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8.1
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Excellent location - 1.12 kilometers from city center
Popular neighborhood
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  • Jakarta History Museum1.87 km
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  • National Monument2.89 km
  • National Museum2.98 km
  • Dunia Fantasi Theme Park (Ancol)3.06 km
  • Plaza Indonesia4.86 km
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  • Sirkus Waterplay23.08 km
  • 3-star Hotel
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    Sparks Life Jakarta

    Mangga Besar Raya Street Number 42, Mangga Besar, Jakarta, Indonesia, 11150 - See map
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    "Pros- Many movie channels in English, nice and kind staff except the waitress during the day."
    Ben - April 15, 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 93% of guests
    Very good service
    7.5 rating for service
    Very good cleanliness
    7.3 rating for cleanliness
    Very good facilities on premise
    7.3 facilities on premise
    • 540 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Jakarta

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

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    Value for money7.5
    Distance to city center2 Km
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportHalim Perdanakusuma International Airport (HLP)
    Distance to airport14.7 km

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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Sparks Life Jakarta?

        Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Sparks Life Jakarta?

        Sparks Life Jakarta is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of USD 75. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Sparks Life Jakarta also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sparks Life Jakarta has a car park available for guests. Car parking is available for a fee of IDR 50000 per day. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Jakarta with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

        What is the smoking policy at Sparks Life Jakarta?

        Sparks Life Jakarta does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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        What people love about Sparks Life Jakarta

        • 10.0
          Exceptional
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          "Food in hotel are nice ,location very good."

          zahkaria

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          December 27, 2018

        • 8.8
          Excellent
          Location

          "Good Location and best value for money!"

          Rendy

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          July 26, 2017

        • 6.4
          Good
          Location

          "Close to food outlets and nightlife"

          Benny C.

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          April 6, 2018

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        7.7/10
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        Overall rating:
        7.4
        Very good
        1,367 reviews
        Cleanliness
        7.3
        Facilities
        7.3
        Location
        8.1
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        More about Sparks Life Jakarta

        More about Sparks Life Jakarta

        This elegant hotel, located centrally in Chinatown, is within a short walking distance of bustling Kota. Guests will enjoy a location that is only five kilometers from the Gambir Train Station, 20 kilometers from the international airport, and 10 kilometers from the center of the city. The Exito Coffee Shop, located on-site, is the perfect place to enjoy fine Indonesian coffee in a chic atmosphere, great for intimate meetings. The Sparks Life Jakarta in Jakarta is the perfect budget option for those that want a central location with an array of facilities on-site.

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        38 mentions
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        36 mentions
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        27 mentions
        Internet
        12 mentions

        What they offer

        10.0
        Exceptional

        "Nice stay , hot water AC TV well operated."

        Nefrity

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        November 6, 2018

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        Food and dining

        Breakfast options

        Continental

        Restaurants on site

        Exito Resto & Lounge
        Cuisine:Indonesian
        Menu:Buffet

        Nearby restaurants

        Indonesian cuisine
        Indonesian cuisine
        Miyama Japanese Restaurant
        2.9 km Indonesian, Japanese
        Palalada
        3.9 km Indonesian
        Huize Trivelli
        4.0 km Indonesian, International
        American cuisine
        American cuisine
        KFC
        760 m American
        KFC Plaza Glodok
        1.4 km American
        A&W - Tambora
        1.5 km American
        Asian cuisine
        Asian cuisine
        Bakmi Abun
        250 m Asian, Chinese
        Bakmi Komandan
        280 m Asian, Indonesian
        Smoked Chicken & Smoked Beef Tongue
        320 m Asian, Barbecue, Indonesian

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        7.4
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        Facilities7.3
        Location8.1
        Room comfort and quality7.0
        Service7.5
        Value for money7.5
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        9.7
        Exceptional
        jeffery from Indonesia
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 1 night in November 2010

        Good clean budget hotel ”

        Value for money, clean
        Noisy,

        Sparks is located in Mangga Besar area. Area known in Jakarta for its never ending nightlife. Its seems like the area is alive 24/7. You can find almost anything here, plenty of restaurant around the area, Mangga dua is about 5 mnts taxi ride and night clubs are all over the places. The hotel itself nice. Clean room, minimalistic design and friendly staff. However, since there are clubs/karaoke inside the hotel, the room tend to be noisy.

