Review: JW Marriott Jakarta (1 Bedroom Suite)

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Nightly rate
(incl. taxes/fees)
15k points
Length of stay1 night
Membership levelTitanium Elite
(Marriott Bonvoy)

What benefits to expect when you stay at JW Marriott Jakarta as a Marriott Bonvoy Titanium or Platinum Elite member?

The hotel was built in 2001 with a total of 317 rooms.

As of the time of writing, members will typically need 15,000 to 25,000 points per night for award stays.

Location

The hotel is located in the Mega Kuningan area, a little South off Central Jakarta.

  • 25 mins drive to Central Jakarta
  • 1 hr drive to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK)
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Arrival

Upon arrival, we were assisted with our luggages before being directed to the reception for check-in.

We were assigned to a base Twin Room as there were no larger room available at that time.

However, upon entering the room, we found stains on our bedsheets. We raised the issue to the housekeeping manager, who apologized and asked if we would like to upgrade to the suite room, which will only be available 2 hours later. As there are 3 of us, the staff also agreed to include an additional bed in the room to accommodate all of us!

Hotel building
Lobby
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Corridor
Opening hours and Elite member benefits

1 Bedroom Suite

Room 1111 is 84sqm (904sqft) in size.

Like most hotel rooms built in the early 2000s, it felt a little dated, with spotty lighting. However, most importantly, the suite that we got was well-maintained and it didn’t have any mouldy smells.

Living room
Living room
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Welcome amenity
Complimentary coffee and tea
Bedroom
Bedroom (reversed angle)
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Lighting controls
View from the suite
Closet
Toilet in the living room
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Bathroom
Bathroom amenities
Bath products

Twin Room

Room 2515 is 42sqm (452sqft) in size.

As mentioned earlier, we were originally assigned a Twin Room before the upgrade. This smaller room had the same “old” vibe as the suite.

Twin room
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Twin room (reversed angle)
Night stand
Beverage area
Bathroom
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Bathtub

Executive Lounge

Platinum members and above have access to the Executive Lounge all day, with Afternoon Tea and Evening Cocktail being served at specific hours every day.

The lounge is large and offers a great panoramic view of the city. F&B options were very good during my visits.

Executive Lounge
Lounge seats

Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea was served from 2.30pm to 4.30pm daily.

Afternoon tea selection
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Afternoon tea selection
Afternoon tea

Evening cocktail

Evening cocktail was served from 6pm to 9pm daily. With the good variety and quality, the food offered was enough for dinner.

There is also “Cheese & Dessert” period from 9pm to 11.30pm.

Buffet area
Dessert selection
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Sushi
Alcohol selection
Evening cocktail
Hot food
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Soup
Dessert
Executive Lounge rules

Internet speed

The WiFi speed was good for basic web surfing.

Breakfast

Breakfast is complimentary for Platinum members and above. It was held as a buffet at Sailendra restaurant.

The buffet was extensive and food quality was very good.

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Buffet area
Chicken pao
Krupuk area
Rice and condiments
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Breakfast
Hot food
Snacks
Indian food
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Omelette
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Other facilities

Swimming pool
Swimming pool area
Gym
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Weights area
Weights area
Drinks at the gym
ATM machine at the lobby

My ratings

This is how I am rating my stay, after considering what I paid:

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Breakfast9/10
Service9/10
Location8/10
Room furnishing8/10
View
(from the room)
9/10
Peace & quiet10/10
Executive Lounge9/10
Facilities9/10
Elite member recognition9/10
Value9/10

Bottom line

JW Marriott Jakarta is over 20 years old and needs a renovation soon, for a more modern furnishing in the rooms.

At its award price point, the food quality that is offered in the Executive Lounge and breakfast was fantastic.

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