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Allson Residence: hotel service in homely setting
by: Emma Kwee

Allson Residence features 114 serviced apartments in the heart of Jakarta 's business district. The three towering buildings are an impressive sight as they rise with 23 floors up into the Jakarta skyline. Inside, that impression stays as the marble lobby stretches out to an elegantly decorated restaurant.

Allson offers a convenient combination of hotel service and facilities with the privacy and convenience of your own apartment. The apartments vary from 1 to 4 bedroom suites and all of them are decorated in a classic way with hard wooden furnishings, marble floors and fully equipped kitchens. Build in 1997, the building is not that old, although some of the apartments have a much lighter and more modern feel to them than others. It is suggested that you have a look around before settling in. The rooms on the upper levels have nice views of down town Jakarta, and glancing down from you a/c apartment, it sure looks better than when you're actually out there.

The list of facilities is extensive and ranges from sports at the tennis courts, to ultimate relaxation at the spa. The huge swimming pool at the front looks very inviting and makes you feel as if you were in a seaside resort hotel instead of one of the busiest metropoles in the world.

The staff is professional and welcoming, taking care of all the needs and wants of the guests. Most of the guests are families for the Middle East because of the hotels' close proximity to the Eastern market and restaurants. It's an understandable choice since the convenience of the self servicing facilities, combined with the amenities of a 4 star hotel, offers the best of both worlds.

Staying in the Allson has a different feel to it than staying in a regular hotel. The ambience is one of practicality and most guests seem to be regulars, who treat this residence as their second home. That is one of the plus points of the Allson, it offers a convenient basis for venturing out in Jakarta in both its prime location and the nature of the accommodation.

It is obvious why it's mostly families who choose to stay at the Allson. The apartments provide the room and facilities of a home away from home. In room d├ęcor is not that special but more of the functional type. Luxury is not a word that comes to mind when describing the Allson, but classic furnishings and all the necessary amenities are provided. Suitability is what Allson offers in its apartments apt for families.

SD's Verdict on Allson Residence
The Allson Residence offers a convenient combination of the privacy of your own apartment and hotel standard service. The accommodation offered is spacious and provides all the necessary amenities. On the downside however, the rooms look older than their actual age, especially the bathrooms might need some renovation. This functional residence is most suitable for families. Couples or those wishing to indulge themselves in luxury and comfort might find the Allsons' apartments a bit too bland for a holiday feeling.


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About The Author

Emma Kwee

Emma is a Dutch born and bred Indonesia lover who after years of traveling stranded and lost her heart to the same country her father was born in.

Emma writes for Streetdirectory Indonesia. Robert J Steiner manages Streetdirectory.co.id & FlowerAdvisor.co.id, well known for for online Flowers & Gifts in Indonesia.

She is currently living the good life in Bandung, writing for streetdirectory.com while sipping fresh coconut juice under a palmtree, she's planning on staying put for a while.

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