        Reviewed November 16, 2010
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Antonio from United States
        Solo traveler
        Suite
        Stayed 1 night in August 2011

        Nice hotel in a good location”

        Location and cleanliness

        i stayed at feodora my first 2 nights i was in jakarta and what a mistake that was. they say you get what you pay for and that is true there. when i returned to jakarta from bali i booked at sparks and it was much better. feodora isn't a bad hotel but small and rundown rooms. sparks suite was plenty big and the tv was nice. i really enjoyed my stay at sparks and if i were to return to jakarta i would definitely stay there again. it is in a good location to the nightclubs, which are right around the corner. i just jumped on a motorbike and was there (stadium) in 5 minutes. good location with a friendly staff and clean large rooms. always a good combo in my eyes!!

        Reviewed August 13, 2011
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Malek from Austria
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

        Again a pleasant stay”

        staff as always friendly, location, clean rooms

        Sparks Hotel is located in Mangga Besar, an area known for nightlife, but not too far away from the centre. The staff is very friendly and speaks english very well. Rooms and facilities are very clean and the bar is a good place to try the Bintang beer. Only the wireless LAN didnt work always due to technical problems.

        Reviewed May 16, 2013
        8.7
        Excellent
        Jeff from United States
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 7 nights in December 2009

        Sparks Hotel - an entertainment Oasis”

        The staff are helpful friendly and accommodating (but so is most of Indonesia) The pool is beautiful. Breakfast is served Daily and included in the Hotel cost. Bluebird Taxi Group serves this Hotel. Typical Hotel services like room service, laundry, Business center are availalble. For the single Male traveling solo there are three different entertainment venues that are quite nice - a Lounge, A Karaoke bar, and a spa. And this can be a very family friendly hotel as well as none of this is "in your face"- unless your looking for it, you probably won't notice it.
        I found the wireless internet (which is free with the room) less reliable and slower than I would have hoped. It malfunctioned on the weekend and I was told that since it was a "public holiday" staff couldn't be summoned to repair it - disappointing. There are only a few items on the breakfast menu that appeal to western tastes (ask them to prepare an omelet for you - it was two days before I was aware of this as they don't offer. Also, I wish they would restock the breakfast tables with silverware, sugar, etc when they clean the tables between patrons. I've often found I needed to go back for a spoon, fork, napkin, sugar, etc. I had hoped to stay longer, but the management would not extend my stay at the Agoda pricing - so I moved to another Hotel.

        The SPARKS hotel is a pretty well known landmark the Jakarta. The Hotel itself could serve as a destination resort for a single Male travler with it's 1. Karaoke bar, 2. MnB Lounge (Tuesday and Thursday is Ladies night - free vodka between 9 and 11 I think) and 3. The Spa which has very nicely appointed rooms with glass and granite showers. However, It is not within walking distance of anything other than Lokasari Plaza. However, with it's Blue Bird Taxi service, you can get to most parts of Jakarta within 30 minutes for a pretty cheap price which makes it pretty convenient. The rooms are on the small side, but pretty. The beds are wide and firm. The stand up shower is great and the water is HOT ( a good thing). The tile floors can get quite slippery when wet and to their credit this Hotel provides non skid slippers in every room. If you are traveling with a family you may want them to remove the multicolored condoms and lubricants from the nightstand. ( they were placed in every room I observed) The items in the mini bar run about 4 times what they would sell for outside. If you have guests they are likely to begin to immediately help themselves - sharing of food is very common in Indonesia.

        Reviewed December 25, 2009
        8.7
        Excellent
        Mohamed from Singapore
        Group
        Superior
        Stayed 1 night in February 2013

        Great Place to Stay in Jakarta”

        Rooms are well maintain

        This is my second time I've stayed at Sparks Hotel. The first time when I was there, I already felt that this is a great place to stay. The rooms are well maintain, the people are friendly and helpful, the food was great, the price is amazingly affordable or shall I say everything are well done. I will definately come back again as and when I travel to Jakarta.

        Reviewed February 21, 2013
        7.0
        Very good
        Christopher from United States
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

        Funky Avant Garde Chic Hotel”

        Bright Lights, Loud and Audacious

        Decent hotel located in Mangga Besar. The key point for choosing a hotel in Jakarta is location. If you have reason to be in this area of Jakarta then Sparks is a decent hotel to choose. The hotel is affordable, clean and offers amenities similiar to other hotels in the same area. If you like your hotel to be quiet and restrained then this is not the hotel for you. If you like a more boisterous and lively place to gather with friends or to make new friends then Sparks may be the hotel just for you with a disco and massage palour on the premises.

