It didn't disappoint. We stayed in a deluxe room at the 11th floor with an amazing view of the fountain and the Welcome Statue.
You know this is one proud hotel once you step in.The lobby is a balance between space, simplicity and freshness without leaving behind elegance.
The elevators are quite fast although I had issues with their sensors as they don't make any sound and/or the lights are hard to notice if the card has been scanned or not. I had to keep tapping my room card on several occasions so as to activate the buttons.I noticed that the corridors leading to the rooms are quite narrow. No biggie though. Well lighted and clean, I reminded myself this is an old building retrofitted to a modern interior.
DE LUXE ROOM
The room is a 44sq.m. of happiness. The carpet with dark prints bares elegance, the king size bed promised utmost comfort and sound sleep, the ipod dock which always makes my wife happy, the bathroom with a large bath tub, the power shower which made me don't wanna stop and the Japanese toilet which could be a little intimidating at first because it's super intuitive will make you wanna just cocoon inside. Add to it is their free "wifi" which I find quite fast enough for our updates on social media.
Try not to be mesmerized too much by the rooms, the hotel has a whole range of leisure activities that you will surely enjoy.
Rooftop Swimming Pool
At the 17th floor is pool beautifully nestled in the middle of a garden. You don't have to look up to notice the tall towers around. This garden in a city feel compliments a relaxing dip. We were here for a few hours at night to lie by the lounges around the intimately lit pool. On the other side is the Sky Pool Bar Cafe where you can order cocktails for a more pleasurable stay at the rooftop. Also on the rooftop is the fitness gym which is a little more elevated than the pool such that it allows for an almost 360 degree view of Jakarta's skyline through its floor-to-ceiling glass walls. We were almost out of time the day of our checkout but I made it a point to at workout at least an hour here. Who wouldn't be motivated to workout in this kind of environment.
Speaking of the sauna, me and my wife loved it. I also find the floor area a little small but it is well kept with sufficient lockers, spotless tiles and two big saunas. The dry sauna is my favorite. There also two small pools, one cold and one hot for a relaxing dip. There are separate spas for both men and women. My wife went to the sauna at night and again in the morning.
The dry sauna is my favorite. There also two small pools, one cold and one hot for a relaxing dip. There are separate spas for men and women. My wife went to the sauna at night and again in the morning.
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Well, she had to do that because she over-stuffed herself over breakfast as Signatures Restaurant which is the main restaurant of the hotel and where breakfast for in-house guests is served. The selection at Signatures Restaurant is quite a feast. It was a good time for me to try local delicacies we missed prior to dining there. According to the local I talked to at the sauna the night before, Jakarta is a special case when it comes to local food. You need to know where to go so as to find good food as the usual things you see around are not really the good ones.
I had to tweak a few things in my blog during our stay. I had to go to front desk to ask for a pc to use since I didn't bring any laptop with me. I was directed to the business center in the left wing of the lobby and they made me use one of the computers there. Saw a couple of conference rooms where high level business meetings happen.
I had to fight off the temptation of staying long as I had to go and try the gym a few hours before checkout.
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