[HOTEL] Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran – Executive Suite Room

October 15th, 2017 – October 16th, 2017.

Super duper sorry for the late review. And I don’t think I should write down everything from their website here, since I’ve already review about Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran last year. You can check it here: Part One and Part Two.

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HABITAT LOBBY LOUNGE

Yeah, it’s our second time staycation. Cannot wait for the third, fourth, fifth, etc etc hahaha..

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EXECUTIVE SUITE ROOM

Enjoy panoramic view of city skyline from 72sqm suite with access to executive lounge, free WiFi, breakfast, evening cocktail and 20% off on coffee shop, lobby lounge and laundry. Get entertained with 40Inch LCD Tv or IPod Dock station. Smoking room on request. Extra bed available on charge.

When we came to the room, we were shocked. It was beautiful. Big and beautiful. It was huge! There were living room with dining table, sofa and TV, and working desk. Then, we went inside for our bedroom and bathroom. They were very spacious. OMG! We wanted to run and jump all around the suite room hahahaha.. The bed was comfortable. I think it’s too comfortable, since I didn’t wanna get up on our time to check out hahaha. Hubby must dragged me from the bed. LOL. The bathroom was super huge with bathtub and shower and toilet, and separate wash basin for him and her. And yeah, we could say that we took bath with a view. COOL! The suite room was super comfy and super duper recommended!

LIVING ROOM

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BEDROOM & BATHROOM

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INFINITY POOL AND BAR

You can enjoy our poolside service from Infinity Pool and Bar, upbeat the sun or stay healthy in our fitness centre, located at the same floor.

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DINNER TIME

We had complimentary dinner at Botany Restaurant. Yaaaay. And fun thing, the server recognized us from our last year anniversary shabu shabu dinner. Wow. What a lovely gesture! I think his name is Bijak. I told him to find a wife with name: Sana. So we can call them Bijak Sana. It means wise in english hahahahaha. Ok back to the dinner. *grabbing my cutleries*

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Nasi Wagyu 110k

Wok-tossed lime leaf rice with Wagyu beef black pepper

Well-seasoned rice with super tender wagyu on top of omelette. Very delicious. I tried a spoonful and I couldn’t stop LOL. It’s actually hubby’s order, but then I changed our plates hahaha..

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Ham Steaks 180k

Grilled ham with maple syrup and caramelized apple

I ordered this ham steaks, but I changed my plate with my hubby. I guess he loved the ham more than the rice hahaha. Actually I didn’t really like the caramelized apple. I just loved the ham and the puree potato. Dabest!

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EXECUTIVE LOUNGE

We went to the Executive Lounge at night after our dinner. That’s why we didn’t eat much there. Just cakes and fruits. We didn’t drink the wine, just orange juice. There’s a bunch of people sitting and talking with each other. We thought it’s really a nice place to have a good time with friends.

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BREAKFAST TIME

That morning was quite crowded, but still comfortable to have breakfast in the morning. Lots of variants, with delicious flavour and.. Yes! Correct! Pork for breakfast! LOL. Well, actually, I never found not-delicious food at Botany Restaurant. All good! Especially their pork. Hahahahaha.. always pork yaaaaaa!

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INTERNATIONAL BUFFET

It’s Monday and they have International Buffet every Monday to Wednesday for lunch. The Indonesian section, Western, Japanese, Oriental, etc etc etc. I love their oxtail soup. OMG! The tender and juicy oxtail with perfect broth. I think I came to the area 3 times hahaha.. My hubby loved the oriental area. And we loved the desserts zone. Their black forest is one of the best, I guess. My complaint was only:  need more rhum! need more rhum! need more rhum! LOL. I think they didn’t put any rhum. Hahahahaha.. Well, only  for 228k++ you can eat so many delicious food, all you can eat, yum!

