In the lap of luxury
Jakarta is no stranger to finer things as this oversized megatroplis is teeming with upmarket boutiques, fine wining and dining and enough luxury hotels to rival any other major city. Designer labels abound at the Plaza Indonesia of FX Mall, while the Jamu Traditional Spa offers a chance to rejuvenate in style.
When it comes to extravagance, the hotels in Jakarta offer all the trappings of top luxury brands. 5-star ratings abound with names like the Ritz-Carlton offering multiple locations in the city. The Four Seasons, Grand Hyatt and Mandarin Oriental are also present, with the latter offering a superb location overlooking the Monumen Selamat Datang.
Jakarta on a budget
No need to worry if you're considering a more economical approach to travel through Jakarta. The city offers many middle of the road options when it comes to things to do and places to stay. A stroll through Old Town reveals some of the history behind Jakarta, while playing host to many interesting museums. This includes the Museum of Fine Art and Ceramic and Jakarta History Museum.
If you're looking for a place to stay with reasonable prices, Jakarta's selection of quality lodging seems endless. Save a bit of money by booking a night or two in the funky Artotel Jakarta. It is approximately nine kilometres from the city centre, but offers guests contemporary style at very reasonable rates.
Jakarta on an even tighter budget
If you're sticking to a tight budget while travelling through Jakarta, the city is a veritable playground with many attractions that won't hurt the hip pocket. You may want to consider a stroll through Taman Mini Indonesia Indah – a sprawling park with numerous cultural attractions, traditional buildings and restaurants. The Pasar Ikan and Jalan Surabaya markets are also worth checking out.
Lodging for less abounds throughout the city, providing plenty of options when it comes to booking a budget stay. The MaxOneHotels @Sabang offers clean and private rooms close to the bus and train stations as well as the spoils of Jalan Jaksa. POP! Hotel Kemang Jakarta is another low cost option in the Kemang Raya area.