Are you looking for a high-end hotel in South Jakarta? There are many 5-star hotels in the area, but if you love to stay in a hotel with very spacious rooms, a great view of the city, and prefer a hotel adjacent to a big mall, Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan is the right choice for you.
Location, location, location!
Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan is one of the 5-star hotels located in Jakarta’s most elite area, Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD). Many prominent international business events are held in here such as an APEC (Asia Pacific Economy Community) meeting in 2013 and Samsung Home Appliances Summit in 2016.
This district is close to Jakarta’s big businesses, luxury malls, and also embassies, and in fact, Jakarta Stock Exchange is just a few steps away from the hotel.
The hotel is located inside Ritz-Carlton Building Tower B, which is one of the top 10 tallest buildings in Jakarta, with a height of 212 meters (695.54 feet) above street level. The building has 48 floors, but the hotel itself is located on the 21st to 25th floors, and all other levels are used for residences.
Adjacent to Pacific Place Mall
The lobby is located on the ground floor of the building. It’s fully air conditioned with sparkling marble floors and a carpeted area with free, speedy Wi-Fi and comfortable chairs. Next to the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan, is a high-end mall called Pacific Place Mall. The Pacific Place Mall is adjacent to the hotel’s lobby; therefore, you don’t need to go too far to reach your favourite brands, restaurants, or entertainment!
Lavish, spacious rooms
The rooms are spotlessly clean and this is one of the hotels in Jakarta with very spacious rooms. They are 63 square meters, or 678 square feet for grand rooms. It costs 2,058,000 IDR/155.06 USD a night for a grand room and 2,450,000 IDR/184.63 USD for a grand business room (no peak season prices). The amenities include an oversized LED TV (46 inch/116.8 cm) with many international channels, in-room complimentary Wi-Fi, cold air conditioner, and a very comfortable mattress.
Imagine entering your cool room to lay down on the bed after your day full of activities in the hot and humid Jakarta. You will most likely fall asleep in less than a minute, especially when the room is noise free due to the thick windows and walls!
Perfect for those here on business, there is a desk with 2 chairs, located next to the window.
You will also find a small refrigerator with freezer (perfect for all you sweet-toothed travellers who can now store ice cream!), which is an amenity that you can’t find in most other hotels.
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Amazing bathroom with a view of the city
Have you ever stayed on a high floor of a hotel where you can see the city below from your room? Perhaps many of you have had such an experience, but how about viewing the city from your bathroom? Have you? Well, if you want to have such an experience, this hotel is the right place, as the big bathroom has a window above the long, marble bath tub.
In addition to that, you can enjoy a long, pampering session in the bathroom because a TV in the bathroom will keep you entertained (this one is 17 inches/43.2 cm). Where else in Jakarta can you watch TV , and enjoy a bath with the city view?
A swimming pool with a view of the skyline
There are few opportunities for relaxing in the sun and swimming in Jakarta. Well, you can do this in Jakarta if you stay at the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan. There are many sun loungers around the hotel’s swimming pool, and you can get a tan while enjoying the view of Jakarta’s skyscrapers!
The pool is big and the water is clean. You can swim as long as you want, as the water is a perfect temperature.
One of the best buffets in Jakarta
The complimentary breakfast buffet, held in one of the hotel’s restaurants, aptly named Asia (located on the 24th floor), is awesome. It serves a buffet for all meals all day long. It has an open kitchen concept, where you can see the chefs and the kitchen crew cooking, and in addition to that, it serves a very large selection of food!
I have been to many buffets, but this is the only restaurant I’ve visited where they classify their foods and put each of them in a separate station: seafood bar, sushi, sashimi, salad bar, noodle station, Korean station, bread station, and many more.
All the meat is very fresh and they have delicious sashimi and shrimp cocktail. Try their different egg rolls (they call it lumpia), stuffed with different fillings (try the Peking and BBQ pork rolls!). If you want to try local food, they have many options including sweet chicken satay (grilled skewered chicken) and savory oxtail soup. Nevertheless, try a little bit of everything and don’t get stuck on a particular food, as everything is delicious, and remember, they have an ice cream and dessert bar!
If you’re looking for food elsewhere, The Pacific Place Mall has a lot to offer. Try the Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta, just like other Hard Rock Cafe restaurants, they always serve big portions. Try their crispy and cheesy nachos, as well as their Original Legendary Burger, that has an 8 oz (226.80 gr) beef patty, as well as smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and cheddar cheese!
Experience excellence at Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan
Other amenities include a big ballroom (it can accommodate up to 2,000 people) and a gym with trainers. Their service is tiptop, and the staff will always try their best to make your stay a pleasant one, right from the moment you arrive. They always pay detailed attention to the needs of each guest, and are happy to help you organize day trips or reserve a table at a restaurant for you. So what are you waiting for? Book a room at Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan and experience their excellence!