The Setiabudhi Area is north of Bandung city center. Jalan Doktor Setiabudi passes through the center of this district. This area is slightly removed from central Bandung, and it offers tourists and business travelers a few more up-market services.
Most of the hotels in Setiabudhi Area are in the four- and five-star range, and as they’re planted directly on Jalan Doktor Setiabudi, guests find themselves in easy reach of the sightseeing attractions in the city center. Accommodation in this part of Bandung especially appeals to travelers who value amenities and privacy over immediate access to sites.
Jalan Doktor Setiabudi is also an ideal base for tourists who plan on shopping while in Bandung. The area has several factory outlets that feature locally made apparel at competitive prices. The outlet buildings are brightly colored and impossible to miss. Some are even housed in colonial-era buildings.
Some of the best nightlife in Bandung is also found here. As the sale of alcohol is prohibited at smaller restaurants, the best places to go for an evening out are the upscale lounges and discos attached to hotels in Setiabudhi Area. The same venues also have the best international restaurants in Bandung.