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  1. #1545
    Quote Originally Posted by MWong  [View Original Post]
    HHM,

    There is a spa at the Orchardz near the airport, and the girls can perform an "oily" and full service.

    650K to pay upfront, or a lesser amount (don't remember how much) and you can try to nego the specific finish with the girls themselves. I pay fix price. My negotiating skills no good when vulnerable or horny or both.

    Maybe I was lucky but I had a better looking girl here than I ever had at Orchardz Jl Industri.

    There is free shuttle to the airport every hour but can get very full, might be better going for taxi if in hurry.

    Goodluck,

    MW
    MWong.

    I going to stay around the Orchardz near airport. However, I have to catch a flight at 2 pm.

    Does the hotel offer plus plus or FJ in the morning?

  2. #1544

    Morrissey hotel

    I have seen some favorable remarks about Hotel Morrissey. I have stayed there maybe 4 or 5 times. The rooms and the location are okay, there is a good Italian restaurant downstairs.

    But it can be difficult to get a taxi at times. The shower is really small. And they are really not flexible with the check in times.

    If you arrive 11.00 in the morning after a long flight, you have to wait till 13.00 in the lobby before you can check in.

    It's a good hotel, but unless you can get a promo, not really good value for money. My own favorite is Grand Mercure, a great location as well.

  3. #1543
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightySpearsman  [View Original Post]
    , and the traffic layout (divided highways, circles, one-way roads, difficulty in making you-turns, etc.) can make travelling even a short trip take several minutes. It could easily take 5 to 10 minutes just to get onto a main road from your hotel.
    Same highway.

    Reminds me of the time I left Le Meridien one afternoon heading for the airport. We exit the hotel, go up the highway past the spa, make a you turn, down the same highway and eventually turn right onto highway to airport. Distance covered, from point a to point be, maybe 200 metres as the crow flies. Time taken, 75 minutes. Another heart in the mouth will I make or miss the flight.

  4. #1542

    Covering distances in Jakarta

    Quote Originally Posted by PipeLayer99  [View Original Post]
    Nope never been there. That's why I looked it up on google maps. Doing my homework and taking notes for my trip.

    Another member had asked about it. It wasn't my question. I was looking clarification about the distance from the 'closer' Ritz hotel to the bar. The Ritz at Pacific Place is really close, while the 2nd Ritz at Mega Kuningan is MUCH further. To give a better estimate, I would have said about 10 from Pacific Place and less than 20 from Mega Kuning.

    For me, if it takes 20 minutes to go just over a mile, I'd rather walk than sit in bumper to bumper traffic. I can walk a mile in under 20 min.
    On the return to the hotel with a lady I would take a cab (with or without traffic) .
    Normally you would be right but you're forgetting that temperatures in Jakarta rarely are below 30 degrees Celsius so you'd better slow down a little like most Indonesians do.

    You'll take more time to cover a mile. After about 21:00 hrs (9 pm) traffic eases considerably so you're quite safe to take a taxi.

    Regards,

    Ko.

  5. #1541
    Quote Originally Posted by MightySpearsman  [View Original Post]
    5 to 10 minutes with traffic? It sounds as if you've never been to Jakarta before, LOL.

    KiJang had already answered your question in his post that you had referred to. A taxi trip should be less than 20 minutes after 11 pm, but not that much less. Traffic is horrendous in Jakarta, even during the late night hours, and the traffic layout (divided highways, circles, one-way roads, difficulty in making you-turns, etc.) can make travelling even a short trip take several minutes. It could easily take 5 to 10 minutes just to get onto a main road from your hotel.
    Nope never been there. That's why I looked it up on google maps. Doing my homework and taking notes for my trip.

    Another member had asked about it. It wasn't my question. I was looking clarification about the distance from the 'closer' Ritz hotel to the bar. The Ritz at Pacific Place is really close, while the 2nd Ritz at Mega Kuningan is MUCH further. To give a better estimate, I would have said about 10 from Pacific Place and less than 20 from Mega Kuning.

