This hotel is located close to almost everything you look for while in Makassar town. The locally popular beach for sunset, Losari is located just about 5 minutes walking from the hotel. Shopping street, Jl Somba Opu can be reached in less than 5 minutes on foot. Makassar's famous attraction, Fort Rotterdam is also within 15-20 minutes walking. Feel free to hop on any rickshaw to any of those places and it won't cost you so much for such a short distance. Although the street this hotel is located has no convenience store, you can find one mini market at Jl Somba Opu.
The room that I booked was a standard double room and as I expected, Mercure hotel won't be disappointing me. We were greeted with smile by the front desk officer and checked us in within 5 minutes. We were then shown to our room, on the 1st floor. The room was quite big, looks like a deluxe type to me. The tv has more than 50 international channels. The bed was comfortable enough for two persons. Hot water supply was good and the toilet was really clean. On the snack bar, we got 2 bottles of mineral water as complimentary from the hotel beside the standard a few packets of tea and coffee sachets.
Despite all those plus points, there were some other areas that need to be improved. The hotel should have more elevators as it only contains one lift and it was quite small. I couldn't even access to wifi internet in the room. There was one Mac computer in the lobby for free though but it wasn't so convenient compared to using a laptop in my own room.
Another thing that surprised and upset me was the attitude of the bellboy. I could say he tried to cheat us. First, he offered us to call for taxi to airport on the day we were leaving. We agreed to that since it was raining outside. He later came back with a taxi and we left the hotel. Upon entering the vehicle I could see him accepting some money from the taxi driver. I thought that's normal at first. When we entered the toll road, the driver asked for toll fare which was double than the actual rate written on the toll booth's display. When I refused to pay the extra, he finally told us that actually the bellboy had asked him some money back at the hotel as tips. So, he wanted us to pay for him. I told him off as that wasn't our problem. We didn't know of any arrangements made behind us. So, just be careful not to get into this trap. To me, the culprit was the bellboy who works with this hotel. He was trying to make some quick bucks.
Overall, this hotel is worth a stay when you visit Makassar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- M-Regency Hotel is a Victorian-style hotel located a 5-minute walk from Losari Beach. Offering rooms with free Wi-Fi, the hotel has a fitness centre and its own restaurant.Just a 2-minute stroll from M-Regency Hotel is Sumba Opu souvenir shopping centre. GTC Mall and Trans Studio Theme Park is a 10-minute car ride away. It takes 45-minutes to drive from the Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport.Air-conditioned and fully carpeted, each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV showing satellite channels, tea/coffee maker and minibar. An en suite bathroom includes a toilet and bathtub with shower. Free bottled water is provided.Guests enjoy free access to the hotel’s fitness centre and sauna. Massage services are available at an extra cost. The 24-hour front desk can arrange tours and provides ticketing services.M-Regency Hotel’s restaurant serves local Indonesian, Western and Chinese dishes. It offers a breakfast buffet and an à la carte menu for lunch and dinner. ... more less
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