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.