This hotel sits at a corner of an intersection. Almost all taxi drivers know the location. It is very popular with locals and has its fair share of foreign guests. It sits almost between West and Central Jakarta. There are government offices and hospitals nearby. There is a small mall Plaza Slipi Jaya nearby which has a supermarket, fast foods and restaurants. The other nearby choice is brand new Central Park Mall which is 3km away.
The Good :
This hotel is very well maintained. The staff are friendly and approachable. The concierge tries their best to get you a taxi. They would shout, signal, gesticulate earnestly to taxi drivers which can be two intersections away. The hotel staff can manage English well to address all your needs. The breakfast spread is good. Fellow guests are polite and during the morning buffet, they do not appear to be having their last meal (rushing) like in even some 5-star hotels.
More could be achieved here :
These are just minor observations but should not take away all the good job the staff are doing.
The check-in was rather slow even though I had a booking in advance. Sometimes, your calls are not answered probably because of the high volume in the hotel. During breakfast, Whitney keeps on reminding you that she will always love you. On my fourth day, I was telling myself it could not get worse but it did! The song on that day was not sung by the original singer!.
It may be ok if you are also fine with Chicago telling you daily that you are the inspiration ...
Concierges have very good memory. They do not open your taxi door / entrance door if they remember you never tip them. I do not remember this happening in other hotels ...
Tip: Ask for a non-smoking floor if you are a non-smoker. Somehow, the default is smoking here. My room which was overlooking the intersection is good but take note that Jakarta's skyline is eternally smoggy.
Gym opens at 7am on Sundays+Public Hols (not 6am)
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- Also Known As:
- Peninsula Jakarta
- Jakarta Peninsula