We choose the padang mercure for a comfortable hotel close to the beach. When we arrived at the hotel i had the perception that padang was the dirtiest city in Indonesia... luckily it is only around the mercure hotel. All the metal mongers and rag dealers in town have gathered in the hotel mercure area. The other parts of the city have a minimum standard of cleanliness. As for the beach, looking at the amount of rubbish on the sand i did feel that a swim may bring consequences on my health.
The hotel is ok and the staff is helpful. The covid guidelines are enforced
For the breakfast 2 comments.
1) the organisation of the buffet is based on reaction. If the coffee pot is empty and the staff is informed by the guests, the staff brews some more. The sausages plate is empty and the staff is informed by the guest, the staff cooks some more.
2) We live in a remote area of indonesia, when in holiday we enjoy croissants, pancakes, waffles or other pastries for breakfast. In Mercure padang the breakfast is 100% indonesian. I thought there was an unwritten rule saying in middle price range accor hotels, croissants must be served, but there are obviously exceptions.
The mercure hotel in padang is clean, but it is similar to Santika or Horison hotels which cost ird 300k less.