    For me, if it takes 20 minutes to go just over a mile, I'd rather walk than sit in bumper to bumper traffic. I can walk a mile in under 20 min.
    On the return to the hotel with a lady I would take a cab (with or without traffic) .

  6. #1540

    A walk at night.

    MD and Cooze, I would think that it's not about the distance but about the safety when walking alone at that time. (After 11.00 pm).

  7. #1539
    Quote Originally Posted by CoozeHound  [View Original Post]
    I would happily walk that trip in the evening. From P Place go over to Fairgrounds where Lucy in The Sky and Potato Head Garage are, then down to your right to Jl Sudirman. A hundred meters to your right is an over bridge to cross that, then go left a bit and along Jl Pintu Gelora 1, past the Century Atlet Hotel and when you hit Jl Asia Afrika turn right and soon you will be opposite the Mulia Hotel (CJ's).

    But having said that I guess its not so helpful if you do not know the area. Some people like to walk though.
    True but some locals don't like to. I was given strange looks a few years ago when I said I was going to walk back to Manhattan Hotel from Ambassador Mall.

    MD II.

  8. #1538
    Quote Originally Posted by PipeLayer99  [View Original Post]
    From the looks on Google maps, CJ's appears to be about 1. 5 - 2 miles from Ritz Carlton / Pacific place mall. I know you said less than 20 min.

    I would think the taxi trip would be closer to 5-10 minutes with traffic. Whats the best estimate for after 11 pm?
    I would happily walk that trip in the evening. From P Place go over to Fairgrounds where Lucy in The Sky and Potato Head Garage are, then down to your right to Jl Sudirman. A hundred meters to your right is an over bridge to cross that, then go left a bit and along Jl Pintu Gelora 1, past the Century Atlet Hotel and when you hit Jl Asia Afrika turn right and soon you will be opposite the Mulia Hotel (CJ's).

    But having said that I guess its not so helpful if you do not know the area. Some people like to walk though.

  9. #1537
    Quote Originally Posted by MightySpearsman  [View Original Post]
    5 to 10 minutes with traffic? It sounds as if you've never been to Jakarta before, LOL.

    KiJang had already answered your question in his post that you had referred to. A taxi trip should be less than 20 minutes after 11 pm, but not that much less. Traffic is horrendous in Jakarta, even during the late night hours, and the traffic layout (divided highways, circles, one-way roads, difficulty in making you-turns, etc.) can make travelling even a short trip take several minutes. It could easily take 5 to 10 minutes just to get onto a main road from your hotel.
    It's taken me 30 minutes before just to get to the the main road (Gatot Subroto) during rush hour. Jakarta is all about planning your meeting locations and timing around the traffic.

    MD II.

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    Mighty Spearsman
    Quote Originally Posted by PipeLayer99  [View Original Post]
    From the looks on Google maps, CJ's appears to be about 1. 5 - 2 miles from Ritz Carlton / Pacific place mall. I know you said less than 20 min.

    I would think the taxi trip would be closer to 5-10 minutes with traffic. Whats the best estimate for after 11 pm?
    5 to 10 minutes with traffic? It sounds as if you've never been to Jakarta before, LOL.

    KiJang had already answered your question in his post that you had referred to. A taxi trip should be less than 20 minutes after 11 pm, but not that much less. Traffic is horrendous in Jakarta, even during the late night hours, and the traffic layout (divided highways, circles, one-way roads, difficulty in making you-turns, etc.) can make travelling even a short trip take several minutes. It could easily take 5 to 10 minutes just to get onto a main road from your hotel.

  11. #1535

    Taxi trip time Ritz-CJ's

    Quote Originally Posted by KiJang  [View Original Post]
    There are two Ritz Carlton in Jakarta, that I know of - Mega Kuningan and Pacific Place mall. In both cases, CJ's Bar at Hotel Mulia (Jl. Asia Africa) and Red Square club (Jl. New Delhi) are your closest pick up locations for freelancers. Taxi trip should be less than 20 minutes after 11 pm (ideal time to hit these places). Don't forget your bargaining skills and stick to 1 to 1.5 Mil. IDR for an overnighter.
    From the looks on Google maps, CJ's appears to be about 1. 5 - 2 miles from Ritz Carlton / Pacific place mall. I know you said less than 20 min.

