Balikpapan is capital city of East Kalimantan province, well-known as “Oil City”. It saves a lot of interesting sights located near city center or distance area. By staying at the Aida Balikpapan hotel, you can visit Adipura Statue. This hotel is located on the edge of the highway passed by public transportation. Aida Hotel is a melati class hotel and one of the cheap hotel in Balikpapan. Spend only Rp120.000/night for Standard room, Rp170.000/night for Medium room, Rp210.000 for Deluxe room, and Rp240.000 for family room. You can find this hotel at Jl. Jend. Ahmad Yani, Monumen Adipura Balikpapan with contact no. (0542) 421006.
Mirama Hotel is the one close to several attractions hotel in Balikpapan, near to The Tropical Rain Forest, Manggar Beach, Crocodile Farm and Balikpapan Bay. Also, it is near to business center, shopping center and banks. It is need 15 minutes from Sepinggan International Airport and Semayang Harbour. As a 3 stars hotel, Mirama Hotel offers low budget price. The rate start from Rp285.000, breakfast and newspaper are included. Hotel Mirama is easy to reach because it is located in the heart of Balikpapan city at Jl. APT. Pranoto No. 16, Balikpapan with contact no. +62-542-412442. For detail information you can browse www.hotel-mirama.com.
Other cheap hotel in Balikpapan is Ayu Hotel. It is located near Adipura Statue and located in the edge of the highway where public transportations are passed in front of hotel. The hotel rates start from Rp140.000 to Rp200.000. This is extremely inexpensive price for the hotel in Balikpapan. This hotel is very clean and tidy with excellent services, comfortable to stay overnight. Ayu Hotel can be found at Jl. Pangeran Antasari No. 18, Balikpapan, phone no. (0542) 425290.
Many of hotel in Balikpapan are located in the heart of the city as in Sudirman street which certainly has high rates. But there are still inexpensive hotel as mentioned above.
There are still many interest points in the “Oil City” such Wai River Protection Forest which is a place of education and research of plants and animals, Kawasan Wisata Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup, which is a preservation of Bear, Kemala Beach a romantic place at night, Lamaru Beach and Sari Segara Manggar Beach which surrounded by historical attractions, Japan Bunker. Also, Balikpapan has Monumen Australia and Monumen Jepang.
In addition, there is Caribbean Waterpark, where your children can play water, Bekapai Park which is the pride of Balikpapan which is close to Bandar Balikpapan. Bandar Balikpapan is a culinary tourist area with natural ambience and views over the sea. Balikpapan has many more interesting attractions waiting for you to come and enjoy.