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Travel to Jakarta


Jakarta - Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and Galleries

1 June 2014

Considered the cultural and economic hub of Indonesia, cosmopolitan Jakarta certainly has a lot to offer visitors who are eager to explore the citys vivacious and eclectic offerings. This bustling, hot and humid locale has rapidly expanded over the past decade, and the pace shows no sign of slowing. Take full advantage of the fantastic food, stylish hotels and seriously good shopping by venturing far and wide in this unique and contrasting metropolis.


The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
Situated in the leafy upscale neighbourhood of Kebayoran Baru, The Dharmawangsa celebrates the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Indonesia within its palatial walls.

Kemang Icon By Alila
If you’re looking for an avant-garde fusion of chic aesthetics and hi-tech mod cons then this hotel will surpass expectations on both accounts. Rooted in one of Jakarta’s most upscale areas, Kemang Icon offers contemporary interiors, clean lines and pioneering architecture.

The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place
In Jakarta’s commercial district, The Ritz-Carlton’s Pacific Place hotel offers visitors a dose of luxury with generously sized rooms, a sumptuous spa and access to some of the best shopping and entertainment destinations in the city.

Keraton At The Plaza
In the heart of the business district, this stylish high-rise hotel will win you over with the view alone. Take in the cityscape through floor-to-ceiling windows, swim in the infinity pool and enjoy five star dining.


Cork & Screw
Offering one of the largest wine lists in the country, Cork & Screw is the leading destination for wine lovers. With an extensive selection of more than 300 bottles, this stylish restraurant-wine bar comes with high accolades, including the 2013 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. 

Riva Grill, Bar & Terrace
The all new Riva, Grill Bar & Terrace at the Park Lane Hotel takes al fresco dining to new heights with, not one, but two outdoor terraces, both offering stunning views of Jakarta’s lively street scenes and the luxury lagoon-style pool.

Amuz Gourmet
A premier fine dining destination and a magnet for serious foodies, Amuz Gourmet offers a taste of France in the heart of Jakarta’s bustling business district. Chef Gilles Marx brings 20 years of French culinary experience to the menu and the city’s restaurant scene.

Bistronomy is located behind an unassuming green doorway in the southern neighbourhood of Kebayoran Baru. Cross the threshold and you’ll find a stylish dining space filled with eclectic furnishings and a delicious combination of eastern and western-inspired dishes.


Colonial, Cuisine & Molecular
The self-confessed molecular mixologists at the Colonial invite guests to come and sip strangely inviting cocktails from test tubes and conical flasks, in surroundings that echo Jakarta’s fascinating past.

Cloud Lounge & Living Room
High altitude dining and drinking is what this place does best. Housed on the 46th and 49th floors of the unique Plaza building in the centre of Jakarta, drinks are served up alongside 360° views of the city.

Luc Bar And Grill
If you like your whiskey then you’ll love LUC’s. With a tagline that proclaims, “meat for your health, whiskey for your soul”, LUC’s is the whiskey emporium of Jakarta and houses a vast range of aged and rare bottles.

Parc 19
The rustic allure of Parc 19’s interiors creates an air of sophistication that blends perfectly with the innovative cocktail list – the Medical Mojito and the indulgent Toblerone Chocotini are well worth sampling.


Galeri Nasional
The best place to visit in order to fully embrace Jakarta’s vibrant arts scene, Galeri Nasional houses an abundance of artefacts from artists all over Indonesia and even displays works from as far afield as Russia, Sudan and Peru.

BIASA ArtSpace Jakarta
BIASA ArtSpace is a strong supporter of the burgeoning Jakarta arts scene and has given many local artists the opportunity to display their work in their home city. The sleek space continues to attract visitors in their droves, eager for a new cultural education.

ART: 1
ART: 1 is a place to both learn about and enjoy art. Devoted to contemporary artwork from an array of Indonesian artists, the museum-gallery is also the first of its kind to run public programmes and workshops.

Museum Nasional
This museum is probably the most notable of them all in Jakarta. Established in the 1800s, today it houses many collections from all over the world and remains one of the most significant cultural institutions in the region.