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Mon – Wed: International Buffet | 12noon – 2.30pm | 228k++ per person
Thu – Fri: Nusantara Buffet | 12noon – 2.30pm | 228k++ per person
Saturday: Premium Lunch | 12noon – 2.30pm | 245k++ per person
Saturday: Shabu-Shabu Dinner | 6pm – 9.30pm | 200k++ per person
Sunday: Oriental Buffet | 12noon – 2.30pm | 228k++ per person

Thank you again and again and again Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran for your amazing hospitality. See you again soon!

Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran
Jl. Griya Utama Blok B No. 1
Kemayoran, Jakarta Pusat
Phone: 021-29568800
IG: @hikemayoran

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[HOTEL] Holiday Inn Express Jakarta International Expo – Standard Double Room

October 14th, 2017 – October 15th, 2017

From one hotel to another. We stayed one night at Holiday Inn Express Jakarta International Expo. It’s my second Holiday Inn Express staycation, actually. I thought it will be a small hotel. That’s why I was stunned when I arrived at their lobby. It’s quite big. And what I liked about the hotel, they have such friendly people.

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Smart International Hotel in Central Jakarta, Kemayoran offering Free breakfast and Free Wi-Fi
Holiday Inn Express Jakarta International Expo is the new hotel in Kemayoran with direct access to Jakarta’s biggest convention center, Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO),with capacity up to 1.200 pax. The hotel is a convenient base for business and leisure purposes, we are just 20 minutes drive to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and few minutes away from Central Business District and Sunter area.

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Stay connected with our FREE Wi-Fi and entertain yourself with our 32-inch LED TV and iPod docking station. Enjoy our high quality bathroom with power shower & experience high quality bedding to recharge your day. Room features electronic safe, tea & coffee maker and ergonomic work area.

Standard Double Room

This stylishly designed hotel features 243 rooms with high quality bedding and a choice of soft and firm pillows to ensure you a restful night. Enjoy the wide range of Smart facilities such as fitness room, 3 meeting rooms, self-service laundry area, vending machine, internet stations, and large parking facilities. Start your day right with our Free Express Start Breakfast or Grab & Go option and stay connected with our Free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel.

The bedroom wasn’t very spacious, but it was very comfortable. Actually, beyond my expectation. Well, the bed was smaller than we thought, but surprisingly very very cosy. We only got up the bed when we had to eat. LOL.

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DINNER

We got dinner complimentary. Yaaay. It’s a fun dinner, since they gave us a chance to try Cinema Express Meal. It’s very cute. Choices of burger, hotdog or nachos. Served with popcorn and beer or soda for the drink.

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Cinema Express Meals

Enjoy whole package meals with complimentary popcorn and one bottle of beer/soda to cheer up your day.

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Burger Package 118k

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Hotdog Package 118k

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Nachos Package 88k

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BREAKFAST

Great Room

Located at the lobby level, our Great Room features Free Express Start Breakfast Bar which has a Grab and Go counter available for guests who are in a hurry. The Great Room opens from 6:00am to 10:00am, during the day you can use this space as a smart place to lounge around or surf the net using our Free High Speed WiFi to stay connected with your friends and love ones. To quench your thirst head down to our Vending Machines which are located at the lobby level.

They have outdoor area which very beautiful to take photos. But for rainy days, you should sit inside, for sure. Not too many variants for breakfast, but it’s good to start your day.

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LUNCH

I was told that we could order anything for our lunch time before checked-out. OMG thank you. We didn’t have any appointment at the time, so yeah, we had our lunch first there.

Avocado Juice 35k

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Expo Oxtail Soup 88k

Boiled oxtail, carrot, and potato served with steam rice and cracker.

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Beef Steak 98k

Pan grilled beef Sirloin. Served with Mashed Potato and Mushroom sauce.

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We loved the flavour of the food, but unfortunately the meat was too hard to chew.
The chef asked us about the food, and he said sorry for the hard meat.
But, we really appreciated the very nice gesture.
Maybe next time we will be back to try another dishes.

Thank you Holiday Inn Express JIExpo for the very very nice hospitality. We loved you!!

