Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta
What We Love
- Spacious rooms that are the largest entry-level accommodations in town
- Room service from all the restaurants means you can enjoy amazing eats in bed
- Cosseting service, thanks to three staff members for every guest
What To Know
- The property is not located in a central tourist area; some sights are a bit of a hike
- The decor is definitely on the classic side; the aesthetically inclined might want to look elsewhere
- Given Jakarta’s complicated past and present, security at the property is refreshingly tight
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
In a word, grand. Crystal chandeliers hang in the soaring marble lobby, which is adorned with modern and Asian artwork (paintings by David Hockney and Frank Stella, indigenous carvings) and plenty of rich fabrics (jewel and gold tones, brocade and the like). The whole effect is very old-school Asian chichi. Luckily for the non-classicists, Mulia takes a few more design chances in the restaurants and bars. In CJ’s Bar you’ll find black leather couches and abstract red crystal chandeliers, while the ceiling of Orient8 (the pan-Asian restaurant) is adorned with a cheeky portrait of Napoleon wearing shades.
Bed and Bath
Bedrooms carry the same gold-on-tan-on-taupe theme set forth in many of the Mulia’s public spaces. The style is definitely more up your grandmother’s alley than yours. But despite their rather staid look, the rooms are among the most comfortable in Jakarta, thanks to their size (at more than 500 square feet, the standard rooms are the largest entry-level accommodations in Jakarta) and large windows overlooking the adjacent Senayan Golf Course. Splurge on a room on the Executive Level for butler service (which includes daily laundry!), a full breakfast, WiFi, afternoon and evening hors d’oeuvres, and a staffed lounge for your exclusive use.
At first glance, the Mulia might seem like a dressed-up business hotel for the suit-and-tie crowd. But its facilities make it an excellent choice for leisure travelers. The property’s restaurants are among the best in town (we love Japanese eatery Edogin for its excellent teppanyaki fare, and Orient8’s Asian fusion dishes, including the crispy calamari salad served with palm hearts, jicama, bits of banana, and endive in a sweet and sour dressing). Elsewhere, CJ’s Bar is quite the scene (which is saying a lot in a city known as one of the world’s best spots for nightlife). Every night the space plays host to a packed crowd, which comes to listen to live bands from around the globe. Finally, the 30-meter swimming pool, yoga studio, and spa (which offers treatments grounded in Javanese wellness traditions) complete the Mulia’s pretty picture.
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Nice experience with the gym! It is the best choice when you visit Jakarta, with the comfortable environment and immensely equipment in the hotel, you don’t even have to go out. Especially recommended the yoga class by ridwan
I really love the hotel! Moreover - the music in the lobby, The musicians at the lobby bar was so responsive! They have sing all my requests! I was absoutely shoked of the beauty of the ladies. The stuff of the Hotel was very nice to us and cocktails and food are well-done.
five star hotel in the city center. the facilities are very luxurious. rooms are very comfortable like at home. there are many choices of restaurants in this place. i will come back again with my family