    I would think the taxi trip would be closer to 5-10 minutes with traffic. Whats the best estimate for after 11 pm?

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    My take on the JW Marriott Jakarta

    First off this is a true 5* hotel. My room was spacious and elegantly appointed. The service I received at this hotel was white glove / 5 star. The staff was always super friendly and could not do enough for me. The hotel has 4 restaurants including a large 24 hour restaurant that serves great breakfasts and lunch buffets. There is also a Chinese restaurant and a Japanese restaurant, but I only tried the 24 hour restaurant. So in all these respects, the hotel was great and I enjoyed my very comfortable stay here.

    But, I will not stay at this hotel the next time I visit Jakarta. The reason being location, location, location. The JW is located at the southern end of the Golden Triangle. This is an upscale neighborhood. Across the street is the Ritz-Carlton which is another 5* hotel. The proximate neighborhood is full of high rise high end condos, large city mansions, and a few shopping malls. The problem is that it is too damn far from most of the action. As I discovered later, it took an hour in heavy stop and go traffic to drive to the Alexas Hotel at prime time 7 pm. It took 40 minutes to drive to Malioboro at the same time. Even in daytime, it was difficult to go anywhere of cultural interest. For example, it took at least 35 minutes to drive to the National Museum at 11 am. As a result, I kind of felt trapped in this upscale enclave and after a couple of days, I gave up trying to explore Jakarta's cultural places or great restaurants. I found out the hard way that Jakarta traffic really is a big problem. Next time I visit this town, I will stay no further south than Selamat Datang Monument.

    Traffic does let up after 10 pm. I had no problem taking taxis from Hotel Alexas back to the JW or to Bats at the Shangri-La at around 11:30 pm. So if I had wanted to sleep all day and start out at 10 pm or so to head to Alexas or Malioboro and then stay up most of the night hitting the bars and clubs, Jakarta traffic would not have been a problem.

  13. #1533
    Quote Originally Posted by Utd1980  [View Original Post]
    Hi Everyone.

    I am from India and will be in Jakarta from 6th to 8th August. I have been booked in Ritz Carlton. Could you guys give me some pointers if there are pick ups available at the hotel bar Tempus or would it be better to get an escort service in the room.

    Looking forward to a nice trip with the help of you guys.

    Thanks.

    A.
    There are two Ritz Carlton in Jakarta, that I know of - Mega Kuningan and Pacific Place mall. In both cases, CJ's Bar at Hotel Mulia (Jl. Asia Africa) and Red Square club (Jl. New Delhi) are your closest pick up locations for freelancers. Taxi trip should be less than 20 minutes after 11 pm (ideal time to hit these places). Don't forget your bargaining skills and stick to 1 to 1.5 Mil. IDR for an overnighter.

  14. #1532

    Harris FX

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterDiverII  [View Original Post]
    Although the hotel is relatively new, it's not brand spanking new. It has been around for a couple of years, so I'm surprised if Bluebird drivers don't know where it is. If in doubt say it's next to Atlet Century as I'm pretty sure they know where that is. It is in the Senayan area and for some reason when you mention Sudirman, most will think of somewhere North of Gatot Subroto. Although yes, it is still Sudirman in front of FX. I myself have yet to come across a cab that didn't know FX mall.

    MD II.
    True. The name Harris doesn't ring a bell with part of the driver community but when you add FX enlightenment usually follows.

    When the driver still isn't sure I know my way around Jakarta (reasonably) well enough to tell him where to drive.

    Regards,

    Ko.

  15. #1531

    Advice

    Hi Everyone.

    I am from India and will be in Jakarta from 6th to 8th August. I have been booked in Ritz Carlton. Could you guys give me some pointers if there are pick ups available at the hotel bar Tempus or would it be better to get an escort service in the room.

    Looking forward to a nice trip with the help of you guys.

    Thanks.

    A.

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