Cosmo Terrace Apartments
Completed in 2012, Cosmo Terrace is a 39-floor residential tower located within the shopping center Thamrin City, in Central Jakarta.
This midrange mall, owned by Agung Podomoro Land (APL), is not that interesting unless you are looking for cheap clothes. Most of the stores are small “tokos” selling batik or Muslim wear. There is also an inexpensive food court with Indonesian warungs, several fast food chains (Burger King, Lotteria, Domino’s), a supermarket (Hypermart), and a budget hotel (Amaris).
Cosmo Terrace is probably the best tower within Thamrin City. The other ones are Cosmo Residence and Cosmo Mansion (both also known as Jakarta Residences). They are slightly older but they are located closer from Grand Indonesia. Surprisingly, on top of the mall, there is also a townhouse complex called Cosmo Park.
Cosmo Terrace is a popular option for expats living in Jakarta because of the central location (500 meters from Grand Indonesia) and the reasonable price.
Let’s have a look at it in detail.
I stayed there for just a few days and I enjoyed it. The best part, obviously, is that you can walk to both Grand Indonesia and Plaza Indonesia. They are not that near though, you will need at least 10 minutes by foot to reach them. The problem is that you can only exit the residence on the West side of Thamrin City, which is not so convenient compared with the East entrance. That said, as there are already several shops and cheap restaurants on site, you may not need to get out so frequently. Furthermore, the supermarket is open until 22 PM for all your grocery needs.
The facilities of Cosmo Terrace are average. The swimming pool does not get a lot of sunlight and the water is rather cold. It also has an annoying L shape so you can only swim on a short distance. One thing I did like though was the small café attached to it that serves small snacks and drinks.
The gym is rather small too, but it has the minimum basic equipment. You will also find a small playground for children, a jacuzzi, and a BBQ area. Finally, on the 37th floor, there is a sky garden from which you can relax or admire Jakarta’s skyline. It was really hot during the day over there so I only stayed a couple minutes.
Cosmo Terrace does not look so stylish from the outside. The entrance can be difficult to find if you are a newcomer, mainly because it is narrow and poorly indicated. The lobby area is also tiny and it could use a renovation (old furniture, old paint). The elevators can be slow as well and they are not so modern.
Apart from that, the rest of the building is in fine condition. Corridors are clean and well-maintained, and so are all the public areas (including the gardens).
As of today, you can rent a studio for around IDR6,000,000 per month, a 2-bedroom unit for IDR9,000,000 per month, and a 3-bedroom unit for IDR12,000,000 per month.
Cosmo Terrace Apartments
Jalan Kh. Mas Mansyur, Kebon Melati
Tanah Abang, RT.5/RW.13
Central Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 23579999
- About 10 minutes walking-distance from Grand Indonesia and Plaza Indonesia
- Relatively inexpensive with decent facilities and maintenance
- The lobby is very small and it looks old
- Thamrin City is not a very interesting mall
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