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The Maritim Guest House
Ranked #9 of 338 Jakarta B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 August 2013

I spent a week at the Maritim Guest House last January when I first moved to Jakarta. The food (especially the home made bread and pasteries) was wonderful and the room was lovely. Apart from that, Ita took wonderful care of me, even giving me and another guest a tour around town one Sunday. If I didn't live here, it would be my regular base in Jakarta.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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djazz_12, Owner at The Maritim Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2013

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again one of these days when you send your visiting friends and family to The Maritim Guest House. Thank you very much for your time to review us! Best regards, Don & Ita

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

To the Martim Guesthouse we arrived from the airport by taxi. The journey took about 1, 5 hours due to traffic jams. Return the way to the airport on Sunday was faster, just one hour. Before arrival the owner gave me the necessary guidance and told us how much can cost a taxi journey from the airport. Marti Guesthouse is beautifully place, where you feel like at home. Great place away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in a quiet area, well-maintained green garden. Extremely nice owners, very helpful, and to the great Indonesian food prepared on site.
Upon arrival we get dinner, beautifully presented Indonesian dishes, one of the best we eate on Java. Outside table with chairs where we spend nice evening.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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djazz_12, Owner at The Maritim Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you will return to Jakarta and The Maritim Guest House in the future.

Best regards,
Don & Ita

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We only stayed one night, and so we thought we would be snubbed because we would not be giving Maritim Guest House too much business. But we were wrong. Soulfulness and mindfulness are hallmarks of owners Don and Ita Smith no matter who you are -- from the very helpful email instructing us to take the Bluebird taxi from the airport (to protect us from getting ripped off) to the hot tea and raisin cookies and the barefoot Don serving these himself upon our very early 3am arrival. Food was wonderful, all homemade recipes, my serving was practically good for two; the location at Cilandak very convenient as it is in South Jakarta, Indonesia's most modern face, and we were lucky to see and experience it vis-a-vis the culture and tradition that we got loads of in Bali on the second leg of our trip. Being very social, Don and Ita recommended restos and resorts for our Bali trip, and they all checked out wonderfully. We will definitely see them again soon (Inshallah) and ask all my Jakarta-bound friends to do the same!

Room Tip: Any room is good, it's a small house located in a quiet part of town.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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djazz_12, Owner at The Maritim Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2013

Thank you for your thoughtful review. Every guest is most welcome at The Maritim Guest House no matter how many nights they stay with us. Whoops, I guess I'd better remember to put my shoes on! Hahah. We want guests to feel at home in a relaxed environment. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Jakarta!

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Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed for a week to be near family. It is possible to get anywhere in Jakarta from this location but being in a large city certain times of the day are busier than others. Ita is very knowledgable about how and when to travel. Staying here was so good from many aspects for us(especially the lovely meals). Every guest will benefit from the local knowledge and kindnesses from the hosts Ita, Don and their competent staff. Maritim was full the whole time we were there so don't leave booking too late as you will miss out on a very special place.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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djazz_12, Owner at The Maritim Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Thank you so much for your review and nice comments. We are glad we met your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back again! Best regards, Don & Ita

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

I stayed here for about 2 weeks in June/July this year and had a great time. Room was spacious, everything worked and meals were excellent. Service was good.
Don and Ita were excellent hosts and I had a memorable stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Vasshi
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djazz_12, Owner at The Maritim Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Thank you very much for your review. We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope one day you and your wife too, will come stay with us again. With best regards, Don & Ita

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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Hello From Angola. I stayed at this Guest house twice during my backpacking trip to Indonésia. After arriving from more two days of flight connections I arrived at 4.00 AM and had a homemade apple pie and tea waiting for me. First night I sleapt so well that instead of waking up at 8, I overslept until 1.00pm. The guest house is very personal, clean and the home made breakfast and dinner are perfect. Everything is very professional mixed with friendly and personal service. Ita was incredible taking care of me, helping me organizing my remain trip. I highly recommend this guest house.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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djazz_12, Owner at The Maritim Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2013

Wow, thanks for the wonderful review. We are glad we appeared to exceed your expectations. This is a challenge for us as with so many great reviews, we are not complaining about that, guests naturally expect more and more. We are planning more improvements to our guest house, stay tuned! Best regards, Don & Ita

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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Don and Ita are great hosts. They clearly love engaging with their guests and are very kind people. They have a comfortable home and a talented cook who can whip up delicious cakes, breads and some local dishes. Unfortunately, being in Jakarta, there is no public transport close by and the traffic is appalling which makes getting around to see the real Jakarta a particular challenge. I understand that they can arrange a driver if one's budget allows. During my stay, the driver was already booked but Ita was kind enough to take me around shopping centres one day.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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djazz_12, Owner at The Maritim Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2013

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to review us! We no longer rely on one driver as we once did. Now we have a chart of reasonably priced charges to gain access to drivers and cars....we are sorry for any inconvenience you experienced during your stay with us regarding getting around town. The traffic is something that remains a challenge for all of us in Jakarta! Many guests like to take the busway, especially when they are going up to Kota and all points north. Ita and I send our warm regards to you! Don & Ita

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Additional Information about The Maritim Guest House

Address: Jln. Maritim No. 2 | Cilandak Barat, Jakarta 12430, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Java > Jakarta
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 338 B&Bs / Inns in Jakarta
Price Range: £36 - £52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax in one of our eight comfortably decorated bedrooms with views of tropical gardens within our secure walled compound. Our guest house is a well-maintained single story establishment. The room rate includes a complimentary breakfast and dinner, therefore taking the worry out of your day regarding where and what to eat. We would like you to experience Indonesian food and so it will be offered, but we try our best not to make it too spicy or we simply put the chili sauce (sambal) on the side. We are located in South Jakarta off of busy Jalan (Avenue) Fatmawati. Our staff can easily assist you in obtaining one of the many taxis plying our area. Jalan Fatmawati and the surrounding area has casual eateries, grocery stores, and pharmacies. Our location is ten minutes equal distance away by taxi to Cilandak Town Square Mall and Pondok Indah Mall where finer restaurants and cafes as well as the usual fast food outlets abound. The South Jakarta business district of TB Simatupang is also ten minutes away. We are a two minute walk away from Wisma Subud and The British Institute. The Jakarta International School is five minutes away by car. ... more   less 

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