Pavilion Apartments (or Apartemen Pavilion) is an upscale residential complex featuring 4 towers of 25 floors. The first tower was built in 1993, then the project stopped for several years due to the 1997 Asian crisis. The three remaining ones were finally completed between 2002 and 2004. It was developed by the Duta Anggada Group, which is also the owner of Citylofts Sudirman, Citywalk Mall, Bapindo Plaza and Chase Plaza.

I stayed in a one-bedroom apartment in Pavilion for a few days, and this is my complete review of it:

Location:

Neighborhood

In which neighborhood of Jakarta is Pavilion Apartments located?

Location Pavilion Apartments in Jakarta

Pavilion Apartments is located Tanah Abang, about 500 meters from Jalan Sudirman. The latter is probably the most important road in Jakarta as it is the main thoroughfare between the north and the south of the city. It has many important buildings, particularly office towers, hotels, and malls. It is no coincidence that the first metro line in Indonesia (MRT) runs just below Jalan Sudirman.

This is a great location if you work in the business district, especially on Jalan Sudirman, Thamrin, Senayan, Mega Kuningan or SCBD. It is also interesting for those who enjoy shopping or hanging out as it is close to several famous malls.

One thing to know about the location of Pavilion Apartments is that it is facing a huge cemetery, as you can see from this picture:

View from an apartment in Pavilion Apartments Jakarta. You can see a cemetery in the background.

By car, with normal traffic conditions, how far is it from:
– Jakarta Airport (CGK): 60 minutes
– Grand Indonesia Mall: 10 minutes
– Sudirman Business District: 5 minutes
– Kota Tua: 45 minutes
– Kemang: 45 minutes

How does it look like around the apartment?

Street view of Pavilion Apartments in Jakarta

What are the important landmarks nearby?

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

Malls:
Citywalk Sudirman is across the street from Pavilion: This is a boutique mall, with many affordable restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and a bar. There is also a supermarket Papaya (a Japanese brand, quite expensive), a Gold’s Gym, three hairdressers, an ATM center, a private school (Raffles Institute) and a function hall. Note that there are no retail shops. At lunchtime, Citywalk is always packed with office workers, but it is quieter in the evening. If you enjoy street food, there are at least 30 stalls just outside the mall.

You can also go to Grand Indonesia (10 minutes by car), one of the largest upscale malls in Jakarta. It has pretty much anything you may need, including 2 supermarkets, a huge cinema and 3 department stores (Sogo, Seibu, Central). It is also a popular hangout spot with plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, and bars. Next to Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia is another option, more luxurious.

Supermarkets:
The nearest one is Papaya in Citywalk Sudirman. For more choice, you can check Ranch Market in Grand Indonesia or FoodHall in Plaza Indonesia.

Restaurants:
There are several good restaurants in Pavilion or nearby, such as Cassis (French), La Posta (Argentinian), Harum Manis (Indonesian), Tucano’s (Brazilian), and Hokkaido Izakaya (Japanese). For more affordable food options, you can go to Citywalk Sudirman.

Bars and Nightlife:
Nearby nightlife areas are near Grand Indonesia (Skye, Cloud), in Mega Kuningan (Basque, Loewy) or in SCBD (Fairgrounds).

Education
This is not the best area if you have kids or if you are a student. There are not many universities or International schools. Here a few within a reasonable distance:

– Universities: Atma Jaya SemanggiLondon School of Public Relations, Sahid University, LaSalle College
– High schools: Only local schools (SMA)
– Preschool: Da Little School, Kinderfield Sudirman Park, HighReach Sudirman Park

Hospitals:
SOS Medika Clinic (expensive – international quality)
Siloam Semanggi
Sahid Sudirman Memorial Hospital
Takenoko Clinic (inside Sahid Sudirman Residence – Japanese)

Parks:
None nearby. The closest one would be the Monas or Bung Karno.

Offices:
Plenty of offices nearby: Sahid Sudirman Center, MidPlaza, Sampoerna Strategic Square, IFC, World Trade Center, Indofood, etc.

Transportation

Is there a Transjakarta bus stop nearby?
The closest one is in front of MidPlaza (10 minutes by foot).

Is there a train station nearby?
The closest one is Sudirman station, about 3 kilometers away. From this station, you can take the train to CGK airport.

How about the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) or LRT (Light Rapid Transit)?
The MRT station Setiabudi is located within 10 minutes by foot from Pavilion.

