I stayed here, on business, for 3 days/2 nights in March, 2014.
The hotel arranged transfer from the airport and persuaded me to change to "Silver Bird" from the "Gold Bird" I had booked, claiming it would be faster and cheaper! I am not sure what was going on there but the Silver Bird transfer was fine, although I did not notice it being much cheaper.
The hotel is in a good location for the business area but, of course, terrible for traffic. It can take 20 - 30 minutes just to cross to the other side of the road in a car!
Security access to the hotel seems to be fairly good. A check of the car and all your luggage is done as you enter. It does not come across as very thorough but is as good as most other hotels.
Immediate impressions upon entering are of a hotel that has seen its best days. While clean, it is clearly in need of refurbishment, with fairly old, dark decorations and clear signs of wear and tear on many surfaces.
However, checkin was friendly and efficient and I was on my way to my room within minutes.
The electronic door key did not work, I had to fetch the check-in staff to help open the door and they could only open it with a master key. I left shortly afterwards for a meeting and the door lock was fixed when I returned.
The bedroom is fine, with good bed, WiFi access, flatscreen TV with lots of channels, decent working desk, with plenty of outlets.
My bathroom was clearly suffering from wear and tear. The toilet seat was loose, the cover was stained and the shower and basin were quite old-fashioned. However, everything worked, the towels were fresh, the shower delivered plenty of hot water and it was clean.
The bar/restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Good seating, lighting, lots of businessmen reading their emails on their laptops, very good service and live music. The music was not too loud or intrusive and it was quite easy to have a conversation. We had dinner at the bar/restaurant both nights and found it enjoyable, tasty and hot. No complaints in the bar.
Breakfast was another pleasant surprise. Full selection of hot and cold items, crispy, fresh croissants, good quality cappuccino, fresh smoothies and clear attention from the chef whom I saw checking the food in the morning.
Check-out was, again, swift, efficient and friendly.
transfer to the airport was a little of a mess as the transport department and the concierge do not seem to be able to align very well. I wanted the transfer car to meet me across the road at my office, with my luggage, to take me to the airport. The concierge agreed this was possible but, for some reason, the transport department found it too hard to bring my luggage in the car. As a result, I had to lug my luggage across the pedestrian bridge to my office in WTC 1. Then the car picked me up 20 minutes late!
Not impressive performance from the transport department but great staff and good service from everyone else.
Worn out hotel in need of refurbishment but clean and comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Méridien Jakarta sits at the heart of the city’s golden triangle.Offering 396 rooms, the hotel exemplifies intimate luxury in a chic Javanese inspired environment. The hotel features an all-day dining restaurant, specialty restaurants serving delicious Lebanese and Japanese Cuisine, two bars—and a world class spa and fitness centre with Asian massage treatments, sauna and whirlpool. The fully renovated main ballroom, called SasonoMulyo, is thoughtfully designed and luxuriously appointed with a capacity up to 1000 guests—an ideal venue for wedding celebrations, corporate events and large-scale functions. A full range of audio, visual equipment and High Speed Internet Access is provided in 10 other meeting venues designed for 10 to 150 persons.Le Méridien Jakarta also features a penthouse suite featuring a 100-year old, handcrafted Kudus House; an intricately carved structure made from teak wood. Le MeridienClub encompasses the top four floors of the hotel tower, and the Club Lounge is on the 20th floor, providing spectacular views of the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Jakarta Hotel Jakarta
- Jakarta Le Meridien