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Sparks Life Jakarta
Ranked #244 of 464 Hotels in Jakarta
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very very noisy ! Loud Music and strip-tease bar included...”
Reviewed September 28, 2007

I had booked a junior suite in the Sparks for two nights, and it is
well located in the chinese district of Jakarta.
I came with my girlfriend. The room are quite clean and well
designed even if we found some blonde hair on a pillow.
The first estonishing detail we saw was a complete
set of flavored condoms and a tube of librificant on the night
table, what was not exactly what we expected according to the
hotel web site.
The staff is very nice and the service is Ok, and the food is good.
On the first night, we went to the hotel bar to have a drink. There
was a concert with a local band, which was soonly replaced
by four stripper performing pole dancing and simulating sexual
intercourse. A moment after, two of them went in the bar offering
to touch them for the price of a shot. And although I was with my
girl friend, I have been proposed a threesome by one of them for
$30. This was not what we expected so we decided to go to bed,
which then revealed not to be a good idea : even after 18 hour
flight and a jet lag (arriving directly from Europe), and although
our room was on the 5th floor, the music was so loud that there
was no way to sleep. Even with earplugs, the vibration of the
music propagated in the bed, and we had to wait for the bar
closing at around 4AM to be able to fall asleep.
This is my worst experience ever in an hotel, and the second
night was similar (except we didn't go to the bar...).
So go there at your own risk : try the room in the upper level
(there are eight floors but I doubt they are less noisy), or go their
to fetch a cheap hooker in the hotel bar...

  • Liked — The staff and the design
  • Disliked — The noise and the prostitute bar
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Joze
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Kuta, Indonesia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2007

Nice hotel with great location... there's bar downstair and they always have a great band...i stay there once a month at least... they very clean.... although the clored light on every floor a little bit anoying especially the red one... do not get the red one!!! it's so anoying.... blue is better.... the room is unlike other hotel's room.... no carpet... but clean... the water from the washbasin taste a bit funny so i'm not suggets you to brush your teeth with that water.... but the water good for bath... overall great....

  • Liked — the decoration
  • Disliked — the colred light on every floor
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
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3 Thank indo_adam07
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traveller_asia75, General Manager at Sparks Life Jakarta, responded to this review, October 16, 2007
Thank you very much for choosing Sparks Hotel Jakarta for your trusted Accommodation. on be half of management, we are very appreciate for your time to review and post your comments in this website. your comments are very valuable for us to make our service more and more better. once again, thank you very much for your review, and i shall look forward to have you in our property for your next visit.

Robert Manurung
General Manager
Sparks Hotel Jakarta
Email : gm@sparks-hotel.com
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Holland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2007

On our trip true Indonesia we stayed in this hotel twice.
First at our arrival and the last couple of days.
The hotel looks very modern and fress, the staff is very friendly and they arrange everything you wish for.
Nice beds and a good bathroom and that for an extremely good value!!!
The lo0cation is nice and theve got nice entertaiment at night.
We stayed 5 days in total and when we visit Jakarta again we gonna stay in the Sparks Hotel again.

Stayed August 2007
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3 Thank JoostHolland
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traveller_asia75, General Manager at Sparks Life Jakarta, responded to this review, October 16, 2007
Thank you very much for choosing Sparks Hotel Jakarta for your trusted Accommodation. on be half of management, we are very appreciate for your time to review and post your comments in this website. your comments are very valuable for us to make our service more and more better. once again, thank you very much for your review, and i shall look forward to have you in our property for your next visit.

