I stayed three (3) nights at the Akmani Hotel. It proved to be an excellent place to stay with a not too unreasonable price.
The Akmani is relatively new hotel. The hotel is centrally located in Jakarta within easy walking distance of Starbucks, Chilli's, Plaza Indonesia and other places to visit. The staff was very helpful and courteous. I booked a Deluxe room via Agoda and paid $65 per night (incl. breakfast). There was an additional 5% discount if you booked with a UOB credit card. I requested a non-smoking room (on a non-smoking floor) and received one. This is a not a small feat considering the prevalence of smoking in Indonesia. In fact, some of my friends stayed in "non-smoking rooms" in a nearby popular, chain hotel and they reeked of cigarette smoke. The bathroom was spacious.
The room itself was big and open. It was a little noisy but given the location of the hotel, I guess that can be expected. The rooms were tastefully decorated with decent materials. The only big drawback with the hotel was the lack of WiFi in the rooms. There is free WiFi available in the lobby and one of the restaurants but not in the rooms themselves. That can be a big drag if you have to do work, check email, or whatever else especially if you are using a smart phone or tablet computer as I was. The only disconcerting thing for some would be the glass partition that separates the shower area from the bedroom. This seems to be a new thing in "chic" hotels, so its not unique to the Akmani. There is a window shade type of thing that can be used to block of the view, but its not well executed in my opinion.
I have travelled to Jakarta several times for work and typically stay at 5 star hotel that costs 2.5x more. Since this was a personal trip, I decided to give the Akmani a try given the relative cost. I can say that for the money spent, quality of room and service, I think its a real, real bargain and couldn't in all honesty justify spending more (with my own money) at a 5 star hotel.
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