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Talking JAKARTA Resident Please HELP!

Hi Guys

I might go to visit JAKARTA Indonesia @ The end of June this year for a week (just for shopping & Holiday), I'll be going with one of my friend.

But, I really need to find out a decent & affordable Accomodation in The City centre of jakarta (close to The Mall, Restaurant, etc)

My Budget is around $40 (US$ Dollars) per NIGHT

If you can tell me here or give me the name of the website so I can have a look of it that would be Great, and I appreciated for all your help

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Oh well, as long the Hotel is clean, Air-Conditioning and close to every where that's the main thing for me
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If you could tell me the Website that would be great (I think is better to have a look at The web, so I will know the place & the address )
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Cool Highly recommended for you!

Hi, Buitenzorg! I have 2 places recommended for you below. My scholar friends from Australia, Holland and other nations have been staying there!

1) Wisma Bumi Asih Jaya - It is owned by a local insurance company, located on Jalan Solo 4, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat (phone: 021-390-0353) and it is actually nearby my uncle's house. So, it is located in regular residential area. You know, Menteng area is one of the oldest part of Jakarta and during the colonial period, Menteng was the area where all the high ranking officials used to reside. Some foreigners say that Menteng is like Beverly Hills!

I have rang them and found out about the room price. For standard room is Rp 150,000.- (tax included already) per night including breakfast with hot/cold water, TV. While for deluxe room is Rp 175.000,- (tax included already) per night including breakfast with hot/cold water, TV. All rooms are air-conditioned!!! If you want to reserve, they advised me that you must reserve one month ahead!

2) Gondia International Guesthouse - It is owned by Chinese family and it is more like home setting. It is located on Jalan Gondangdia Kecil 22, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat (phone: 021-390-9221) and it is also situated in regular residential area. But from time to time, it may get noisy since it is close to railway track!!! The room price is Rp 120,000.- (tax included already) including breakfast with hot/cold water and TV, too. If you want to reserve, they advised me that you must reserve 2 weeks prior to your arrival!

Definitely, these 2 places are in short distance to eating places and the heart of Jakarta where you can find shopping centers, museums etc. And I ranked them 1) and 2) based on location. These 2 places actually are not too far apart!

I would be happy to assist you if you need to make reservation! Obviously these kind of guesthouses, they have no website. And it iwll be great if I can meet you, too when I have free time! So, for the prices if you convert them to US dollars, for sure they are less than 40 bucks! It will save your expenses so that you can buy more goodies here! hahaha! Anyhow, please do not hesitate to contact me, for sure I grew up in this Menteng area!!! Cheers from the city of endless demonstration!
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Terima Kasih Takanadobaba

I would like to know, is the bathroom inside the room or do we have to share with the other guests as well?

Also, can you tell me how much the cost of Taxi over there?

Also do you have the other accomodation list or website that I can have a look?

But I will considering your 2 of above places that you had recommend
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Cool Back 2U, Buitenzorg!

I know that you used to live in Bogor, right? Let me answer your questions!

For sure, the bathrooms are inside the room at the two places I have recommended to you! Don't worry, you are not in Japan where they have "sento" or public bathroom!

Speaking of taxi or cab, each taxi when you get in, they have metered machine (don't know what you called it)...so, for the first time it is Rp 3,000.- then after certain meters then it will go up over Rp 200,- if I am not mistaken and it goes on and on like that! When you get to "Sukarno Hatta" International Airport, please go to taxi order counter which says "Blue Bird" - it is the most reliable taxi company in Indonesia then you can order for regular cab or limousine one - they are both with air conditioner! The limo one is obviously slightly more expensive! Do not, again do not call the cab outside, they may cheat on your price especially "Prestasi" or "President" Taxi! If you use regular cab, it may cost around Rp 60-70 thousands to reach central Jakarta where the two places I have recommended are located. In addition, this price is valid only when there is no bloody traffic jam! Jakarta is notorious for its traffic jam especially in the morning until 9.30 AM and in the afternoon from 3.30 PM until 8 PM! Also, you need to pay toll fee which would be around Rp 7 up to 10 thousands!

BTW, I forgot to tell you that the guesthouse number 2) is also air-conditioned actually!

Here, some hotels located in central Jakarta where they have easy access to what you want.

"Sabang Metropolitan" Hotel - walking distance to Presidential Palace, business and shopping areas! I would not recommend this one since it is an old hotel but they are lack of maintenance (www.hotelsabangjkt.co.id)

"Paragon" Hotel Galeri Jakarta - My Canadian friend used to stay here for 4 years when he was working here! (www.paragon.co.id). It is quite okay hotel!