        Reviewed December 13, 2012
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Akbar from Singapore
        Couple
        Superior
        Stayed 4 nights in June 2010

        Excellent hotel stay”

        Hotel staffs are very friendly and helpful..Had requested for early check-in and late check-out. Staffs accomodate both request.
        No shops in the hotel

        The hotel was value for money and offer excellent service. Very friendly staffs and good breakfast, very clean rooms. Overall I had a very good experience. The hotel is close to indonesian restaurant offering very good food and affordable price. There is also a shopping centre nearby. For signtseeeing, have to take cab but beware that taxi charges are very expensive as the traffic in Jakarta is ver bad. For metered taxis, it will cost you a bomb if stuck in traffic

        Reviewed June 28, 2010
        9.0
        Exceptional
        IBRAHIM from Malaysia
        Business traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2010

        Lovely hotel and service ”

        clean
        noise from the entertainment

        When arrived i thought this should be alright and true enough it was more that what i expected and they had a slightly different concept than the other hotels. The room is small but enough for solo traveller. I must say that i liked the concept of the room and very colourful. All in all my stay at the Spark was a good one - not perfect but just nice!

        Reviewed December 23, 2010
        9.3
        Exceptional
        liana from Indonesia
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in July 2015

        Recomended hotel”

        Clean, cheap, and comfy

        I choose Spark hotel to stayed because the fasilities is good and clean. Also, Spark hotel located in chinatown..a lot of delicious tasty chinese food near the hotel. You can found pork meat and non halal food easily..

        Reviewed July 26, 2015
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Chris from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 1 night in April 2019

        Great location, safe and easy to go around”

        It is near Mangga Besar area, safe hotel with key access and easy to go around. Near Suisse Bakery.

        Reviewed April 16, 2019
        9.3
        Exceptional
        NG from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

        Great breakfast, clean and quiet hotel ”

        Quiet, clean and reasonable price

        The worst thing about the Jakarta is no prober taxi station and you have to stop them as you see it. ThIs hotel is quiet stay due to the ground floor bar was closed and only maintain its.spa at level 2 and KTV at level 8. It's walking distance for 10-15 minutes to many surrounding pub/ discotheque like Diamond club and SunCity Club beside many air condition Chinese restaurant. About 5-10minutes walk you can go to small plaza call Lokasi Plasa with many fast food to choose and did a cheap (55000-75000 rupiah for 1 1/2 hour) but standard foot massage. For shopping centre Central Park is among the top list.

        Reviewed June 29, 2014
        6.4
        Good
        NOBUYUKI from Thailand
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

        Location is good for enjoying downtown around of Jakarta !”

        This hotel is located at the Mangga Besar Street, one of the main street in Jakarta. It is good place to enjoy North Jakarta which is called "Kota", old and historic down town. You can go easily anywhere in North Jakarta you want by using Taxi, Transjakarta, National Railway and so on. The room was old but clean at minimum level. Accommodation was minimum necessary and breakfast is normal. I was not dissatisfied with them. But as the evaluation rating of Agoda was very good, I might expected too much, i guess. Anyway, I enjoyed 3days staying at Jakarta. it was very exciting, thank you.

        Reviewed July 31, 2018
        7.3
        Very good
        Yann from France
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2013

        Nice stay, friendly staff”

        Staff, bathroom size, cleanliness

        Had a pleasant stay at the Sparks hotel. Main surprised was to have 2 single beds instead of the usual double bed but as I was alone no issues there. The staff were really friendly, spoke good English (which is not the case everywhere in Jakarta) and really helpful when needed. The hotel can be pretty noisy at night but being on the 5th floor and going out pretty late it was not a problem for me. The location is ok, not great though but this is due to Jakarta and all places being quite far apart.

        Reviewed July 10, 2013
        8.7
        Excellent
        Abdullah from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

        Good Location”

        Location, Value for Money, Friendly Staff

        Hotel was in a good location of Mangga Besar. Plenty of nightlife acitivites in its surroundings.

