Shopping and Culinary Information
There are many interesting places for shoppings located in the vicinity of the recommended hotels. If you stay at Sari Pan Pacific Hotel located on Jl. Thamrin, Sarinah department store is the complete place for shopping which provides various kinds of domestic and international branded goods, including typical traditional souvenirs from all over regioins of Indonesia. There are also cafes and restaurants serving traditional or international foods.
Grand Indonesia Hotel located on jl. Thamrin is close to some shopping malls, such as : Grand Indonesia Mall, Plasa Indonesia Mall providing domestic and international branded goods. Whereas, Thamrin City Mall provides various kinds of traditional materials, such as : batik and tenun with affordable prices. If you wish to enjoy the evenings, you can walk around the area while watching a beatiful fountain in surrounding area.
Millenium Hotel is located in the vicinity area of the largest wholesaler in Indonesia, namely Tanah Abang, a place in which most of the people buy large part of goods. There are various types of consumer goods such as : shoes, clothing, slippers, bedding, with various prices.
Lastly, Grand Mercure Hotel, its location is very strategic whick is close to the shopping malls, restaurants, and cafes, or even when evening comes there are many vendors selling foods around the pavement serving fresh meals.
If you wish to taste traditional cuisine, you can find in some restaurants and cafes located in the surrounding areas of the recommended hotels. There are many kinds of local cuisine such as : gado-gado (vegetable salad mix with peanuts saus), chicken or lamb satay (small chopped chicken or lamb grilled), fried rice, fried noodles, bakso (boiled noodles with meatballs), and many others. If you are interested in tasting any of these meals, you can find in the restaurants, cafe or even in the merchant carts. Otherwise, you can find many international restaurants nearby the recommended hotels.