St Moritz Penthouses and Residences

Kembangan, Puri Indah, Upscale, West Jakarta

St Moritz Penthouses and Residences is a residential complex in Puri Indah with both upscale and luxury apartments (993 units in total). It is part of the St Moritz superblock, which consists of the Lippo Mall, the Lippo Office Tower and PX Pavilion (a 5-star hotel and a school are also planned in the future).

Aerial view of the St Moritz superblock in Puri Indah (while under construction)

There are 6 residential towers, each with different facilities and characteristics. They all have private lifts and maid rooms. The most spacious ones (over 250m2) may also have a family room, an entertainment room, a study room, a powder room, and even a cellar!

Below is a list of the towers with the available types of units in each:

The New Presidential Suite Tower
Completed in 2017 with 159 units in total:
– 3-bedroom units (2 bathrooms) – 172-192m2
– 4-bedroom units (3-5 bathrooms) – 330-387m2
– 5-bedroom units (5 bathrooms) – 491m2

The New Ambassador Suite Tower
Completed in 2018 with 200 units in total:
– 2-bedroom units (2 bathrooms) – 139m2
– 3-bedroom units (3 bathrooms) – 151-295m2
– 4-bedroom units (3-4 bathrooms) – 168-262m2
– 5-bedroom units (4-5 bathrooms) – 305-357m2

The New Royal Suite Tower
Completed in 2013 with 150 units in total:
– 2-bedroom units (1 bathroom) – 84m2

The Presidential Suite Tower
Completed in 2012 with 124 units in total:
– 3-bedroom units (2 bathrooms) – 158m2

The Ambassador Suite Tower
Completed in 2012 with 140 units in total
– 2-bedroom units (2 bathrooms) – 113m2

The Royal Suite Tower
Completed in 2012 with 220 units in total
– 2-bedroom units (1 bathroom) – 82m2

I only visited a unit in the New Royal Suite Tower, and I didn’t see the rest of the property. Please consider this when reading my below review.

Location:

Neighborhood and Transportation

In which neighborhood of Jakarta is St Moritz Apartments located?

Location of St Moritz in Jakarta

St Moritz Apartments is located in West Jakarta, in the district of Kembangan. More specifically, it is in Puri Indah, a rapidly-developing area that is currently being transformed into a new business district of Jakarta. These changes are initiated by three companies, the Pondok Indah Group, Ciputra International, and Lippo Group. You can read more about this on Wikipedia:

Wikipedia about Puri Indah

As a result, even though it is quite far from the city center of Jakarta, it is a rather modern neighborhood with good infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, malls, hospitals, schools, offices, apartments). Another interesting thing about this location is the proximity to the airport.

How does it look like around the apartment?

The following screenshots were taking in the surroundings of St Moritz Apartments:

The St Moritz superblock seen from Google Maps

Near the main entrance to St Moritz Apartments

Street beween Lippo Mall Puri Indah and Px Pavilion.

By car, with normal traffic conditions, how far is it from:
– Jakarta Airport (CGK): 35 minutes
– Grand Indonesia Mall: 55 minutes
– Sudirman Business District: 50 minutes
– Kota Tua: 60 minutes
– Kemang: 60 minutes

Public transportation and access to highways:
Suprisingly for a business area, the public transportation options in Puri Indah are very poor. There is only 1 TransJakarta line going there, the line 3E from Puri Kembangan to Sentraland Cengkarang. It stops about 500 meters from St Moritz at the halt Walikota Jakarta Barat 1.

There are also no MRT, no LRT, and the nearest train station, Rawa Buaya, is almost 5 kilometers away.

It’s better if you use a car since you have a major highway interexchange 400 meters away that gives you access to the Jakarta Outer Ring Road and the Jakarta-Tangerang Toll Road.

Landmarks Nearby

What are the important landmarks nearby?
There are a few landmarks you can go to within a short car ride or even walking distance:

Malls:
Lippo Mall Puri: This new shopping center just below St Moritz Apartments is rather upmarket and trendy. It has Sogo and Parkson department stores, a FoodHall supermarket, fashion stores like H&M, Forever 21, Uniqlo and Zara, a XXI Cinema, and a Fitness First gym. It also has a good selection of restaurants and cafés.

