Jakarta boutique hotels and residences for a chill staycation

Some weeks can be so rough that all you want to do on the weekend is stay in bed from morning to night. Instead of snoozing at home, treat yourself to a staycation at one of the many Jakarta boutique hotels and residences

Here’s a list that includes, among others, a Japanese-style hotel with an onsen, a homey serviced apartment, and an art-themed hotel with a cool rooftop bar. Bear in mind that prices at the time of writing this article will change, so be sure to book way in advance via your favorite website or app to get the best deals.

1. Kosenda Hotel – a Central Jakarta boutique hotel with a great restaurant and cozy rooftop bar

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Kosenda Hotel is a hidden getaway in the heart of Central Jakarta. Just minutes away from Transjakarta and MRT Stations, as well as two of Jakarta’s most iconic shopping malls, this boutique hotel is perfect for those of you who want to put the noise of Jakarta on mute for a day or two without leaving the city.

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Treat yourself to some Peranakan cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant WAHA Kitchen and sample a signature cocktail at their cozy rooftop bar, The Awan Lounge. Coffee lovers should also get an early morning caffeine boost at the 127 Cafe.

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The types of rooms available are Petita (from Rp. 762,300, ~USD53 per night), Comforta (from Rp. 843,000, ~USD58 per night), and Spatia (Rp. 1,655,000, ~USD115 per night), ranging from 16 square meters up to 32 square meters, all with complimentary tea and coffee. Check-in starts at 2PM.

Address: Jalan Wahid Hasyim #127, Kebon Kacang, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta 10240
Telephone: 02131936868

2. Hotel Kuretakeso Kemang – a Japanese-style hotel with an onsen

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Those of you who are fond of the warm Japanese aesthetic will find Hotel Kuretakeso delightful. Located in Kemang, it’s within reach of some of South Jakarta’s hip restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.

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While you’re there, you might want to soak in the onsen to destress. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to Japan.

You’ll be spending the night in  a tatami room (from Rp. 915,000, ~USD64), which combines a traditional look with something a little MUJIesque. Each room comes with a welcome drink and snacks, breakfast and happy hour drinks for two, a trial massage, and a couple yukata for use in the hotel so you’ll match your surroundings.

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Ika Butter Yaki

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And don’t forget that a good staycation comes with good food. Fans of Japanese dishes can give the bestselling Ika (squid) Butter Yaki (Rp. 75,000, ~USD5, or Rp. 95,000, ~USD6.61 for a full set) a try.

Address: Jalan Bangka Raya #7A, Pela Mampang, Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta 12730
Telephone: 02122715111

3. Flat06 – a homey bed and breakfast to take your mind off the daily grind

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Allow yourself to have a relaxing weekend at one of Flat06’s cozy branches, where you can just take it easy while you catch up on some Netflix shows – which are provided on the TV for you, by the way.

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While all Flat06 branches serve a wholesome breakfast, the Tendean and Cipete branches can bring it to your room so that you can get the extra rest you deserve.

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The minimalist design of the rooms look as if they came straight out of an interior design magazine and you’ll definitely want to come back. Rooms start at Rp. 399,000 (~USD28), but are more than just a place to rest – the Tandean residence has a yoga room and cafe on site, and the Cipete residence has a pool table and recreation room to help you while your time away.

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4. Ampera Avenue Residence – take a dip in this neighborhood residence’s pool

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Nestled in the Ampera area is Ampera Avenue Residence, an almost secret place ideal for getting some peace and quiet in the busy city of Jakarta.

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The residence itself isn’t large, but its layout is easy on the eyes and you can sit on the terrace and just enjoy the late afternoon breeze. There’s also a pool where you can take a dip on a hot day to make you feel completely rejuvenated.

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Rooms start at Rp. 700,000 (~USD49), and come with complimentary breakfast – so you can spend less time outside hunting for grub and more time  with your partner or family.

