I’ve stayed a few times at the Grand Hyatt Hotel and it is my preferred place to stay in Jakarta. The previous time I stayed was in December 2012, the rooms were looking a bit tired and up for a renovation! I just stayed again in September 2015 and indeed the rooms have been renovated and looking new and luxury once again. The Grand Hyatt Hotel is one of the best 5 star hotels in Jakarta, if not the best!
The Grand Hyatt Hotel is located in Central Jakarta, right in front of the Selamat Datang Monument, the huge round about in the heart of Jakarta, quite an impressive site to see the crazy traffic going around. The service at the Grand Hyatt is spot on. Very friendly and efficient staff. The rooms are looking lovely, I had a room on the Club Lounge floor (Level 22) with a view straight down to the Selamat Datang Monument.
If shopping is your thing then this is the place to stay. From the lobby of the Grand Hyatt you can enter directly into the Plaza Indonesia, the high end fashion shopping mall with all the big brand names like Dior, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Bvlgari, Cartier, Hugo Boss, Stella McCartney, Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta and many more. If shopping at Plaza Indonesia is not enough for you then directly across the road is the massive Grand Indonesia Shopping Mall. 2 huge malls (West Wing and East Wing) both 8 levels high.
When it comes to food then again you don’t have to travel far from the Grand Hyatt Hotel to have some good eating. Within the hotel itself there are 4 restaurants, coffee lounge and the very classy Burgundy Bar. On level 3 is the lovely Sumire Japanese Restaurant with a choice of sitting at the sushi bar, at the teppanyaki table or a standard dining room table for al a carte dining. On the same level is C’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant for your choice of the best steaks in Jakarta, the best wine selection in Jakarta with a wine cellar with over 3000 bottles (see our review for C’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant) or a great choice of Asian fresh seafood dishes. There is also the Seafood Terrace located overlooking the huge swimming pool. Grand Cafe serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner and the Fountain Cafe serves up snacks, coffee, drinks and cocktails with a great view over the Selamat Datang Monument.
The Burgundy Bar is a very fine bar indeed. A classy bar for quiet drinks or cocktails. There are 2 other very classy bars within walking distance from the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 2 of the best rooftops bars in Jakarta, the Cloud Lounge Bar and the Skye Bar. (Check out our article about Cloud Lounge).
It takes around 1 hour to get from Jakarta International Airport to the Grand Hyatt Hotel. (depending on the crazy traffic – it has taken me much longer to get to the hotel). At the airport you can get a Silverbird Taxi (a very classy Mercedes Benz taxi) for 360,000Rp. It will cost around 250,000Rp for the standard Bluebird taxi.
There is a new MRT (subway underground train) being built in Jakarta. The subway train will run from the airport and there will be a station directly out the front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. This will cut down the travel time to and from the Grand Hyatt in Jakarta to the airport but we’ll all have to wait until 2017 when the MRT is up and running.
You can reserve a room directly on the Grand Hyatt Hotel website.
Often there are discounted room rates on the Agoda hotel booking website.
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