Jakarta is a stop over point for many destinations in Indonesia. You may find yourself needing to spend a night to reach a connecting flight and don’t want to touch the infamous traffic in Jakarta. A great option us the Swiss-Belhotel Airport Jakarta.
The hotel is not inside of the airport and you can not walk but there is a shuttle that will bring you to the hotel. The free shuttle goes to the airport every hour on the hour (24 hours a day).
You can also set up a private car if you need to go at a different time. It is about a 10 minute drive from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to the Swiss-Belhotel.
I had a king deluxe room which was very clean and spacious. There was a door hanger that assured that it was sanitized.
My room had a work area with a desk, a nice chaise lounge by the window, a flat screen television and a mini fridge. There was a large wardrobe with a safe inside.
The granite bathroom had a large walk in shower. There is no bathtub, but tubs are available in the suites.
On the second floor of the hotel, there is a fabulous spillover pool with a view over the city. I enjoyed cooling off from the Indonesian heat and watching the planes take off from the airport. There is also a fitness center by the pool.
A big highlight of my stay was having a massage in my room. While there is no spa on the premise, they will send someone to your room and it was really affordable. It felt so good after a 20 hour flight.
We enjoyed dinner in the Swiss-Café Restaurant which serves local, western and Asian cuisine. While there are not many options for vegetarians in Asia, they were happy to make us a pasta dish with garlic bread.
We always felt well looked after. The morning we were leaving, we received a wake up call, and when we came down for our early morning flight, the shuttle was ready and waiting and they had even packed a breakfast for us to bring on the road with us.
I also have to mention that there is a Starbucks right next door and it was only a two minute walk to get there.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Swiss-Belhotel Airport Jakarta. They even offer free WI-FI.