bika ambon rice cakes.
For outdoor pursuits, guests of our hotels in Medan can enjoy rafting and hiking in the nearby jungles––including Gunung Leuser National Park, home to orangutans and gibbons. A day trip to Lake Toba, a gigantic volcanic crater lake, yields gorgeous views of native Batak megalithic sites.
Whether you are yearning for delectable streetside satay, or a relaxing afternoon in the Museum Negara, this bustling city offers the perfect blend of engaging experiences.