Straddling the Mahakam River, Samarinda was a sleepy outpost for nearly three centuries. Today, thanks to the energy boom, the city stands proud as the capital of East Kalimantan, Indonesia’s wealthiest province, and is home to almost 800,000 people. Aside from oil and gas, Samarinda is famous for its amplang, a traditional fish snack popular throughout Kalimantan and even beyond, and its colorful, hand-woven sarung Samarinda cloth. The city is also the jumping-off point for visits to the Borneo’s great rainforest, where unique sights and limitless adventure opportunities await the intrepid traveler.
Amaris Hotel Samarinda is located on Jl. Dr Sutomo close to Lembuswana Mall, the city’s most prestigious shopping center and a major focal point for locals and visitors alike, offering major brands and local products, as well as restaurants and other entertainment options.