Permata Gandaria is a midrange residential tower of 17 floors for a total of 92 apartments. It used to be luxurious, but it is quite old now as it was built in 1997.

They don’t have many units for rent on the web, but if you call them or if you go there directly, they can offer you some. The price is rather interesting and the size of the apartments quite spacious.

I visited this property while staying at 1Park Residences, which is just across the street. This is my complete review of it.

Location:

Neighborhood and Transportation

In which neighborhood of Jakarta is Permata Gandaria located?

Location of Permata Gandaria in Jakarta

Permata Gandaria is in Kebayoran Baru, an upper-class neighborhood with mostly low-rise housing. It is popular with expats, especially Japanese and Koreans, because it is within a reasonable distance from the business district, yet not too far from the international schools of South Jakarta. It is also considered less polluted and cleaner than the rest of the city.

How does it look like around the apartment?

The neighborhood of Permata Gandaria

Surroundings of Permata Gandaria Apartments

By car, with normal traffic conditions, how far is it from:
– Jakarta Airport (CGK): 60 minutes
– Grand Indonesia Mall: 50 minutes
– Sudirman Business District: 25 minutes
– Kota Tua: 70 minutes
– Kemang: 30 minutes

Public transportation and access to highways:
– Transjakarta: Mayestik (800 meters away), Iskandar Muda (800 meters away), Pasar Kebayoran Lama (1.3 km away)
– Train: Kebayoran (2 km away)
– MRT: Blok M (2 km away)
– Toll road: Jakarta Inner Ring Road (7km away), Jakarta Outer Ring Road (5km away)

Landmarks Nearby

These are the important landmarks nearby:

Malls:
Gandaria City Mall is about 1 kilometer away. It is an interesting mall targeting the mid-to-upper class and particularly young people. There is a large choice of restaurants, including Western food, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The cinema is one of two in Jakarta with an IMAX screen. The other anchor tenants are Gramedia, Ace Hardware, Metro, H&M, Uniqlo, and Lotte Mart.

There are a few other malls nearby such as Dharmawangsa Square (2.5km), Senayan City (3km), Plaza Senayan (3km), and Pondok Indah Mall (3km). Blok M Plaza is another option for cheap clothes and electronics (2km).

Supermarkets:
Papaya, a Japanese supermarket chain, has a small store in the retail area of 1Park Residences, in front of Permata Gandaria. It is quite convenient as it has plenty of imported and fresh products (including delicious sushis and fresh bread). For more choice, you can go to Lotte Mart supermarket in the basement of Gandaria City (Korean brand, expensive with good quality), or to Grand Lucky on Jalan Radio Dalam (expensive as well).

If you like traditional markets, you can try Pasar Mayestic, only 1 kilometer away.

Restaurants:
There is a Japanese restaurant, Sumibi, and a Starbucks inside 1Park Residences. There are more options in Gandaria City mall and in nearby streets. If you like Japanese cuisine, you can try going to Little Tokyo (on Jalan Melawai, less than 2km away), a red-light area with karaokes that also has the best Japanese restaurants in Jakarta.

Bars and Nightlife:
Gandaria City has several restaurants serving alcohol, but not a proper bar. The closest ones are Beer Garden and Camden, only 700 meters away. They are both often crowded with students.

For better nightlife, go to Senopati or to Kemang.

Universities:
Universitas Satya Negara (5 minutes away), Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Hamka (2 minutes),

A bit further: Pertamina, Binus, Moestopo, Al-Azhar, STIKOM, InterStudi, Bina Sarana, Universitas Al-Azhar, Universitas Bhayangkara.

Schools:
Binus School Simprung, Lentera School, Jakarta Intercultural School Pattimura, Mentari, Al-Azhar, SMA Negeri 70.

Preschools:
Integrated Children Academy, Sahabat Montessori.

Hospitals:
RS Gandaria, RS Pusat Pertamina, RS Pondok Indah, RS Muhammadiyah (Children and Women Hospital)

Parks:
The small Taman Gandaria is about 5 minutes away by foot. It has a few kids games. Taman Langsat is larger but 10 minutes away.

Building Quality

Building and Architecture

Who is the developer?
Permata Gandaria was developed by PT. Putra Surya Perkasa, a company that has now changed its name to PT New Century Development. It has constructed other apartment buildings in Jakarta like Paladian Park, Brawijaya Apartment and Permata Senayan.

