Pasar Baru Mansion
Pasar Baru Mansion is a complex featuring two 34-floor towers (1 residential, 1 hotel) connected by a lifestyle shopping center. At the time of writing, only the residential tower is operational while the rest is under project. When it is completed, there will be a total of 572 apartments and 325 hotel rooms.
I spent one night there and this is a review of my stay.
The location of Pasar Baru Mansion is strategic if you work in Central Jakarta (or even further as it is walking distance from the train station Juanda). I suppose some government employees will find it especially convenient as there are several ministries and offices nearby (Finance Ministry, Interior Ministry, Presidential Palace, PLN, etc).
The neighborhood of Pasar Baru is quite old historically and until now, most of the accommodations were low-rise buildings and houses. This means that the atmosphere outside the residence is very local, with plenty of warungs and street vendors (fruit, food, snacks). Surprisingly, the traffic is reasonable in that area which makes walking around almost pleasant. It is a bit dirty, though, and at night you may spot some big rats scurrying around.
The famous Pasar Baru market street is about 100 meters from the residence. Most vendors sell fabrics and textiles, and there are also many tailors. Some bigger shops have opened there as well such Gramedia (books), Ramayana and Matahari (clothing). A bit further away, Harco is a cheap mall for electronic and photography equipment while Plaza Metro is reputed for women’s clothes, makeup and body care. All of these are within 5 minutes by foot from Pasar Baru Mansion.
Facilities and Services
As the residence was still partially under project, some facilities were not available during my stay in Pasar Baru Mansion. For instance, the gym was not ready, and the shopping arcade between the two towers had no shops yet. What I know so far is that they will have a food court and a sort of small zoo (funnily, they let two civet cats running wild in the property as you can see on the picture below).
The swimming pool, on the 7th floor, is large enough but I didn’t find the area surrounding it very attractive. It feels cramped with almost no space to fit sunbeds or even a few trees.
In the future, there might be a rooftop bar or a restaurant on the last floor.
There aren’t many services in the residence for now, unfortunately: No ATM, no laundry shops, no restaurants, no convenient store. This wasn’t a problem for me because you can find these easily not too far away.
Despite its claims of being a luxury or a 4-star property, my overall impression is that the building standards of Pasar Baru Mansion are those of a 3 stars at best. The materials used are generally not those with the best quality or the best design, but those offering the best value for money.
Corridors are painted with a white paint, easy to maintain but not really pleasing to the eye. The 4 elevators are small and not very fast (Sigma brand). The lobby looks messy and not exclusive. I could go on and on but I think you got my point.
Prices at Pasar Baru Mansion may vary greatly depending, among other things, on the floor, the unit type, the room condition and the furnishings. Here are estimates from online ads:
Studio Type (31m2) – Furnished:
- Rental: IDR 4M to 5M per month or IDR 35M to 45M per year
- Buy: IDR 1,300,000,000
2-Bedroom Type (49m2) – Furnished
- Rental: IDR 7.5M per month or IDR 75M per year
Pasar Baru Mansion
Hotel and Apartments
Jalan Pintu Air V No. 53
Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta
Phone number: 021 3501001
- Good value for money
- Upcoming shopping center below the residence
- Swimming pool area could be arranged more nicely
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