Building Quality

Building and Architecture

Who is the developer?
The Pavilion Apartments were built by Duta Anggada, a property developer which is also behind Citylofts Sudirman, Citywalk Mall, Bapindo Plaza, Holiday Inn Gajah Mada, Cik Ditiro Residence, La Maison Barito, and Chase Plaza.

Who is the architect?
I didn’t find this information but I would guess (from the design) that it might have been Megatika.

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 towers look a bit old-fashioned and not really stylish:

Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Entrance:

Entrance to Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Entrance of Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Car drop off in Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Entrance tower Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Reception/Lobby:

Reception desk in Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Lobby of Pavilion Apartments in Jakarta

Artwork in Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Landscaping and Public Areas:

The public areas and green spaces occupy a major part of the property:

Garden of Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Landscape in Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Garden in Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Walking path in Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Corridors and lifts:

Lift area in Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Apartment door in Pavilion Jakarta

Size and Types of Apartments

The apartments’ size is approximately the following:

1-bedroom units: 65m2 and 95m2 (1 bathroom, maid room in the larger units)
2-bedroom units: 130m2 (2 bathrooms, maid room)
3-bedroom units: 160m2 (2 bathrooms, maid room)
4-bedroom units: 260m2 (3 bathrooms, maid room)

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
Wall painting: 6
Lighting fixtures: 7
Doors/windows: 7
Ceiling: 7
Elevator: 7 (Otis)
Gym equipment: 7
Pool equipment: 7
Furniture: 7

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

Overall Quality: 7/10

Comfort

Facilities and Services

What are the facilities provided in the property?

– Swimming pool: I found the area pleasant with enough sunbeds and chairs to relax. The water temperature is warm. There is also a shallow basin for kids and a jacuzzi.

Swimming pool of Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Pool Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Swimming pool area in Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

– Gym: Quite large, with some machines that are a bit old but that work properly.

Fitness in Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Gym in Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

– Other facilities:

Playground in Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Kids playground Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Tennis and basketball court in Pavilion Apartments Jakarta

Other facilities with no pictures: Squash court, aerobic room, sauna, steam, jacuzzi, BBQ.

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

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, it has a high occupancy rate.

Is it noisy?
Not too much as long as your unit is not facing Jalan. K.H. Mas Mansyur.

What is the background (ethnicity, social status) and attitude of residents?
Mostly Indonesians with 10-20% of expats.

Management

This property is managed by Jakarta Land.

Maintenance

How old is the property?
The property was completed in 1993 for the first tower and 2004 for the last tower.

Are there visible damages?
Not too much, but some equipment and facilities look old.

Overall maintenance rating: 7/10

Cleanliness

I found the property to be clean.

Overall cleanliness rating: 8/10

Gardening

The garden is well-maintained. The grass was yellowish in some areas.

Overall gardening rating: 7.5/10

Security

Guards: On duty at the gates and reception 24/7.
CCTV cameras: In the lobby, lift and public areas.
Access: You need a card to access the lift.

Overall security rating: 8/10

Hospitality

The staff is friendly and professional.

Overall hospitality rating: 8/10

Rooms and Prices

Prices at Apartemen Pavilion 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:

2-Bedroom (115m2) – Well-furnished:

  • Rental 1 Year: Approximately IDR 264 million (or 22 million per month)
  • Buy: Approximately IDR 3,500,000,000
  • Break Even Point (Buying Price/Gross Annual Rental): 13.2 years
  • Average buying price/m2: IDR 30.43 million/m2

Investment Potential

Reasons to buy:
Very central location with many office buildings nearby
Well-maintained and spacious
Reasonable price

Reasons NOT to buy:
Rather old property

Would I buy this property? (On a scale from 0 = “not at all” to 10 = “yes absolutely” ): 6/10

Address

The Pavilion Apartments
Jalan K.H. Mas Mansyur Kav 24,
Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta 10220, Indonesia

Pavilion Apartments

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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.

Pavilion Apartments
3.5 / 5 My Rating
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What I Liked
- Good location in the business district, only 5 minutes from Jalan Sudirman
- Very near Citywalk Sudirman
- Spacious public areas and apartments
- Complete facilities (gym, pool, tennis, basketball, squash, sauna, etc)
- Reasonable price for this area
What I Didn't Like
- Not a modern property, it can sometimes feel old-fashioned.
- Some units are facing a cemetery
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