Px Pavillion (3 minutes by foot): Opposite the street from Lippo Mall, this is an upmarket boutique mall. It has a Gold’s Gym, a Ranch Market, a bookstore and several cafés/restaurants (including Mama’s German Restaurant).

Puri Indah Mall (5 minutes by foot): A large mall targeting the upper-middle class with many popular brands (fashion, sports, accessories, beauty, kids, home, etc). It has a Metro department store, a XXI cinema, a Hero supermarket, a Celebrity Fitness gym, and an F&B area.

Supermarkets:
The nearest supermarkets are all within just a few minutes by foot:

Foodhall in Lippo Mall and Ranch Market in Px Pavilion have the best selection of imported products. Hero in Puri Indah Mall is fine also but a bit further away.

For cheaper prices, you can visit Carrefour and Hypermart, both of them less than 5 minutes away.

Restaurants and Nightlife:
You will find several decent restaurants in Lippo Mall, Px Pavillion, and Puri Indah Mall (all types of cuisine: Western, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc). There are also a few cafés selling alcohol, and an expat bar called Double Doors just 5 minutes by foot from St Moritz.

Education:
Because it has a strong Indonesian Chinese population, Puri Indah has many private Christian schools, many of which are quite reputed.

– Universities: Raffles College, Universitas Mercu Buana
– Schools: IPEKAGlobal Sevilla, Global Nusantara, Bukit Sion, Ichthus School West Campus, Springfield, Notre Dame, Makarios, Holy Angels are within 5-10 minutes. A bit further (15 minutes), you have the international schools Bina Bangsa and Tunas Muda.
– Preschool: Acacia House, Kinderworld Montessori, Cedar World Academy Preschool, Tunas Muda Nursery, Tiara Kasih

Hospitals:
RS Pondok Indah (Puri Indah Branch) – Just 5 minutes away from St Moritz.
A bit further: RS Siloam Kebon Jeruk

Offices:
Several companies (like Lippo, Ciputra, Pondok Indah Group) are developing the area of Puri Indah and along the Jakarta Outer Ring Road into a business district. Currently, there are already a few complexes such as Ciputra International, Puri Indah Financial Tower, and Lippo Office Tower.

Building Quality

Building and Architecture

Who is the developer?
The developer of St Moritz is the Lippo Group, one of the largest and most diversified conglomerates in Southeast Asia. Some of their brands include Siloam hospitals, Pelita Harapan Schools, Lippo Malls, Aryaduta Hotels, Berita Satu Media, Matahari Department Stores, Nobu Bank, etc.

They have developed, or are currently developing, huge residential projects like Lippo Cikarang, Lippo Karawaci, Meikarta, and Kemang Village.

Who is the architect?
The main architectural firm for St Moritz was DP Architects, a company from Singapore whose portfolio also includes Senayan City, Central Park Jakarta, Kemang Village, LaVie Kuningan, Pondok Indah Residences, and The Peak.

Who is the contractor?
The contractor was PT Pembangunan Perumahan (PP), a large company, government-owned, that has built several midrange and high-end properties in Indonesia (especially in Surabaya).

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?

Note that these pictures are only from the New Royal Suite Tower, the only tower I visited in St Moritz.

From Outside (Facade):

The New Royal Suite Tower (left of the image) is connected to the Lippo Mall

Architecture of Saint Moritz Apartments – New Royal Suite Tower

Entrance and Lobby:

Car drop off to Saint Moritz Apartments – New Royal Suite Tower

Entrance of Saint Moritz Apartments – New Royal Suite Tower

Receptionist in Saint Moritz Apartments – New Royal Suite Tower

Lobby of Saint Moritz Apartments – New Royal Suite Tower

Sofas in the lobby of Saint Moritz Apartments – New Royal Suite Tower

Artwork in the lobby of Saint Moritz Apartments – New Royal Suite Tower

Garden and landscaping:
There is almost no garden in the New Royal Suite Tower. The public spaces are limited to a few meters around the swimming pool (see below for images).

I don’t know how it looks like in the other towers, unfortunately.

