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Guest House Grand Jitra in Bengkulu

Grand Jitra Guest House exteriorBengkulu on the west coast of Sumatra island is an ideal place to break up the long journey between interesting places like Tanjung Setia in the south and Padang in the north.

Grand Jitra hotel is the best place to rest after the innumerable bends on the road. With the options suggested by Lonely Planet I did not have too much luck. The “boutique hotel” Splash was full and prices were crazy (588.000 RP for the standard) staff not exactly friendly. Another attempt in Hotel Samudera Dwinka with a much friendlier staff and more reasonable prices but with the same result “sorry sir we are full”. Continue reading