If you’re a regular of this blog, you know for sure that my husband is not fond of taking pictures so even he’s always out of town or out of the country, there are no souvenir pictures. But after his Myanmar trip, I told him to take pictures of his trip so I can share it on my blog and at least I can have a glimpse of those countries. And he did, so now I have something to share on this blog even I’m not traveling.
Anyway, two weeks ago my husband went to Indonesia. He usually stays at Hotel Mulia, which he considered one of the best hotels that he stayed so far in Asia. But during his last trip, he stayed at Shangri-la Hotel because this is nearer to his office but because of traffic, mas matagal pa naging biyahe niya compared to Hotel Mulia.
This is the well-lighted room.
Toiletries are the same, nothing special. But the bathroom has a bathtub.
When my husband was sending me the photos, I really remembered our staycation in EDSA Shangri-la because of the room, restaurant and pool. They look the same.
They even have a wet play area which is a big advantage if you have kids. I’m not sure if they also have Cubs training.
Read: Birthday Staycation at EDSA Shangri-la
The room package includes buffet breakfast at SATOO. The restaurant has 12 open kitchen stations which serve Asian and International cuisines. Since traffic is so bad in Jakarta, my husband just ate a la carte dinner at SATOO too.
As always, service is good. The only thing that we did not like is we need to make follow-up pa for the floating charge. Upon check-in, you need to make a downpayment (Number of days x 2) so my husband paid 4 nights x 2. He was advised that it will be canceled after 7 Days. But two weeks had passed and I can still see the floating charge and it is eating up our credit card limit. Good thing that 2 days after our follow up, it was canceled.
You can also use your Golden Circle Membership to earn GC points or Airline Loyalty Card to earn miles. My husband chose the miles and it will be reflected after 4 weeks. I told my husband, next time just choose GC points since we can exchange it for room awards, upgrade awards, food or even spa vouchers. If we want miles, we can also convert the GC points to miles.
When we followed up the 500 Miles, we were advised that they already credited it (February 10) but we cannot see it on our Mabuhay Miles Account so lesson learned just used the Golden Circle Membership card.
Shangri-la Hotel Jakarta
Kota BNI JL. Jend. Sudirman Kav.
1, Jakarta, 10220, Indonesia