[HOTEL] Mercure Pontianak – Deluxe Room

October 6th, 2017 – October 8th, 2017.

Finally, we went back to Pontianak again. Woohoo! We always went to Singkawang first, then spent time in Pontianak. This time, I wanted to stay 2 nights. Well, I used to stay around Gajah Mada street, but this time I wanted to try another area. We chose to stay at Mercure Pontianak. And it was really good, since it’s very near Ayani Megamall.

With its spacious 265 rooms in a contemporary and relaxing design, Mercure Pontianak Hotel in West Kalimantan has set a of new standards for services, style and comfort. A perfect location for business and the only Accor hotel on Equator. For business travelers in need of a place for seminars, conferences, weddings and exhibitions than can accommodate up to 600 participants, modern decorated ballroom and smaller meeting rooms with complete audio visual equipment are available. The hotel has a strategic location, very close to the business centre, the State/Provincial Governor Office, Museum of West Kalimantan, Kapuas River, Equator Monument and adjacent with the biggest shopping mall complex in town, Ayani Megamall.

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Deluxe Room with 1 King-Size Bed

Larger than superior with minimalist style with pool city view, comfortable king-size bed, 32″ LCD TV, satelite TV with selected 40 international TV channel, free unlimited Internet access, laptop-size safety box and ensuite bathroom.

At first, they gave us connecting rooms, but it’s facing directly to the university next door that was holding a music event. We asked for another rooms then. We experienced a room like that, and couldn’t sleep at night. That’s why we asked them to move us to another one. Thank goodness, they still had rooms for us, with different angle. It’s comfortable room, but too bad, I didn’t have any electric plugs on my bed side. So I had to sit on the table while working on my macbook. *sobbing*

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BREAKFAST

EBONY RESTAURANT

A modern and contemporary design with a stunning open kitchen serving a selection of Asian, Western, and authentic Indonesian cuisine where guests can experience a ‘live’ culinary act.

It was such a busy hotel. I couldn’t take photos of the food since it was almost gone. It was not interesting to be photographed. And the restaurant was too crowded. I couldn’t take photos of the place. Good thing I still could take the environment of the restaurant before checked-out.

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Thank you Mercure Pontianak for the 2 great nights.

Hotel Mercure Pontianak
Jl. Jenderal Ahmad Yani No.91
Bangka Belitung Laut, Pontianak
Phone: +62 561 577888
IG: @mercurepontianak

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[HOTEL] ibis Styles Jakarta Airport – Family Suite Room

September 15th, 2017 – September 17th, 2017.

ibis Styles Jakarta Airport is a hotel with a unique, cozy yet personalized design. It offers 251 inclusive rate rooms with new ibis bedding concept, free WIFI, complimentary airport shuttle and all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast for 2. The hotel is strategically located 10 minutes away from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. Facilities include sTREATs restaurant, lobby bar, swimming pool, gym, 7 meeting rooms and wellness & spa center. ibis Styles Jakarta Airport is a three-star international hotel. It is located only 10 minutes drive from/to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, allowing easy transportation access for business and leisure transient travelers to central business and government district through high way. Like all ibis Styles hotels it’s got its very own unique personality. You’ll find colorful, and inspiring designs on every floor. Individual traveller or in a couple, family, group or business are WELCOME.

I was very happy to visit ibis Styles Jakarta Airport. My hubby told me that he once went through the hotel, and he thought, “It’s very cool if I can stay with my wife. It looks so nice.” And voila. We were there. LOL. And I saw our photo on the table. What a cute gesture! It made me smiling all day long.

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LOBBY

What a beautiful lobby they have. 🙂 Spacious and comfortable with different kind of sofas and tables.

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The new ibis bedding offers you the ultimate comfort of sleeping experience by providing bedding that is wonderfully comfortable on every level: microfiber pillows and bolsters, soft large duvet and comfy topper.

Family Suite Room with One Double Bed

Spacious 29 sq.m. room equipped with one double bed with the new ibis bedding, living room, bathtub, shower, refrigerator, safety deposit box, wardrobe and 32″ LCD screen TV and free WIFI access.

