Bangka Bed And Breakfast

Jl. Bangka XI A no. 26, Kemang, Jakarta, Java, 12720, Indonesia | B&B
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The Big Durian

A travel blog entry by mikeandsheila

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The shortest bus journey of the trip turns out to be one of the worst. We are leaving Bukittinggi, bound for Jakarta - the capital of Indonesia. We have to make a serious decision here - travel to Jakarta by bus or fly? The bus journey is, by all accounts, one of the worst. Not only is it a continuation of the rough highway we travelled on to …

And so it begins...

A travel blog entry by triss68

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Well, we made it to Indonesia! Only took us 17 hours in the air, 3 in the dismal Taipei airport, 1 excruciating long hour in the immigration line and to top it off, another hour spent in a "taxi" with a lying, cheating and sneaky driver, who decided three quarters into our drive to pull over at a Shell station and demand more money form us to pay …

Busy, Smoggy, Noisey and No Footpaths

A travel blog entry by kateandlindsay

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Before I begin, I have not taken any photo's in Jakarta except for one outside the airport departures lounge as we were warned to be careful in the city so didn't bring the camera, so I will make this entry short(ish).

We arrived in Jakarta late on the 28th, so stayed in the plush airport hotel (35 a night) way above budget, but it was …

Chinese New Year Adventure

A travel blog entry by bronwyn.donovan

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... while Asmi had parked and told us "kampongchina". With no idea where we were or why we were being tossed out of the car we decided to go for a walk into the nearest building. By this time we were both dying for a wee. So, we enter a local market, so local you could smell where the cow had just been slaughter. After a brief photo or two we had to escape the smell. We figured any toilets we might find nearby would probably be worse than that so the general consensus was that ...

Jakarta ... Love it or Hate it?

A travel blog entry by sammiehawley

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... by the pool. However, outside of the home stay there wasn't a lot going on at all! There was a graveyard just opposite, and a couple of supermarkets up the road, but apart from the that, nothing! I met Kerstin (German, taught me the art of putting towels on loungers at the crack of dawn & brushes her teeth religiously three times a day) the day after I arrived at the bed and breakfast. There wasnt a lot going on in this part of Jakarta, it was just ...

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This B&B, located in the Jakarta Selatan area of Jakarta, is near Kraton (Keraton), Water Castle (Tamansari), Jalan Malioboro, and Yogyakarta Bird Market.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBangka Bed And Breakfast Jakarta

    Reviewed by mikeandsheila

    Home away from Home

    Reviewed May 18, 2012
    by (21 reviews) Sydney & Norwich , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    OK, Jakarta is a huge, unfathomable city, difficult to negotiate with no real central focus and nightmarish traffic. We randomly picked the Bangka via Hostelbookers and turned up late in the evening after a negotiating a dystopian traffic jam from the airport. What a relief to find the B&B was more than we could have hoped for. A beautiful house in a quiet leafy suburb, close to the expat zone but a million miles from the chaos. The staff, Rico and Rini, are incredibly friendly and helpful and the owner, Mr Rama is The Man. Rooms are quiet, cool and comfortable, the place has good wifi and places to relax and the complimentary breakfast is well laid out every morning. Highlight of our four day stay was the personal guided tour by Rama. He knows and loves his city, speaks perfect English and took us around the place in an air-coned car with a good driver. We went everywhere, the best bit being the old docks where we went on board a big wooden trading schooner that was loading stuff for Sulwesi, quite the experience. We left Jakarta with a new. improved opinion of the place and at least three new friends. Hope to return one day. Top place.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Bangka Bed And Breakfast Jakarta

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent