The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
What We Love
- Rooms are spacious
- There are three high-end restaurants and four sophisticated lounges, including a cognac and cigar bar
- 24-hour butler service
What To Know
- The South Jakarta residential area is a far drive from historic sights and museums
- In-room, high speed Internet access is available
- Access to all Bimasena Health Club facilities is free
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Dharmawangsa showcases 1920s Jakarta architecture, and the 14th-century Majapahit Empire’s overall earthen color palette with pops of purple and red textiles and carved artworks create a residential feel at this 64-room, 36-suite serene garden hideaway. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, squash and tennis courts, plus butlers in black coattails bring a Dutch colonial vibe to this Jakarta sleep. Rooms have marble bathrooms with separate showers and tubs and some have private balconies with garden or pool views. Guests and Jakarta’s movers and shakers alike dine on top-flight Japanese cuisine like sushi and sashimi at Sekitei and French fare at Sriwijaya.
In the Area
Jakarta radiates out from Merdeka Square and its climbable gold-tipped Monas (National Monument) is an excellent place to start getting a grip on this frenetic, fantastic city, which is also Southeast Asia’s most populous. Nearby, the massive Gereja Katedral are must-stop attractions, but you can also discover the archipelago’s storied history at the Museum Nasional, and embrace its economic powerhouse present at the Grand Indonesia Shopping Town in South Jakarta’s Golden Triangle (Setiabudi) gov/biz hub.