Sungei Wang Hotel # Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Because the flight to go to Indonesia from South Korea by Airasia, transit in Kuala Lumpur and we have to stay 1 night in Kuala Lumpur, so we decided to explore Kuala Lumpur for 1 night. Arrive at KLIA2, we go to Sungei Wang Hotel by Taxi.

This is my 2nd time stay in here.

The hotel located in the middle of Bukit Bintang Road so it’s easy to eat and walk around because there’s so many restaurant and mall nearby

The hotel is budget hotel, and clean. Even the room is small, but it’s enough just for sleep.

Phil House Guesthouse # Seoul – South Korea

From Busan by KTX, and at 16:02, we arrive at Seoul KTX Station. Then we go to our guest house first to put our luggage.

We stay at Phil House Guesthouse for 6 night, until the end of trip. The guesthouse located near Achasan Subway Station, so from Seoul Station, we take line 4 (aqua) to Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Subway Station then transfer to line 5 (purple) to Achasan.

Seoul Subway

From Achasan Subway, go to exit 3 and the guesthouse only 1 minutes walk. If you take luggage, ignore the stairs and go to car park besides C&U convenient store. There’s a lift in there.

I choose Phil House, because guest review. And I went there with my other 6 girl friends, so we take 8 dorm female (7 people pay for 8). It’s cheap, only cost 12000 won/people/night.

The guesthouse is nice, just like home. There’s a community room in there if you want to relaxing and get to know other’s people. You can eat breakfast too in the community room.

Phil House Community Room

Phil House Website: http://www.philhouse.co.kr/index.html
Phil House Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Phil-house/263822597008820

You can make reservation at website. The Phil House staff will confirm your booking by email, then tell you how much you have to pay. Then pay the DP via paypal, and pay the rest when you are check-in. It’s simple.

They will also tell you how to go there from Incheon International Airport. So don’t worry.

There’s a free guide tour for 1 day if you stay in there, just book first before you use the service. And also every 2nd and 4th Thursday Night, there’s BBQ party in the community room.

They also open homestay in Dongdaemun, Myeongdong and Ewha. You can check it here.
Philstay : http://www.philstay.co.kr/

I recommend this guesthouse if you want to looking for budget stay. You can choose the room type and location based on your need. Don’t hesitate to contact the staff for further information.

If you travelling less than 8 people, then just take common room like twin / triple / 4 people-room. The price is a little expensive but cheaper then others and also it’s more comfortable because you don’t need to share with others trippers.

8 dorm room

엘리제모텔 Elysee Motel Busan # South Korea

When I’m travelling to Busan for the first time, I choose Elysee Motel Busan for my accomodation, because it’s near Busan KTX Station.

Elysee Motel Busan located near Exit 5 or 7 of Nampo Station. The owner give me email of map direction to the hotel from either exit. Altough it’s only took 5-10 minutes by walk, but because it’s hill-up, and we bring our heavy luggage, it tooks more time.

The map from Mr Son, owner of Elysee Motel Busan
The map from Mr Son, owner of Elysee Motel Busan

The owner is really nice and kind. Check-in proccess is fast. The room is big, didn’t like motel at all. The bathroom also large. There’s a hot water and bathub. They provide body wash, and shampoo. There’s also steamer inside the bathroom if you want to sauna.

Besides the room, we also feel South Korea atmosphere, from the door key and shoes place. Before you enter the room, you have to take off your shoes in the special place between the door and room, then you can wear home sandals inside the room.

I satisfied with this hotel. It’s clean and modern but with budget price. Also located in the centre of city, just right beside Yongdusan Park and Busan Tower. Also walking distance to nearest subway, shopping street, Jagalchi Market, and BIFF square. From KTX Busan Station, also take less than 5 minutes by taxi.

You can get self-service breakfast. They provide bread, egg, cereal, milk, coffee, and tea. You can cook by your own just remember to wash it after used.

Address: 46 DongKwang-dong 3 Ga Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
Phone: +82 10-5264-8048

Agoda: Elysee Motel Busan
Booking.Com: Elysee Motel Busan

Hotel :: Puri Asri Hotel, Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Today, me and my friends visit Puri Asri Hotel Magelang. Because my friend’s cousin stay in there, so we can come in.

Usually it’s only guest who can come in. Not guest can’t entering the hotel area except they have bussiness or attending an event in there.

Puri Asri Hotel is 5 stars hotel in Magelang. It located at JL. CEMPAKA NO. 9 MAGELANG – CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA.

The hotel famous because of the nature area. It located near Progo River, one of famous rafting river in Magelang. With full of garden, people who stay in here could enjoy the green of nature and refreshing from the tiring work. Children can play in the playground too. And there’s swimming pool and spa.

I have stayed here before, when gathering with my Hakka friends, and also my big family reunion held in here. There’s so many activity that we can do in here, like Teklek Race, tug of war, etc.

Here some photo of Puri Asri Hotel, near the river area.

To check the room rate, you can go to booking hotel website such as Agoda, or Trip Advisor. You can also make a call to the hotel directly (Telp: +62293365115) or go to the hotel website.

