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Hotel stay in Jakarta - shopping & eating

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Hotel stay in Jakarta - shopping & eating

I am planning my first trip to Jakarta with my wife.

We would like to stay in a hotel (3-4 star) near to the shopping malls

as have been warned about the notorious traffic jam.

Any recommendation on names of the hotels that are within

walking distance to the shopping malls. We will be going there sometime middle of March 2014.

Thank you very much in advance.

Peter

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1. Re: Hotel stay in Jakarta - shopping & eating

Peter W, hi

1/ check these options:

All seasons

Holiday Inn Express

Harris FX suites

Crowne Plaza

2/ Please take NOTE that JKT is on serious FLOOD expected situation, i advice anyone who plan traveling to JKT in the nearest future - MONITOR closely the local situation and be ready to adjust your travel plans.

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2. Re: Hotel stay in Jakarta - shopping & eating

Thank you for the advice.

I will google the hotels mentioned by you.

Are these hotels proned to flood and traffic jam?

Appreciate it a lot, the flood issue is a good point.

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3. Re: Hotel stay in Jakarta - shopping & eating

1/ <<Are these hotels proned to flood and traffic jam?>>

ALL places, parts and corners of our city are prone to traffic jams, FLOOD ( some at some lesser degree, thanks GOD), pollution and OTHER issues. YES.

2/ <<the flood issue is a good point.>>

YES, very good point ESPECIALLY today. If it rains tonight we are in BIG trouble, probably even bigger than last year.

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4. Re: Hotel stay in Jakarta - shopping & eating

Thanks once again for your kind advisory.

You have been of great assistance.

Have a good weekahead.

Peter

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5. Re: Hotel stay in Jakarta - shopping & eating

Hi Peter,

Apart from shopping malls, are there any other area that you would like to go? I would recommend Pullman Central Park hotel as it is near to the Central Park mall and Taman Anggrek mall. Or you can try renting an apartment in the same area. Yes it can be rented on a daily basis.

Since you will be common in February, I hope the flood issue is not gonna be an issue anymore.

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6. Re: Hotel stay in Jakarta - shopping & eating

Hi Indra

This will be my first time to Jakarta and it will be sometime in

Mid March. We have been to Bali previous years with

my children and we loved it there. This time round it is just

me and wife trying out new places therefore

our plans are just for shopping and eatery places for a start.

I read with interest that monsoon period is from Nov-Mar,

so not too sure if we will be affected by the moonsoon.

It is heartening to learn from you that by February the occurance

of the flood may not happen.

Appreciation the recommendation, will certainly look into that.

Thank you

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<<It is heartening to learn from you that by February the occurance of the flood may not happen. >>

Peter W, hi again,

Unfortunately the info given in post in post # 5 is totally incorrect and misleading. FEBRUARY is the the most prone to flood month in JKT, all past floods since 2000 are happened in February, actually anytime PAST February is safe enough. At the moment the God is on our side, there was no rain last night and we are relatively safe at the moment. i sincerely ( together with 14 mil of JKT population) hope there will be no major flood in 2014, as we had a major one last year in 2013, and two years in a row are highly unlikely...but...)

So the general advice is the same : MONITOR closely the local situation and be ready to adjust your travel plans.

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8. Re: Hotel stay in Jakarta - shopping & eating

Indra_Hadiwidjaja, hello and welcome to TA forums!

PLEASE be very careful with the info you provide for the travelers... we are responsible for the thing we say on public forum. As you are a newbie it`s certainly forgivable, just take note for the future, ok?

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9. Re: Hotel stay in Jakarta - shopping & eating

Thank you Schonefeld.

It is really helpful in assisting my planned trip to Jakarta

and I thank people like you to provide us with useful information.

I earnestly pray to God that no natural calamity will befall to mankind.

I will bear in bear and adjust my travel plans accordingly.

Best Regards

Peter

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10. Re: Hotel stay in Jakarta - shopping & eating

Peter W, hi

Thank you for your praise.... The weather in JKT as of today ( Jan 15) is OK, occasional rain, but nothing critical or serious that city drainage can not handle.