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“Not as good as it used to be”
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Ambhara Hotel
Ranked #203 of 468 Hotels in Jakarta
Reviewed October 15, 2010

I hadn't stayed here in about 12 years when I returned in October. The rooms are tiny, and the staff is nowhere near as good as they used to be. Many of the new ones don't speak English very well... but they are all very friendly.

Breakfast is limited. Dinner at the pub is OK but the pub seems to cater to some very unusual clientele.... I wasn't very comfortable there.

The gym has mostly old equipment that isn't in very good shape.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 22, 2010

I stay at Ambhara just for one night on way from Semarang to Batam via Jakarta. From the first enter, I was warmly greet by hotel staff. Unlike the ordinary staff, you will find the sincerely greet from the staff.

My junior suite room was quite small (even very small indeed). the balcony is available, but locked by the hotel. But considering the view and noise outside (even with the door is closed, you still can hear the noise outside, it wont worth anyway to enjoy the city view from the balcony. The rate is not including the internet connection which for me is not reasonable compared with other hotel with the same rate.

In general, the hotel interior is old fashioned type. It might be attractive for some people, but it is not for me. I just love the suite section, which we have something like private hall for the guest stay at the suites.

The breakfast menu and restaurant are regular, nothing is bad, but there also nothing can considered as advantage.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 11, 2010

Stayed at this hotel many times and it's a great value for the money. Clean rooms, good service well located near the Pasaraya Mall.
Did have one slight mishap on my last day, went to breakfast with my given coupons and then the breakfast staff tried to have me pay for my guest. It was cleared by the front desk but the breakfast staff are very nice to hotel guest but very 'rude' to others.

It's still a nice hotel good value for the money.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 3, 2010

The hotel was very close to my client, so the location was excellent for me. It's just across the street from a mall which has a food court in the lower level which is convenient. The hotel is a nice basic mid-range hotel. The lobby level and restaurants at the lobby level are all adequate. I ate the breakfast buffet each day and was satisfied with the selections and service. Most importantly, the coffee was good. We were given a complimentary dinner at the fancy Indonesian restaurant, but it somewhat disappointed and the indigenous musicians played their music way too loud. The pub is another story. It is a very fine pub, with a great band and very friendly staff.

The room was a bit small I thought and why is there no clock? But all in all it was an adequate room, the laundry service was always on time and the room was clean.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 30, 2010

we stayed for 3nites, room is comfortable and clean, staff not only friendly but very accomodating and professional. Love the ambiance int he lobby and the swing chair by the entrace door. Will definately stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 19, 2010

I stayed there for 4 nights and the stay was quite good.

Though there was nothing outstanding about the hotel, but it was nevertheless impressive. The interiors are very attractive and the room was also very comfortable.

The food was good, though there was not much variety. The pub was super cool with live band performing every evening! Also, it is located bang opposite to a big mall! And to travel anywhere, you can get any mode of transport right from outside the hotel.

The only disappointment was the internet was not complimentary. With such a scale and price, it becomes more of a hygiene!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 26, 2010

  • Stayed: January 2010
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Additional Information about Ambhara Hotel

Address: Jl. Iskandarsyah Raya no. 1, Jakarta 12160, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > Jakarta > Kebayoran Baru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#88 Spa Hotel in Jakarta
#101 Luxury Hotel in Jakarta
Price Range: $43 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambhara Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ambhara Hotel Jakarta's The 4-star Hotel located in South Jakarta merges contemporary European ambiance with Indonesian hospitality. Our hotel offers 203 cozy Deluxe Room and 19 spacious suites. All Ambhara Hotel's room are equipped with 32 inch TV, high speed internet connection, comfortable duvet, coffee maker and writing desk. Smoking and Non Smoking rooms are available on request. At the Ambhara Hotel Jakarta, a group of experienced event & banquet organizers will assist you with your meetings, gatherings, weddings and special events. There are 13 venues for your function needs and a wide range of facilities to cater all your requirements. Please contact our expert banquet sales team for your outside catering function. ... more   less 
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