2014 May – Booking Hotel in South Korea

Agoda and one of bank in Indonesia held a promotion, so I decided to booked the hotel. I booked the hotel in Busan and Seoul, because I only stay at those 2 city.

I got not too expensive price.

The hotel in Busan, just renovated. And once I booked the hotel via Agoda, the owner gave me email, that told me how to go there. And the renovated hotel looks nicer.

I have already booked the hotel in Seoul once I got the flight ticket. I booked it directly to the hotel, because some of my friends already booked it before. So I just make addition booked. And fortunately, they stil have vacancy bed. I booked dorm room. 🙂 It’s cheaper.

And because some of my friends will be back early than me, so I decided I move to other hotel in the last day. And I have already booked it via agoda using the promotion.

Now just counting the days and prepare for the itinery.. 🙂

Hotel :: Gran Melia Hotel 5* Kuningan # Jakarta – Indonesia

This month, is one of my cousin’s wedding, My dad big brother’s daughter. So we, as one big family, went to Jakarta to attend it. They live at Jakarta, so the party was celebrated in there.

We go by Airasia flight at 12:10 from Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 3. I got a promo ticket for all of us. It’s only IDR 242.000/person roundtrip. So cheap for domestic flight.

And I looks like bring a tour group. We are 15 people, all of us are family.

When we arrived there, we lunch at Bakmi GM, the famous Noodle franchise at Jakarta.

Then by rent a car from PPMCarRental, Mrs Jenny, and this time I rent a big car which suitable for 15 people. I rent ELF.
Then we go to the Gran Melia Hotel at Kuningan, Jakarta.

The wedding party will be held at Gran Melia Hotel ballroom, so that’s why We stay in here. It’s 5 star hotel, so The price was a little expensive (for me). It cost approximately IDR 1.500.000 to 2.000.000 per night per room. We stay for 2 nights.

If you have a party in here, you will get special price for stay.

The hotel building looks old from the outside, but when you came inside, it’s luxurious and wonderful. It really suitable for 5 star hotel.

Gran Melia Hotel located at Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Kav X-0 – Kuningan, Jakarta 12950, Indonesia
Tel: (62) 21 5268080
Fax: (62) 21 5268181
info@granmeliajakarta.com

Or you can using travel agent / agoda to booking the room.

The breakfast was wonderful. It has variation menu and you won’t get bored to eat here. It’s comfortable too.

The room is comfortable. There’s a small sofa at deluxe room, and big sofa at premium room.

Credit:
– Adisucipto International Airport Yogyakarta -> http://adisutjipto-airport.co.id/
– Soekarno Hatta International Airport Jakarta -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soekarno%E2%80%93Hatta_International_Airport
– Airasia -> http://www.airasia.com/id/id/home.page
– Bakmi GM -> http://www.bakmigm.com/
– PPMCarRental -> http://ppmcarrental.com/
– Gran Melia Hotel Jakarta -> http://www.melia.com/en/hotels/indonesia/java/gran-melia-jakarta/index.html

My Hotel CMYK @ Ratchada # Bangkok – Thailand

This is the budget hotel that I stay for 5 nights. It’s cheap, and really suitable for backpacker or budget trip.

I choose this hotel, because the location. My cousin’s friend ask us to stay at Ratchadaphisek area, and then when I browsing at Agoda, I found this hotel and some other hotel. But this is the cheapest and looks comfortable. Then we discuss it with our Thai friend, and she said that this is better because near her office too, so easy to pick us up.

Located only 5 minutes from MRT Huaykwang exit 1, and near shopping mall. It really convenient. Near 7/11 convenient store, and in the backside has a cafe.

Copy this image, and show to the taxi driver when you want to go to this hotel

We also choose this hotel, because this hotel has family room (triple room). We need 1 room for 3 people, so we decided to book this hotel for 5 nights.

Hotel Link: http://www.myhotelratchada.com/
Trip Advisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293916-d1991119-Reviews-Myhotel_Cmyk_Ratchada-Bangkok.html
Agoda: http://www.agoda.com/my-hotel-cmyk-ratchada/hotel/bangkok-th.html

The hotel is clean, for standard double room, looks small, but okay. Just the cleaning service, I don’t know how they manage. At the first day, my room didn’t cleaning up. And they didn’t give us new toiletries and mineral water. But in the next day everything is okay. Only at last day, in my brother’s room which family room type, the cleaning service didn’t clean the room again.

But so far okay, the receptionist service is good, and they have various breakfast.

Hotel Aryaduta # Jakarta – Indonesia

It’s my cousin’s wedding, and held at Hotel Aryaduta Jakarta. It’s been twice I stay in this hotel. For me this is enough, especially when it’s free XD. The host give us accomodation, so why not.

Hotel Aryaduta Jakarta located at Jl. Prapatan 44-48 Jakarta close to Farmer Status, Ismail Marzuki Park, and National Gallery of Indonesia. Also nearby are Immanuel Church and Sarinah Mall. It’s 4.5* star hotel.\

The building was a little old, but for me, it’s comfortable enough.

Here some picture of lobby cafe.