Stayed in Jakarta Kempinski after a super long-haul flight really had made my life easier. Friendly and helpful staff, super warm welcome and cozy room (bathroom is my kids favorite), plus room service with several Indonesian favorite dishes helped us went through jet lag.
The breakfast is a big feast! You could not even compare it to any other breakfast buffet in US or Europe. Where else can you get pastries, eggs, sausages, etc., together with sushi, dim sum, miso soup, etc., plus my favorite Indonesian dishes: bubur ayam, bakso, nasi goreng, etc., in one place, accompanied with overflowing fruits, desserts and juices? That was surely my favorite part!
Easy access to many central Jakarta's landmarks is definitely a plus. For me, who came home with a shopping list, I could easily ticked them since there are some big shopping centers nearby (you can even reach some of them by foot!).
The first impression was so good, I made another reservation about a month later with my husband. He's benefited mostly from the hotel location. He could do several important things when we're there, which I doubt would happen if we stay else where, due to bad bad traffic of Jakarta.
Our third stayed started a bit rough though. Maybe it's due to an Eid celebration that many (o so many people) choose to stay in this hotel. We had to wait before the room was ready, even though it was on the evening and we're so tired. The hotel management sent us chocolates, which was a nice gesture. The restaurant where we had breakfast became a hectic place. We could feel the difference due to lack of staff too.
All in all, it became our favorite place to stay while in Jakarta. I do hope to see more well-trained staff though. They are definitely the most important part of the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta represents both a celebration of the glorious past and the bright future. Established in 1962 as the first five-star hotel in Indonesia, Hotel Indonesia has been an iconic center of the nation and had positioned Jakarta on an International map of leading hotels. After the complete reconstruction and rise as Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, the landmark once again shines at the center stage of the cosmopolitan city. Located at the strategic Bundaran HI (Hotel Indonesia Roundabout), the hotel boasts 289 spacious luxury rooms and suites including the lavish 412 sqm Presidential Suite with its private spa. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski facilities comprise of 3000sqm Kempinski Grand Ballroom for major events and conventions, the legendary oval shaped Bali Room that perfectly fit for a memorable and beautiful weddings, sumptuous dining and rooftop pool, spa and fitness center. Adjacent to Grand Indonesia Shopping Town - one of Asia's largest shopping mall, the hotel is definitely the ideal address for business, convention, wedding and extravagant shopping. ... more less
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