On the promotional site plan of the complex, spacious gren spaces were promised but it seems like they haven’t been built yet. Please leave a comment at the end of this review if you have more information.

Landscaping of Saint Moritz Apartments

Corridors and lifts:

Each apartment has a private lift:

Entrance door in Saint Moritz Apartments – New Royal Suite Tower

Lift in Saint Moritz Apartments – New Royal Suite Tower

Apartment:

Here are a few photos I took inside a unit:

Kitchen in Saint Moritz Apartments – New Royal Suite Tower

Kitchen in Saint Moritz Apartments – New Royal Suite Tower

Living room in Saint Moritz Apartments – New Royal Suite Tower

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: 7.5
Painting (wall, ceiling): 6.5
Lights: 7
Doors: 7
Windows: 7
Elevator: 7.5
Gym equipment: 7
Pool equipment: 6
Furniture: 7.5
Artwork: 8

In the apartments:
Tiles/Parquet: 6
Bathroom equipment: 7
Kitchen equipment: 7.5

Overall Quality: 6.8/10

Comfort

Facilities and Services

What are the facilities provided in the property?

– Swimming pool (for kids and adults): Tiny area, not very pleasant. This is quite disappointing for a luxury property.

Swimming pool of Saint Moritz Apartments

Pool in Saint Moritz Apartments

Garden area in Saint Moritz Apartments

– Gym: It was underwhelming as well. There are only a handful of machines available, which is ok for a casual workout, but not if u want to train more seriously.

Gym in Saint Moritz Apartments

Other facilities:
I didn’t see any other facilities for this tower.

What are the services available within the property?
You can enjoy the services available in the Lippo Mall Puri such as banks, ATMs, laundry, supermarket, salons, etc. The mall is open from 10 AM until 10 PM.

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

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

Are there enough lifts?
Yes.

Atmosphere

Is the property busy?
The mall Lippo is quite busy. I don’t know about the occupancy of the apartments but I would guess it is average.

Is it noisy?
I didn’t hear much noise from the unit I visited.

What is the background of residents?
Most residents are Indonesians (including Indonesian Chinese). There are also quite many foreigners.

Management

Maintenance

Are there visible damages?
Inside the building, not really. However, I thought that the maintenance of the pool area could be improved. The painting of the facade is also already starting to look tired.

Overall maintenance rating: 7/10

Cleanliness

The property is clean.

Overall cleanliness rating: 8/10

Gardening

The garden was properly maintained.

Overall gardening rating: 7.5/10

Security

Guards: There are 24/7 guards at the gates of the property.
CCTV cameras: In the lobby.
Access: You need an access card to reach the lift area.

Overall security rating: 8.5/10

Hospitality

The staff is friendly and professional.

Overall hospitality rating: 8.5/10

Rooms and Prices

Prices at The St Moritz Apartments may vary depending on many factors such as the tower, 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 (IPL), parking fee, electricity and water bills, etc.

On average, you can expect to pay between IDR 30M and IDR 40M per m2 if you want to buy a property in The St Moritz. If you rent it, you can then get a yearly return between 5% and 6%. That’s average for Jakarta.

For instance, for their most popular unit (90m2 with two bedrooms), you have the following:
– Average buying price: IDR3,200,000,000
– Average rental price: IDR170,000,000 per year
– Price per m2: IDR35,000,000 per m2
– Yearly return on investment (ROI): 5.3%

Would I buy this property? (On a scale from 0 = “not at all” to 10 = “yes absolutely” ):
5/10

Address

The St. Moritz Penthouses & Residences
Puri Indah CBD Blok U 1
Jalan Puri Indah Raya, South Kembangan,
West Jakarta 11610, Indonesia

Website: The St. Moritz

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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.

St Moritz Penthouses and Residences
3.2 / 5 My Rating
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What I Liked
- Very good location in Puri Indah, just above Lippo Mall.
- Convenient access to supermarkets, schools, hospitals, malls, restaurants, cafés, shops, etc.
- Spacious units with a rather affordable price compared to Central Jakarta.
What I Didn't Like
- Poor facilities, especially the pool, the green spaces, and the gym.
- The construction doesn't seem to be up to the standards of a luxury property.
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