We had a wonderful 3 days and 2 nights staycation at The Gran Melia Hotel in Kuningan, Jakarta last December. Although the hotel is great, I actually hate the location. It stays in the middle of Kuningan which is very well known for its traffic jam. There are no shopping malls within walking distance, so the only alternative is to go by taxi to Casablanca area or Pasar Festival, which can be a great challenge because of the very bad traffic. I used to go around this area when I was still working in Jakarta, so I know exactly the frustration of dealing with the traffic in this area. Not to mention that sometimes people will block the road and do some demonstration in front of KPK (Indonesia Corruption Watch Commission) Building . However, we enjoyed our stay and had such a relaxing time that the boy refused to come home at the end of our stay.
At the end of our stay, I was glad that we finally could come home (for me, there’s no better place than home after going out for 2 or 3 days), but the boy said he still wanted to stay at the hotel…..emmmmm………like forever??? So I said that he should go back for school, and he said he rather have vacation all the time than school………………hahahaha…….
Anyway, it was nice and relaxing. We loved the room, the pool, and especially the bathtub with its headrest and big window overlooking the TV.