The Best Boutique Hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia
Experience warm hospitality and picturesque settings at the best boutique hotels in Jakarta | Courtesy of The Dharmawangsa Jakarta / Expedia
Jakarta is often regarded as a stopover en route to more popular destinations in Indonesia, such as Bali and Lombok. However, the capital city has much to offer. You can discover local culture at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, see colonial heritage in Kota Tua and admire the presidential palace, Istana Merdeka. After, peruse the Glodok Chinatown Market and Jalan Surabaya Flea Market for shopping bliss. Cap you visit by staying in one of the top boutique hotels in Jakarta – they’re all bookable on Culture Trip.
Chain Hotel, Luxury
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The Raffles hotel brand is renowned the world over, so it’ll be no surprise this outpost is a luxe place to stay. You can’t miss it – a towering skyscraper in the Kuningan district of the Golden Triangle of Jakarta. Here, you’ll find some of the best hotel views in the city, plus rooms with custom bathrobes, floor-to-ceiling windows, butler service and deep bathtubs.
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
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Setting foot upon the grounds at The Dharmawangsa Jakarta feels like you’ve been transported to an opulent jungle hotel. Enjoy your morning coffee around the pond in the leafy courtyard. The hotel has a pâtisserie, stocked with decadent sweet treats, plus an indoor and outdoor swimming pool where you can relax or squeeze in a workout. All suites open onto a private terrace and come with 24-hour butler service.
Posto Dormire Hotel
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Posto Dormire combines industrial design features – exposed brick and metal girders – with top hotel amenities, including a state-of-the-art gym and a “floating” transparent swimming pool in the heart of the building. The downstairs art gallery showcases original works, from murals focused on the Industrial Revolution to contemporary installations. Finish your day with a cocktail at the fancy rooftop Numinous Skybar.
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Hotel Monopoli wouldn’t look out of place in a chic neighbourhood of Barcelona. Palm-tree decorated headboards and plants galore await your arrival in the rooms, while the bar offers unique cocktails, such as the Toast Marshmallow and Angelique (brandy, cream and hazelnut liqueur). Coffee is roasted on site for your morning caffeine fix. Spend the afternoon lounging in the rooftop beer garden; it has a pool dotted with inflatable watermelons.
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For pure luxury, book a suite at The Gunawarman. The ethos here is on all-encompassing, five-star service. A butler comes as standard, plus staff will gladly deliver beauty products from Florence brand Santa Maria Novella. Breakfast in bed is de rigueur with pastries from neighbouring pâtisserie Kitte Crocombuche. Book the Wood room, decorated with traditional wood panelling and featuring a standalone bathtub.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
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Admire the city skyline views from the Kempinski rooftop pool, surrounded by tropical gardens. Classically styled rooms range from spacious doubles to decadent suites with oversized bathtubs and floor-to-ceiling windows. Start your day in the fitness centre and sauna before booking a treatment at the renowned spa – the traditional Javanese full-body massage is a real highlight. Enjoy afternoon tea in the Lobby Nirwana Lounge, where you’ll be treated to a smorgasbord of enticing sandwiches, pastries and cakes.
Morrissey Hotel Residences
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If you’re looking for a vast array of rooms to suit almost any budget, then look no further than Morrissey Hotel Residences. Whether it’s a cosy studio or something more spacious to cater to the whole family, this aparthotel offers units with living areas and kitchens for a more independent stay. Take advantage of the rooftop pool, gym and self-service laundry, plus there’s a communal residents’ kitchen where you can whip up dinners for friends.
Pesona Guest House
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Pesona Guest House blends authentic Indonesian design with European-inspired touches. Expect traditional Indonesian artwork alongside a grand piano in the communal lounge. This guesthouse offers a home-from-home experience with just five bedrooms, each featuring a queen-sized bed and ensuite bathroom. Book a room on the ground floor for direct pool access. A complimentary breakfast of both American and Indonesian fusion cuisine is served under the gazebo on the upper-level terrace.
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Conveniently located in the centre of Jakarta, Kosenda Hotel is near the Tanah Abang textile market
and the surrounding luxury malls and lively bars. This uber-modern hotel combines mid-century furniture with jazzy prints and homely potted plants. Arguably the most enticing dining option here is the Awan urban rooftop jungle bar; graze on Asian tapas, washed down with fruity cocktails.
Golden Boutique Hotel Melawai
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The decor at Golden Boutique Hotel Melawai might seem a tad dated upon first glance, but it’s the simplicity of the muted brown, orange and golden tones that give the hotel charm. Rooms are classically decorated and come with breakfast included. The on-site karaoke rooms give you the opportunity to let your hair down. Golden Boutique is just a five-minute walk from the Blok M Mall and 10 minutes from the CBD.
This is an updated version of an article originally written by Naintara Gurung.
These recommendations were updated on March 26, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.