Robert Manurung
General Manager
Sparks Hotel Jakarta
Email : gm@sparks-hotel.com
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klampenborg
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2007

We enjoyed 14 wonderfull days at the Sparks Hotel. We were a family travelling with 2 young children.
We had the most fantastic service, wonderfull rooms, great dinning and the managing director helped us in any way needed.
This kind of service is normally for a 5 star hotel, not a 3 stars like Sparks.
The Pool and spa facilities were so wonderfull, and the whole family enjoyed it very much.
we were even offered to use the hotel driver, who showed us the wonderfull places of Jakarta.
We can only give our warmest recommendation to the Sparks, and send gratefull thanks to the director and the staff for all their kindess and flexibility.
Kind regards
Louise Munk and family

  • Liked — Hotel service and dining
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
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5 Thank saussage
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traveller_asia75, General Mananger at Sparks Life Jakarta, responded to this review, October 17, 2007
hank you very much for choosing Sparks Hotel Jakarta for your trusted Accommodation. on be half of management, we are very appreciate for your time to review and post your comments in this website. your comments are very valuable for us to make our service more and more better. once again, thank you very much for your review, and i shall look forward to have you in our property for your next visit.

Robert Manurung
General Manager
Sparks Hotel Jakarta
Email : gm@sparks-hotel.com
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Bangkok
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2007

This chic designer hotel has to be the best value in Jakarta, if not all of Southeast Asia. It is a pleasure just to view the decor. Everything in the hotel, even down to the smallest detail, is designed with flair and style. The pool area especially is one of the nicest that I have seen. There are some photos on their website at sparks-hotel.com

The service is also great. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for nightlife, they have a bar and disco downstairs with live music which draws a good crowd, especially on weekends. There is also a karaoke bar on the top floor.

I have stayed in a lot of hotels in Jakarta, but ever since I found this place about a year ago I have been staying only here. Highly recommended!

  • Liked — Excellent value and beautiful decor
  • Disliked — Business center not open 24 hours
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled solo
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5 Thank Expat98
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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2007

A rarity in Jakarta - designer hotel with a very high standard of comfort. The whole hotel is immaculately furnished, and even basic rooms feel luxurious. However, Sparks really stands out because of its many eccentric touches (Coda Karaoke Bar, Spa, camp Indonesian bands every night in the 'Music&Bar), that set it apart from Jakarta's bland 5-star chain hotels. The rooms are quiet, despite being located in a bustling, and somewhat seedy, part of town (Jl Mangga Besar Raya, just south of Kota district). Presently, rooms start at about US$40 a night, which is truly excellent value.

  • Liked — The high standard of facilities
  • Disliked — WiFi, but no computers available for internet use
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled solo
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Helpful?
5 Thank PChadd
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traveller_asia75, General Manager at Sparks Life Jakarta, responded to this review, October 16, 2007
Dear Chadd,
Greetings for Sparks Hotel Jakarta !
Thank you very much for choosing Sparks Hotel Jakarta for your trusted Accommodation. on be half of management, we are very appreciate for your time to review and post your comments in this website. your comments are very valuable for us to make our service more and more better. once again, thank you very much for your review, and i shall look forward to have you in our property for your next visit.

Robert Manurung
General Manager
Sparks Hotel Jakarta
Email : gm@sparks-hotel.com
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Property: Sparks Life Jakarta
Address: Jl. Mangga Besar Raya No. 42, Jakarta 11150, Indonesia (Formerly Sparks Hotel Jakarta)
Location: Indonesia > Java > Jakarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#98 Spa Hotel in Jakarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sparks Life Jakarta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sparks Life is the mid-scale segment in the Sparks brand collection designed to offer an ultimate comfort, modern and well-equipped room to stay with caring and efficient services both for business and leisure travelers. The Hotel is designed to offer an ultimate comfort, modern and well-equipped room to stay with caring and efficient services. Sparks Jakarta offers comfortable stay for both business and leisure travelers. Located in the heart of China Town area in Mangga Besar Jakarta within 40-minutes drive from Soekarno Hatta International Airport and just 10-minutes drive from Gambir Train Station. It is close to business and shopping area such Mangga Dua, Glodok, Pasar Baru and Tanah Abang. Sparks Jakarta offers comfort in its 114 rooms and suites. Each room is equipped with air conditioner, LED TV, international channels, IDD calls, coffee & tea maker, safe deposit and mini bar with 6 meeting rooms to meet various meetings you require. The meeting room offers an "all-inclusive" package. This package included hire of the room, internet access, coffee breaks and meals, all technical equipment and other amenities. ... more   less 
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