Travelling to Jakarta on a budget? With Fave Hotel, there's no compromising on comfort and location at incredibly affordable room rates. The fairly new establishment is located within walking distance from the Sarinah mall and is just off the main Thamrin thoroughfare. It's hard to miss the hotel with it's bright pink/purple facade on a side street with really nothing much else. I stayed here for a couple of days and found it comfortable, great value for money, and centrally located.
On entering the hotel, you come right up to the reception. A cafe/restaurant is on the left and the sole elevator right up-front. As with many other budget establishments, space is a premium so don't expect huge hallways and crystal chandeliers. Service is good though if not too pro-active.
The room wasn't as small as I thought it would be. There's more than ample space for luggage and the creature comforts were nice. The bed is very comfortable with good linens - really important this. There's a flat-screen TV with a decent selection of channels, an in-room safe, and a small desk. And of course, free WiFi though connection was erratic. On the first day it was speedy but on the second day, it barely worked. Not sure which is the norm. Air-conditioning is privately controlled from a unit in the room - no central air.
One of the nicest budget hotel rooms I've been in. Hands-down more affordable than Ibis and so much better decked out than the Hotel 81's of Singapore (cheaper too).
The smart efficient design extends to the bathroom too which although compact, isn't cramped. I wished the water pressure was a wee bit stronger though and I would have preferred warmer water. The shower temperature doesn't get very high. No teeny bottles of soap and shampoo here - everything's provided in the dispensers.
My room package did not include breakfast but I did eat at the only cafe in the hotel for dinner one night. The cafe, called Gotri, has a decent range of Indonesian and Western eats at prices proportionate to the room rates - i.e. fairly cheap. Though cheap is relative as you can get the same fare for cheaper outside but definitely not at a hotel. I will say the food is priced similar to what you can find in food courts at a good mall.
The food is just average though - eatable but really nothing to shout about.
In case it isn't obvious, there's no pool or gym in the hotel and parking seems quite limited. But as it's within walking distance from Sarinah (the closest), Plaza Indonesia, and Grand Indonesia, you can get your workout by walking to the shopping malls around the area. Food is easy to find too so no need to commit yourself to the hotel cafe. A plus is the availability of a convenience store located just by the main entrance and if you're looking for a spa/massage, there's a swanky establishment just beside.
Good central location with easy access to food and shopping.
Great value! Paid about USD35 a night.
Hotel is on quite a dark and busy street, not sure how safe it is at night.
Area is a bit noisy - woken up a few times by prayers from a mosque behind the hotel.
WiFi is a bit erratic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fave Hotel is new and imaginative select service hotel for smart business and leisure travelers who appreciate style, functionality and a good value. Each fun, fresh and friendly room has double or twin. These eco-friendly rooms are equipped with LG LCD TVs,remote controlled ACs, en-suite bathroom with standing showers and offers free WiFi connections throughout. Every room has an easy to use security key card locking system for peace of mind. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Cheap Tickets, Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Asiatravel.com Holdings, Agoda and Hotels.com so you can book your Favehotel Wahid Hasyim reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.