Comming to Indonesia, would like to know how to get the cheapest rates for 4-5 start hotels. Eg, for Shangrila Jakarta there site quotes me around 900k, can i get this cheaper else where. I heard travel agents in Jakarta airport can offer really great price, if so how much cheaper. PS i will be in Jakarta and Lombok

I live in Jakarta and I know there are a few travel agent counter in Jakarta arrival terminal for international flight.

I booked hotel once in the counter for my family of my wife when they arrive in arrival international terminal. They do give discount and it is almost sure cheaper than if you book by yourself with the hotel.

The counter have all hotel list including daily service apartment in Jakarta, so you will have a lot of options.

But several important things you should remember:

1. the counter only open at office hour, you should check your arrival.

2. get the address and phone number of your hotel, and call them by yourself to make sure confirmation with your hotel (regarding the booking). Ensure you call the hotel, in front of the employee counter

3. The counter will give you voucher hotel, do not loose it, show it to reception desk.

4. there is terms and condition with the voucher, ensure you have the information from the counter (such as refund, extend,cancellation etc)

For Lombok, I believe you have to arrive first in Jakarta, after arrive in Jakarta you can book hotel by using travel agent.
Sheraton Lombok is a good hotel in Lombok

Last word, welcome to Indonesia….