When we don't have any long weekend to spend for a getaway but still feel like going somewhere, what we do is taking a family staycation. We book a room in a hotel located in Jakarta, and we spent one or two nights at the hotel.
Location wise, we prefer to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta. Kemayoran area is one of our fave area as it is minutes away from Ancol. We have stayed many times in Kemayoran area, and this time we were invited by Holiday Inn Express Jakarta International Expo.
What really surprising was the design of the hotel. Holiday Inn Express is famous for "We Keep It Simple and Smart" concept, but I still feel the luxurious touch at the lobby as well as the restaurant where we had our breakfast on the next day.
We did not miss the opportunity to take picture on its most instagramable spot at the lobby:)
|At the lobby of Holiday Inn Express Jakarta International Expo|
The hotel is located just next to Jakarta International Expo which is used for music concert, expo and of course the yearly event of Pekan Raya Jakarta Kemayoran.
We did our morning walk around the hotel, and walked inside the Jakarta International Expo.
|When you exit the hotel, you will find the entrance to the expo|
|Back to the hotel when the sun was getting hot|
|The path going to the lobby|
Just outside the lobby, there is a Starbucks outlet, for the coffee lovers. Even it's quiet a distance to the nearest mall, but Starbucks is so close!
For me and mr.husband, we love the location as we could order our fave Martabak Pecenongan via GoFood :)
|Martabak and my tea pot:D|
|There we had it: Martabak Pecenongan!|
It is also a perfect hotel for you transit in Jakarta, as it has a good access from the airport. Without traffic, the Soekarno Hatta International Airport is about 30 minutes from the hotel.
We stayed at the suite room which is really big. When we opened the door, we found a living room with sofa, tv and a working desk
|A perfect room for family holiday|
The room is simple but very stylish. My most fave thing of the room is the lazy sofa at the corner of the room:D
The hotel does not have swimming pool, but staying at the suite room, we have our own bathtub. So the kids still could enjoy their splashing time right from the bathroom.
|Our Kiddos love bathroom with a bathtub:D|
The next morning, we enjoyed the view from the room to Jakarta International Expo.
|Good morning world...|
|Good morning Jakarta...|
Again, the breakfast was also surprising, away from the "keep it simple" way. First of all, look at the tiles. It gives the restaurant a very modern look.
|The restaurant seen from the lobby|
|A lovely restaurant :)|
The breakfast is served inside, bread, sausages to fried rice were served. Well, it is simple but I think it is more than enough.
|Coffe, Milo and Dilmah Tea|
The Cooking Class "Daddy & Me Cooking Date"
After breakfast we joined the cooking class held by Yuk Makan and Holiday Inn Express. It was a wonderful experience for our family. So do check out family activities which is conducted at the hotel.
More stories of the event is written here.
|It was a blast for our family :)|
It was a nice stay at Holiday Inn Express Jakarta International Expo, and we hope to be back soon. Thank you Holiday Inn Express Jakarta International Expo for your hospitality:)
|At the hallway, in fron of the room|
written on May 15, 2017
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