It is very large with palatial splendour. It is furnished in black granite and with a huge chandelier and a fountain in the centre, it gives a grand and majestic feel.
'Istana' means 'palace' in malay. Just as the name tells, the outlook of the hotel looks like a small white palace with black tinted glass panes.
They are large and elegantly furished in blue and creamy colour shades. However the furniture do show some sign of age and looks a little tired. Bathrooms are large and each has a bath and separate shower stand.
The guests have a choice of Chinese, Japanese, Italian or local cuisine to choose from.