LIVING ROOM

It’s a cute living room. Not very spacious, but quite comfy. They put TV too in the living room. Nice one.

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BEDROOM & BATHROOM

Love the bedroom. Not too spacious, also, but a cosy one. The bed is just perfect for both of us. Hubby came at night, so tired, and he was very happy with the comfortable bed. Don’t forget about the slippers. Those slippers were so cute. Colourful with cute shape.

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SWIMMING POOL

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sTREATS RESTAURANT

Unique design, color full, confortable & cozy place, ready to serve lokal & international cuisine.

BBQ DINNER

Every Friday for BBQ Dinner. It’s a very nice bbq dinner because we’re also getting the buffet. And they have live music with lovely playlists. I wish my hubby could come earlier, I wanted to sing him a song. Too bad he came late at night since he had meeting in office and got traffic jam from office to the hotel. Great thing, I loved the food that night.

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BREAKFAST

The breakfast took place at the same restaurant I had my dinner the night before. A delicious buffet breakfast. I had complaint about some food, and I told them on the spot. I really loved the way they handle my complaint. They thanked me for being honest. But, we loved their main courses. The rice dishes, the fried noodle, the egg station, all were delicious. And I loved those cakes. We really enjoyed our breakfast time. 🙂

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Thank you so much ibis Styles Jakarta Airport for the lovely staycation and friendly gesture.

ibis Styles Jakarta Airport
Jl. Raya Bandara Soekarno – Hatta
Tangerang
Phone: +62 21 29327777
IG: @ibisstylesjakartaairport

[HOTEL] Mercure Jakarta Cikini – Deluxe Room

September 9th, 2017 – September 10th, 2017

The 207 room Mercure Jakarta Cikini is located in central Jakarta, close to the Central Business District and National Monument. It offers easy access to the nearby shopping centre. All rooms are uniquely designed with a fusion of tradition and modernity. Guests can enjoy the delightful cuisine at our elegant restaurant or relax at the rooftop pool bar.

We stayed at Mercure Jakarta Cikini for our 14th anniversary. Yaaaay. Hooraaaaay. LOL. It’s a really nice place to celebrate. I went through the hotel a couple of times, and just realized that it’s such a gorgeous hotel. Warm and friendly people there made me feel very welcome.

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Welcome Drink

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Deluxe Room

Our new Deluxe room comes with spacious and comfortable queen size bed. Convenient sofa with extra room space & connect your work with our high speed Internet. Additional espresso machine makes your stay even more enjoyable. Privilege benefits included.

OMG! Love the white roses and the beautiful swan. They also arranged a lovely gift for my “son” Asher and anniversary cake. Thank you so much! I love their room. It’s spacious, adorable and of course, full of love. Wow! It’s really an anniversary ambiance hahaha. The room was more adorable when Asher came and played inside the room. *hug Asher*

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DE’ LANGIT POOL BAR

Refresh yourself and indulge in our selection of light snacks, coffee and tea at the Pool bar.

We came to De’Langit Pool Bar and amazed with the view. It’s like in Japan, with railway train and trains frequently back and forth. And the pool was amazing. It’s Infinity Pool. Very beautiful.

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DE’KAFE RESTAURANT

The restaurant offers a wide variety of international and local culinary options.

Dinner Time

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Homemade Lemonade 45k

A signature of De’Kafe Lemonade with ginger, rosemary, and splash of ginger ale

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Cikini Rainbow 60k

Layered of guava, strawberry, blue curacao and splash of soda

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Sapo Tahu 75k

Silken egg tofu with vegetables, chicken or seafood, cooked in clay pot to keep it warm, served with steamed rice

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Sop Buntut Cikini 175k

Traditional oxtail soup served with steamed rice and melinjo crackers

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Ayam Rica-Rica 90k

Favourite dish from Manado, fried chicken mixed in Bumbu Rica-Rica (hot and spicy) cooked in coconut oil. Served with steamed rice and Dabu-Dabu sauce

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Mie Godog Jawa 85k

Traditional noodles soup from Java with shredded chicken, boiled egg, steamed rice and shrimp crackers

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Thin Crust Italian Pizza 85k

Pizza Hawaian Smoked Chicken with pineapple

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Bandeng Bakar

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De’Langit Mixed Combo 88k

Four kind of snack served with three kind of sauce and mixed maslune

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They served many dishes during dinner. All of them were delicious.
But my favourite was the Sapo Tahu. It's really really good.
The broth. The tofu. Mixed it with steamed rice, it's amazing.
Well, I'm drooling right now, remembering the flavour of the Sapo Tahu hahahaha..

BREAKFAST

I love the ambiance of the restaurant. And how they arranged the food. They had enough variants of the food. But my favourite from the breakfast was the dimsum. It’s so delicious I refilled my plate all morning long hahaha.. But I forgot to take photos of the dimsum, since we ate them in a wink. LOL.

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Thank you Mercure Jakarta Cikini for the hospitality. We’re very happy to spend our anniversary celebration at your place.

Mercure Jakarta Cikini
Jl. Cikini Raya No.66
Cikini, Menteng
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 3926600
IG: @mercurejakartacikini

[HOTEL] Mercure Karawang – Superior Room with 1 King Size Bed

July 29th, 2017 – July 30th, 2017.

Thursday night. I got offered a night at Mercure Karawang. At first, I said that I have to think first. But then, they told me about the event there, Intimate with Afgan. Ok, hold the thought.. I asked my hubby immediately, and he approved LOL. So, we went to Mercure Karawang! Woohoo!

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Located at Galuh Mas complex in the heart of Karawang City, Mercure Karawang is within walking distance to Karawang Central Plaza. The hotel is also only 10 minutes by car to the industrial estates and 5 minutes to city hall of Karawang.

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Lunch Time

We had lunch at Kemuning Café, their 24hour All Day Dining restaurant, serves authentic Indonesian delicacies and international cuisine including Western, Chinese and Japanese dishes. We ordered food from menu. Ala Carte.

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Ice Tea 30k

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Es Tjendol Kemuning 35k

Iced rice flour spatzzle with coconut milk, brown sugar syrup, jack fruit, served with vanilla ice cream

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Sop Buntut Original 95k

Traditional Indonesian famous “boiled oxtail” served with steamed rice, melinjo crackers and spicy green chili “sambal”

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Nasi Goreng Tuparev 75k

Our signature of fried rice, served with beef satay, fried chicken. Sunny side-up egg, shrimp crackers, vegetable pickles and  “sambal”

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Mercure Karawang has 242 modern, sophisticated rooms. Each room features a 32″ LED TV screen, in-room safe, fridge, separate bathroom with standing shower, hairdryer and free Internet access.

Superior Room with 1 king size bed (room 606)

The 258 sq.ft. (24 m²) room features a modern artistic design, a king size bed, International TV cable channels, cooler, electric kettle, bathroom with shower, amenities, hairdryer, and Free WIFI access.

When we checked-in to our room, we were so happy with the room. It’s comfortable and lovely.

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Facilities

Pool, Fitness Centre, Playground, Daiyokujyou

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Dinner Time

We had dinner at Kunoichi. It is the Japanese restaurant that serves sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, udon and bento with cold beer or sake for a memorable dining experience. We got private room. We could do karaoke there. They ordered us the food and they’re all amazingly delicious.

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Intimate with Afgan

Proudly present “Intimate with Afgan” at Mercure Karawang. OMG! This was the main reason I was agree to go to Mercure Karawang hahahaha.. And he’s very humble. I attended the “Meet and Greet” then of course, the Concert. It’s funtastic! I took photos with him 3 times hahaha.. And after the concert, I came back to my room, and cried! I was so very happy and excited! Thank you Afgan for making my Saturday nite, one funtastic nite.

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Breakfast and Lunch Time

We got buffet for breakfast and lunch before going back to Jakarta. Definitely a lovely ones. Actually they didn’t have very much variants for the food, but we had delicious breakfast buffet and lunch buffet. The most memorable one was the chocolate rainbow balls. Dabest!

