Hotel near airport in Jakarta.
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Sep 10, 2013 4:50 PM Last Post By: therighteousdude
May 24, 2007 12:33 AM
Hotel near airport in Jakarta.I'm off to Jakarta shortly, but need a place to stay overnight as close as possible to the airport in Jakarta, preferably budget/mid-range class. I have an onward flight to Kalimantan the following day. My LP guidebook suggests Hotel Bandara Jakarta as the best budget option (actually the only one), but when I google it, it turns up as a five-star resort hotel. Can anyone verify if there is a budget hotel by that name, and if so, be so kind to give me the e-mail address (if there is one) ? Are there other inexpensive places to stay nearby ?
Thanks a million (not in rupiah) !!
May 24, 2007 1:44 AM
1I think the 5 star resort hotel you are finding is the Sheraton Bandara - a very nice place with a golf course, a couple of km from the airport terminal.
There is a lower grade hotel inside the airport called the Quality Hotel Bandara or something like that.
It is in Terminal 2, and NOT a resort hotel. I think it is 3 or 4 star and last time I checked it was about $75, not really a good deal by Jakarta standards. If the price is similar to the Sheraton I would go to the Sheraton.
I don't know of a hotel called simply Bandara Hotel.
Bandara means port or airport (or at least Bandar does, I am not sure what the A on the end does to the word, if anything).
The hotel booking desk in the airport arrivals area (baggage collection area, left hand hall) has good prices.
This is their website http://www.goindotel.com/
Maybe one of the airport hotels is there for a good price. But the hotel desk seems better run than the website.
There were also some other posts here in TT in the last few months about Jakarta airport hotels and someone recommended something cheaper near the airport, so try a search (though I think nothing is as close as the Quality Bandara and Sherton Bandara, as there is a large farming and industrial area betwen the airport and town).
May 24, 2007 3:16 AM
May 24, 2007 8:43 AM
3Thanks #2. I always assumed it was an airport but it is not in my small Indon-Eng dictionary. Not tha it helps OP find a cheaper hotel1
OP, if you decide to take a taxi into town budget about 100,000 each way, US$10 or so (and the driver will correctly add toll road fees to the metered fare plus about rp.8000 airport tax for the outward trip). There is an Ibis on the road into town - Ibis Slipi? - they are usually good value, about rp.300-400,000 I think.
May 24, 2007 3:21 PM
4Thanks for an elaborate reply. The pricelist on the link you attached claims 43 $ for a standard room at the Quality hotel. Might be a special internet offer, don't know. I've decided to wait it out, and check further alternatives upon arrival. That Ibis hotel sounds like good value, I'll check that out as well.
And thanks for the language course :)
May 26, 2007 9:31 AM
5I'd a midnight arrival in Jakarta 3 days ago and I tried repeatedly to call the Hotel Bandara Jakarta before setting off. No answer from the number given in the most recent LP book.
Ended up at the Marcopolo (taxi 100000 + 10000 tax as stated above), although found better deals in hotels nearby next day. Surely one day some enterprising guy will open a cheap overnight joint near the airport with pickup/dropoff included.
May 26, 2007 1:08 PM
Mar 11, 2009 8:44 AM
7I've been there 2 weeks ago. It's only about 3 km away from the airport, but the taxi needs about 10 km. Any taxi driver will try to drop you in any other hotel (just tell them you meet friends there!), and there seem to be actually several Bandara hotels there. So you need to know the adress (Jl. Jurumundi km. 2,5, Cengkareng. The hotel is also called transit Cengkareng.
Phone number: +62 (0)21-6191964, 6194194, 5400860 or 5400861 (they might organize to fetch you from the airport)
There is not a representative at the airport of this hotel, contrary to Lonely planet!
The GPS-coordinates of the hotel are S 6°08'16.8'', E 106°40'08.9''
The hotel is a bit rundown and was rather empty, but the rooms were OK. The food was bad there - the worst I've eaten in 2 weeks Indonesia, but they might just had a bad day ...
The price was 105.000 for a single, and friends of mine payed for a double 115.000 - so a cheap option for Jakarta conditions and not too far from the airport. Much cheaper of course than the airport hotel.
All in all a good option when you need some hours of rest between flights.
Aug 6, 2009 5:07 AM
8I had a look online today and while I found sites which mention the Transit Cengkareng, as it seems to be called, with the address details (but Jl Jurumudi, not Jurumundi) I can't find it on the map anywhere. Is there any really detailed online map of Jakarta?
R E Faust
Sep 9, 2012 9:32 PM
9I highly reccommend Aston Cengkareng - its not inside the airport, but nearby. Since there is a free shuttle every 2 hours for pick up and drop off, its perfect for anyone staying just a night or two in Jakarta. The price is about half of what you would pay for hotels inside the airport. The hotels inside the airport are about 100usd per night, Aston Cengkareng is about 40-60 per night.
They give free breakfast and a special 10% off deal here: http://www.aston-international.com/ourhotels_overview.php?id=MjY=
Sep 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Sep 10, 2013 4:50 PM
11Hi refaust (#8),
There is a Google Map with hotels and their distance from Jakarta Airport here.
A few budget hotels have opened near Jakarta Airport, including Pop! Hotel Jakarta Airport and Amaris Hotel. Huswah Transit Hotel is not recommended.
(5 star Hotel)
From US$106.61 per night
(5 star Hotel)
From US$94.46 per night
Solo (Surakarta)Book now
(0 star Hotel)
From US$45.96 per night