The best thing about our trip to Medan was the hotel. Most people were surprised to hear that I was going to Medan, and even more surprised to find out that I really enjoyed it. It was mostly pork-tourism for us (happy tummies = happy DiploWife and TD!) and enjoying the hotel. Whenever I go with TD on his business trips, I just look forward to some R&R since staying home is usually very busy for me (So many projects constantly piling up on me). I loved my stay at JW Marriott and you’ll see why when you see the design of the room – simple lines with functional in mind. There was so much closet space! The closet was massive with different kinds of hangers – even the silky cloth ones for delicates and pants hangers had anti-slip rubber in them. I just love little touches like this! There were many drawers and shelves that are hidden within the media wall too.
Below is the media wall, working desk and comfy seating.
The mini bar with french press, Dilmah Tea (my favorite!) and Sanka decaffeinated coffee (does anyone know where I can get this in Jakarta? Love it.)
The bathroom was immaculate. You will be surprised that not all hotels we’ve stayed in are cleaned well (i.e. the Santosa in Lombok was ewww). Below is the 1. blowdryer, 2. Universal socket, 3. extra fluffy towel and weighing scale, 4. bathroom counter, 5. soap, 6. magnifying mirror, 7. toiletries and 8. neat tissue holder/toiletry container.
Twas a pity I didn’t get to use the tub.
The little touches make all the difference.
First morning I made sure to take a picture of the view from the floor to ceiling window. It’s really more of a industrial town, but it was delightful to have so much sun in the room!
I think what really made my stay enjoyable in Medan was JW Marriott, the facilities (spa and pool), the staff (genuinely nice and helpful especially Sharon and the GM Sunjeet) and the room which had everything I needed (and wanted like luxurious bedding) and was extremely clean (you would be surprised that this is not the case every time in some hotels). I highly recommend it if you are going to Medan.