Family Friendly Hotels in Jakarta

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Family friendly travelling in Jakarta

Most popular areas in Jakarta for family-friendly hotels

With its mix of exotic zoos, inner-city theme parks, and awesome monuments, Jakarta is a great place to explore as a family. And there's a real plethora of perfect places to stay, too. Start by casing out the mix of colossal chain hotels with roomy suites and luxurious lobbies, sat smack bang in the heart of Central Jakarta. Going south with reveal similar class, with the big names of Kuningan beckoning with pools and gyms. North Jakarta, meanwhile, offerss down-to-earth homestays and welcoming family hotels, all close to the amusements of Ancol City.

Top family-friendly hotels in Jakarta

Families tend to love the luxurious offering of the Gran Melia. And why not? The place has a palm-lined pool and a full-service spa, making it perfect for unwinding after a day of navigating the heady streets of the downtown area. Others will go for the InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza: a soaring, needle-like skyscraper hotel that boasts childcare services, 2 individual restaurants, and a calming garden with a pool. The Le Meridien Jakarta in Gelora is a 3rd option, with its enchanting oriental design touches, dedicated children's pool, and babysitting extras.

Where to find the best restaurants in Jakarta

With American pretzel stands meeting Chinese buffet houses in its food courts, the Grand Indonesia Mall is a great place to take the whole family to eat in Jakarta. And it's a similar offering in and around the area of Kuningan, South Jakarta, where the international fare is interspersed with the occasional Asian kitchen touting Indonesia's own nasi goreng and gado gado. North Jakarta has a different vibe, with a medley of buzzing markets to please the senses, and charming family kitchens where you can sample Java's own treats.

The most popular things to do in Jakarta

There's no shortage of things to do for the whole family in the sprawling megalopolis of Jakarta. For starters, just take a glimpse at the sheer wealth of attractions that awaits in the amusement district of Ancol Beach City. There are shimmering sands on the edge of the Java Sea. There are lazy rivers and loop-de-loop slides in the waterparks. There are aquariums with rare sea creatures. Talking of creatures, there's also the huge Ragunan Zoo on the south side of the city. One of the largest of its kind on the planet, this family-friendly attraction promises a safari loaded with Komodo dragons and long-necked giraffes, swinging primates and galumphing elephants. And why not consider a jaunt to the Thousand Islands, too? Take a fun boat trip there, and enjoy its sparkling tropical sands and snorkeling expeditions.

Best ways to get around Jakarta

Getting around Jakarta as a group can be tricky if you limit yourself to the packed trolleybus and bus networks. Much better is to opt for private taxi hires, which are almost as affordable as the local auto-rickshaws. Be sure to ask your hotel desk for official taxi firms, and always make sure your driver runs the meter or agree a price with them before you travel. The train system can also be used, but beware of traveling on public transport during rush hours.

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