With only a few minutes before sunset, we finally arrived in Jakarta. It was my first time here but it felt like I landed in Manila because of how eerily similar these two metropolia are to each other – from the traffic jams to sidewalks, to how the locals look, and more. A bit tired from the journey but also excited, we checked in at Hotel Mercure Jakarta Sabang, our first home in Indonesia for the #TripofWonders2016.
At the lobby stood a tall white metal tree that goes up to the ceiling. The lobby was dominated by white, but the purple accents put a smile on my face. It’s my favorite color you see. So just from their color choices, I already gave my seal of approval to this 4-star hotel.
Mercure Jakarta Sabang Privilege Double Room
After getting the room keys, we hurriedly went to our rooms, eager to sneak in some rest time before the Welcome Dinner that was to ensue later that night.
Like the rest of the hotel, the room is decorated in white and purple, with shades of brown mixed in. The contemporary design gives off a cozy feeling. A peek into the window gives you a garden view.
The king bed stands out in its wooden headboard and base. And flanked by a lounge chair and small tables on the side. A lone travel suitcase sits on one of the bedside tables.
The room comes also with a flat TV, writing desk and chair, personal safe, minibar, free bottled waters, slippers, telephone, WiFi, and air conditioning.
The toilet and shower are also in shades of white, purple, and cream. The glass door shower with rain shower head was adequately spaced. Free Mercure toiletries are also available, as well as hair dryer.
Since my dress for the night was crumpled from packing, I requested for an iron and board from Housekeeping and they provided it immediately.
Mercure Jakarta Sabang Location and Facilities
Since we only stayed one night here before heading to Bandung, we didn’t get to use much of their facilities. A pool and children’s pool is available as well as a spa and fitness center. There are also meeting rooms, bar, restaurant, and cafe in this 166 rooms hotel.
Built in 2014, the hotel’s main draw is its central location in Jakarta. The National Museum, Gambir Railway station, National Library of Indonesia, and National Museum are all within walking distance from the hotel. Meanwhile, the hotel is around 40 minutes drive from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) depending on the traffic.
The next morning, we got to eat our breakfast at their buffet and a la carte restaurant called The Lobby. They offer international cuisine and has a nice diverse selection of breakfast food. Deviating from the main colors of the hotel, The Lobby is more in shades of gray, with brick walls and columns, and wooden furnishings.
After our hearty breakfast, we were whisked off to Gambir Railway station to catch our train to Bandung.
Hotel Mercure Jakarta Sabang Info
Address: Jl. H. Agus Salim No. 11, Gambir, Gambir, 10310 Jakarta, Indonesia
Contact number: +62 21 3503066
Check-in 1400H | Check out 1200H
Payment accepted: Cash and cards
Pets are not allowed
Disclosure: We were invited as guests of Mercure Sabang Jakarta for the Trip of Wonders 2016 organized by the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia. However, all photos and opinions are still my own.
Have you been to Jakarta? Where did you stay?