Holiday Inn Express Jakarta International Expo
Jl. Arena Pekan Raya Pintu 6
Kemayoran, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 28096000
IG: @holidayinnexpressjiexpo

[HOTEL] Swiss-Belinn Kemayoran – Superior Deluxe Room

October 13th, 2017 – October 14th, 2017

What a lovely day to have a staycation at Swiss-Belinn Kemayoran. It’s my first time there. Good thing, my online-car driver knew the place. Poor hubby, he got lost inside the parking lot. There’s no security guard to be asked or a big sign in the parking area. So, it’s been a tough nite for him LOL. But after some wrong ways, he finally made to the lobby to be picked up by me.

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Swiss-Belinn Kemayoran is a three-star international hotel in the heart of the trading and industrial area of Kemayoran, a sub district of Central Jakarta. The hotel is strategically located in front of Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, famous for international trade events. The Hotel is right on Gateway Highway with easy access to Jakarta International Airport, Soekarno-Hatta and Springhill Golf course.

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Swiss-Belinn Kemayoran boasts 156 well-appointed guestrooms, all in a contemporary design. Featuring 9 Deluxe, 103 Superior Deluxe, 31 Deluxe Premier, 6 Grand Deluxe, 4 Business Suites, 2 Executive Suites and 1 Presidential Suite. Non-smoking options and specially appointed rooms for the disabled are also available.

Superior Deluxe Room

104 comfortable guestrooms measuring 25.5 sqm, available either with queen-sized or twin beds sized option.

Room Facilities:

• Split air-conditioning with individual controls
• 32″ LCD TV with cable/ satellite channels
• NDD/IDD telephones
• Free High-speed Wi-Fi internet access
• Coffee and tea making facilities
• Mini refrigerator
• 14″ Laptop size safety deposit box
• Slippers
• Bathroom amenities
• Integrated multi plug
• Electronic door lock

When I checked-in, they offered a double bed smoking-room or twin bed non-smoking room. Since I loved double bed, I chose the smoking room. And I was so sorry. Huft. I couldn’t sleep well at night. The bedroom was beautiful, but no more smoking floor next time I had staycation hahaha.. It was miserable. Good thing, the room was pretty and quite big. LOL.

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DINNER

We chose to have our dinner by the room service.

Oxtail Soup

Not really my favourite. The oxtail meat was not as tender as I hoped. The broth wasn’t my hubby’s favourite too.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu

Served with salad and mashed potato, I really loved this chicken cordon bleu. I didn’t really like the mashed potato, but the chicken was tender and well-seasoned. Loved the texture and the flavour. I think it’s one of the best chicken cordon bleu I’ve ever tried. Super recommended!

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Enjoy the delightful signature dishes in our unique combination of bar, restaurant and lounge. The restaurant offers casual dining a selection of local favorites and international cuisines as well as buffet breakfast and an a la carte menu throughout the day. The lounge and bar offer a variety of fresh of beverages and snacks throughout the day.

BREAKFAST

Barelo (Restaurant, Lounge and Bar)

Indulge in our casual all-in-one combined restaurant, lounge and bar. Barelo serves international dishes and local favorites and offer a buffet breakfast or an á la carte menu throughout the day. Designed for casual dining, the restaurant also provides 24 hour in-room dining in the privacy of your room.

We had lovely breakfast. They didn’t have too many variants, but the food were quite delicious. They have seats outdoor near the swimming pool, and also near the lobby.  I didn’t eat much, since I had to be at another event.

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SWIMMING POOL

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Thank you so much Swiss-Belinn Kemayoran for the one night staycation. Actually they offered to give us lunch before check-out, but too bad, we had another appointment. So.. maybe next time. 🙂

Swiss-Belinn Kemayoran
Jl. Benyamin Suaeb Blok D6
Complex Springhill
Kemayoran, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29070707
IG: @swissbelinnkemayoran

[HOTEL] Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran – Executive Suite with 1 King Size Bed

July 21st, 2017 – July 23rd, 2017

What a lovely staycation, celebrating my birthday. I went to Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran alone because hubby was still at work. I came to the lobby and I was amazed. It’s so big. I felt like a commoner in beautiful castle.

