Oh Jakarta, you keep surprising us! If it is not chic hotels or modern hotel with spas, it is an affordable extended stay brand that is still affordable for shorter stays. The Oakwood Premier Jakarta is one of three brands, Oakwood Premier, Oakwood Residence, and Oakwood Apartments, offered by Oakwood in Asia, where you can enjoy the security and comfort of a hotel, whilst unwinding in the privacy of your own home. It is a cross between a hotel and a serviced apartment. Think large, modern luxury residence with custom designed furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, rain showers, and gourmet kitchens. The Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta apartment itself is located in the fast developing area of Mega Kuningan, a hot spot environment blending both commercial and residential elements. Today, more corporations and relocating business travelers trust them to handle their unique housing needs than any other provider. Thus, while recently in Kuningan, Jakarta, we hunkered down for two nights in a deluxe room with bathroom en-suite at The Oakwood Premier Jakarta. The damage? Cost us almost IDR two million of rupiah per night, within domestic rate, which is quite pricey but it bought us lots of surprising quiet, a desirable location, a hopping restaurant scene, and communal workspace.

On our way to check in, as usual we played it the Jakarta way for our trip, have our expectations low and be gratitude on what we will have plus taking public transportation everywhere. Alas, that attitude is ideal for The Oakwood Premier Jakarta, as there is no valet parking being offer by the hotel management, as far as we can remember. But still, there will be someone to take your bags to your room yet not much effort over explaining the property to you at the front desk or the lobby area. Yes, we know how to use a hotel, so we did not ask much for the full spiel from the receptionist, however since this is our first time coming in to The Oakwood Premier Jakarta, we threw a few questions to the receptionist to accompany our two nights stay. After a little chitchat, she checked us in, handed us our keys and that was that. Up to the twenty second floor, where all the doors look the same and are nearly upholstered with some teak wood material, we found our room 2206. Inside, we were at first surprised at how spacious a deluxe room could be at The Oakwood Premier Jakarta. We thought we were in for an executive room, because it has a similar living room, dining area, and a King size bedroom with bathroom en-suite.
It turned out well and makes us happy as there are a lot of eye-catching stuffs in our room, as the deluxe room at The Oakwood Premier Jakarta has a fully equipped kitchen, kitchenware, washer or dryer facilities, ironing facilities, microwave, full internet access, seating area, refrigerator, an LCD wide-screen television with multi-channel cable system, DVD player and home theatre system, coffee or tea maker, full toiletries by L’Occitane, clothes dryer, and many more. Everything is fully functional, more spacious, and yet as luxurious as a hotel suite. Perfect for one or two persons staying for a few days or a few.Furthermore, there is a desk for you to work with and kitchen islands that can be accessed from all sides like the old kitchen table. They are ideal for a variety of kitchen tasks, and it was very sufficient during our short stay since there is no mini-bar assortment whatsoever available at The Oakwood Premier Jakarta. Plus we also appreciated the washer or dryer facilities area as we were already having flashbacks to weird college dorm days and did not need to wait in line. Luckily, all went well and all we had to do is just follow the instructions.

Aside having stellar properties inside the room, The Oakwood Premier Jakarta also offer free WiFi connection throughout the hotel, even in their restaurant or pool area, for those like us who always want to know the latest update in creative industry. It is fast and reliable, perfect to accompany you during your prime evening hours. But if you want to relax and have a time for yourself, they also listed few facilities as in an outdoor swimming pool, sauna room, and fitness center. Guests are also welcome to sample great food at the Oakroom Restaurant and Bar where the best of Asian and international favorites can be enjoyed. Room service is available, but somewhat it would be similar kind of dishes from the hotel’s restaurant. Just do note that if you are paying about IDR 50.000 for a coffee downstairs, it is more like IDR 85.000 through room service, plus delivery and tip. So our advice is just put some clothes on and walk downstairs already. If you would love other options for your dinner, there are also grocery market, restaurant, café and specialty stores nearby when you stay at The Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta.


Perhaps the best, mostly unknown amenity being offer by The Oakwood Premier Jakarta is that they have children’s playground and meeting facilities at the same level around their outdoor swimming pool. Head up the stairs one level to a private area, with a long bright and classic banquette, kid sized table, and chairs complete with huge selection of toys. The meeting area has a nice small variety of rooms, complete with the latest business magazines or newspapers. Do not miss the small yet friendly bar and coffee area, as you are welcome to order any kind of drinks or dishes from the Oakroom Restaurant and Bar. Overall, we liked the overall experience when we awake at The Oakwood Premier Jakarta as it feels like we have been staying here since forever. The hotel staffs are friendly and helpful, yet did not bother us with unnecessary questions. The food is great and the smells of Asian and international dishes is pure heaven. Additionally, we are suckers for this type of hotel, and its design in general. It just fits our personalities. The outdoor swimming pool and fitness center were also a huge plus for when we began to feel cooped up in the room.


Bottom line is minor issues are overshadowed by the excellent Mega Kuningan location, hopping atmosphere, and cool design. What is great about The Oakwood Premier Jakarta is because the hotel is a perfect-comfortable place for a solo traveler or business with a small family. The amenities are great for the price, and you are guaranteed to be surrounded by frequent business travelers alike or any talented creative types, from both the tourist or local variety. For those of you who are coming from Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, or even Sudirman Railway Station, we recommend you to grab the local public transportation because the location of the hotel is quite far from all those places. This area is also recommended for shopping, business, or pleasure, as it is located nearly the popular Mega Kuningan Shop about three minutes walk, then Mall Ambasador for a five minutes walk, Pasar Festival Kuningan Sport and Entertainment that would take you about sixteen minutes walk, and Blowfish Bar. For those of you who would like to stay at The Oakwood Premier Jakarta, you can visit Agoda Indonesia now and book yourself a room. I recommend grabbing the special KITAS or Indonesia residence weekend rate offer that is featured on the site.

#NEIGHBOURSTAY Inside the Oakwood Premier Cozmo at Mega Kuningan Jakarta with Agoda Indonesia
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