Stayed here for 2 nights in Dec2009. These are 2/3 bed hotel apartments.
First impressions were not good, if you are a family with chidren (ie buggies) or in a wheelchair this is not the place for you, as you walk into the lobby there are only steps - no ramp! Once you're in reception you have to take the stairs down to the lifts - everyday we lifted 2 buggies into the entrance and towards the lifts - I recall seeing a disabled guy in a wheelchair about to be lifted out of his wheelchair when the hotel staff said he could use the back entrance. Very impractical.
Hotel: Would say its a 3 star. We checked in around 3pm and waited over 30mins to be assigned an apartment. Walked into the shabbiest looking place I've seen in a long time, there were hairs all around the apartment and dining table leg was broken, a depressing start. I complained and after about and hour a lady from reception turned up and changed our apartment, she was very pleasant, confident and nice. Location is well within earshot of the surrounding mosques so be prepared to be awoken if you're not used to being interrupted shortly before sunrise! Maybe thats why the apartments were so popular with the Arabs. Lifts were exceptionally slow at peak times, we waited over 10 minutes for a lift, problem is that ALL the staff use the same lifts. Corridoors and hallways outside apartments were NOT air conditioned so they were stinking hot! On the upside, staff were extremely friendly and courteous at all times, especially Rainy from reception. They were also good at giving us a late checkout after I advised them of our initial problems.
Aston Rasuna is one of about 5/6 towers, all of which can share 2 pools, basketball and tennis courts. The hotel also has a massage partlour where you can get a massage starting from $16 USD per hour.
Location: OK. Its in a very quiet but upcoming business area with many new towers being built. There is the Pasar Festival complex which has some nice shops, restaurants and fast food joints such as Wendys and KFC. There is also an outdoor climbing wall and other sports facilities, there is also a Golds Gym there. There is also a restaurant and bar called Aphrodies - wasnt able to go there but heard its good on a Friday night. All of which are 5 mins from Aston Rasuna. Took us 1 hour to get there from CGK ai
Unique Quality: Pool was outdoors, large and nice. Particularly the very big one where there seemed to be a lot of Japanese folks. Complex has 3 start marts open until 10pm, they have most basics such as bread, milk, eggs, water, beer, cigarettes etc.
I would be in visiting jakarta for 10 days from middle of next week onwards, and might be staying at Hotel Aston Rasuna.
Need information on nearby places for shopping in and around that area.
Thanks in advance.
1. pasar vestival
2. mall ambasador
3. semanggi mall
You have a long day travel in Jakarta, you could go to PLAZA INDONESIA , one of a big shopping mall where you could find HARD ROCK CAFE over there, then to GRAND INDONESIA, a new Shopping Arcade just in front of Plaza Indonesia.
Taxi is a convenient way to get to a shopping places nearby, but you could also use a commuter shuttle bus, a green color mini bus called "KOPAJA" number 66, or you could take BUS WAY, a new model of city transportation which link Jakarta's shopping places (for confirmation please check the hotel front desk on bus route which could take you to some shopping places in Jakarta not far from your Hotel).
Have a nice trip in Jakarta. Regard from Gani Bogor.
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Address: Apartemen Taman Rasuna, Jl HR Rasuna Said, Jakarta, Java, 12960, Indonesia