The Travel Junkie At ibis Styles Jakarta Mangga Dua Square – Located at Jalan Gunung Sahari, ibis Styles Jakarta Mangga Dua Square is surrounded by shops, banks and midscale commercial buildings. It is only 5 minutes by car from Beos Kota Train Station, 10 minutes from JIExpo Kemayoran and 20 minutes from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The hotel has 211 contemporary rooms, 3 modern meeting rooms called Milkyway, that can be combined formed into large ballroom and sTREATs Restaurant, which serves international and local cuisine. And, have you checked out the street art in ibis Styles Jakarta Mangga Dua Square?

Was there any pre-arrival communication by the hotel with myself via email or social media? My stay was organised very last-minute, with less than a week to spare. It was organised by a multitude of channels and confirmed by email.

Did I try to engage the hotel via social media? Did the hotel interact with me and made me feel welcome/special? I had, and the hotel responded on instagram.

Has the hotel tried to gather any personal information (e.g. preferences) prior to my stay? I really did not need anything special.

The wow factor! What was the hotel decor style? The hotel is very stylish and it all became clear one I walked in. The hotel lobby was very cool and also quite cozy, which I liked.

How quick and efficient was the hotel check-in? It was great, very friendly and efficient. I had received a text earlier saying that room was ready, so it all worked well.

Was I addressed by name once reservation has been located? (it is all about the small details, some others are outstanding with this, and I love it, like I do when I board an airplane) Absolutely.

Did I feel genuinely welcomed by the hotel staff? Yes yes yes. Service was great and very personable – I kind of felt at home!

Wi-fi – was I told anything about it? Was there a charge? Free and very easy to use.

Room Experience
First impressions – decor, size and wow factor? Our room was beautiful, minimalist and comfortable. It was perfect.

Welcome amenity?

The bed? It was very comfortable and one of those you do not want to leave.

Closet/Wardrobe – proper hangers or those annoying ones where you need a PhD to get them out one by one? All good here.

Bathrobes and slippers? No bathrobes. And I used the slippers for once, as they were my size!

Coffee and Tea? I had coffee and tea making facilities, but I did not use.

Free bottled water? Yes, of course.

Power sockets in useful places – we have more and more devices and we know where we want them! By the bed, by the working area. Yes yes yes. Besides the docking station, there were sockets on each side of the bed.

The bathroom – a modern bathroom with walk in shower and hairdryer.

Towels – yes, please! How many and how soft and lovely? Very good.

Toiletries – own brand, super brand, baby ones or proper ones? I shall find out! The toiletries were from own brand, which are nice.

Amenity kit – We had everything we needed.

Hairdryer – is it a human one, or just something stuck to a wall that only makes noise? I did not use it on this occasion, but located the hairdryer which looked proper.

General thoughts:

Breakfast – Breakfast after fitness was an interesting experience. I loved the atmosphere, we had a delicious breakfast with great choices. No words, no words. Good thing calories do not count when you are here.

Would I recommend it to my best friend? She would LOVE it.

Would I stay again? Without a doubt – the hotel was sexy, service was excellent, good location.

Have you visited this hotel? What were your thoughts?

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