On my first visit to Jakarta, I stayed at W Home for 2 nights. 2 months later, I am now a permanent resident here, taking up a 6-month contract with them.
Let's first start with the cons. The facility itself does not have a swimming pool or a gym, which may not be ideal for some travellers. Also, This property is 3 storeys high, which may be something to consider as well if you are looking for something with high floors.
Now that that's out of the way, I really want to share with everyone what a wonderful experience I have had at W Home.
I have recently located to Jakarta for a 1 year working term. When I stepped into W Home Jakarta, I knew this was where I wanted to be. The rooms were of the perfect size for the business traveler! I like this very much because a big room can feel a bit overwhelming for a long-term stay. The building material used and the construction work is very good and the place is very well-maintained. It is hard to believe that this property is already over 3-years old. The lobby-waiting area is cosy and well-lit, a great place to have a chat with business associates in privacy.
The location here is also excellent. It is just outside of the SCBD, which takes you to a part of Jakarta where there are no traffic jams or excessive city-noise. Pacific Place is a 15-20 minute walk away. Jalan Senopati is a 10 minute walk away and if you just cross 1 road, you will be able to find a large selection of local street food Blok S. I also found a Men's Barber Shop called Barberbox, which is a 2 minute walk from W home. I cannot express enough how great the location is! For those who want to unwind in the popular Kemang district, it is only a $2 cab ride away after peak hours!
The service here is also fantastic! Daily breakfast, laundry service, ironing services, cooking services... You name it, they have it. I find it fantastic that I can buy my food and keep it in their fridge and get them to whip up the kind of meal that I want at any time of the day. The staff here are also very friendly and helpful. Once, it was raining heavily and they actually drove me to Pacific Place when I couldn't get a taxi!
Thank you W Home for the amazing experience. As their slogan says, it truly is a "Home Away From Home".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- W Home helps you experience convenience at its best, while dealing with Jakarta's famous traffic. W Home also provides a service excellence from the moment we open our doorstep until you fell in the land of good dreams in any of our rooms. We at W Home always welcome anyone from anywhere, to assure your new home. ... more less
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