        Reviewed November 09, 2014
        9.3
        Exceptional
        STEVE from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe
        Stayed 6 nights in October 2011

        great little hotel except for the thumping music ”

        clean, friendly, good service, professional staff

        This is a nice little hotel, the staff are excellent, the place is clean, everyone is very friendly, problems are attended to quickly and with courtesy, the internet was free and quite fast, and all in all it is a very nice place to stay. BUT, the hotel has a bar/night club on the ground floor which operates until about 3am, and for some reason the club has not been soundproofed so the thumping bass booms into the rooms until the close for the night. I started in room 301 which is two floors above the club and as far away from it as you can get and yet the booming base was sufficiently loud that I could not sleep. I then moved to room 501, 5 floors above the club and at the opposite end of the building and far away from the club as you can get, and still the booming bass was too loud for sleep. On my third night there the club was booked for a wedding so the band was not operating and consequently there was no noise pollution and it was easy to sleep. All in all a great little hotel that I will never go back to, sad to say. Sleep deprivation is not something I deal well with so I will have to book elsewhere.

        Reviewed October 16, 2011
        8.3
        Excellent
        Steven from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 1 night in November 2011

        Good Entertainment Hotel”

        Noise

        sparks markets itself as an entertainment hotel, and it is good if that is what you are looking for. probably best to avoid if you are conservative, like to spend your time reading a book, or sleeping. my room was on 2f, and consistent with earlier reports it was loud, both from karaoke and the ventilation unit outside my window. room was clean and the hotel is modern.

        Reviewed November 29, 2011
        8.0
        Excellent
        Akane from United States
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2009

        Good value at Sparks”

        Clean, free wi-fi, includes breakfast buffet, great staff
        Club downstairs is loud, intermittent hot water, smoking on the "non-smoking" floor

        Sparks is a good value for a moderate hotel -much nicer than cheaper backpacker hotels but not as expensive as those aimed at Western businessmen. It's clean, and the rooms have nice features. There's a pool, room service, nice breakfast buffet, etc. The main con is that there's a club downstairs that blasts music all night. My room was on the 5th floor, and I could still hear/feel the bass. It wasn't that bad though, and I slept great with earplugs in. It's conveniently located within walking distance to the Olimo Busway stop.

        Reviewed November 01, 2009
        7.7
        Very good
        Burrd from Malaysia
        Business traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

        Good change”

        Location, Internet, Cleanliness

        I've stay at Sparks many times before, but it has been quite a few years since. There's been one major change, and I like it. The pub/bar on ground floor is now a restaurant. That means guests on the 3rd and 4th floors are no longer bombarded with the loud music until 2-3 in the morning. There are many positives: - Hotel staff is helpful and friendly. - Room is clean. - Bed, pillows & linen are nice. - The pool is useable for those wanting to get a few laps in. It's not big, but it's never crowded. - Breakfast is simple but nice. - Free wifi! - Reasonable room rate. - LOTS of good street food within minutes. There are a handful of negatives: - The 4 slice toaster at the breakfast table is barely working. Only 1 of the 4 slots is working, and it only toasts one side of the bread! - The water pressure of the shower is acceptable, but it sure would be nice to have a stronger shower. - Room's windows are not tinted, and there's no sheer curtains, only blinds. You just keep them totally shut. Raise the blinds and you're very visible from the outside.

        Reviewed August 04, 2015
        8.4
        Excellent
        Ishak from Indonesia
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

        It’s okay!”

        This is third stay at Sparks, but there’s misunderstanding with front staff, they said breakfast not included but I reserved room with breakfast included. I just walk around and have breakfast nearby. Invoice printed while check-out says that my room included with breakfast. But, that’s okay it’s not big problem.

        Reviewed October 19, 2019
        7.7
        Very good
        Jason from United States
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 4 nights in May 2010

        Fun, but not for a business traveler.”

        Friendly staff, cool rooms, a nice pool area and a fun little bar downstairs, not many people but great for a quick drink before bed.
        The internet is absolutely horrible, and they really shouldn't advertise that they even offer it. It is so slow that its pretty much unusable.

        Its not a bad place if your going to Jakarta for the nightlife and want to party. The staff is very friendly and helpful with anything you need, and the facilities are perfect for the nightlife tourist. Its close to all the nightlife in that area of Jakarta. The internet sucks, and is really not even usable. If you only need to pull up a page on your phone, it might work OK. If you actually have work to do on a laptop forget it. I was in Jakarta on business, and really was relying on their being usable internet. Not necessarily blazing fast, just fast enough to get in a skype call and browse the web. I would have to say that I wasn't satisfied only because of the internet, which i really needed. Advertising that they offer internet is misleading given the speed and stability of their network. Other than that, its a fun place to home base if your just in town to party.

        Reviewed May 10, 2010
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