Address: Jalan Ampera 1 #60, Ragunan, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, Jakarta 12560
Telephone: 0217827167

5. Suites @ Seven – a South Jakarta residence near the Kuningan business district with two restaurants for foodies

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Those of you who love coffee and brunch should think about spending a weekend here because Suites @ Seven has both Fillmore Coffee and Egghotel, two popular South Jakarta eateries that provide excellent coffee, fusion dishes, and tropical cocktails.

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While it’s located near the Kuningan business district, the residence itself doesn’t sit on a busy main road. This location means you won’t have to deal with endless traffic noise, but will still get to enjoy a view of the cityscape as well as easy access to public transport and nearby malls.

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This up-scale kost, or boarding house, also comes with free laundry service. You don’t need to worry about chores and other daily problems. Just relax in modernly designed yet comfy rooms and rest. To ask about vacant rooms, click here

Address: Jalan Karet Pedurenan, Gang H. Sidik #7, Kuningan, Karet Kuningan, South Jakarta 12940
Telephone: 02157851751

6. TREEHOUSE Suites – a green weekend getaway 

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For a big city in a tropical country, Jakarta sadly doesn’t have enough greenery. So when there’s a lush serviced apartment such as TREEHOUSE Suites, you’ll want to take what you can get.

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The soothing interior will put your mind at ease, and even though it’s located in a busy district in Jakarta, you’ll be comforted by the natural colors and the strategically placed pots of plants.

Rooms range from a 28-square-meter Economy Suite (from Rp. 640,000, ~USD45) to a 50-square-meter 2 Bedroom Suite (Rp. 1,340,000, ~USD93), all with well-equipped kitchenettes. The rooms are spacious and can cater to couples as well as families.

Address: Kuningan Village Setiabudi, Jalan Karbela Timur #1, Karet Kuningan, Setiabudi, South Jakarta 12920
Telephone: 02152903232

7. Hotel Morrissey – a hotel with a clean design and top-notch facilities

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With a clean and stylish design, Morrissey Hotel is packed with facilities. It’s also situated smack in the center of Jakarta – providing quick access to public transportation such as the MRT and the Transjakarta. 

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The pool area lets you have some fun outdoors without directly exposing you to the sun, so you can lounge in the deckchairs even during mid-afternoon after taking a dip, rather than  immediately rushing back inside due to overheating. There’s also a fitness center so that you can still keep to your exercise routine even while you’re on a quick getaway.

Alternatively, you can get a more casual form of exercise by using one of the bikes provided by the hotel – just ring guest services to loan one.

There are four types of rooms, from 29 square meters up to 50 square meters, but the highlight is the Loft Room (from Rp. 1,179,000, ~USD82), where the living and dining rooms and the kitchen are on a separate floor from the resting area. And if you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to bring a lot of clothes with you, there’s a self-service laundrette available for guests. 

Address: Jalan K.H. Wahid Hasyim #70, Kebon Sirih, Menteng, Central Jakarta 10340
Telephone: 02129933333

8. ARTOTEL Thamrin – an art-themed hotel with a cool rooftop bar

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ARTOTEL Thamrin is not far from Kosenda Hotel. It’s equally easy to get to via Transjakarta or the MRT, but the difference is that this is an art-themed hotel. Each room has an Instaworthy art piece that will excite art enthusiasts, and there’s an artspace where you can see exhibited works by local contemporary artists.

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Rooms start from Rp. 1,100,000 (~USD77). And in case you need to get some air – like at Hotel Morrissey, there are bikes here that you can borrow to explore the neighborhood as a local tourist.  

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But of course if you’d rather stay at the hotel, there’s BART, which is one of Jakarta’s most popular rooftop bars great for a lazy late afternoon or an evening drink with music playing in the background.

Address: Jalan Sunda #3, Gondangdia, Menteng, Central Jakarta 10350
Telephone: 02131925888

Jakarta boutique hotels and residences for a chill staycation

Give yourself the break you deserve, mark your calendar, and plan your quick getaway without the hassle of booking flight, train, or bus tickets. Just because you’re too busy or too tired to leave Jakarta doesn’t mean you can’t recharge at one of these Jakarta boutique hotels and residences.

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