A relaxing staycation in Jakarta
on Dec 26, 2017
This is my second stay at Alila property, the first one being at Alila Solo, which completely bowled me over with its huge pool, rooftop bar, and modern furnishings. Alila Jakarta is not as flashy. It is (much) older, plainer, and the pool is smaller. But for a relaxing weekend in one of Jakarta's prime locations, the hotel still has much to offer. And the simple, no-frills design in the rooms and hallways actually had that calming effect that eases your mood.
I booked directly at the hotel's website, and a few days before the check-in date I got an email offer to bid for an upgrade to a suite. It's an interesting approach, and it turned out to be a good value (I think). The suite was really spacious, although the TV placement was a bit odd as you cannot see it directly from the bed (it's facing the sofa). I also found the remote for the DVD player not working properly.
The suite came with Executive Lounge access that allows you to get "cocktail hour" from 6-8 pm, which for me worked out to be my dinner as the snacks and canapes were very good and fulfilling. In the morning you can also have breakfast here instead of downstairs, with a quieter atmosphere. The breakfast spread wasn't big, but all the items were well-made/selected.
The hotel has 2 restaurants and a cafe, but one of the reasons many people stay here is to do a culinary exploration in the neighborhood, which is a recommendable thing to do. For example, the Pecenongan street right in front of the hotel comes alive at night with many food choices from end to end.
on Dec 25, 2017
I really thought the hotel would be as luxurious as other alila's properties would. I was in alila uluwatu and solo once (just for a lunch) and I was mesmerised by them. But when I arrived at alila jkt I was completely disappointed. It was an old building, dull, room was not nice, bathroom wasnt equipped with shaving kits, like a 3 star hotel. This review is not about the service. Service was nice, its just the appearance of the hotel that made me disappointed, I really dont know why alila would even want to keep this hotel. To be positive, maybe its just me because I booked deluxe room (cheapest one), maybe if I would have booked the most expensive room my experience would be completely diffrrent. If you plan to stay here and expect to have luxurious experience you might be a little disappointed.
Lovely First Time Visit to Jakarta
on Dec 23, 2017
Decided to spend my birthday weekend with this hotel while it is my first time visit to Jakarta. Hotel staffs were very warm and helpful all the time. I love the check in and out, no fuss, fast and smooth. Clean bedroom sheets nice smelling room. I have requested for extra bath gel and they me more than enough for my usage on the tub :) I'm not sure who, but thanks for the staffs who gave me birthday cake, which I saw after my whole day stroll of the city! Will definitelt be back. Thanks Alila!
on Dec 23, 2017
The booking arrangement was done smoothly over the phone. The area is convenient to find food. In fact, several famous local favorites are near by. It's fun to explore and find them yourselves. One of them is downstairs of the hotel.
Surrounded By Local Restaurant & Street Food
on Dec 19, 2017
A convenient and comfortable hotel which was surrounded by local favorite street food and different local restaurant which caters to the food adventurers. This makes searching for local Indonesia spicy food a breeze as they are all within walking distance. That was the reason why we were booked into this hotel.