indonesia chronicles: fave hotel

i returned to jakarta through an air asia flight after my four-day visit to bali.  from terminal 3 i took a “golden bird” taxi which was pre-arranged to my pre-booked hotel which is located in jakarta’s central business district, fave hotel wahid hasyim.

i have reserved a room for a three night stay at fave through their website.  the hotel is almost new, for it was still less than a year old.

i was given a room at the fifth floor.  though it was opposite the elevator, the noise did not bother me at all.  i can see the traffic in wahid hasyim road from my window specially during rush hours.

the room has a soft feminine touch, adding the flower wall paper.  the double bed and the pillows are comfortable and the room generally clean.

a 26 inch lcd television and a small writing desk is found in the room.

universal power socket is also available.

complimentary wi-fi access was efficient.  during my travel in indonesia i only have with me my phone for internet use.  unlike before in my past travels, i cannot seem to leave back home my laptop, now obviously i realized the convenience of not carrying one.

a phone is available for local and international calls.  i did used this and was separately charged a small fee.

there is no clothes cabinet in the room but there is a space to hang clothing and a room safe.

toilet and shower with basic toiletries which were replenished daily.

a thing to know when you check-in in a hotel room is the fire exit.

i paid like $55.00 / night with breakfast in this hotel.

on the ground floor of the hotel is tomodachi café.  a french-oriental fusion restaurant.

they serve buffet breakfast and ala carte food.

though the buffet during breakfast has limited choices, it was quite okay for me.

i was satisfied with my stay at fave hotel and recommend it if you will be staying in jakarta on a mid-range budget.  it has a very accessible site and it is near shopping malls, museums and the national monument.