Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Express – Jakarta Thamrin, Indonesia (Standard Queen)


The rooms are of a decent size of 24 sqm, and the hotel has 110 rooms. The bathroom and bedroom areas are compactly designed to maximise space – quite typical of the Holiday Inn Express hotels. Being budget and business friendly, it serves breakfast and caters for the executives and those on budget travels. One thing to note is the shower supplies comes from the dispensers, while the toiletries or amenities maybe obtain at your own convenience from the front office.

Hotel amenities and services

Breakfast is served in the lobby area – where the Great Room is. It offers a simple breakfast spread as well as the open for “Grab and Go” if you are in a rush to have time to sit and have your breakfast in the morning.

There is also the Gym (Level 1) and Laundry room (Level 2).

You may also dial delivery for food to be delivered to the hotel and just collect and pay them upon arrival from the concierge.

Nearby places to explore

The location of the hotel is right smack within walking distance of fewer than 5 minutes stroll to the nearby shopping malls – Grand Indonesia and Plaza Indonesia, as well as the nearby TransJakarta busway stop. This is also located in front of the upcoming MRT Jakarta station. The nearest bank next door to the hotel will be ICBC and UOB. The hotel is a 30 minutes ride away from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) on a day with light traffic.

There is also Blue Bird taxi usually on standby near the hotel area, so it is not that much of a hassle to get a taxi to travel from point to point apart from the local ride-hailing services such as Go-Jek or Grab. IF you are taking Blue Bird or any ride-hailing to the hotel, would suggest for you to ask them to drop you off at the UOB Thamrin branch next door.

Personal experience

Personally, I enjoyed my short stay from the moment I step into the hotel until the day I departed. Somehow, despite being a small lower-tier hotel in the IHG group of hotels, they have delivered exceptional service – right from the time I collect my room key with a welcome card handwritten to the fine details and a welcome amenity of 300 points in the IHG rewards club – totally unexpected and feels pampered. It is definitely convenient with a twist – in terms of the competitive hotel room pricing and some inconvenience due to the road design.

Holiday Inn Jakarta Thamrin, Indonesia
JAKARTA,  10230

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P.S. This stay was booked direct with IHG via Shopback. To find out more about Shopback, click here. Sign up using this link to receive SGD$5 bonus.


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