Fraser Place Setiabudi Jakarta

In a city where serviced residences are now taking off, this year-old property impresses Mimi Hudoyo with its landscaped environs and well-kitted amenities

Location
The serviced residence is located on Jalan Karbela Selatan, in the heart of Jakarta’s Kuningan CBD area. It also lies within walking distance from Setiabudi One, a building housing a wide array of dining and leisure options.

Room
The 31-storey Fraser Place Setiabudi has 151 serviced residences, offering one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

My two-bedroom Executive Apartment on the 19th floor comes with a view of the landscaped swimming pool and Jakarta’s skyscrapers in the background.

The two bedrooms come with separate living areas. The master bedroom is connected to the main bathroom through a large walk-in closet, whereas the second room has a separate bathroom.

The apartment has a well-equipped kitchen with a built-in electric stove, microwave oven, double-door refrigerator and dishwasher. Other equipment includes a home entertainment system, washer and dryer, and a storage room.

The equipment and furnishings are elegant in design and arranged to minimise space that the 108m2 apartment remains expansive and comfortable for long-staying guests.

F&B
Jardino, the all-day dining venue and bar at the lobby level, serves Asian and western cuisine. The contemporary bistro also offers both indoor and alfresco seats facing the lush garden.

As my stay coincided with the Ramadan period, the restaurant – which usually opens at 06.00 for breakfast – began services at 03.00 to provide Muslim guests with an early sahur (pre-dawn meals during the fasting month).

Although there were less than 10 guests having meals that morning, the lavish sahur spread – just like any breakfast buffet – way exceeded my expectations as as I was prepared to choose from a set menu.

Facilities
Although the property is located on a busy street, I did not feel the throng when I strolled in the garden. The tropical garden outside the restaurant is lined with high plants, separating it from the crowded environs while offering a feel of tranquillity and privacy.

The jogging track, basketball court and the landscaped swimming pool and kids’ pools are also located in this area.

Indoor facilities include a 24-hour gym, steam and sauna, hot and cold Jacuzzi. I was so tempted to try these facilities, but unfortunately had to give them a miss as I had to check out early for meetings.

Families with children can set their worries aside as this serviced residence has a children’s playroom and games room to keep the little ones busy. As well, there’s a small meeting room with a capacity up to 80 people.

Service
My check-in process was a breeze and I was swiftly escorted to my room. The restaurant staff was likewise responsive and my à la carte order was quick.

Verdict
A serviced residence that scores highly on its central location. It is ideal for business travellers and families, whether for short or long stays.

No.of residences 151
Rates From US$125
Contact details
Tel: (62-21) 3002-0888
Website: setiabudi-jakarta.frasershospitality.com

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