British-style pub with guesthouse
From the street The Gecho Inn Town looks like you’ve stumbled upon a British pub in the middle of Jepara.
Once inside, the illusion continues with their cosy restaurant, bar and pool table, but step out the back to the small leafy paved courtyard, and you’ll find a handful of comfortable and smart teak-panelled glass-fronted rooms with private furnished terraces.
The bright, decent-sized, tiled, air-con interiors are spotless and well appointed with comfy beds, desk, TV, minibar, safe and tea-making facilities. Padded headboard, a feature wall with patterned wallpaper and cool pastel-green painted walls along with decorative lamps, artwork and teak furniture bestow a inviting homely vibe. Spacious bathrooms gleam and offer hot-water showers with (unusually in this part of the world) a shower curtain and ample bench space.
The courtyard is a pleasant spot to sit on a sunny day and have a natter with the other guests. Breakfast and WiFi are included and the restaurant is a good place for a meal serving an extensive Western and Indonesian menu including pizza and a selection of beers. Friendly staff are happy to help you arrange taxis and transport as well as offering advice on things to do locally.
The Gecho Inn Town is an excellent mid-range pick and as it suggests in the name, it’s right in the centre of town, only a five minute drive or 20-minute walk to the port. If they are full (or your budget is more flashpacker), Syailendra Hotel also offers spotless comfortable rooms or for a seaside location, and a little more dough, Jepara Marina is a good option.
Address: 49 Jalan AR Hakim, Jepara
T: (0291) 595 220; (0813) 2911 7434;
Coordinates (for GPS): 110º39'38.37" E, 6º35'33.76" S
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Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl air-con private bathroom|
|445,000 rupiah||445,000 rupiah|
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