Senayan City Residence is a luxury tower of 25 floors with 67 apartments. Completed in 2006 by the group Agung Podomoro Land, it is connected to the mall Senayan City.

I visited this property with an agent, and this is my complete review of it:

Location:

Neighborhood

In which neighborhood of Jakarta is Senayan City Residence located?

Location of Senayan City Residence

Senayan City Residence is located in the district of Tanah Abang, but it is more accurate to include it in the neighborhood of Senayan. The latter is an affluent area which is modern by Jakarta standards. It features two large blocks: Senayan City (with the mall, the residence, and the Panin office tower) and Senayan Square (Plaza Senayan Mall, Fairmont Hotel, Sentra Senayan, etc).

It is a rather strategic location as it is only 10 minutes away from Jalan Sudirman, which is one of the most important thoroughfares of Jakarta. It links the north and the south of the city, and it is home to dozens of tall office buildings.

Senayan is also a popular shopping destination with 4-5 malls in a small perimeter (Plaza Senayan, Senayan City, FX Sudirman, Sentral Senayan 3 and Ratu Plaza).

By car, with normal traffic conditions, how far is it from:
– Jakarta Airport (CGK): 60 minutes
– Grand Indonesia Mall: 30 minutes
– Sudirman Business District: 10 minutes
– Kota Tua: 60 minutes
– Kemang: 30 minutes

How does it look like around the apartment?

As you exit Senayan City Residence, you have a busy road, Jalan Asia Afrika, that isn’t really walkable:

Surroundings Senayan City Apartments

Senayan City Residence Apartments – View from the other side of the road

What are the important landmarks nearby?

Nearby, there are a few landmarks you can go to:

Malls:
Senayan City is connected to the residence. It is a trendy mall, especially among the young upper-middle class. It has many outlets from famous brands (Levi’s, Zara, Adidas, Uniqlo, Sephora, etc), several cafés, bars and restaurants, a supermarket and a cinema.

Senayan City Mall – Street View

Plaza Senayan is also nearby, just opposite the street. You can go there by foot in just 5 minutes. It is one of the best malls in Jakarta, with a mix of high-end boutiques and some more affordable brands. It is also great for dining and going out (cinema, bars, cafes, etc).

Supermarkets:
There is a FoodHall supermarket in Senayan City.

Restaurants:
Plenty of options in Senayan City or Plaza Indonesia.

Bars and Nightlife:
There are a few bars in Senayan City, in an area called Crystal Lagoon. Union bar in Plaza Senayan is also a good choice. Otherwise, the neighborhoods of Senopati, Mega Kuningan and SCBD (10 minutes by car) are the current hotspots of Jakarta nightlife.

Education
– Universities: Moestopo, BinusAl-AzharAtma Jaya Semanggi, Pertamina
– Schools: Jakarta Intercultural School (Pattimura campus for elementary), SMA Al-Azhar, Hope International School, Heritage School
– Preschool: Lollikids Montessori (inside Senayan City)

Hospitals and clinics:
Siloam Semanggi
SOS Medika Clinic (expensive – international quality)
Kaikoukai Clinic Senayan (Japanese)
Medika Permata Hijau

Offices:
Plenty of offices nearby: Panin Tower, Bursa Efek Indonesia, Sentral Senayan, Pacific Place, District 8, etc.

Public transport:
– Buses: Asia Afrika (in front of Senayan City)
– Transjakarta: Senayan (1 kilometer away)
– Train: Kebayoran (3 kilometers away)
– MRT: Senayan (1 kilometer away)

Parks and golf courses:
Bung Karno Stadium Park (5-10 minutes)
Senayan Golf Course (5 minutes)

Building Quality

Building and Architecture

Who is the developer?
The owner, Agung Podomoro Land, is one of the largest property developers in Indonesia. They have many completed projects, mostly in the midrange segment (Metro ParkThamrin ResidencesSudirman ParkKalibata City, etc).

They also own some luxury residential towers like The Peak, Pakubuwono View and Pakubuwono Residence.

Overall, they are generally trustworthy, but it really depends on the projects. Some of them are flawless (especially in the Pakubuwono block) while others are terrible (for instance Mediterania Gajah Mada).

Who is the architect?
Senayan City Residence was designed by the Indonesian architect firm Airmas Asri, which has already worked on several high-end projects like Pakubuwono Signature, Pakubuwono View, District 8 and the Capital Building. The Singaporean firm DP Architects (Central Park Jakarta, Kemang Village, LaVie Kuningan) was also involved in the general design of the Senayan City block.

Who is the contractor?
I’m not sure. It might be Pulau Intan, a large Indonesian group behind Taman Anggrek Apartments, Royale Springhill ResidenceCity Home Gading River View, French Walk Apartments, L’Avenue, etc.

