I was considering a few hotels for my weekend trip to Jakarta but eventually settled on the Morrissey Boutique Serviced Apartment due to its unique design and central location. In this regard, it did not disappoint. The lobby featured the type of organized but random design akin to establishments frequented by the hipster crowd. Malls such as Plaza Indonesia and Grand Indonesia were only a short taxi ride away. The hotel itself is situated in a back street of the CBD where other hotels are also located.
Room-wise, the design was a mix of minimalist, functional and industrial, with whitewashed walls, deliberately unfinished ceilings and wooden flooring. In this end, it did fulfill the "uniqueness" which may draw guests to this property. I had booked a studio which was supposed to be their smallest room but I found the floor space to be more than adequate.
The hotel has an infinity pool at the higher levels with a great view of the Jakarta CBD. It is especially pleasant during sunny days when the view is truly exquisite.
Breakfast was included with the room, which I thought was a bit of a let down given what I had seen in terms of hotel and room furnishings. In contrast to the sophisticated look of the property, the breakfast seemed quite simple and of 3-star standard. Not a lot of selections in the breakfast department, I would say.
Service-wise, this is where I think the hotel would need improvement. It may be that they're short-handed but I did not witness an attentiveness to guests by the staff. Also during my last day there, I had requested for a late check-out which was declined. This itself was fine, but given how it was communicated, I thought that it could have been done better or the staff could have at least tried to see if it was possible, rather than just give an outright rejection.
Overall, I think this is a good place to stay in Jakarta. If only they could up the service a bit, I would have given it a 5.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- MORRISSEY is your partner in crime for your Jakarta adventure - we like to keep things simple - we offer you the freedom of self-contained, hotel residences, with the efficiency of hotel services and facilities. We like to do things differently at Morrissey - our spaces are designed with eclectic touches with a blend of traditional Indonesian, Dutch colonial and industrial accents. Stay connected with our free high speed wifi and cabled internet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Morrissey Hotel Jakarta