Location: The hotel is located along a narrow street, there are stalls walkable distance along the street which sells Indo Mee, Soup Kambing, Soto Ayam, etc. But it is not recommended for ladies to walk along these streets, solo. The shopping malls are just located around the corner e.g. Lotte Shopping Avenue, Ambassador Mall, ITC. You can grab a cab there from the hotel (Max: 10mins/ IDR10k) See taxi details below.
Taxi (transportation): The only and safest way to travel around Jakarta is via Taxi. Bluebird is the recommended Taxi Company. It is easy to get a taxi from the hotel -- just inform the receptionist and they will arrange it for you -- usually takes less than 10 mins for the next taxi to arrive. Be sure to remember the street name ie. Karet Pedurenan No.3 -- as many of them do not know "Rasuna Icon Hotel". I assume this is due to many buildings/street that also have the name "Rasuna" and caused confusion.
To/Fro from Airport: The hotel offers a ride to/fro airport for IDR230k in a Toyota Avanza/alike car. It takes about an 1hour (traffic jam-factor included), to/fro airport. You can expect a safe journey drive by the hotel designated driver. Be sure to pre-book the transport at least 3 days before, can be via email -- check their website.
The Good Points : As a budget hotel, I like the design of the lobby and also the Sky Garden. The Sky Garden basically is the restaurant/cafe of the hotel, which was quite a beautiful sight. They serve continental breakfast (included) and have quite a variety of food on the menu for Dinner. I like the bed and the blanket its all really very comfortable. The toilet's clean too, although the glass door for the showers are cannot be closed properly. But I guess this happens to most of the hotels -- and it gets all wet outside the door after a shower. And they also have hairdryers in the room, which is good.
My personal experience : I stayed in room 106 (Ground Floor) and got myself a souvenir -- trail of mosquito bites from my cheeks to my neck. I was there for a business trip and imagine what people will think about the bite marks. I actually tolerated the mosquitoes the 1st night, hoping it will be better on the 2nd night (after housekeeping). I decided to put on a long-sleeve pjs and covered myself with the blanket, even though the room felt like 25c (I set the AC at Turbo 16). The mosquitoes on the 2nd night couldn't find my hands and targeted my cheeks/neck instead. I woke up at 3AM and went to the receptionist for help "Please change/give me a new room". He said, "Sorry I can't. Room's are fully booked. It's the monsoon time/mosquitoes are everywhere." And I thought to myself, I didn't get any bites in the lobby or in the open aired Sky Garden. He offered to spray insect repellent instead, but it didn't help at all. I understand the receptionist couldn't do much, hence my rating for service is Average. It's JUST MY LUCK. In addition, the WiFi connection was SUPER weak. I had to stand near the door for a connection (and its Weak!).
Travellers and hotel management to take note -- Room 106 -- mosquito infested.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed for both business and leisure travel, Rasuna Icon is strategically located in Jakarta's Kuningan prestigious financial and diplomatic district. Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Halim Perdanakusuma Airport and Gambir train station are approximately 30 minutes drive from the hotel. Rasuna Icon is located next to Shopping Malls such as Ambassador Mall, ITC Kuningan, Kuningan City and Ciputra World. Mega Kuningan and Rasuna Epicentrum Business District are located just across the road. Embassies of Australia, China, Malaysia, Singapore, India and Netherland are within short walking distance. Night life and entertainment spots are close by. This luxurious property offers Sky garden Cafe, Saint Louis Conference Room, Fitness Center on the rooftop with astonishing view of Jakarta City Skyline. Complete services include 24/7 Reception, 24-hour room service and concierge, laundry, car rental and free valet parking. Our exclusive 56 rooms is facilitated contemporary amenities along with elegant interior decor that include with daily Housekeeping, complementary wireless internet access, kitchenette with microwave and minibar, satellite/cable LCD TV, safety deposit boxes Whenever you are looking for convenience, comfort and luxury in Jakarta, this prestigious property is your perfect choice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rasuna Icon Hotel Jakarta