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“Good home in Jakarta”
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Hotel Cipta
Ranked #245 of 464 Hotels in Jakarta
Singapore, Singapore
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“Good home in Jakarta”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

I stayed in a Superior room with my spouse for 3 nights recently ( from 10.11.12). The Hotel is old but the occupancy rate is high. Patrons are mainly Indonesian transit travelers who drive their MPVs.
Room : The room is adequately big with wooden furniture. Toilet is newly renovated and clean. The double tap provide cold/hot shower .The bed linen looked off whitish but they are changed daily to make you very comfortable.
Service : The receptionists/doorman and other staff are polite and forthcoming when you ask for directions. They will always remind you to take the taxi.and be mindful of your safety. One example : the maintenance guy came and immediately serviced the aircon blower soon after I reported. You will certainly feel at home here.
Breakfast : The breakfast is savouring Indonesian food, with fried rice and keropok, and they change it daily. Menu on Sun : chicken in soy sauce gravy. Menu on Mon : chicken in chili padi gravy, potatoes with chicken liver. Menu on Tues : chicken rendang ,Soto Ayam and helpful of begedil (potato cutlets). You can also take bread, cereals and spreads including honey, srambled eggs and potatoes for others. I love the sliced mangoes or papayas which they serve for desserts.
Location : It is strategically located in the middle of Jln Wahid Hashim – with several other hotels and UOB Bank all in a row. It is very near to Monas, Istiqlal Mosque, Gambir Train Station (to Bandung ) and GononOdia Kommuter Station (to Bogor only R9,000). Gedung Sarinah ( emporium for batik products at upper levels ) and Sabang are within 10 mins walking distance.
Food Outlets : The food court at basement of Sarinah closes at 9 pm. You have many choices from KFC and others. I chosed a restaurant selling bakmie – like Mee Hongkong ( Spore style – and a good portion for R35,000). At Sabang, many stalls sell satay, friend rice/mee. Here, I patronized a bakmie stall run by Hj Arianto and ate his kwayteow bakso pangsit for 3 nights ( dinner at R14,000 ). Kwayteow - very supple and served with chai sim, bakso beef balls, shredded chicken bits and soft siew mai in a soup, and garnish it with chop onion shoots, chilis and dark soy sauce. A Halal steakhouse and Halal Chinese Muslim restaurant are located along Wahid Hashim - across the hotel.
Convenience Store : There are two nearby, two at Sabang and a big supermart at Sarinah. .
Transport : If you want to go to Bandung take the train at Gambir station nearby. Taxi will charge you R3,000 for entry into the station. Train to Bogor and other domestic areas must be taken at Gonon Odia Station neaby Gambir Station. Be prudent keep small change handy. Bargain as each journey may not be the same. Give the taxi or Bajai drivers the exact amount which they ask for as they have the habit of not returning you the change.
Tips For Muslim Travellers : The room is marked with the direction of the “Kiblat”. The toilet is just renovated with news toilet bowls, bright tiles and good lighting. The twin pipes are located high enough and convenient for taking the “wuduk” (Ablution ). Breakfast is Indonesian food and it is halal. The housekeeper will provide prayer mats upon request. Most of the “karyawan” ( staff ) we encountered are Muslims.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Location and very friendly staff are its best feature. Hotel has nothing special in terms of the rooms; it is very basic accomodation with old furniture, carpets and old bathroom. It looks worn out. Breakfast was OK. We got what we paid for.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

Did lots of business trips to Jakarta in the past and found top Hotels rather cold. Found Cipta and felt very comfortable there - their theme is Home Away From Home and that was what I found thus became very comfortable there. Very central and a nice place to come back to.
Now its been upgraded to keep up with the times and still very friendly - One needs to be Friendly First.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

This is based on last year visit (June 2011) & am going to stay there again this May 2012. Clean room although a bit small but bathroom is spacious. Easy access to shopping malls by taxis or walk. Friendly & helpfull staff to the extend of providing medicine for cut at my foot.
There is no security lock from inside the room.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

It is in a very convenient location,right in the heart of the city.closeby 2 shopping malls.Hundreds of good warungs where you could eat local food for incredible prices and so on.Closeby the train station Gambir and not far by walking from Monas and Istiklal Mosque and National Museum.Hotel has nothing special in terms of the rooms and breakfast.Staff members are as friendly as the rest of Indonesians.If you have low budget another place to stay:)Ohh by the way if you need good sleep try to avoid room no 202 as it is close to lift and reception:)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

Very friendly, helpfull staff. Nice area, close to the train station and plenty of bars for a beer or 2. We stayed here our first night in Java and arrived late at night. Is emailed a week before and staff bought traintickets for us with departure next morning to Yogya (we transfered money for the tickets with Western Union, but they also take credit card). Breakfast is served between 6 and 10am which is convenient.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

I was in Jakarta recently for a quick 2 days trip and needed a quiet, inexpensive place in the city centre. Cipta Hotel checked all the boxes. Its a decent place to spend a night if you are not fussy. Rooms are clean, bed is comfy and the complimentary breakfast spread is ok. You get what you pay for. The biggest plus point is that all the major offices in the city centre are at a walkable distance. However, if you need a few more luxuries and are fine with paying more, there are other hotels nearby like Ibis Arcadia and Ibis Tamarin

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Cipta
Address: Jln. KH Wahid Hasyim no. 53 | Gondangdia Village, Jakarta 10350, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > Jakarta > Menteng
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Restaurant Room Service Spa
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Ranked #245 of 464 Hotels in Jakarta
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Cipta 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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