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“A quiet home away from home...” 5 of 5 stars
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Morrissey Hotel Residences
Ranked #40 of 415 Hotels in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A quiet home away from home...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

As the title suggests the Morrissey Boutique Serviced Apartments gives the impression of a very zen-like home away from home. In my mind it's perfect for business travelers or those who want a more quiet and laid-back setting.

Simply walking into the Morrissey Apartments is a pleasant experience as the interior is well decorated and clean. All of the staff are very polite and were eager to meet our requests for taxis or assistance with room-related requests such as kitchen utensils and toiletries. Another positive is the low population within the building - it always seems quite quiet and it's never long to wait for an elevator.

A basic room at the Morrissey is more spacious than basics at most other hotels. Clever use of space means the 29 sqm seems quite large and features a sofa as well as a kitchenette. Chic furnishings make it seem more boutique and designer than basic rooms at the higher end hotel chains as well. However, as mentioned by others there is some very very light noise that comes from the mosque and the sun-shades aren't strong enough to completely block incoming light.

Other features such as breakfast buffet, rooftop pool, residents lounge, gymnasium and sky garden were all pretty nice additions to the hotel and great for the price. It's even got a self-serve laundry room which opens 24/7 so you're able to get your washing done quickly and easily. Great if you're planning a longer trip!

Overall, staying at Morrissey was excellent compared to the other hotels throughout Indonesia. A couple of minor adjustments would make it pretty much perfect but it's already exceptional value at the ~$70 AUD per night paid.

Room Tip: Not sure about the orientation of the rooms. Sound of the mosque in 912 was a lot quieter than 907 b...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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83 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Everything in this hotel makes us feel we're not in crazy traffic Jakarta eventhough they're in crazy busy location, right in the central of Jakarta. Easy Check In, they served apple at the front office. the room is always my favorite. Feel like we're in somewhat Western Country. The surrounding was very quite and private, which Me and My Husband like. The pool is small but divinely nice (glasses pool), and they have this living room on the same floor as the pool. Very modern interior and feels homy. Breakfast simple but right taste for foreigner.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Good, centrally located hotel/serviced apartment. Not the quietest hotel I have ever stayed in (two floor-to-ceiling windows facing a big mosque didn't help -- double-glazing would have), but comfortable, well thought out living space. Reasonable work area and reasonable internet connection. The lobby area -- where breakfast is served -- is small (when the hotel is full it can be a scrum to grab a table. Outside on the terrace is a man making bespoke omelets and waffles -- much better than the slightly tired food at the buffet. Fruits juices, in particular, were poor. The fresh fruit was not quite ripe. The usual Asian/Indonesian breakfast foods weren't really up to it. The Italian-ish (what Italian restaurant would have hamburgers on the menu? They were good, however) restaurant attached to the hotel is excellent. Clearly it's a meeting point for Jakarta's yuppies. The night I ate there several parties -- including a fun/fancy-dress/slightly raucous hen's night/engagement party -- were in full swing. Nevertheless the service was good and the food fine. Also good is the pale green fronted Indonesian restaurant across the street and 100 meters to the right. To get there you have to walk the gauntlet of street food vendors at night. Smelled great, but I lacked the courage to try any of it.

Excellent bed. Sleep quality would have been higher but for the very early morning call for prayers. There are 2 or 3 mosques near the hotel. The call to prayer at one was so melodious that it could seduce even a non-believer. Unfortunately the call to prayer at the other mosque was of the badly distorted, overly amplified sergeant-major type.

The staff were friendly but not very well-informed.

Tip: lower the black-out shade when you leave the room for the day. Otherwise the room will be baking when you return.

Would I stay again? Yes.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that doesn't face the mosque. Or earplugs.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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56 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

I stayed for a night, check-in was again...swift and courteous. Room was still great, booked a smoking room on the 4th floor. Found a very nice touch in a form of a fruit-choco christmas cookie, taste good too :) Breakfast was awesome! Mozarella tomatoes and spinach picatta..who would thought? I had two of each..LoL. Taxi are always easy to find.. Hopefully Morrissey can maintain their high quality, looking forward to return. A slight minus point, internet at the business centre is waaaaay too expensive... minimum one hour too! It's not that fast :( I won't mind paying that amount for a blazing fast connection.

