Arcadia Hotel in Jakarta is located at 114 Jl. KH. Wahid Hasyim. It is very closed to Jl. Thamrin. It took about an hour ride to reach this hotel from the airport.
The first impression upon arrival is that it is a relatively small hotel. Step right in and straight away you can see the reception/reservation counter. Look straight further, and you can see the lifts and the restaurant. And that is it, you have almost see it all.
Checking in was smooth and fast. The corridor leading to my room was long and narrow. What impressed me is the door to my bedroom. The design of door is beautiful and artistic.
Upon entering the room, the instinctive response is the size of the room. It is very small and compact! Even the vanity room (toilet) is small. The queen size bed took up nearly half the space of the room.There is very little space availble for movement.
The bed is clean and comfortable. But the blanket seems a little worn-out. There is a small TV and a mini bar (fridge) with cold can drinks and beers. They even provide you with a small kettle for you to make hot tea/coffee.
The location of Arcadia Hotel is a prime factor why many travelers choose to stay here. It is very close to Jl. Thamrin.
Sarinah Department Store is just 5 minutes walk away. There are plenty of restaurants for you to choose. There are MacDonald which opens 24 hours, Pizza Hut, and local food outlets. If you feel like catching a movie, the Cineplex is nearby. There are plenty of cabs that can take you around Central District. I took the task of walking from the hotel to Plaza Indonesia. It took about 30 minutes.
Despite its size, the Arcadia Hotel does fulfilled the needs of the budget travelers. Is this a good budget hotel to stay? My answer is:- Yes, it is value for money.
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