Senayan Residence is a luxury residential complex with 3 towers of 28 floors, for a total of 406 units. Completed in 2007, it was developed on 1.8 hectares of land by the group Agung Sedayu.

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

Location:

Neighborhood

In which neighborhood of Jakarta is Senayan Residence located?

Location of Senayan Residence

Senayan Residence is located in the district of Kebayoran Lama, 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 (larger roads, cleaner, less polluted, newer buildings). It features a superblock, called Senayan Square, where you can find the Fairmont Hotel, Plaza Senayan Mall, Plaza Senayan Apartments, Senayan Arcadia and Sentral Senayan Offices.

It is a rather strategic location as it is only 15 minutes away from Jalan Sudirman. This street is the most important thoroughfare of Jakarta, linking the north and the south of the city, and home to dozens of tall office buildings.

Senayan is also a popular shopping destination with several malls like Plaza Senayan, Senayan City, FX Sudirman, Sentral Senayan 3 and Ratu Plaza. Because of that, you’ll also find plenty of cafés, restaurants, and bars.

By car, with normal traffic conditions, how far is it from:
– Jakarta Airport (CGK): 60 minutes
– Grand Indonesia Mall: 25 minutes
– Sudirman Business District: 15 minutes
– Kota Tua: 70 minutes
– Kemang: 30 minutes

How does it look like around the apartment?
The surroundings of Senayan Residence are a bit boring. On one side, you have the Senayan Golf Course, and on the other side, there is a quiet street with just a few upmarket houses.

Street view of the surroundings of Senayan Residence

Street view of the surroundings of Senayan Residence

What are the important landmarks nearby?

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

Malls:
Plaza Senayan is about 10 minutes from the complex. 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).

Another good option is Senayan City (upper-middle class mall), also 10 minutes away by car.

Supermarkets:
There is a small supermarket inside Senayan Residence (Daily FoodHall). For more choice, you can go to FoodHall in Senayan City or in Plaza Senayan.

Restaurants:
There are several good restaurants in a “ruko” complex (small shops) just 5 minutes from Senayan Residence (Plan B, Casa Mexico, etc). You can also find plenty of restaurants in Plaza Senayan (from high-end to midrange), Senayan City, Senayan Arcadia (upmarket) and FX Sudirman (middle range).

Bars and Nightlife:
Union bar in Plaza Senayan is popular. You can also check the venues in the Crystal Lagoon in Senayan City. Otherwise, the neighborhoods of Senopati, Mega Kuningan and SCBD (15 minutes by car) are the current hotspots of Jakarta nightlife.

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

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

Offices:
Plenty of offices on Jalan Sudirman and Jalan Gatot Subroto, around 10-15 minutes away: Bursa Efek Indonesia, Sentral Senayan, Pacific Place, District 8, etc.

Public transport:
– Transjakarta: Simprug 1 (500 meters away)
– Train: Kebayoran (2.5 kilometers away)
– MRT: Senayan (2 kilometers away)

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

Building Quality

Building and Architecture

Who is the developer?
Senayan Residence was developed by the group Agung Sedayu, whose reputation is fairly good in the mid-to-upper segment. It is a large conglomerate that has built mostly townships (Bukit Golf Mediterania, Grand Galaxy City, Green Mansion, etc) and high-rise apartments (The Mansion at KemangThe Mansion @ KemayoranMenteng Park, District 8, Residence 8, etc).

Who is the architect?
Senayan 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.

Who is the contractor?
I didn’t find this information.

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):
The design of the towers is fine but not very original:

Architecture of Senayan Residence

Architecture of Senayan Residence

Facade in Senayan Residence

Entrance:

Entrance to Senayan Residence

Entrance to Senayan Residence

Car drop off in Senayan Residence

 

Reception/Lobby:

First, you arrive in a small lobby, common for all towers. Then, each tower has its own reception.

