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“For Jakarta: Great value!” 4 of 5 stars
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Ambhara Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Iskandarsyah Raya No 1, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta 12160, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #155 of 331 Hotels in Jakarta
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“For Jakarta: Great value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

After a couple of trial and error as far as hotels in Jakarta go, we ended up here. A bit more expensive that our budget allows, but, heck!, after a couple of days in Jakarta we earned it. Friendly staff, great breakfast and excellent location for adventures out into the crazy streets of the Big Durian!

Only one small annoyance: the rooms need more electricity plugs!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2010

I have been to Jakarta many times over the past years, but never stayed in this hotel.
It is not a new hotel, but the ambience is fantastic. Room is good. I booked for Deluxe Room but was upgraded to junior suite. The room is not bad, except for junior suite the bed is small. It has all the facilities, including internet access which is very important to me.
The swimming pool is not to my liking, perhaps it needs refurbishment.
The location is good, close to Block M and Pasaraya shoppings malls so it is convenient for thoser rushing to do business and buying things for home.
I would stay there again and hope this time their renovate the swimming pool!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

This is a great location in South Jakarta.The rooms are small but cozy.The beds are really annex and I must say sleep quality was great.The bathrooms need upgrading.The breakfast at the lobby restaurant is very good.The quality and choice is actually is of a higher grade hotel.This is probably why my guests loved to meet for breakfast even though I offered to meet elsewhere.
The staff is exceptionally helpful and friendly.The mall across the street is called Pasaraya and its a good place to pick up some quality gifts and souvenirs and its open till late.I also recommend the Japanese restaurant Tsukinofone adjacent to the hotel.The place has some of the best modern japanese food i ve had anywhere.fantastic presentation and innovative sushi combos.
The pub at the hotel takes you to a typical british pub atmosphere.great place for a few drink and catch the latest on sports and shoot some pool.If you got a day or two in jakarta this is a good place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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129 hotel reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

I hadn't stayed here in about 12 years when I returned in October. The rooms are tiny, and the staff is nowhere near as good as they used to be. Many of the new ones don't speak English very well... but they are all very friendly.

Breakfast is limited. Dinner at the pub is OK but the pub seems to cater to some very unusual clientele.... I wasn't very comfortable there.

The gym has mostly old equipment that isn't in very good shape.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paris
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2010

I stay at Ambhara just for one night on way from Semarang to Batam via Jakarta. From the first enter, I was warmly greet by hotel staff. Unlike the ordinary staff, you will find the sincerely greet from the staff.

My junior suite room was quite small (even very small indeed). the balcony is available, but locked by the hotel. But considering the view and noise outside (even with the door is closed, you still can hear the noise outside, it wont worth anyway to enjoy the city view from the balcony. The rate is not including the internet connection which for me is not reasonable compared with other hotel with the same rate.

In general, the hotel interior is old fashioned type. It might be attractive for some people, but it is not for me. I just love the suite section, which we have something like private hall for the guest stay at the suites.

The breakfast menu and restaurant are regular, nothing is bad, but there also nothing can considered as advantage.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Midland, Michigan
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16 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

Stayed at this hotel many times and it's a great value for the money. Clean rooms, good service well located near the Pasaraya Mall.
Did have one slight mishap on my last day, went to breakfast with my given coupons and then the breakfast staff tried to have me pay for my guest. It was cleared by the front desk but the breakfast staff are very nice to hotel guest but very 'rude' to others.

It's still a nice hotel good value for the money.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

The hotel was very close to my client, so the location was excellent for me. It's just across the street from a mall which has a food court in the lower level which is convenient. The hotel is a nice basic mid-range hotel. The lobby level and restaurants at the lobby level are all adequate. I ate the breakfast buffet each day and was satisfied with the selections and service. Most importantly, the coffee was good. We were given a complimentary dinner at the fancy Indonesian restaurant, but it somewhat disappointed and the indigenous musicians played their music way too loud. The pub is another story. It is a very fine pub, with a great band and very friendly staff.

The room was a bit small I thought and why is there no clock? But all in all it was an adequate room, the laundry service was always on time and the room was clean.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Iskandarsyah Raya No 1, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta 12160, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > Jakarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#54 Spa Hotel in Jakarta
#74 Luxury Hotel in Jakarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambhara Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 222
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AMBHARA HOTEL LOOKS FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU! Are you still looking for that perfect home away from home? Look no further, Ambhara Hotel Jakarta has what you are looking for right here in your ethnic luxury leisure and business accommodation. Our hotel offers 203 cozy Deluxe Room and 19 spacious suites. All Ambhara Hotel's room are equipped with 29 inch TV, high speed internet connection, comfortable duvet, coffee maker and writing desk.Smoking and Non Smoking rooms are available on request. At the Ambhara Hotel Jakarta, a group of experienced event & banquet organizers will assist you with your meetings, gatherings, weddings and special events. There are 13 venues for your function needs and a wide range of facilities to cater all your requirements. Please contact our expert banquet sales team for your outside catering function. ... more   less 
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