Originally, it belonged to the Gondokusumo family, the owner of Intiland (developer of 1Park Residences and 1Park Avenue). Nowadays, the ownership is not clear as the main shareholder is a company based in Hong Kong. That said, New Century Development has its office in Mayapada tower, and several of its commissioners are also employees of the Mayapada group. Therefore, I guess that the Tahir family (owner of Mayapada group) is one of the shareholders.

Who is the architect?
I didn’t find this information.

Who is the contractor?
I didn’t find this information.

What is the situation with the land certificate?
The developer has a Hak Guna Bangunan Murni, which means the property was built on its own land. As an apartment owner, you get a “Strata Title di atas HGB Murni”.

Design and Appearance

How does the building look like?

From Outside (Facade):

Building architecture Permata Gandaria Jakarta

Architecture in Permata Gandaria

Facade building of Permata Gandaria

Entrance:

 

Entrance in Permata Gandaria

Entrance to Permata Gandaria

Reception/Lobby:

Lobby Permata Gandaria

Landscaping and Public Areas:

Landscaping Permata Gandaria

Corridors and lifts:

Corridors to apartments in Permata Gandaria

Materials and Equipment

What is the quality of the materials, furniture, and equipment used in the construction?
This is an evaluation of the quality I observed (ranked from 1 – worst – to 10 – best):

In common areas:
Tiles lobby: 6.5
Tiles corridors: 6
Painting (wall, ceiling): 6
Lighting fixtures: 6
Doors/windows: 6
Ceiling: 6.5
Elevator: 6.5
Gym equipment: 6
Pool equipment: 6
Furniture: 6.5
Artwork: 6

In the apartments:
Tiles/Parquet: 6
Bathroom equipment: 6.5
Kitchen equipment: 6

Overall Quality: 6.2/10

Comfort

Facilities and Services

What are the facilities provided in the property?

– Swimming pool:

Swimming pool of Permata Gandaria

Kids pool in Permata Gandaria

Pool area in Permata Gandaria

Pool area in Permata Gandaria

Jacuzzi (with cold water) in Permata Gandaria

– Gym:

Gym in Permata Gandaria

Aerobic room in Permata Gandaria

– Other facilities and services:

Tennis court in Permata Gandaria

Basketball court in Permata Gandaria

Sauna in Permata Gandaria

Minimart in Permata Gandaria

Laundry in Permata Gandaria

– Facilities and serviced not pictured here: ATM, children’s playground, BBQ.

Quality of living

Is the property busy?
Not really. The occupancy must be average, and there are only 92 units anyway.

Is it noisy?
It is a little bit from the units facing the main road. The windows are not sound-proof.

What is the background (ethnicity, social status) residents?
The residents are a mix of Indonesians and expats.

Are there issues with the electricity supply?
None that I know about.

Are their issues with parking?
None that I know about.

Are there enough lifts?
Yes.

Management

Maintenance

Are there visible damages?
Yes, there are some damages, but overall the building is in a fair condition.

Overall maintenance rating: 6.5/10

Cleanliness

I found the property to be clean.

Overall cleanliness rating: 7/10

Gardening

The garden is well-maintained.

Overall gardening rating: 7.5/10

Security

Guards: On duty at the entrance and lobby 24/7
CCTV cameras: In the lobby
Access: You need a card to reach your floor

Overall security rating: 8/10

Hospitality

The staff is friendly and professional.

Overall hospitality rating: 8/10

Sizes and Prices of Units

The prices of the apartments may vary depending on many factors such as the floor, the unit type, the room condition and the furnishings.

Be aware that you may also need to pay for additional fees: Service charge, parking fee, electricity and water bills, etc.

Below is an estimation of the prices in Permata Gandaria:

2-bedroom units
125m2 with 2 bathrooms, maid room
Average renting price: IDR 18M/month or IDR 216M/year
Average buying price: IDR 2,700,000,000

Here are some photos I took of a 2-bedroom unit:

Living room in Permata Gandaria

Bedroom in Permata Gandaria

Bathroom in Permata Gandaria

Inside Apartment of Permata Gandaria

Address

Permata Gandaria
Jl. Taman Gandaria No.88
Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
Phone number: +62 (0) 21 7257 686 

Permata Gandaria

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My Ratings

I do my best to write honest and detailed reviews of the apartments I visit. If you disagree with my rating, please let me know why and leave your own rating at the end of this page.

Permata Gandaria
3.2 / 5 My Rating
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What I Liked
- Good value for money (almost half-price compared to 1Park Residences)
- Boutique property, not too crowded
- Good location in Kebayoran Baru
What I Didn't Like
- Old apartments with outdated furniture and equipment. It's best if you bring your own furniture.
- Limited facilities
- A bit noisy from the street
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