Built in 1910 by the Sarkie Brothers the Hotel Majapahit exceeds their Eastern and Orient Hotel in Penang, and their Raffles in Singapore in size, style and elegance. Lovingly restored, it is absolutely amazing and a nights accommodation costs one third the price of the other hotels
The hotel is characterized by its gracious corridors set around a perfectly manicured garden which looks beautiful by day or night.
The hotel must have been the center of social life in the Netherlands Indische world of Surabaja until World War II when the Japanese invasion brought and end to all of this forever, as well as tragedy to the Sarkie family
The Hotel Majapahit became part of Indonesia’s revolutionary history when at the end of WW II the Dutch flag was raised again over the hotel. This enraged the revolutionary youth of Surabaja who stormed the hotel and raised the Indonesian flag.
And so from that time ‘sang dwi warna’ waves until now and forever as the symbol of the victory and glory of the Indonesian country and people.