This is my third times stay at this hotel, but never review it. Now I think I have to write something just to get things out of my head. For shopping lovers this hotel location is first class because it located at the center of shopping and business area. The main lobby is connected to one of the biggest shopping mall in Jakarta "Grand Indonesia" and stand in front of Bundaran HI (Welcome Statue). But the down side is since this is the main district area, traffic jam is horrifying at almost every time (of course, except at midnight) and Welcome Statue almost always is the place where demonstration is take place ( not happen every day of course!!). Hotel Indonesia is one of the oldest building in Thamrin Street, almost all building is renovated but they keep one (build like a dome) which is historical building, and actually now they use it as a restaurant. The View from my room at 5th floor is amazing, facing The Welcome Statue and very beautiful at night. The pool is on the 17th floor. You have to change elevator to get to the pool area and Spa. The pool is clean and so is the changing room. You can see a great panoramic view from here. At the last day I book for spa reservation, and turn out to be a great experience. The therapist are professional and the ambience of the room is very relaxing. Breakfast is usual nothing special but I enjoy it. Now the room, is quite large bedroom area and one sofa and coffee table. But what I like the most is the bathroom. Large bathtub and an automatic toilet (I don’t know how to descript it) and very clean.
Well, almost everything is perfect. But here come the downsides. First, I order dinner from room service and turn out having my rice still uncooked (very hard to swallow). Second, I stayed at executive deluxe room which entitle free access to executive lounge. But the staff told me that the executive lounge was closed to public due to security of some important guess , who is stay at this hotel. And it turn out to be very inconvenience for the rest of the guess because every time this important guess was going to leave or enter the hotel, management of the hotel closed main lobby and the elevator also closed for public. Many security guard are standing around the lobby and preventing all guess to access elevator and main lobby. All vehicles have to stop outside the hotel, that makes all guess have to walk to reach main lobby. I heard several guess complained and some other was angry because of this. It was very annoying. This hotel should have a better protocol for this kind of things.
I’m not sure whether to recommend this hotel because every time I stayed here, there always something that make me uncomfortable. But if don’t mind with all the things I’ve mention above, this hotel is a good place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta represents both a celebration of the glorious past and the bright future. 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. 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 include 6 meeting rooms, a SPA & fitness center as well as an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel comprises a lounge bar, a rooftop cafe along with a chocolate confectionary and a delicatessen shop. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta also offers 3 restaurants from international buffet and traditional German food to Japanese premium restaurant. ... more less
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