[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

[HOTEL] Mercure Jakarta Simatupang – Superior Room 1 king-size bed

June 29th, 2017 – July 1st, 2017

After a lovely staycation in Serpong area, we moved to TB Simatupang neighborhood. Time for us to stay at Mercure Jakarta Simatupang. It’s our first time, so we’re very excited. We drove from Serpong to Mercure Simatupang less than an hour. The road was still vacant. Woohoo. Thanks to Ied-Fitri!

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Mercure Jakarta Simatupang is an excellent lodging choice for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is ideally located in Southern Jakarta business district and easily accessible from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. Shopping malls, restaurants and leisure options are within short jaunt from the hotel. Features 231 rooms with high speed WIFI Internet access, complete meeting facilities, a rooftop bar with stunning view of Jakarta, a trendy restaurant and an onsite car park.

When I entered their lobby, I was happy. It’s a lovely lobby. The front office opposite with the restaurant. There’re tables and seats with coffee bar for ordering coffee and pastry at the entrance of the restaurant. The people were very helpful. We didn’t have any problems with the check-in process. Hmm.. I couldn’t wait to see the room. *wink wink*

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Superior Room 1 king-size bed (room 1603)

The contemporary superior room comes with 1 King sized Bed bathroom with shower, Plasma TV, WiFi internet access and wonderful views of the city.

I love the room. The bed was very comfortable. Clean and cozy. And it’s an addictive room. After I came in, I didn’t wanna come out hahaha.. When it’s time to go, my hubby had to pull my legs off the bed LOL. Love the bathroom too. Not too small, just the right space. Love the good gesture of the welcome cookies and pie and grapes. Hihihi. Delicious.

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DINNER TIME

Dine in Graffiti restaurant for an exceptional taste and stylish culinary experience. The Graffiti presents a la carte for lunch and dinner where our executive chef and his team will surprise each guest with a diverse array of international classics and traditional Indonesia fare from this diverse archipelago within a chic and hip atmosphere of the restaurant.

When I stepped inside Graffiti restaurant, I was amazed the way they decorated the place. There’re clocks and old telephones at the walls. And photos of trains on the pillars. Very unique and pretty. The ambiance was lovely. We’ve been accompanied by their Marcom Mgr. She told me that the owner loved to decorate the restaurant with lovely things. I really really loved it. Such a comfortable place to eat.

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#onthetable

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I love the drinks and the food. Especially the dessert.
Great thing happened though. My hubby ate the salad. OMG. He never ate salad. LOL.
I told him it's good, and he surprised me with the empty salad bowl.
The salmon was really good. But I was too full, I didn't finish it. I let him finished it.
The mango dessert was overwhelming. Love it!
Thank you so much for the lovely dinner experience.

KARUMBA ROOFTOP

KARUMBA is Jakarta’s best rooftop rum bar. Located on the 19th floor on top of Mercure Jakarta Simatupang. The spaces showcase the vibrant spirit of the West Indies and have hidden cellars housing over 100 varieties of rum. Beats are supplied by Karumba DJ & Musicians. Expect everything from Reggae to Modern RnB & Soul to Latin & Calypso to Afro-funk.

I visited KARUMBA in the afternoon, after checked-in, to claim our welcome-drink. It’s not very spacious but one of the best rooftop I’ve ever visited. There’s pool there, a petite one, but beautiful. And I couldn’t stop taking photos there. It’s dazzling. Then I came back at night after dinner for cocktail and mocktail. And it’s stunning! We met their GM and had a lovely night with them. Great conversation and amazing cocktail night experience. Definitely a keeper!

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BREAKFAST TIME

We had our breakfast at Graffiti Restaurant. It’s really amazing to see Graffiti in bright light. At night, it’s elegant and cozy. In the morning, it’s warm and comfortable. The breakfast time started 5:30am. Cool!! For those early-birds, it’s really a good time. We started our breakfast around 8am. Then, I finished at 10:30 LOL. After that, we slept until it’s time to check-out.

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#onthetable

Say no more. All delicious, especially the Fried Chicken. OMG! Best fried chicken in hotel’s breakfast ever! I think I ate a whole chicken hahahahaha.. And the lontong sayur was also appetizing. Another OMG dish. Love the nasi kuning. I only complained about the waffles. They didn’t have maple syrup. Huft. I always loved waffles or pancakes with maple syrup. Maybe they should consider to provide one. *wink*

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Thank you so much Mercure Jakarta Simatupang for the hospitality. We had so much fun!!

Mercure Jakarta Simatupang
Jl. R.A.Kartini No.18,
Cilandak, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 75999777
IG: @mercuresimatupang