First lobby in Senayan Residence

Reception of Senayan Residence

Lobby in Senayan Residence

Landscaping and Public Areas:

Senayan Residence

Landscaping of Senayan Residence

Senayan Residence view of garden from apartment

Landscaping Senayan Residence

Corridors and lifts:

Private lift in Senayan Residence

Size and Types of Apartments

The apartments’ size is approximately the following:

1-bedroom units: 75m2 (1 bathroom, maid room in some units)
2-bedroom units: 94m2 to 119m2 (2 bathrooms, maid room in larger units)
3-bedroom units: 155m2  to 195m2 (2-3 bathrooms, maid room)
4-bedroom units: 300m2 (3-4 bathrooms, maid room)
Penthouse: 660m2 (5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 floors, 2 maid rooms)

Here are some photos that I took from a unit:

Living room Senayan Residence

Kitchen Senayan Residence

Master Bedroom Senayan Residence

Bathroom Senayan 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: 6
Lighting: 7
Doors/windows: 6
Ceiling: 7
Elevator: 6.5
Gym equipment: 8
Pool equipment: 7
Furniture: 7

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

Overall Quality: 7.2/10

Comfort

Facilities and Services

What are the facilities provided in the property?

– There are two large adult swimming pools, and smaller basins for kids.

Swimming pool of Senayan Residence

Pool Senayan Residence

Pool area in Senayan Residence

Second pool area in Senayan Residence

Second pool of Senayan Residence

Kid pool of Senayan Residence

Kids pool and playground in Senayan Residence

– Complete gym with a pilate room (classes available):

Gym Senayan Residence

Cardio equipment in Senayan Residence

Fitness and gym Senayan Residence

Pilates equipment in Senayan Residence

– Other facilities:

Kids playground in Senayan Residence

Squash room in Senayan Residence

Ping pong table in Senayan Residence

Golf practice in Senayan Residence

– Facilities not pictured here: Jogging track, business room, BBQ, indoor kids playroom, tennis courts, sauna, hammam.

What are the services available within the property?
There are several services available: Supermarket, laundry, dry cleaning, salon, ATM, restaurants.

Daily Foodhall in Senayan Residence

Club house area in Senayan Residence

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?
Yes, the property has a high occupancy rate.

Is it noisy?
It is quiet, except for the units facing the North as there is a mosque on that side. If possible, choose an apartment facing the golf course.

What is the background (ethnicity, social status) and attitude of residents?
The residents are a mix of expats (mostly Korean and Japanese) and Indonesians.

Management

Maintenance

How old is the property?
The property was completed in 2007.

Are there visible damages?
There are a few. In particular, I thought that the facade and the balcony would need a paint job as you can see from these photos:

Facade of Senayan Residence

Maintenance issues in Senayan Residence

Overall maintenance rating: 6.5/10

Cleanliness

I found the property to be clean.

Overall cleanliness rating: 8/10

Gardening

The 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 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+1 Bedrooms (165m2) – Well-furnished:

  • Rental 1 Year: Approximately IDR 384 million (or 32 million per month)
  • Buy: Approximately IDR 6,000,000,000
  • Break Even Point (Buying Price/Gross Annual Rental): 15.6 years
  • Average buying price/m2: IDR 36.4 million/m2

Investment Potential

Reasons to buy:
Reputed location
Spacious apartments
Luxurious facilities
Popular with expats

Reasons NOT to buy:
Aging property with some maintenance issues
Buying price is too high compared to the rent
Most apartments need to be refurbished

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

Address

Senayan Residence Apartments
Jalan Patal Senayan 1. No.5, Kebayoran Lama
Grogol Utara, South Jakarta 12210
Phone: +62(0)21 83783588 or +62(0)812 82494782
Email: marketing@senayanresidence.com

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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 Residence
3.9 / 5 My Rating
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What I Liked
- Prestigious residence with luxurious facilities, including two beautiful swimming pools
- Quiet area near Plaza Senayan, Jalan Sudirman and Jalan Gatot Subroto (Business District)
- Spacious and high-quality apartments for a reasonable price compared with newer properties like District 8 or Botanica
- Many services available including restaurants, laundry, and a small supermarket
What I Didn't Like
- Some areas of the property need better maintenance
- Nothing to do around Senayan Residence by foot. You need a car to go anywhere
- Even though Jalan Sudirman or Plaza Senayan look nearby, the road to go there is quite long with several U-turns.
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