What is the situation with the land certificate?
The land on which Senayan City was built is owned by the Indonesian Government (more precisely by the Bung Karno Stadium).

This means the developer only has a land certificate called “HGB di atas HPL”, which is not full ownership (Hak Milik). This certificate is valid for 50 years only. After that, the developer might extend the permit, or he might have to give the property back to the Government. What is almost certain is that the owners of apartments will have to pay something, or worse, lose their apartment.

The HPL certificate for Senayan City will expire in 2041.

Design and Appearance

How does the building look like?

From Outside (Facade):
The tower doesn’t look very original:

Architecture Senayan City Residence

Entrance and lobby

Entrance car drop off in Senayan City Residence

Lobby Senayan City Residence

Sofas in lobby of Senayan City Residence

Reception desk of Senayan City Residence

 

Garden and Public Areas:

The green and public areas are almost non-existent:

Pool area of Senayan City Residence

Garden near pool in Senayan City Residence

Corridors and lifts:

Lift in Senayan City Residence

Size and Types of Apartments

The apartments’ size is approximately the following:

2-bedroom units with study: 235m2 (2 bathrooms, maid room)
3-bedroom units with study: 207m2, 239m2 and 243m2 (3 bathrooms, maid room)
4-bedroom penthouse: 440m2 (4 bathrooms, maid room)

All the units have a private lift.

Here are some photos that I took from a unit:

Entrance to apartment in Senayan City Residence

Bedroom Senayan City Residence

Kitchen Senayan City Residence

Living Room Senayan City Residence

Bathtub in Senayan City Residence

Shower in Senayan City Residence

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: 8
Tiles corridors: 7
Painting: 7
Lighting: 7
Doors/windows: 7
Ceiling: 7
Elevator: 7
Gym equipment: 8
Pool equipment: 7
Furniture: 7

In the apartments:
Tiles/Parquet: 7.5
Bathroom equipment: 8
Kitchen equipment: 6

Overall Quality: 7.3/10

Comfort

Facilities and Services

What are the facilities provided in the property?

– Medium-sized infinity pool:

Pool of Senayan City Residence

Pool area in Senayan City Residence

Swimming pool in Senayan City Residence

– Small gym with all the basic equipment:

Gym Senayan City Residence

Gym in Senayan City Residence

Aerobic room Senayan City Residence

– Other facilities:

Playground for kids in Senayan City Residence

Tennis court and basketball court in Senayan City Residence

– Facilities not pictured here: Jacuzzi, kids pool, playroom, multi-purpose room.

What are the services available within the property?
There are many services available within the mall Senayan City: ATM, laundry, restaurants, pharmacy, salons, spas, etc.

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.

Atmosphere

Is the property busy or noisy?
It is a rather quiet property as there are only 67 units (3 per floor). There are no mosques nearby and the road is far enough.

What is the background of the residents?
I didn’t see many residents so I cannot answer.

Management

Maintenance

How old is the property?
The property was completed in 2006.

Are there visible damages?
There are a few areas that could be improved (scratched paint, broken tiles, etc).

Overall maintenance rating: 7/10

Cleanliness

I found the property to be clean.

Overall cleanliness rating: 8/10

Gardening

The (small) garden is well-maintained.

Overall gardening rating: 8/10

Security

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

Overall security rating: 9/10

Hospitality

The staff is friendly and professional.

Overall hospitality rating: 9/10

Rooms and Prices

Prices at Senayan City Residence 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. Here are a few examples of prices and ratios for this property:

3-Bedroom unit (240m2) – Well-furnished:

  • Rental 1 Year: Approximately IDR 600 million (or 50 million per month)
  • Buy: Approximately IDR 7,200,000,000
  • Break Even Point (Buying Price/Gross Annual Rental): 12 years
  • Average buying price/m2: IDR 30 million/m2

Investment Potential

Reasons to buy:
Connected to a mall
Strategic location near the business district
It can be popular for expats
Reasonable price per m2 compared with other luxury property

Reasons NOT to buy:
Certificate only valid until 2041
Some maintenance issues
Average facilities for a luxury property

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

Address

Senayan City Residence
Jalan Asia Afrika Lot 19, Gelora,
Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, 10270

Phone number: +62 (0) 21 723 79 79
Email : residence@senayancity.com
Website: Senayan City Residence

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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.

Senayan City Residence
4 / 5 My Rating
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What I Liked
- Direct access to one of the most popular malls in Jakarta
- Boutique property with only 67 units
- Location in a shopping area just 10 minutes from the business district
- Spacious apartments
What I Didn't Like
- Average facilities and lack of green spaces
- Maintenance is not up to the standards of a 5-star property
- Many detours and U-turns are necessary to reach Jalan Sudirman/SCBD/Senopati, so these areas are not as near as they seem.
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