After arriving by train, the taxi driver had so much trouble finding this little gem tucked away down a lane. Make sure you print off a map. And take a torch if you are walking back at night.
This really is someone's house in quite a nice area! With only six rooms available, you would most likely need to book ahead ( www.bangka-bnb.com ).Some rooms have a shared bathroom, but we had the Borneo Room with its own ensuite. From our room we had views across to Jakarta city skyline. Unfortunately all rooms only have a double bed, but a single bed was quickly put on the floor when we arrived (though I had specifically booked "twin")-with only a small blanket as a cover. However, I think it was still good value for travelling money at Rp400 000pn. Breakfast was supplied-no choice which made it hard for my vegan travelling companion.Some fruit, eggs on toast. Tea and coffee making facilities were available at all times. And free wifi in the rooms. Only Ricco has good English-if you can't speak Bahasa Indonesia!
If you don't mind a bit of a walk, there is lots of eating places nearby (from warung to restaurants), or staff at BB&B are happy to get a taxi for you. Or plenty of bajai (small 3-wheeled taxis) zip around the area, which you can just hail down.
So, would I stay here again. Most likely. In such a big city, I felt safe here, and felt BB&B offered good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bangka Bed and Breakfast conveniently located in the most famous area for foreigners in South of Jakarta surrounded by café, restaurant and supermarket within walking distance and easy access to every part of Jakarta. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bangka b&b
- Bangka Hotel Jakarta