Picked this up through a hotel booking site, and was delighted. Good location up town, and fun feel. Well-used lounge with a mid-century modern feel, Peranakan food in the restaurant, great roof-top bar - the place has a real buzz about it. Rooms are (mostly) well thought out and good for working in. Strong wifi, plenty of sockets, proper desk with stationery supplies. Downsides? Only one lift which makes it slow at the best of time, but there isn't even a service lift so you end up sharing with all the behind-the-scenes stuff - on one occasion with the dirty laundry cart, eeuw! And the glass-walled bathrooms - call me prudish, but that left me feeling uncomfortable. Sometimes designers don't know when to stop. Overall, a good experience, and I'm happy to know that I may never have to stay in a faceless chain hotel ever again in Jakarta.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- " Indonesia's first design Hotel in Jakarta where every corner tells a story. Situated in Thamrin, Kosenda Hotel is the perfect place to experience Jakarta and its surroundings in the disctrict business area, and embassies; Japan, Spain, France, US and Germany. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. In the heart of bustling Jakarta, Kosenda Hotel stands like a beacon of design and originality. Part 21st century architectural landmark, part mid-century aesthetic, Kosenda delivers a fun, funky escape with 60 distinct rooms. The excitement of Southeast Asian cooking comes together in a melting pot of flavours at Waha Kitchen. Produced by a notable Melbourne and Sydney restaurateur of 25 years, the cuisine is refined, beautifully balanced and served with skill. On the rooftop at Awan Lounge, city views mingle with sizzling bite-sized Asian tapas and buckets of beer making this a top spot to enjoy Jakarta's sparkling nightlights.127 Cafe seems like a world away from the bustle of Jakarta,surrounded by the sounds of with of gurgling water and the stillness of towering green bamboo. " ... more less
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