🛫 Jakarta Stopover 🛬

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Jakarta Stopover - Central Java & Karimunjawa

🛫 Jakarta Stopover 🛬

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Most traveler’s introductions to their journey through Indonesia begins with a flight to Jakarta. If, like us, you’re planning to transit through Jakarta on your way to your primary destination, you may find it more convenient and comfortable to book a Jakarta airport hotel.

This also applies if you’re a weary traveler in need of a restful stopover or seeking a convenient base for exploring the bustling city.

There are plenty of budget-friendly choices offering proximity and convenience, so say goodbye to airport stress and hello to a seamless stay in Jakarta with an overnight stay at the Ibis Budget Hotel.



Getting to Jakarta

On our journey to Indonesia from Rome, we had just spent a lengthy 10-hour layover at Doha airport. Getting to our hotel as quickly as possible when we got to Indonesia was therefore a top priority.

On arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, we’d decided to take a short layover in a nearby hotel. We would then then take a domestic flight onward to Semarang. We would have time enough to visit Jakarta city on our way back at the end of the trip.

To ensure our schedule wasn’t compromised by any flight delays, we booked a single night at the Ibis Budget Hotel. The Ibis was close to the airport, and offered a free shuttle bus service to and from the hotel.

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The Ibis Budget Hotel – Ideal for a Jakarta stopover

After booking the hotel online (€25 for a double room including breakfast), we had emailed them requesting directions. They replied with detailed instructions about their shuttle service (where to meet and at which times).

When we arrived at Jakarta and cleared customs, we were just in time to meet their shuttle. It arrived exactly on time in front of the Hoka-hoka Bento Restaurant upstairs on the 2nd floor (Departure level), just outside Terminal 2D.

To the Airport *from* Jakarta by Minivan

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The Ibis Budget Hotel Shuttlebus Service

The Ibis Budget Hotel

The hotel was a short 20-minute ride from the airport.

When we arrived at the hotel, we were given a clean and compact room on the 7th floor. Our room had all the standard features of an Ibis Budget hotel you would find anywhere in the world.

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The staff were friendly and helpful, and the included breakfast was good. On the ground floor there is a mini-market that is open 24/7.
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Checking out of the Ibis Budget Hotel

An ATM machine was available in the Ibis Styles Hotel just next door, but the machine wouldn’t accept either of my credit cards. Luckily, we didn’t need cash immediately since the Ibis accepted our card payment for the hotel bill.

As we were to discover in the coming days (see ‘Honey, the ATM ate my card’, the cash machines in Indonesia have a character all of their own…

The following morning we took their complimentary shuttle-bus back to the airport in time for our onward flight with Lion Air to Semarang.

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1 Comment

Joey Keasberry 🔴🇦🇪

May 1, 2021at 10:04 pm

Lovely hotel. Stayed there many times. Good value for money.

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