When: Stayed here for 3 nights. Couple on business. Not the first time I've been here.
First Impressions: Nice place. Security was very good, car searched. Greeted at the door by friendly staff and check-in was quick and efficient. Lobby is beautiful and a great place to meet friends.
Staff: Really great. Very friendly and helpful.
Location: Close to the city but far away from the airport (about 40 mins drive) due to Jakarta traffic (some of the worst in the world). Taxis were reasonable enough but make sure you get a Blue Bird or Silver Bird taxi (safest and they always use a meter). Nothing much around the hotel so you'll need a taxi to go anywhere. Lots of Shopping Malls close to the hotel.
Food: We only had breakfast here and they had a great selection of food (both western and local).
Room: Room was big and bed was comfortable. Tea and coffee was supplied and plenty of bottles of water each day. Aircon was good.
Bathroom: The shower was excellent with great water pressure.
Internet: Excellent, both wired and wireless available.
Amenities: Supplied shampoo and conditioner and decent quality. Good quality bathrobes also supplied.
Other: Very nice pool (which we didn't use). They also had a gym there. BATS Bar downstairs is good for a beer and some food. Bands play there each night and it's full of Working Girls if that's your thing. Lovely garden out the back beside the pool if you want some peace and quiet.
Summary - Excellent 5-star hotel. I've stayed there before and I'll stay there again. One of the best in Jakarta - and probably Asia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voted as one of best in the category of Luxury Hotels by 2012 Trip Advisor's Travelers Choice Award, Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta is strategically located in the centre of Jakarta’s Sudirman business district. The hotel is an established luxurious oasis that offers easy access to the very best of Jakarta, easily accessed within 45 minutes away from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The hotel comprises 661 guest rooms, including 40 suites, 118 Horizon Club rooms and 60 interconnecting rooms.All rooms give an access to spectacular city views.Embark upon an international culinary adventure at SATOO’s open-kitchen buffet, savour the stylish Italian dishes at Rosso or taste authentic Cantonese cuisine at Shang Palace. Sample sushi and Japanese flavours at Nishimura or indulge in New York-style oversized steaks, pizza and burgers at B.A.T.S.Get toned and energised in our fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness centre, which hosts the highest standard facilities, from the latest high-tech exercise equipment, a multi-purpose workout studio and a convenient lounge bar to the outdoor tennis courts and swimming pool surrounded by a lush garden oasis. Featuring one of the most luxurious private spas in the city, the spa facilities at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta. ... more less
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