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Unlike most of the hotels on this list, Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar is located in North Jakarta. Concretely, it sits in between the bustle of Central Jakarta and the seaside leisure neighborhood of Ancol (about a 15-minute drive from either). This is an especially good location if you are visiting in summer, as you'll be able to make the most of the beach and theme park in Ancol without sacrificing the more cultural side of Jakarta.
The rooms are bright and well-appointed, with large windows that offer great views of the city. The family suite is ideal for a group of four, and the Honeymoon Suites with jacuzzi are a great choice for couples. Some of the rooms are slightly worn, but the hotel's price range still makes this a very good value choice.
The restaurant serves a good breakfast as well as various international cuisines throughout the day. There is a very nice indoor swimming pool and an excellent spa. This hotel sauna is one of Jakarta's underground gay meeting spots, with gay men often coming here to mingle and relax. This makes the Swiss-Belhotel a popular choice for gay travelers looking to meet other guys.
♥ Very good hotel sauna frequented by gay men
♥ Convenient location between Central Jakarta and beachside Ancol
♥ Good value for money