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Thank you Mercure Karawang and Accor Hotels for a great staycation opportunity. So happy! Cannot wait to have another lovely staycations.

Mercure Karawang
Jl. Galuh Mas Raya
East Teluk Jambe, Karawang
Phone: +62 267 8638888
IG: @mercurekarawang

[HOTEL] Mercure Jakarta Sabang – Deluxe with Double Bed Room

July 7th, 2017 – July 9th, 2017

Another chance to stay at one of Mercure hotels. Yaaaaay. This time, we got to stay at Mercure Jakarta Sabang. What a lovely staycation. It’s not far from our place, and it’s a great chance to stroll around Sabang area.

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Mercure Jakarta Sabang is a 4-star international hotel, strategically located in the heart of Jakarta, nearby Thamrin street where corporate, Banking,Government offices and Sabang culinary street are only a few steps away. 5 to 15 minutes walking distance to the National Monument (Monas), US Embassy and Gambir train station. 45 minutes’ drive from the international airport. Ideal for both business and leisure travellers with free WIFI connectivity. Feel the intimate hotel atmospere and quiet stay.

The lobby isn’t very spacious, but friendly. I love the murals at the lobby. All about history of Jakarta. The ambiance was attentive and intimate. The 24-hour front desk are available to help guests with laundry and dry cleaning requests, arranging massages at the on-site spa and wellness centre, luggage storage, and concierge service.

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Deluxe with Double Bed Room (room 507)

Our 28 m² Contemporary Deluxe Room with Double Bed features comfortable bedding, Free WiFi, bathroom shower and 32′ LCD TV supported with selected international TV channels. Garden or swimming pool view are available for your preference.

Lucky us, we got free upgrade to Deluxe Room. It’s quite big with lovely ambiance. The interior of the room is very nice. My hubby was in love with the room, for sure. When I asked him to go with me, he said, “I wanna spend some good time in our room. You go by yourself lah.” LOL. I let him enjoyed the room, then.. hahahah.. I went to one of coffee shop at Sabang area to meet Hans. It’s a really nice experience. Just walking-distance. Lovely!

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Swimming Pool

The pool was a modest one. Not too big, not too small. Located near smoking area of the restaurant. When I came there’s no one inside the pool. But I was too lazy to swim all by myself. So I just stay in my room waiting for my hubby.

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Dinner Time

We had complimentary dinner at the Lobby Restaurant. They devided into 3 areas. The lounge, the dining area and the smoking area. The dinner took place in the lounge area. A very comfortable place. I really recommend the place for meeting with your colleagues or dinner with long lost friends. Psst, they have 2 massage chairs in the lounge area. Woohoo!

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Lemon Squash 50k

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Mango Splash 55k

Mixture of Mango juice, Lychee pulps, Lychee juice

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Nasi Goreng Teriyaki 119k

Japanese style fried rice with chicken teriyaki satay, colleslaw salad, egg, soya chili and vegetables tempura

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Nasi Goreng Mercure 149k

Our signature fried rice served with savory fried chicken galangal, prawn and covered with omelet, sambal, pickle and crackers.

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Sop Buntut Sabang 179k

Signature Indonesian style Prime Oxtail soup served with steam rice, sambal, and gnamon/emping crackers

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US Prime Beef Back Ribs 150k

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Love the Sop Buntut Sabang. Tender meat and well-seasoned broth.
The Nasi Goreng Mercure was good, but I ate it when it's already cold. So, it's only good.
I should ask them to reheat it but I was too lazy. It's ok lah.
But the best was the US Prime Beef Back Ribs. Delicate and very tasty.

BREAKFAST TIME

We did our breakfast in the dining area. Got a pretty nice sofa in the corner. The place is quite big but not many variants of food, according to us. But I found a nice chocolate bread hahaha.. Too bad the next day, it’s plain *put a cranky face* Overall, the breakfast was okay. But I think they can do better.

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Thank you Mercure Jakarta Sabang and Accor Hotels. Definitely one recommended hotel around Sabang/Menteng area.

Mercure Jakarta Sabang
Jl. H. Agus Salim No.11
Sabang, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 3503066
IG: @mercurejakartasabang