I love the swimming pool. And my son love the swimming pool too. The main pool is long enough to swim laps, and not so crowded in the evening. The swimming pool is definitely the main attraction in the morning, and especially in the evening
Aside from the main pool, there are 2 other pool. The slide pool has a yellow slide hidden behind the rocks. And the other round pool is to cater for young kids.
More importantly, all this pool is located in the middle of the hotel. It is nicely shaded from the sun with the large coconut trees and the hotel building itself, making it nice to swim as early as 3pm.
The gym, on the other hand, was rather disappointing. It is located at the corner of lobby to the apartment, sharing space with no divider wall. The equipment is rather old. Out of 3 treadmill, two of them had their elevation adjustment broken. I end up to lift some weight instead.
At the back of the hotel, just in front of the lobby of the apartment, there are additional facilities for kids and adult. This part of Novotel Surabaya seems like a bit forgotten and lack of maintenance.
For kids, there are outdoor children playground. Nearby the playground is a cage which host some rabbits. My son love rabbits, especially the part of feeding them. I’m not sure if you are allowed to feed the rabbit. Even if it is OK, you need to grab your own carrots.
Next to the playground is entertainment for adult. There are 2 tennis court sharing same space with a basketball ring. Unfortunately, the tennis court looks abandoned. One of them don’t even have a nett
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