I can only give these two above hotels' website since they are located in central Jakarta. There are other hotels in central Jakarta but the location and the prices are not within your budget while there are other cheaper hotels but I would not recommend you due its lack of maintenance quality and you know, like in any city, certain area is just not nice!

So, feel free to ask me any question so that I can provide you any information I can give you to make your stay as pleasant as possible!
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Thanks a lots Takadanobaba

I had a look on those website that you had given to me.

* Sabang (From the picture that I saw, it seems ok and quite nice rooms), what do you meant by lack of maintenance, how come their picture on the website looks very nice? or it is fake picture?

* Paragon (also very nice place and very affordable)

Do you think is better for me to book by using IDR or $ ?

What is the activity that We can do during the day/night?

Do you have Day tours to go to the beach or ... ?

I really need to organise everything before I have to decide whether or not We will going to Jakarta?
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I heard that Plaza Senayan & Mall Taman Anggrek are The Best Mall in Jakarta?

How much if we want to go to see the movie?

Also, some of our friends say that "Dufan is a good as well, how much cost to go to this theme park?
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I heard that Plaza Senayan & Mall Taman Anggrek are The Best Mall in Jakarta?

How much if we want to go to see the movie?

Also, some of our friends say that "Dufan is a good as well, how much cost to go to this theme park?
Hi!!

Dufan is good???? not really!!! although is the best in Jakarta...!

Mall Taman Anggrek is great, but for me it's too wide... but you can try the ice skating ring!

Plaza Senayan may be the best Plaza in Jakarta!

if you want to go to the movie there in Plaza Senayan it may cost US$5, but there is a new cinema in Pasaraya Blok M call Megaplex and it's cost US$7 and it's more luxurious, also I think Pasaraya Blok M is a better place to shop!

try this! http://www.jakarta.go.id/

to be continued for place to stay....!

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Wow...thanks guys
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Ibis Slipi is good too!

try this! http://www.asiavoyage24.com/jakarta/Ibis-Slipi.html

it's rated US$43

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I heard that Plaza Senayan & Mall Taman Anggrek are The Best Mall in Jakarta?

How much if we want to go to see the movie?

Also, some of our friends say that "Dufan is a good as well, how much cost to go to this theme park?
Yup, Plaza Senayan and Mall Taman Anggrek are one of the best malls in Indonesia! Well, most of the malls here are places where people want to be noticed! For movie, it varies from place to place. If it is at Plaza Senayan, I think it is almost Rp 50.000,-! Other places less than that!

"Dufan"? LOL...It is nothing compare to other world theme parks in USA or Queensland! Well, my uncle composed its theme song for its doll palace! The admission ticket is abotu 50 thousand rups!

Well, "Sabang" Hotel is lack of maintenance since last time I passed by last month, it looked ugly to me! Um not sure if they use fake pics. Yup, "Paragon" is quite nice. For booking, if you use credit card, they may charge you in IDR.

See, I really don't know ur interests. During day time, you may go to shopping malls, museums or "Puncak", out of Bogor where you may enjoy tea plantation! But museums are in bad condition since Indonesians do not appreciate old things! For night life, Jakarta is city that never sleeps! You may hit some clubs in central Jakarta, Chinatown/Kota area or Kemang in south Jakarta!

Speaking of one day beach tour, I really I don't know. Um sure they have one. But please don't go to Ancol beach is very filthy! You may take a trip to "Pulau Seribu" if you like scuba diving and you may stay overnight there at one of the islands in the gulf of Jakarta! You can go to "Carita" beach - west of Jakarta in Banten province, about 2 hours drive from the city! If ur lucky, u may be able to view the volcano of "Krakatoa" on Sunda strait! Great food is plentiful here in town from sea food...you name it, mate! Grilled, fried, etc!

Tell me ur interests whether culture, specific food or anything! CU later, mate! You may PM, me too!
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Buitenzorg! what is your real name???

for the place of interest :

At day, you may shop till drop at :

Plaza Indonesia


Pasaraya Blok M

I'm not sure it's a picture of it...

this is for other place to shop :
http://www.jakarta.go.id/index.php?pg=other&o_id=7


and in the night you can dinner in some cafes or maybe go to the clubs! and also you have to come to Taman Ria! it's a little theme Park near to Senayan, and there is also club there called Embassy, sometimes they make a DJ party there!!

this is for the list of club/bar in Jakarta :

http://www.beatmag.com/jakarta_music_bar_disco.htm


if you like sport you should try go cart in pondok Indah!

Best of Luck to :


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