While I’ve said enough about being aghast at discovering I’ve become a picky princess when it comes to places to stay, my adventures in Jakarta house hunting experienced a temporary reprieve with the discovery of a short-term studio apartment in CityLofts Sudirman.
It is connected to CityWalk Mall – full of restaurants, cafes, wine bars and even has a Whiskey Baron (my whisky aficionado side is intrigued tho have yet to try!). Nearby are more independent high-end restaurants for those moments of extra indulgence – my 1st day here went to Harum Manis – what a delicious feast!
The view is spectacular and my photos don’t even come close to doing it justice. Being here during Lebaran was such a treat as I watched all the fireworks from exhaulted heights! Comfortable, spacious for a studio, high-speed internet, lovely pool, my caffeine addiction was fully supported with a large French press and great cafes downstairs.
I don’t want to leave my temporary penthouse “princess” pad! While the apartment hunt continues, I’ve been completely spoilt by this experience. Help! What’s a “princess” to do when she needs a new “castle”??
looks really nice 🙂
It is! Will be sad to say ‘bye bye’ to it Sat morning. I should definitely take some morning pictures before leaving. 🙂
Oh, shut up already!!!! 😉
Ok ok! 🙂
Ummmm. That is SERIOUSLY amazing.
Also, I never knew before this moment but my life goal is clearly to become a Whiskey Baron. Or maybe Vodka Czar…
Haha! You might get some company with those! 🙂
That is awesome! Out of your price range for a long stay? Looks beautiful!
Not out of my price range just not available 😦 Pity… My quest continues however when I’m back. For now am soooo looking forward to going home this weekend! 🙂
And the great thing about nice pools in Jakarta, I remember, is that they’re always empty during the day, because the locals don’t want to get tanned.
Very true!! The ‘fitness centres’ or ‘gyms’ within the apartment complexes may be minimal but the pools are lovely in all the places I’ve seen so far on my great Jakarta Apartment hunt! 🙂
Oh wow! That’s gorgeous! Hope you find/found somewhere equally as gorgeous and fit for a princess! 🙂
Its tough!! Especially as I’m back in Mumbai at the moment so am relying on emails and whatsap for apartment hunting from a distance.
I’m even trying to hotel hop and see if can work out deals within our budget – not getting anything good for under $130/night?
At the moment looks like there is no choice and I’m gonna end back at the sad supposed four star with stinky toilets, faded upholstery and broken down equipment. 😦
Maaaan… I’ve really become spoilt!