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The hotel provides easy and convenient access to any part of the city and various destinations. Strategically located in Kemayoran business district , Sunter and shopping centers, and closest way to culinary area of Kelapa Gading. Integrated in Kemayoran Area, within walking distance to MGK (Mega Glodok Kemayoran), nearby Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, Bandar Golf Kemayoran, only 5 minutes drive to Kemayoran toll gate and providing easy access to Soekarno Hatta International Airport.

Before I show you my room. Let me show you the lobby and the Plumeria Lounge. Located at the Lobby area with a seating capacity of 148, Plumeria Lounge serves a wide variety of beverages with specialty Indonesian beverages, delectable cocktails, international wine selection and afternoon tea.

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Executive Suite with 1 King Size Bed (room 1106)

Executive Suite with 1 King Size Bed. The 80 m² room is a superb choice for families on vacation or business travelers who appreciate more spacious accommodation, with stunning view overlooking the city of Jakarta. Includes afternoon tea at Plumeria Lobby Lounge from 4-7PM.

LIVING ROOM

I loved my spacious living room. When I opened my door, I was stunned. But I stayed cool in front of them hahaha.. When I was alone, I couldn’t stop smiling and taking Instagram Stories LOL. They have this long dining table. Then a sofa with coffee table to watch the movie from the TV. So good, right? Then, at the corner, they have working desk. A really nice desk to do my blogging things.

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BEDROOM AND BATHROOM

Surprise! Yes, they decorated the bed with rose petals. I wanted to cry! OMG! Thank you thank you thank you. Can’t thank enough. The bed was huge! Loved it! The bathroom was also very comfortable. And there’re rose petals in the bath tub. OMG! Totally in love with the bedroom and bathroom!

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SWIMMING POOL

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ROOM SERVICE

Since I was very tired from my previous cafe-hopping, and my hubby was just went to hotel directly from office, we ordered room service. I ordered Nasi Goreng Kemayoran. Indonesian fried rice served with chicken satay, grilled prawn, fried egg and prawn cracker. My hubby ordered Chicken Teriyaki Bento Box. Grilled chicken with teriyaki sauce served with mixed salad, steamed rice and miso soup on the side. So delicious!

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BREAKFAST TIME

Located at the Lobby area with a seating capacity of 162, Cattapa Restaurant serves a-la-carte and buffet options with a wide variety of international, Asian and Indonesian cuisine to choose from. The outdoor terrace also serves as a smoking area.

We had our breakfast at Catappa Restaurant. It was a gigantic restaurant. LOL. It’s true. High ceiling with spacious area for smoking and non smoking. So awesome! I think children will love eating in a huge area like the place. They could running around without annoying other guests. Hahahaha.. And I loved their variants of the food. But, we had to eat fast since we had to go to Ancol for Mom’s one year memorial. *love you Mom* Great thing, the hotel gave us shuttle service to Ancol. Yaaaay. Thank you! Well, they also had shuttle service to MOI. We used the service for later. Another yaaaay.

 

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BUFFET DINNER

On the second nite, we could choose for room service or buffet dinner. We took buffet dinner. It’s a complimentary from them. Actually we could have lunch too, but we chose to have lunch outside. Ok, let’s get back to the buffet dinner. We had a great dinner experience there. Love all the food.

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BREAKFAST IN BED

Another complimentary. Breakfast in bed! It’s our first time actually hahaha.. and we loved it, since we didn’t have to do anything. Just sitting in the bed and having the breakfast hahaha.. Thanks Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran for the lovely experiences.

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What a wonderful staycation we had at Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran. Definitely one of the best staycations we’ve ever tried. Thank you so much Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran and Accor Hotels. Cannot wait to experience other ones.

Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran
Jl. H Benyamin Sueb Kav B6
Superblok Mega Kemayoran
Gunung Sahari, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 22601111
IG: @grandmercurekemayoran

[EVENT] Breakfasting with Archipelago Cuisines at Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran

May 12th, 2017. Event: Breakfasting with Archipelago Cuisines at Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran.

Ramadan is a month full of blessings and special moments for all Muslims around the world. Soon we will enter the holy month of Ramadan. One tradition that is never abandoned during Ramadan is the moment of breaking the fast with family, friends or relatives.

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Every year, Botany All Day Dining which is part of the Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran Hotel always presents a variety of special menus to enliven the moment of breaking fast during Ramadan. “This year, we will present an iftar buffet with the concept of archipelago cuisine, this is the right moment to promote special cuisines of our own country and this buffet is a favorite buffet theme from Botany All Day Dining customers,” said Nina – Food & Beverage Manager, Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran.

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The “Iftar Delights” buffet dinner will be available from 25 May to 25 June 2017. Some special menus will include: Escargot Mercon, Wagyu Fried Rice, Sum-Sum Iga Soup, Sugar Smashed Banana with Durian Ice Cream, Indonesian BBQ Corner and many more. You can enjoy this iftar delights at an affordable price, only IDR 250,000 ++ per person. Get 25% off on 1ST week of Ramadan, 25 May – 1 June 2017. Every Thursday and Friday from 6:00 pm, you will be accompanied by acoustic music while breaking the fast.

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For those who like to break the fast with a light meal, you can try the “Ramadan Sweets” package that features a variety of traditional snacks and takjil at Habitat Lounge. Get 20% off for BCA credit cardholders. With only IDR. 100,000 ++ per person, you can enjoy this “Ramadan Sweets” offer. This promo available daily during Ramadan period from 5.30 pm.

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Botany All Day Dining and Habitat Lounge are located at Lobby Level Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran Hotel with 150 person capacity for Botany and 80 persons for Habitat Lounge. With the concept of natural and contemporary interior, the presence of Botany All Day Dining and Habitat Lounge will provide a new color as a culinary destination for culinary lovers in North Jakarta. For information and reservations, please call 021-2956 8800 or Email to jessica.jessica@ihg.com.

Based on Press Release from Holiday Inn Kemayoran Jakarta

[HOTEL] Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran – Executive Double Room – Part Two

September 10th – September 11th, 2016

Botany Restaurant

Mixes vibrant and contemporary urban designed all day dining, our Botany features a blend of distinctive International and Local flavors in high quality standard to add more intrigue to your dining experience. Complimented by a unique service culture, Botany is creating a moments with family, friends or even in your special occasion.

Shabu Shabu Dinner

Back here again for our anniversary dinner. Every Saturday is Shabu Shabu Dinner. So yeah, we enjoyed shabu shabu for our dinner. We were so happy because I love shabu shabu. 🙂 It’s really a good time for us. We talked, we laughed, we did everything! Btw, there were only us and a couple sat right next to us.

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Funny thing happened. After we almost finished our dinner, I saw they prepared a cake with candles. And I said to my hubby, “Wow, they are preparing cake for the couple next to us. Birthday cake! Birthday cake!” I was ready to sing for them hahahahaha.. Then, they sent the cake to my table. Uh oh.. and they said out loud, “Happy Anniversary!” What a surprise!

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Breakfast Time

Breakfast time in a hotel is always a good time. We woke up in the morning with hungry tummy. Then, like a magic, breakfast buffet was in front of you. You could eat anything. And they had pork for breakfast. Pork fried rice. AMAZING!

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Thanks Holiday Inn Kemayoran for the very nice staycation experience. Definitely one of the best staycations ever. Pssst, my hubby said, “We should do this again. I love their connecting door to Food Centrum!” LOL.

Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran
Jl. Griya Utama Blok B No. 1
Kemayoran, Jakarta Pusat
Phone: 021-29568800
IG: @hikemayoran