[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

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[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

[HOTEL] Mercure Bali Legian – Superior King Bed Room

December 12th – December 13th, 2016.

After Nusa Dua and Jimbaran, it’s time for us to visit Legian. It’s our third staycation. Actually I got invitation from another hotel, but we had already booked our third hotel. So, next time ya hahaha. Now let me share to you my staycation in Legian. Mercure Bali Legian.

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Located right in the heart of the Legian area at a strategic intersection. Walking distance and easy access to the surrounding places of interest such as Legian beach, Seminyak and Kuta area. The Legian area features a haven of restaurants, bars, shopping outlets, night clubs, and beach attractions. Brand new Mercure Bali Legian is the perfect hotel for business or leisure travel. Ideal for families, honeymooners, corporate clients and suitable for everyone. Strategically located in the main street of Legian and just a mere stroll to the famous Kuta and Legian beaches, nightlife, restaurants and the famed shopping district of Seminyak, Mercure Bali Legian is the perfect choice for the explorer.

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Superior King Bed Room

Spacious 28 m² (301 sq. ft.) Modern Design Room with one king size bed, LCD TV 32′, in-room safety deposit box, hair dryer, free WiFi, minibar fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, working table, telephone & hand held shower.

Comfortable bed with dim lightings. Well, it’s true. I tried to find more lights, but it’s just not there. The bathroom is small but quite okay. No complaint.

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Swimming Pool

They have 2 pools. One is near the restaurant, another is on 4th floor if I’m not mistake. Lovely pool.

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Kids Corner

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BREAKFAST

Ancak Restaurant & Lounge

Located at Lobby level. Leading to the outdoor pool & famous Bali street shopping experience. Our chef proudly provides all-day dining. Chill out with a cold beer & lounge by the pool.

I did breakfast by myself. Because my friends didn’t want to eat in the morning. We will go to suckling pig nearby hahaha.. But, it’s always good to have a breakfast in the morning. The restaurant was fine. Definitely a good idea to do my breakfast first, before the suckling pig LOL.

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Thank you for the staycation. Absolutely a nice hotel to be back again. Great location, for sure. Thank you. #youknowwhoyouare

Mercure Bali Legian
Jl Legian No 328
Legian Kelod Kuta, Kuta
Bali
Phone: +62 361 9386100
IG: @mercurebalilegian

The Lobby Restaurant & Lounge Mercure Sabang Hotel Jakarta

June 7th, 2016. I was invited to review about a restaurant. Located in Mercure Sabang Hotel, it was a very nice restaurant with indoor and outdoor near the pool. How to get there? I was ushered through a red light intersection Sabang, then I crossed the street. The hotel was on the right side. Then, I waited in the restaurant. The Lobby Restaurant & Lounge.

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Actually the restaurant divided into 2 areas. The Lounge Bar and The Restaurant. The place is very beautiful and comfortable. Very nice to have a meeting with colleagues, lunch or dinner with family, or just hang out with besties. Let me show you around.

The Lounge Bar

Experience the warmth and stylish ambience on our Lounge Bar, which offers coffee, tea, range of wines, coctails and mocktails. A perfect place to meet, talk business and hangout while listening to our chilled-out music.

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The Restaurant

A selection of traditional and international food menu is proudly served for culinary lovers. Delicious and healty dish, hospitality services with pool and garden view is a perfect combination.

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MOCKTAILS

Filalatela 55k

blended of raspberry, strawberry juice, ripped banana and grenadine syrup

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Mango Splash 55k

mixture of mango jc, lychee pulps, lychee jc

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STARTERS

Beef Enchiladas Nachos 75k

Crips corn chips topped with beef enchiladas, mozzarella cheese, sour cream, guacamole and tomato salsa

I love this starter. The beef enchiladas were very generous. The sour cream wasn’t that sour. One of the best nachos I’ve ever tried, actually. Mozzarella cheese enhanced the flavour of the nachos. Recommended.

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MAIN COURSE

Nasi Goreng Mercure 95k

Our signature fried rice served with BBQ chicken wing, chicken and beef satay accompanied with fried egg, pickles and crackers

The fried rice was delicious. Tasted like homemade fried rice made by moms. I love how they added chicken wing, chicken and beef satay with fried egg. OMG. The presentation was also beautiful. And I love the beef satay. It was tender and juicy.

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Poached Salmon 155k

Served with mashed potato, grilled asparagus in tomato basil broth

Love the poached salmon. Cooked perfectly well. It was a big portion too. Worth the price. The tomato basil broth was amazingly delicious. The mashed potato was in perfect texture. I finished it by myself LOL. So delicious!

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DESSERTS

Es Pisang Ijo 48k

Suji leaves flavoured crepes filled with riped banana and served with sweet syrup

I will be back for this es pisang ijo. It was very delicious. The banana was sweet with perfect texture. Smooth on the outside and mushy on the inside. And my favourite part was the “bubur sumsum.” Melt in my mouth. Dayum!

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Thanks to Mercure Sabang Hotel for those appetizing food. I will be back for more delicious food. Good job Chef!

Mercure Sabang Hotel
Jl. Haji Agus Salim No. 11
Gambir, Jakarta
Phone: 021-3503066
IG: @mercurejakartasabang

[HOTEL] Mercure Bandung Setiabudi – Superior Room

January 8th, 2016. After cafe hopping since morning, I turned my destination to Mercure Bandung Setiabudi. Yup, we stayed there for one night. My cousin married there, so my family was on the same thought, “let’s stay there!” 😀 And yes, please enjoy my simple review below.

A newly built hotel consisting of 205 modern-designed rooms with a touch of traditional accent. Feel the soothing air breeze and a picturesque view of the city at Mercure Bandung Setiabudi. Located nicely on Setiabudi street, which is also surrounded by multiple tourist destinations and factory outlets. It’s only about a 30 minute drive from Husein Sastranegara airport and the famous Floating Market and Tangkuban Perahu Volcano.

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Superior Room with Queen Size Bed

This modern superior room comes with a queen-size bed, bathroom with shower, LED TV, minibar, Internet access and wonderful city or garden view.

Room Facilities: View, Telephone, Satellite channels, Flat-screen TV, Safe, Air conditioning, Desk, Sitting area, Wardrobe/Closet, Shower, Hairdryer, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Minibar, Refrigerator, Electric kettle, Wake-up service, Towels, Linens.

The room was quite big (30 m²) with queen-size bed and a desk. Some with sofas, some without. And yeah, they have 2 separate elevators (different towers) to those rooms. I was alone in the new tower while my mom and sisters were in the other tower. And their slippers were also in two different models. But overall, I love the place, quite fascinating for a new comer. I guess I will stay there again some time.

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SWIMMING POOL

I didn’t try the pool but it was warm water because they used water heater for the pool. So, yeah, I should try it next time I stay there because I love swimming and warm water was really a value-added.

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BREAKFAST

Big selections of food. The place was also very nice for family breakfast. I love the food and the large choices. And you can eat by the pool, also. It was quite entertaining to eat with your big family. Laughing out loud. Joking and teasing each other. Yes, it was so fun. Best of all, me and my sister took a picture there, posing with our niece and nephew, imitated photo about 14 years ago. Different place but with same pose. Very FUN!

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Thanks Mercure for the lovely experience. Hope to see you again soon. And by the way, your service is excellent!

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Mercure Bandung Setiabudi
Jl Dr Setiabudi No 269
Bandung 40154
Phone: 022-82000000
IG: @mercurebdgstbd