Quickly becoming one of Asia’s most popular destinations, Jakarta, Indonesia is a jewel of a city. Bustling with some of the best shopping in southeast Asia as well as some of the most dynamic nightlife, Jakarta is filled with great food, accessible luxury, and perfect weather. Establishing a base from which to explore is essential to a memorable Indonesian vacation. To help with your planning, we’ve selected five luxury hotels that will make your vacation one for the books.
The 1920s deco exterior hides the modern luxury inside. Approaching The Hermitage, you know you’re in for a wonderful time. Self-described as “a unique contrast between modern features in a historic environment”, The Hermitage is located in the prestigious Menteng district mere minutes away from the Antique Art Market as well as world-class shopping.
A celebration of artistry, Raffles Jakarta is a homage to its namesake, an iconic Indonesian artist. Boasting some of the largest rooms in Jakarta, they evoke the feeling of an artist’s retreat, a luxury sanctuary. Marrying art and cuisine, the dining options are worth writing home about, from Arts Café to The Writers Bar to the Navina pool bar.
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
A short ride from Jakarta’s Central Business District, but a world away from the rat race, The Dharmawangsa describes itself as “a peaceful prestigious oasis of serenity and timeless architectural design which exemplifies the Indonesian aspiration to be thoroughly modern yet distinct at the same time.” That description couldn’t be more accurate.
Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta
We’re all familiar with the Oakwood brand, but they don’t usually appear in a list of luxury hotels. Hear us out, though. If you’re planning to stay several days in Jakarta, what could be more relaxing than a private, luxury apartment in a building with all the amenities of a five-star hotel? Oakwood is your answer with its world-class service and close proximity to everything you’ll want to experience in Jakarta.
Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta
With views of the Jakarta skyline and winding river, the Shangri-La is a true oasis in the city’s Sudirman Business District. With beautifully appointed rooms, attentive service, and all the amenities you’ve come to expect, the award-winning Shangri-La may be our favorite on this short list.
The best part of a luxury vacation in Jakarta is that you’ll have the best in luxury treatment, services, and amenities, but for a fraction of what you’re used to paying for them. That’s right, the US dollar goes very far in Indonesia. So are you ready to book your trip? Where will you set up your base for your vacation? For more on the area, you’ll want to read Luxury Travels: Exploring Jakarta and the Thousand Islands.