This hotel one of bigest Hotel in Bangka Island. Make surat what kind of your room you want because not all room have a sea view. Im order the room nearest the beach. It beautiful view, you can hear the wave, sense the wind. White sand. But lil bit dirty maybe because after held a party
Room is clean enough, Breakfast is standard, the scenery is the best from this hotel, I'm sorry but old hotel sometimes freak me out, old curtain, seat, and bed. But overall is good, it's quite nice too stay in here, especially for that great view.
You have to go by car to reach this resort, about one hour drive from Depati Amir Airport. The roads were poorly lit at night.
The resort has a very lovely beach, clean and quiet. The view is amazing, a good location to watch the sunrise.
Breakfast: toast, eggs, fruits and a selection of local food. Good taste.
Room: we stayed in sakura room, it was outdated. The spring bed was in need of a replacement. Electrical outlet was scarce. TV was mainly showing local channels. Mini fridge was not cold enough. Wifi reception is poor, but we have been informed. We have to walk a bit to the lobby for wifi. Bathroom is large but water drainage was in need of repair. Aircon worked fine.
Staffs were so friendly.
Go for the beach, mind the room.
PANTAI TANJUNG PESONA
Pulau Banka or Banka Island is an island province of 12,000 sq m lying east of the Sumatra Island of Indoneisa. The Depati Amir Airport of the capital town Pangkal Pinang is where one can fly domestic from Jakarta, Batam or Palembang everyday.
Banka is well known for its soft white beaches, white pepper and as a producer of tin which is why it is also called the Tin Island.
It is the draw of the beautiful white beaches that interest us to Banka when we tour Palembang. Locals claim the beaches some of the Southeast Asia’s finest and we tend to agree after we set foot on Tanjung Persona Beach Resort.
Nestled in the province called Sungailiat north east (7 km) from the main town of Pangkal Pinang Tanjung Persona is a resort with comfortable sea-view cottages that is located a few meters from the sandy white beach. The open sea panorama with the naturally formed granite rocks that dotted the beach form a fascinating landscape.
We did not indulge in the horse riding, nor did we participate in the beach volley ball, or use the swimming pool. We spend the days strolling on the public beach and taking hikes around the surroundings. But the most part of our time was spend at the coves and rocks of the private beach where we were the only persons there most of the time.
There are many other beautiful beaches in Banka and an unique one is just near the town of Pangkal Pinang called the Pantai Pasir Padi which is famous for its gentle slope beach and firmest of it sand. Motor vehicles are seen on the sand. No wonder it is a track for motor racing. Another unique beach is the Pantai Tongaci (or Tongaci Beach). We see no one swimming there and we did not think is a good place to swim but there is a sea-turtle conservation where turtles of various sizes are housed. At certain times of the year the turtles when matured will be released.
There are other good resorts in different beaches along the north eastern shores but for good value we recommend Tanjung Persona for its various room types that will suit your budget.
We were very lucky because our hotel room was the closest to the sea with amazing view!! This hotel used to be one of the finest in its time, the room is quite spacious with bath tub. However ALL the taps were leaking which resulted in ugly brownish water stain that hinder us from using the bath tub. We also found lots of ants in the bedroom. They provide standard toiletries, an electric water jug with NO coffee/tea, NO room slippers.Cold aircon, comfy bed and pillows. So don't expect too much from the bedroom, but if you're looking for a quiet, private beach with an amazing view, then this is the right place. Breakfast was okay, love the restaurant facing the sea :) The hotel staffs were friendly. No wifi in the room.