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:
In which neighborhood of Jakarta is Senayan City Residence located?
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:
What are the important landmarks nearby?
Nearby, there are a few landmarks you can go to:
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.
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).
There is a FoodHall supermarket in Senayan City.
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.
– Universities: Moestopo, Binus, Al-Azhar, Atma 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)
Plenty of offices nearby: Panin Tower, Bursa Efek Indonesia, Sentral Senayan, Pacific Place, District 8, etc.
– 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 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 Park, Thamrin Residences, Sudirman Park, Kalibata City, etc).
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 Residence, City 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:
Entrance and lobby
Garden and Public Areas:
The green and public areas are almost non-existent:
Corridors and lifts:
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:
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
Gym equipment: 8
Pool equipment: 7
In the apartments:
Bathroom equipment: 8
Kitchen equipment: 6
Overall Quality: 7.3/10
Facilities and Services
What are the facilities provided in the property?
– Medium-sized infinity pool:
– Small gym with all the basic equipment:
– Other facilities:
– 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?
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.
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
I found the property to be clean.
Overall cleanliness rating: 8/10
The (small) garden is well-maintained.
Overall gardening rating: 8/10
– 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
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
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
Senayan City Residence
Jalan Asia Afrika Lot 19, Gelora,
Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, 10270
Phone number: +62 (0) 21 723 79 79
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Senayan City Residence
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.
- Boutique property with only 67 units
- Location in a shopping area just 10 minutes from the business district
- Spacious apartments
- 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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