Room Tip: I got room 428, faces the west...nice sunset light and quiet too..
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Overall a great hotel. Something you need in a rather horrible city like Jakarta. great value for money (80 USD/night)

Room: according to latest standard. good pillow selection, spacey room. insulation of the door could be a bit better. Window to outside could be slightly larger as well, but nonetheless it's a great room. Only flaw, the toilet door is not soundproof at all, so you don't want to take a dump while someone is in the room.

food: buffet was fairly good. good selection and good quality. the Italian restaurant inside the hotel is excellent, worth the money.

pool: nice pool, could be a bit longer for swimming, but the marvelous view makes up for it.

gym: a bit too minimalistic. A couple of additional machines, weight would help.

Overall it's an excellent hotel.
Just make sure you don't stay too long. Jakarta is an awful city and there is barely anything to see as a tourist, nor to do. Except you like wandering around in malls.

Room Tip: the street view rooms are probably noisier, so try to avoid them.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Surabaya
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76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I chose this hotel based on the reviews in Trip Advisor. When I noticed that the lowest room category was only 29 sqm, I was a bit underestimating the hotel. Turned out that I was wrong. This hotel brilliantly managed to make the 29-sqm-room looks spacious. The amenities provided were also similiar with 5 stars hotel. The most memorable experience here was the great hospitality from the staffs. The icon from this hotel is its rooftop pool, it is a small pool and not too deep, you can enjoy city view from there. The best time to go to the pool is at 4.30-5 pm so you can experience the sunset beauty. The gym is quite small with only 2 equipments but is enough if all you want to do is a light treadmill exercise. I did not try their laundry room on the 3rd floor though but it seemed convenient. They provide detergent too on the laundry room. The buffet breakfast was average, just normal buffet for small hotel like this. Anyhow, you can find various food & beverages on the neighbourhood. The money changer is just opposite of the hotel. It has good exchange rates too. The nearest shopping mall is Grand Indonesia & Plaza Indonesia. If you went there by taxi, it will cost you Rp 12.000-Rp 15.000 only, however during traffic time the cost could increase becomes Rp 25.000-Rp 30.000. I will definitely come back to this hotel, probably will try their 1 bedroom Deluxe room next time.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the street instead of a room facing the housing area because the praying sound...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Stayed here with my wife for a week and pretty much satisfied with what we got. The main reason we chose this serviced apartment is for its in-room facility. It got decent kitchen with all the utensils, plate, pans. It got free internet and the bed was pretty big. Only the bathroom is a little bit small, but it's clean; and that's the most important.

It also has washing machine and dryer for guests to use in 3rd floor. The best part, it's free. So if you stay long here, you don't need to worry to pay expensive laundry. Paid laundry is available too, but we didn't use it.

Location wise, it's at the heart of Jakarta, with access to central business district and malls around. There are also plenty restaurants and food stalls within walking distance.

Room Tip: If you're non-smoker, ask for room other than 4th floor where smoking is allowed.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Morrissey Hotel Residences
Address: Jl. KH. Wahid Hasyim no. 70 | Menteng, Jakarta 10340, Indonesia (Formerly Citadines Quartier Jakarta)
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Location: Indonesia > Java > Jakarta > Menteng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#37 Luxury Hotel in Jakarta
#44 Business Hotel in Jakarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Morrissey Hotel Residences 4*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MORRISSEY is your partner in crime for your Jakarta adventure - we like to keep things simple - we offer you the freedom of self-contained, hotel residences, with the efficiency of hotel services and facilities. We like to do things differently at Morrissey - our spaces are designed with eclectic touches with a blend of traditional Indonesian, Dutch colonial and industrial accents. Stay connected with our free high speed wifi and cabled internet. ... more   less 
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