4.0
Very Good 197 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • The prime location in Kemang, Jakarta’s hippest neighborhood
  • Swimming in the 53-foot rooftop infinity pool
  • Edge Suites have kitchenettes that can be custom-stocked upon request
  • Sleek, ultramodern interiors

What To Know

  • Guests 20 and under are not permitted
  • The rooftop deck is sometimes used for weddings; otherwise, it’s all yours
  • Jakarta’s motorbike-filled streets can be intimidating — ask the doorman for help crossing the street
  • This is a city hotel; light sleepers should bring earplugs
  • The Edge restaurant is a hot spot; reservations are suggested

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

With a stay at Kemang Icon By Alila, you’ll be centrally located in Jakarta, convenient to Block M Square and Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Satria Mandala Museum and Pacific Place.

Make yourself at home in one of the 12 guestrooms featuring minibars. Complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as coffee/tea makers and sofa beds.

Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and shopping on site.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge at scheduled times, and free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Kemang Icon
No 1 Jalan Kemang Raya
Jakarta, 12730 Indonesia

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 197 Reviews
Good but can be better
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been some time that I visited this establishment.

What used to me Alila run and owned, has been now become locally run and owned.

Prior to check in, the staff said: we are now independent, kindly forgive us in advance to any shortage of delivery that you may experience.

Now, that statement makes me wonder or worry how bad can they be now that is independently owned. But thankfully, it was not all that bad but, there are areas which can be improved.

The main road is right now underway of expansion so there are works going on, in Agoda, it was not indicated so honesty should be kept because I would still have stayed at the premise regardless.

The location is at the T junction of Kemang Raya. Brace yourself for insane traffic during nights, it's a busy area so do take note. But it's littered with trendy cafes and eateries in the vicinity.

Rooms - what I had was the Ivory. But as there are only 12 rooms in the whole establishment, it'll be nice that we can get to see the rooms as it is not labelled as: courtyard suites generically. There were so many images that indicated Courtyard Suites and some of the images showed a bigger and better room which I thought I paid for.

Clean and big room made me happy but the size of the TV was sorry to say, A JOKE. Granted that a guest here should not focus on watching the TV rather than enjoying the facilities and also location environment but to provide a HUGE room with a 24" TV was just ridiculous!

The design of the room plugs were also odd with all power plugs being used for lights the such. Ironic how I had to use a light dedicated plug for the kettle because the coffee area had NO plugs.

The room was encased in external glass but as it's literally a handshake away from the next building, security can be compromised. How about adding another layer of dead glass to current glass layer that can be opened? Apply 2 way glass treatment on that for privacy. Also, this will reduce noise pollution from neighborhood and also the main Street.

Room amenities were quite bare. Yes there were water and coffee facilities but the shower gel were not topped up. The towels were cream looking ( not that it's that colour but white has turned into pale and tired cream!) The room slippers were similar of that in POP hotel.

In a nutshell - where is the opulance?! It's a boutique hotel. The room was nothing but not. Slapping a nice rug and white everything hardly justifies it as such.

Decor - it was quite interesting but many spaces were oddly left alone to its own devices. It's like a white elephant. What a waste of perfectly fine space! It could be made more interesting - this I leave to the management employees.

Food - the rooftop was beautiful. At night it was great. And in the day, it's inviting. So we had dinner and bfast there and I have no complaints on the quality and standards of food.

Staff - all friendly and helpful, I have no complaints as well.

Overall, it's sad to see an icon as such being undertaken locally but not allowed to fully show it's potential.

My comments, I feel, should they be met, will surely put Icon up to its previous glory again. 4/5 stars due to my comments above but otherwise, it could have been a 5star experience from me.

okelaaahh
Reviewed 4 months ago

kamarnya besar, and its open concept,
kamar mandinya juga open banget. jadi kalau nginap dengan teman, mungkin ga recommend kali ya.
but for couple, its very recommended.
its nice though. it doesnt look that nice from the outside, but once you get inside, you'll see the "fancy" side of the hotel. the service is good, even the satpam is very polite.
its just the room is kind of old.

Style Over Substance
Reviewed 5 months ago

Disappointed to the point I ate the cost of a 2-night stay and checked-in to another hotel. Some notes:

Was hoping I found a cool new place to stay in Jakarta. I didn't.

Open shower areas aren't the end of the world but no door to the toilet...Not for me. (I suppose I lack an avante-garde sense of design.) The commode is blocked off by a chest-high room divider allowing you to get to know your

Bed - hard as a rock. If you need something less firm, you'll have a tough time getting some sleep.

Large room with curated - but not very comfortable - furniture and 2 A/Cs that took their time cooling down the room.

TV - much too small for the large room. Far from both the bed and the sitting area. Can't see it at all from where the desk/work space is.

Wifi - had a tough time connecting. The IT staff was very good about getting me online. (Good work guys.)

It's expensive. When the manager learned we were checking out early and that we had prepaid via an online site, he offered to refund one night's stay. I thought this was a nice gesture (although I didn't believe him and haven't received the refund.)

Apparently all of the rooms are different. Either way, I won't be going back and don't recommend it considering there are other decent options in Kemang that won't cost you as much.

Nice and comfort place
Reviewed 5 months ago

This is my first visit to kemang icon and this place is awesome. The restaurant “the edge” has a instagramable view, next time will come and stay with my wife and daughter, and the swimming pool very amaze me

Ms. Sing derinda
Reviewed 10 months ago

I stayed there on 1st february to 3rd February 2018 with family from kuala lumpur. We booked 5 rooms.
For quite expensive hotel, i was surprised that they don’t have bell boy to help us with our luggages. I had to go to the check in counter to ask them to help even tho after all they helped us. The point is “ no stand by bell boy” with the trolleys.

The most annoying thing is the lift. We stayed there for 2 nights and we got stucked at the lift 3 times. The lift cant filled with more than 4 adults. When we got stucked in lift, my family scared to use it, so we went up thru the stair (they only have 1 lift) all the way to floor 3 and floor 4.
So unpleasant.
My suggest are either you lowing down your price, or you fix the the lift and have the bell boy stand by at the front to help.

The rest about the services are ok.