Good, centrally located hotel/serviced apartment. Not the quietest hotel I have ever stayed in (two floor-to-ceiling windows facing a big mosque didn't help -- double-glazing would have), but comfortable, well thought out living space. Reasonable work area and reasonable internet connection. The lobby area -- where breakfast is served -- is small (when the hotel is full it can be a scrum to grab a table. Outside on the terrace is a man making bespoke omelets and waffles -- much better than the slightly tired food at the buffet. Fruits juices, in particular, were poor. The fresh fruit was not quite ripe. The usual Asian/Indonesian breakfast foods weren't really up to it. The Italian-ish (what Italian restaurant would have hamburgers on the menu? They were good, however) restaurant attached to the hotel is excellent. Clearly it's a meeting point for Jakarta's yuppies. The night I ate there several parties -- including a fun/fancy-dress/slightly raucous hen's night/engagement party -- were in full swing. Nevertheless the service was good and the food fine. Also good is the pale green fronted Indonesian restaurant across the street and 100 meters to the right. To get there you have to walk the gauntlet of street food vendors at night. Smelled great, but I lacked the courage to try any of it.
Excellent bed. Sleep quality would have been higher but for the very early morning call for prayers. There are 2 or 3 mosques near the hotel. The call to prayer at one was so melodious that it could seduce even a non-believer. Unfortunately the call to prayer at the other mosque was of the badly distorted, overly amplified sergeant-major type.
The staff were friendly but not very well-informed.
Tip: lower the black-out shade when you leave the room for the day. Otherwise the room will be baking when you return.
Would I stay again? Yes.
- Also Known As:
- Morrissey Hotel Jakarta
- Morrissey Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Celebrate your style at Morrissey, a hip new 135-room serviced apartment set in the heart of the central business district and bordering the quiet Dutch colonial enclave of Menteng. We're steps from Wahid Hasyim's myriad of restaurants, cafes and 24-hour conveniences and mere minutes to important landmarks, embassies and world class shopping malls. ATMs, money-changers, banks, pharmacies, fast-food joints, and much more... we have it all just at the doorstep. ... more less
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