Review: Moxy Bandung The Moxy Room

At the 1st December 2017, I checked out the Asia-Pacific’s first Moxy in Bandung. Moxy Hotels is Marriott International’s new millennial-focused brand. A boutique-hotel concept for the next-Gen traveller, Moxy is a fresh and innovative brand combining stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. Moxy swiftly gained popularity in Europe and North America after its launch, so I’m really curious what is Moxy looks like in Bandung, my hometown which not really far Jakarta.

Moxy Bandung located in the Dago district, the boutique hotel comprises 109 rooms which feature an open-storage concept, and are furnished with 43-inch LCD flatscreen televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi and numerous USB ports. Really are millennial things, isn’t it?

Moxy Bandung Entrance

The lobby looks like a… storage. The reception desk was merged with the lobby bar, pretty much similar with what I found in FairField by Marriott Surabaya.

Moxy Bandung Lobby

Moxy Bandung Lobby

Moxy Bandung Lobby

There was a big flat screen in the lobby area. If you upload pictures to your Instagram account using some certain hashtag, your picture will automatically displayed in this screen. I guess this concept is a thing in Moxy, even the front desk agent encouraged me to post pictures in my Instagram using the hashtag, which I think hilarious!

Moxy Bandung Lobby

I guess Moxy Bandung really succeed in dressing up their lobby area to be looks chic and funky. Even they placed a full-size billiard table in the lobby area!

Moxy Bandung Lobby

Moxy Bandung Lobby

Moxy Bandung Lobby

Moxy Bandung Lobby

I saw many violet colors all around the hotel, including in the corridor leading to my room. While violet isn’t my favorite color, but I think Moxy Bandung blend it nicely so it gave me a futuristic feel.

Moxy Bandung Corridor

Contrast with the hotel’s public area, the guest room color is dominated with beige which I prefer. In my opinion the guest room was well appointed and well decorated.

In a standard guest room setting, in-room seating option was only the bean-bag. What if you need a ‘real’ chair and table? Well you can unfold the foldable chair and foldable table which hanged on the guest room wall. It is a very nice feature, this give you an option whether you want your room to be more spacious or not.

Moxy Bandung Guest Room

Moxy Bandung Guest Room

Moxy Bandung Guest Room

The bed was comfortable enough. At that time I got a little bit fever, but I made it to sleep well in this bed. Also I request extra-feather pillows as my preference in my booking, which they flawlessly complied.

Other guest room features and amenities are including safe deposit box, telephone, and universal electrical socket. The thing that missing was a mini bar, slipper, and coffee/tea maker. I’m fine with the mini bar, but slipper? I found it annoying to wearing my shoes every time I want to go out inside the hotel area. I ask the front desk agent regarding this concern, they said indeed Moxy Hotels concept are not providing slipper for guest. Alrighty then…

Also I always appreciated if there is a coffee/tea maker inside of my room. Once again I ask the front desk about this, they said that the coffee/tea maker isn’t available and they refer me to go to lobby bar to order a coffe/tea. Well…

Moxy Bandung Guest Room

Moxy Bandung Guest Room

Moxy Bandung Guest Room

For me the bathroom was in an appropriate size. The bath amenities are basic but enough, on par with my expectations. And perhaps due to newly built property, the bathroom was in the prime condition and very clean.

Moxy Bandung Bathroom

Moxy Bandung Bathroom

Moxy Bandung Bathroom

Moxy Bandung Bathroom

At night I decided to checking out the fitness center. On my way to the elevator, I found out that there was an Ironing Room facility in the same floor as my room. I’m not sure whether this facility are available in all floor or not. Perhaps it’s indicating that Moxy Bandung didn’t provide Iron on demand in the guest room.

Moxy Bandung Ironing Room

Moxy Bandung Ironing Room

The fitness center is accessible by tapping the guest room key card, it is open for 24 hours. The fitness equipment was limited, only good for you who need a quick exercise.

Moxy Bandung Fitness Center

Moxy Bandung Fitness Center

Moxy Bandung Fitness Center

Moxy Bandung Fitness Center

In the near future Moxy Bandung will launch a rooftop bar and a function room at the top floor of the hotel. Although both aren’t finished yet at the time I stay in the hotel, I still managed to checking both out beforehand.

Moxy Bandung Rooftop

Moxy Bandung Rooftop

Moxy Bandung Rooftop

Moxy Bandung Rooftop

The breakfast was served at the dining area in the lobby level. The choices was mostly Indonesian foods. The foods quantity was above average, but the quality is quite good. You can grab anything displayed on the showcase at the dining area: sandwich, porridge, bread, cereals, and a few more choices.

Some of the foods must be ordered from a ‘window’ at the dining area, which in that day consist of fried rice, chicken porridge, kind of eggs, sausage, and pancakes. Well I think it is a good concept, since you can get some of the foods fresh from the pan.

Moxy Bandung Food

Moxy Bandung Food

Moxy Bandung Food

Moxy Bandung Food

Moxy Bandung Food

What about the drink and dessert? The drink selection was also quite good. You can choose between West Java traditional drink (bandrek and bajigur), coffee, tea, milk, juices, and a few others. You can also order gourmet coffee from the barista in their lobby lounge.

Too bad the dessert options was very limited between traditional salad (rujak), jelly, sliced fruits, yogurt, and assorted fruits. I feel that the dessert options was somewhat cheapo.

Moxy Bandung Beverage & Dessert

Moxy Bandung Beverage & Dessert

Moxy Bandung Beverage & Dessert

Moxy Bandung Beverage & Dessert

Moxy Bandung Beverage & Dessert

Moxy Bandung Beverage & Dessert

Before check-out, I manage to visit hotel’s facility named ‘Plug and Meet’. Perhaps it is some kind like an informal lounge. I found ‘Plug and Meet’ was so cozy and nicely appointed. There you can find some novels to prevent you get bored in case you decided to stay at the hotel and instead of exploring Bandung ;). There also a small silent section for you who appreciate tranquility.

Moxy Bandung Plug and Meet

Moxy Bandung Plug and Meet

Moxy Bandung Plug and Meet

Moxy Bandung Plug and Meet

Moxy Bandung Plug and Meet

Moxy Bandung Plug and Meet

Moxy Bandung Plug and Meet

During my check-out, I complained to the front desk agent regarding my concern in slipper and in-room coffee maker. They said that indeed the Moxy concept worldwide doesn’t provide slipper for guest. Because of this they received so many complains from other guest as well, so they are now fighting with their principal to allow them providing slipper for guest.

Regarding the coffee maker, actually they provide it for guest on demand. However at the time I stayed, they run out of the coffee maker machine so unable to provide me with one. Well I guess they should inform me this earlier instead of saying that the coffee maker isn’t available.

Bottom line

Overall I enjoyed my stay with Moxy Bandung. Indeed the hotel isn’t the luxurious one, but they offer a unique and fresh concept in Bandung. The service from the hotel staff was attentive, they treated me more as a friend rather than as a guest which I like. And yes it is a newly opened hotel, so I can understand if there are so many rooms for improvement. If they able to making some improvement, I guess this hotel will be a game changer in Bandung.


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Author doesn’t affiliate and not earn anything from the brands mentioned on this post.


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