My daughter and I felt like we were right at home during our short time in Jakarta thanks to the Maritim Guesthouse and the outstanding owners: Don and Ita. They both went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and we had many interesting and fun conversations with them.
We got in on Friday night from Bangkok, and were surprised to learn the money exchange wouldn't 't cash our American Express travelers cheques. We had enough Thai baht to convert to get us to the hotel but that was it. Ita went online to find a bank open on Saturday and then drove us to there herself! In the end, we were unsuccessful with the cheques but Don was able to make an exception, and charged my debit card to give us some cash. Thank you guys again so much!
Don includes all the airport departure tips you'll need in his emails including taxi tips. The location of the guesthouse is close to shopping malls and sights. Our room was big and comfortable.
Two homemade, delicious meals are included with the very reasonable nightly rate. Everything is made from scratch by Ita and Ratna and includes favorites like: fish curry, grilled chicken, apple cake, and brownies. Very enjoyable!
Thanks again for all your help and hospitality!
Sincerely, Janine and Maddie
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax in one of our eight comfortably decorated bedrooms with views of tropical gardens within our secure walled compound. Our guest house is a well-maintained single story establishment. The room rate includes a complimentary breakfast and dinner, therefore taking the worry out of your day regarding where and what to eat. We would like you to experience Indonesian food and so it will be offered, but we try our best not to make it too spicy or we simply put the chili sauce (sambal) on the side. We are located in South Jakarta off of busy Jalan (Avenue) Fatmawati. Our staff can easily assist you in obtaining one of the many taxis plying our area. Jalan Fatmawati and the surrounding area has casual eateries, grocery stores, and pharmacies. Our location is ten minutes equal distance away by taxi to Cilandak Town Square Mall and Pondok Indah Mall where finer restaurants and cafes as well as the usual fast food outlets abound. The South Jakarta business district of TB Simatupang is also ten minutes away. We are a two minute walk away from Wisma Subud and The British Institute. The Jakarta International School is five minutes away by car. ... more less