Marcopolo Hotel Jakarta

My first night in Jakarta I chose the Hotel Marcopolo  from lonely planet – it was their top pick in the 2007 edition. I found the hotel just as they described it except the price was a bit higher – Rp. 405,000 net, a good price for a hotel near the heart of the business district.

The room was a bit worn and dated, but very clean.

The air conditioner worked very well.

There is a nice pool, in a garden setting.

The restaurant serves an excellent breakfast buffet for Rp.48,000 – non-smokers will like the smoke free environment.

The night I was there it was fully booked – it seems to be popular with families.

The only annoyance is the laundry guy who comes knocking at 8:00 a.m. to ask if you have laundry – - be sure to put out the “do not disturbe” sign.

Overall, Hotel Marcopolo is a good deal for a mid-range hotel in Jakarta.

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