New Legend Hotel Makassar appears to have been renovated fairly recently. Rooms feature comfortable queen sized spring beds, flat screen TVs and powerful air-conditioning units. There is also a small wardrobe, a bedside table and a chair or two.
We stayed at New Legend Hotel twice, at the beginning and end of our Sulawesi trip. We had booked a superior room with Agoda, which was much cheaper than booking directly with the hotel. Superior is the lowest class of room at New Legend and that means there is no window. However, we found the air conditioner provided enough air circulation, and we didn’t want to spend our days in the hotel, preferring to go out and explore the city.
Hot to Cold Shower
The room was very clean, as was the bedding and the towels. Mineral water and soap was also provided. The ensuite bathroom had a shower, sit-down toilet and small sink. On our first stay the shower was very hot, but on our second stay we couldn’t get it past lukewarm. Despite phoning reception to ask this issue to be resolved, nothing changed and we had to have pretty cold showers.
On our first stay we were placed on the fourth floor; that’s a lot of stairs to climb! There is no lift.
The TV had cable channels such as HBO and CNN. Breakfast was a buffet of rice and noodles dishes with fruit and tea or coffee. Our room was cleaned daily. Staff were courteous and helpful and were able to assist us with our onward transport arrangements.
Overall we were pleased with the standard of the hotel, including service and facilities. However, had we paid full price, instead of booking through Agoda, we would have felt we were not getting our money’s worth.
New Legend Hotel is located at Jalan Jampea no. 1 and should not be confused with New Legend Hostel just up the road.