Cik Ditiro Residence is an upscale residential tower with 36 units on 9 floors. Completed in 2011 in the district of Menteng, it was developed by the group Duta Anggada.
I visited this property with an agent and this is my complete review of it.
Neighborhood and Transportation
In which neighborhood of Jakarta is Cik Ditiro Residence located?
Cik Ditiro Residence is in Menteng, one of the most prestigious districts in Jakarta. This is where “old money” Indonesians live, meaning those who have been rich for several generations. Among them, many high-ranking officials in the government or in the army. It is also a popular area for expatriates, especially the ones working for embassies (many are nearby).
Menteng is a rather flat neighborhood, with only a few high-rise buildings. It also doesn’t have too many large roads. This gives the whole neighborhood a more authentic vibe, almost like living in a small village. Personally, that’s my favorite district to live in Jakarta.
In terms of location, Menteng is interesting if you work in Jalan Rasuna Said, Jalan Thamrin, or the northern part of Jalan Sudirman. If you work in Senayan or SCBD, it may be a little bit too far and I’d recommend choosing an apartment in Kebayoran Baru or Senopati instead.
How does it look like around the apartment?
By car, with normal traffic conditions, how far is it from:
– Jakarta Airport (CGK): 70 minutes
– Grand Indonesia Mall: 15 minutes
– Sudirman Business District: 20 minutes
– Kota Tua: 45 minutes
– Kemang: 50 minutes
Public transportation and access to highways:
– Nearest Transjakarta halt: Gedung Wanita (400 meters away), Stasiun Cikini (500 meters away)
– Nearest train station: Cikini (500 meters away)
– Nearest MRT station: Bundaran HI (2 km away)
– Nearest toll road: Jakarta Inner Ring Road (7km away)
These are the important landmarks nearby:
In about 15 minutes, you can reach Grand Indonesia, one of the largest upscale malls in Jakarta. It has pretty much anything you may need, including 2 supermarkets, a huge cinema and 3 department stores (Sogo, Seibu, Central). It is also a popular hangout spot with plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, and bars. Opposite Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia is another option, more luxurious.
Hero Gondangdia is the nearest supermarket, about 800 meters away. It isn’t very big, though, and quite expensive. An alternative is the Carrefour in Menteng Prada, about 1 km away.
If you want more choice of imported and fresh products, I recommend going to Foodhall in Plaza Indonesia or Ranch Market in Grand Indonesia.
Menteng has many good restaurants, some of which are walking distance from Cik Ditiro Residence like Bunga Rampai or Lara Djonggrang. There are also some trendy eateries and coffee shops in the hipster complex Shophaus (5 minutes by foot).
Bars and Nightlife:
Menteng is not a nightlife area, but it has a very crowded student bar called Camden. For better nightlife, you can go near Bunderan HI (Skye, Cloud) or to Mega Kuningan.
Taman Suropati (800 meters)
Taman Menteng (1 km)
Building and Architecture
Who is the developer?
Cik Ditiro was built by Duta Anggada, a property developer which is also behind Citylofts Sudirman, Citywalk Mall, Bapindo Plaza, Holiday Inn Gajah Mada, Pavilion Apartments, La Maison Barito, and Chase Plaza.
Who is the architect?
It was designed by the architectural consultant Airmas Asri. This firm has a fairly good reputation in Indonesia and it has won many awards. Some of their other projects are The Capital Residence, District 8, Residence 8, The Pakubuwono View and The Pakubuwono Signature.
Who is the contractor?
The contractor was PT Arkonin, a mid-size firm that also built the Alamanda tower in Cilandak and the Citylofts in Sudirman.
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):
Corridors and lifts:
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: 7
Tiles corridors: 7
Painting (wall, ceiling): 6.5
Lighting fixtures: 6
Gym equipment: 5
Pool equipment: /
In the apartments:
Bathroom equipment: 7
Kitchen equipment: 6.5
Overall Quality: 6.5/10
Facilities and Services
What are the facilities provided in the property?
– Swimming pool: Very narrow and not long enough for real swimmers.
– Gym: Average quality equipment and no free weights.
Quality of living
Is the property busy?
Not really. This is a boutique property with very few units.
Is it noisy?
I didn’t think it was. Menteng is a relatively quiet neighborhood (for Jakarta standards).
What is the background (ethnicity, social status) residents?
The residents are a mix of Indonesians and expats working in nearby embassies.
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?
Only one. It’s a bit slow.
Are there visible damages?
Yes, there are some damages, but overall the building is in a fair condition.
Overall maintenance rating: 6.5/10
I found the property to be clean.
Overall cleanliness rating: 7/10
– Guards: On duty at the gate.
– CCTV cameras: I didn’t see any.
– Access: No access card needed.
Overall security rating: 8/10
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 Cik Ditiro Residence:
115m2 with 2 bathrooms, maid room
Average renting price: IDR 30M/month or IDR 360M/year
Average buying price: IDR 4,500,000,000
138m2 with 2 bathrooms, maid room
Average renting price: IDR 35M/month or IDR 420M/year
Average buying price: IDR 6,300,000,000
There are also 1-bedroom units available (48m2 and 88m2).
Here are some photos I took of a 2-bedroom unit:
Cik Ditiro Residence
Jalan Teuku Cik Ditiro No.33,
Menteng, Central Jakarta 10310, Indonesia
Phone number: +62 (0) 21 3145 064
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- Near excellent high-schools.
- Boutique property with a classic design.
- Poor facilities, especially considering the price.
- The building already feel old and many units need to be refurbished.
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