Jakarta

Travel Guide
Jakarta

Visit Indonesia’s capital city, with colonial-era relics, gorgeous mosques, abundant shopping and family entertainment, to find out why it's known as the Big Durian.

Like the durian fruit, Jakarta, in the northwestern corner of the island of Java, has a somewhat rugged exterior but beneath this there is plenty of flavour and colour.

Begin your exploration of Jakarta in centrally located Kota district, formerly known as Batvia. Don’t miss the cobblestoned Taman Fatahillah Square, which still shows Dutch influences. Follow the city’s history from the Stone Age to the present at the Jakarta History Museum. See local artwork at the Ceramics Museum and at the Seni Rupa gallery.

Watch painted fishing vessels come in from the outer islands at Jakarta’s historic Sunda Kelapa port. Browse the Maritime Museum, located in a 17th-century spice warehouse, to learn about Indonesia’s extensive naval history.

In the heart of Medan Merdeka Public Square is the National Monument (Monas Tower), which rises to 137 metres (450 feet). Take an elevator to the top of the tower to get superb views of Jakarta. Visit the National Museum to see some of the best ethnographic artefacts Indonesia has to offer. Admire the architecture of the Presidential Palace and the iridescent Istiqlal Mosque, which has a capacity of up to 120,000. At the Textile Museum see over 2,000 beautiful fabrics and materials.

Buy traditional Indonesian wayang puppets and sarongs in the market stalls of Jalan Surabaya. Be sure to try to local street food. You’ll taste culinary influences from Arab, Chinese, European and Indian foods. For high-end brands, shop at Grand Indonesia or at the Living World, the retail and entertainment complex located just out of town.

Beat the heat by plunging down the waterslides at Ocean Park. For a thrill, ride the roller coasters at Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland). To see replicas of traditional Indonesian dwellings, visit the Taman Mini Indonesia cultural park.

During the monsoon season, from November to March, Jakarta is muggy and smoggy. Take taxis or buses from destination to destination to avoid the heat and rain.

Use Jakarta as a base from which to take trips to see volcanoes, reefs, surfing beaches and exotic wildlife, including Komodo dragons and orangutans.

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Zuri Express Lippo Cikarang
Zuri Express Lippo Cikarang
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Kemang Raya Kav 06, Komersial Park Lippo Cikarang, Bekasi, Jakarta
The price is NZ$31 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Located in the heart of Bekasi, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Lubang Buaya Memorial Park and Museum, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah and Revo Town. Royal ...
3.9/5 Good! (60 reviews)
"So-so. The electric kettle is not working but good point is after calling Housekeeping one time, immediately replaced. During morning time, calling Housekeeping 3 times to get an iron, no answer. But good point is after calling operator, she supports to trigger Housekeeping. Breakfast not many variety. ..."

Reviewed on 19 Apr. 2018

Zuri Express Lippo Cikarang
The Langham, Jakarta
The Langham, Jakarta
District 8 SCBD Lot 28, Jakarta
The price is NZ$356 per night from 28 Oct. to 28 Oct.
Situated in the entertainment district, this spa hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Blok M Square and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Bundaran Hi. Taman Suropati and Central ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"N/A"

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2021

The Langham, Jakarta
Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta
Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta
5 out of 5
Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, Jakarta, Jakarta
The price is NZ$190 per night from 28 Oct. to 28 Oct.
Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Gelora Bung Karno Stadium and Senayan National Golf Club. Plaza Senayan and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (268 reviews)
"Everything I like, because the location is good and the culinary is good also."

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2020

Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta
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Mavi Hotel & Apartment
Mavi Hotel & Apartment
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Jababeka Raya, Cikarang, Jawa Barat
The price is NZ$26 per night from 3 Nov. to 3 Nov.
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Jababeka Living Plaza and within 3 miles (5 km) of President University and Permata ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Kolamnya... Bagus... Pemandangan sekitar nya oke banget.... Kamar hotel nya bagus.. .pemandangan di kamar Hanya dapat pemandangan kawasan hihihi karena pesan 2 tife three bedroom sisa itu, stafnya semua ramah.... Hanya ada satu yg songong .. Menegur tidak perlu membentak karena saat mau renang tidak ..."

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2021

Mavi Hotel & Apartment
Ascott Jakarta
Ascott Jakarta
4 out of 5
Jalan Kebon Kacang Raya No 2, Jakarta, Jakarta
The price is NZ$92 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Located in the heart of Jakarta, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Indonesia Shopping Mall, Plaza Indonesia and Bundaran Hi. Welcome Statue ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (356 reviews)
Super stay in Ascott Jakarta
"The hotel was in a nice area. And our room cleaning was great. Mr. Andico with housekeeping did a great job at keeping our room tidy and clean. We always returned to clean cozy room. Thank you Mr. Andico. Wonderful hotel overall."

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2021

Ascott Jakarta
Ascott Kuningan Jakarta
Ascott Kuningan Jakarta
4.5 out of 5
Ciputra World 1, Jalan Prof Dr Satrio Kav 3-5, Jakarta, Jakarta
The price is NZ$125 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Located in the heart of Jakarta, this luxury aparthotel is steps away from Golden Triangle and Lotte Shopping Avenue. Ambassador Mall and Kuningan City Mall ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (181 reviews)
"Great stay"

Reviewed on 29 Feb. 2020

Ascott Kuningan Jakarta
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