I stayed for one night only in their Junior Suite. In overall, what a wonderful experience. It's quite new hotel so you expect all of them to be in excellent condition and yes, this hotel is indeed in excellent condition.
The design is retro-ish style but very well appointed. It's like back to the golden era of this historic hotel (the first 5-star hotel in Indonesia) in '60s but sure with very modern twist. The main building shape in form of letter "T" is still maintained and the Junior Suite is located in Ganesha Wing (with all the Suites & Executive Grand Deluxe Rooms) facing the pretty "Selamat Datang (=Welcome)" fountain in Jalan Thamrin. The other wing, Ramayana, houses the Deluxe & Grand Deluxe rooms, facing the inner yard of the hotels.
It's location is dubbed as the most central in Jakarta where The Mandarin, Nikko, Hyatt hotels are nearby and just stone throw distance from legendary Plaza Indonesia shopping centre (19 years old & still going strong. They are expanding the building with the first LV Global Store in South East Asia) and the relatively new and giant grandiose Grand Indonesia Shopping Town which has everything from luxurious brands boutique, Harvey Nichols, endless count of eateries & shops and indoor theme playground for kids. The hotel itslef has a connecting lane to Grand Indonesia, as both is owned by a super wealthy Indonesian tycoon.
Spacious, spotless and cozy. Wide flat screen TV, iPod dock with speaker, big round bath tub that looks like giant bowl with small TV attached to the wall. Bed is huge, kinda tall for 5'7'' Asian like me, but very comfortable. Everything work well, the toilets, big rainy shower, sophisticated toiled with touch panels & sensors and when you sit on it, it radiates a heat to warm the seat. Just marvellous. 4 bottles of mineral waters, newspaper, 60 TV channels and nice carpet.
Helpful, corteous, friendly (especially the girls) and check-in was fast. Looks like they already expecting you and preparing all for you. No hassle at all. The staff in Executive Lounge were also very helpful and friendly.
The best in Jakarta in term of its central location. It's in the middle between old part of Jakarta to the north (Chinatown, National Museum, and Old Town where many colonial buildings still stands) and business area and expats environment to the south (Jakarta CBD, Indonesia Stock Exchange, Convention Centre in Senayan, etc).
For 5-star hotel, the swimming pool are surprisingly small and rather uninspiring. The old hotel used to have Olympic size square shape pool on the quite spacious gorund. What they have now is free form shape but kinda small for this hotel at the roof top and it is still shared with the luxurious apartment owned by Kempinski. They must do better than this!
Fitness Centre looks decent and the Spa (we didn't try) looks promising with spacious treatment room and located also at the roof top so you got the view.
Breakfast was very good with healthy number of choices but that's the only time we had meals in the hotel.
Executive Lounge is quite spacious with comfortable couches, but unfortunately smoking is allowed here!!! I knew they did their very best efforts to eliminate the cigarettes odor, but you will still get the slight of the smell when you enter the lounge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta represents both a celebration of the glorious past and the bright future. Adjacent to Grand Indonesia Shopping Town - one of Asia's largest shopping mall, the hotel is definitely the ideal address for business, convention, wedding and extravagant shopping. Located at the strategic Bundaran HI (Hotel Indonesia Roundabout), the hotel boasts 289 spacious luxury rooms and suites including the lavish 412 sqm Presidential Suite with its private spa. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski facilities include 6 meeting rooms, a SPA & fitness center as well as an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel comprises a lounge bar, a rooftop cafe along with a chocolate confectionary and a delicatessen shop. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta also offers 3 restaurants from international buffet and traditional German food to Japanese premium restaurant. ... more less
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