{Jakarta} Stay @ Tune Hotel, Pasar Baru

January 11th, 2013 [Friday]

i have given you guys a sneak peak of my 5D4N @ Jakarta & Bandung, so now let’s get on to the details!

our initial plan was to spend all five days at Bandung ONLY. and then we got an email AirAsia one not-so-fine day telling us they’re changing our route to Jakarta or we could opt for refund. that’s how we ended up at Jakarta!

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my girls, C & LC! and my trusty Hugo, the D90. i wanna pat my back for lugging Hugo with me whenever i go.

it was our first oversea trip together so we’re really excited. Cele’s hubby was also on board with us. yesh she’s married, no longer in the market 😉

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us again posing in front of the aircraft with our luggages. we skimped on the luggage fees so that we could spend more on shopping nyek!

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and we arrived at Soekarno Hatta Airport Terminal 3 1.5 hour later. we need not do any walking as there’s a AirAsia shuttle bus transported us to the terminal entrance. nice!

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all of us hurriedly lined up like some kiasu fellas at the immigration check because it’s already midnight and the hotel we were staying requiring some traveling time from the aiport. we queued for almost 30mins, and when it’s our turn, we were told that we needed to fill up some stupid form! noone told us that! we just wasted our time queuing up bloody hell!

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guys, remember to fill up this arrival and departure card when you enter the terminal, it’s available at the counter at the back! visa on arrival is also available if you plan to stay more than 30 days!

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we were given this custom declaration form in the flight! they should have given us the arrival form as well!

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we followed the ‘keluar’ sign to the main entrance. Bahasa Melayu comes in handy when you’re travelling around Indonesia!

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stopped by this convenient shop to buy bottles of mineral water.

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we were advised to take ONLY Blue Bird cab, but we were approached by this van driver first and the price (IDR 150k) he offered was acceptable so we took his van to our hotel for the next 2 nights.

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oh there’s toll in Jakarta too!


taadah! it’s Tune Hotel again! due to my previous pleasant stay @ Tune Hotel Hat Yai, i recommended Tune Hotel to them! i mean it’s cheap, spacious and convenient, why not right?

well, i couldn’t say the same for Tune Hotel Pasar Baru. read on to find out why.

i think this Tune Hotel is somewhat new, because the drivers didn’t know where it is, we have to tell them it’s nearby Pasar Baru, the red hotel!


C & LC again!


our Twin Room with double single beds. one of the couple and LC & i shared the other one. i kept reminding the newly-wed not to make baby while we were sleeping LOL.

this Twin Room rate was IDR 624 380 and we also bought 24 hr A/C + 24h TV + 24h wifi + towel & toiletries, so the total bill was IDR 723 360 (around RM 230) for two nights!


the room is relatively smaller than our room at Tune Hotel Hat Yai. 🙁

no room to roll around.


mirror to camwhore



bathroom is the same as Tune Hotel Hat Yai.


there’s also a mirror to shoot OOTD! <3


a ceiling was installed in the room too, something Tune Hotel Hat Yai doesn’t have. you can skimp on aircond if you’re on tight budget!

Tune Hotel
Pasar Baru Jl. K.H. Samahudi
no 25 Jakarta Pusat 10710

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after we checked into to Hotel, we went out and walked to the 7/11, located within 5 mins walking distance for supper before we called it a night!

that butter toast is one wicked toast. soooo additive! must buy when you’re in Indonesia ya! om nom nom nom



  1. foongpc

    March 25, 2013 at 23:36

    I thought the arrival and departure card is always given on the plane itself?
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    1. Che-Cheh

      March 25, 2013 at 23:47

      Yeah normally given in plane… if not given I will demand it until they gimme. Haha I don’t want to waste time in the airport.
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      1. admin

        March 26, 2013 at 13:05

        we didn’t see properly what card was that. just filled in only. our bad also la.

        maybe they thought we sama sama orang Indon T____________T
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    2. admin

      March 26, 2013 at 13:03

      we also thought the same! manatau it’s custom declaration form Zzz =.=

      or maybe we look like Indon OMGOMGOMG that’s why they thought we don’t need it. damn
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  2. foongpc

    March 25, 2013 at 23:38

    The Tune Hotel room is so small! Just like the Tune Hotel which I stayed near LCCT! Others are bigger I suppose?
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    1. admin

      March 26, 2013 at 13:08

      really small lo! the ones at Thai are bigger!

      no more Tune Hotel other than the ones at Thai! pfft
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  3. Che-Cheh

    March 25, 2013 at 23:46

    Is that real banana in plastic packaging? So not environment friendly. Aiseh. Butter toast? Noted!

    Wah you berani take photo in the immigration area ah… hahaha I tak berani woo.

    Ahh so you also kena ‘bomb’ by AA eh… just like my Europe trip.
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    1. admin

      March 26, 2013 at 13:13

      yesh the banana is real! single and available! LOL! packed in plastic to slow down the oxidation process i guess?

      kenot take photo in immigration one ar? didn’t know it :/ no sign whatsoever what. if anything, i’ll just play the ‘i’m a tourist and pardon my ignorance’ card! 😛

      oh we are both AA’s victims. i think they wanna boost tourism in Jakarta. but heck, don’t even think of going there other than transit! it’s so congested!
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  4. Huai Bin

    March 26, 2013 at 01:42

    I flew AirAsia to Jakarta too! 🙂

    We stayed at the Tune Hotel in Manila though, didn’t know they have that webcam thing, I reckon that’s very nifty! 🙂

    I love the Circle K franchise, just came back from Bali! 🙂
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    1. admin

      March 26, 2013 at 13:18

      no choice but AA cos it offers the most wallet-friendly flight fare! :/

      both Tune Hotels i stayed in have this webcam thingy! we always take a snap before we went out and one more when we head back!

      i prefer their 7/11 more! 😀
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  5. yummychunklet

    March 27, 2013 at 03:02

    Great looking hotel and review!
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    1. admin

      March 27, 2013 at 13:09


      but it’s actually not that great :/ the room was so small.

  6. maggie

    March 29, 2013 at 12:43

    so-so review on this hotel. nonetheless, good luck.

    1. admin

      March 29, 2013 at 22:31

      because this hotel is so-so only! :/

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