I chose Ministry of Coffee based on the name (and good trip advisor reviews) alone, but I'm glad we stayed there! Jl. Prawirotaman is the place to be, apparently--so many great restaurants on that street, including ViaVia (don't miss it!)
The staff were all SO incredibly sweet, kind & capable--they get 10 stars all the way! Breakfast was GREAT and big; and they really did have an early take-away breakfast for you if you're headed out, starting at 4 a.m. (so many hotels say they do that and then fail to deliver or give you something pretty gross. The quiche is outstanding!) So thoughtful & caring, truly.
The room was average, good size, ok view (we were on top floor). I slept very very well, in spite of the cacophony of mosques around (which I enjoy, but do know there is a VERY, VERY loud one close by. Comically loud.) How do I put this... the shower sucked. It went between scalding hot and freezing cold with very little middle ground; plus, it was nearly impossible to turn the water completely off, and even when you did, sometimes the pipes would decide to sing (had to get up twice at 2 a.m. to fiddle with the shower knobs to stop the screeching noise). That really needs to be addressed!
The other food I tried was very good, too. If you're a coffee drinker (or a whipped cream lover!) they have some FANTASTIC drinks! They have a full library upstairs which is nice, too. I will say that I wish they banned smoking inside and only had people smoke in the outdoor area. A few more fans in the main area would help with that (and the temperature, too).
Wifi doesn't work in the rooms--know this. And it's only decent internet, if that is important to you.
You should definitely stay in this immediate area, and MoC isn't a bad choice. Definitely eat at ViaVia and make your way down to Milas vegetarian restaurant, too (3 streets south).
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