Hi all, I am trying to plan a trip for 2 (couple) in Indonesia for the first time and the first stop is Jakarta.
1. We need help in choosing a good part of the town where to book our hotel. I read everywhere how hard it is to travel around the city. We would like to try as much food as we can, restaurants (any kind, the best ones from TripA also) and street food, as well as seeing as much as we can of the important landmarks/monuments in the city. Walk, stop for a drink, go on, stop for food, take a cab and so on. Here are a few hotels that I first picked and we would stay in any or none of them if the area is not good for what we want: Pullman Jakarta Central Park, The Grove Suites, JS Luwansa Hotel & Convention Center and Artotel Jakarta - Thamrin.
2. Right now we have planned our visit for December 23 (arriving late in the evening) - 29. I wonder if this is too much, I read it is not a very tourist friendly city. From here we're moving on to Bali, then maybe Yogyakarta. The 3rd destination can change depending the time we decide to spend on Jakarta.
Thanks for reading!