Header Image courtesy of The Westin Jakarta
Modern urbanites know the price to pay for working long hours in front of their computers. With our hectic lifestyles and growing demands, a respite for the body, mind, and soul is needed more than ever—even if it is only for an hour. In a city filled with throngs of five-star hotels, Jakarta is the next hub, second to Bali, to offer a glorious spa experience where you will be pampered with the utmost care and all-around luxury. Here are the five best hotel spas in Jakarta, Indonesia, for anyone who is seeking to relieve muscle soreness or is in need of a little rejuvenating pick-me-up.
Located on the busy road of Gatot Subroto, Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta serves as a sanctuary for the weary thanks to its cloistered venue, away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan. Located on the fifth floor, The Spa offers a variety of soothing and organic massages, such as hot poultice massage, Balinese massage, and the sports massage. It also offers the traditional Lulur massage, which is based on ancient Javanese beauty rituals that utilise special herbs like white turmeric, lemongrass, and cloves.
Upping its ante on the wellness scene, Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta also provides eight treatment rooms: two hammam (حمّام; a Turkish bath) and two couple’s suites along with “vitality loungers” to be used before and after your spa session. Guests can also opt for other pampering treatments: haircuts, waxing, and facial treatments, in which the latter uses French luxury brand Biologique Recherche’s hero product Masque VIP O2.
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta, Capital Place, Jl. Gatot Subroto Kav. 18, Kuningan, South Jakarta, Indonesia | (+6221) 22771888
The Heavenly Spa by Westin is neatly tucked on the fiftieth floor—the only spa in the capital with a sweeping panoramic view of skyscrapers and the city skyline. Encompassing six treatment rooms, a Jacuzzi, and an infrared sauna, guests can select from its myriad treatments, whatever suits them best. Aside from energising massages, exfoliation treatments, and aromatherapy packages, guests can also find other beauty treatments that integrate traditional ingredients, such as the Bali Borah wrap and Bali coffee scrub.
The luxurious spa also provides dedicated spa packages for both genders. For women who seek facial pampering, do try its anti-ageing facial or deep cleansing facial, while gents can opt for its heavenly sports massage or skin vitality, which aims to strengthen your skin to prevent razor burn and to improve skin texture.
The Westin Jakarta, Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Kav. C-22 A, Karet Kuningan, South Jakarta, Indonesia | (+6221) 27887788
Spanning over 677 square metres, Raffles Spa features six treatment rooms and two VIP suites, along with a male and female dedicated area, vitality pools, and an ice fountain. For the treatments themselves, the prominent spa offers numerous choices with the Indonesian heritage experience being the most-recommended. The 150-minute massage includes a foot massage, exfoliation with anise herb, followed by traditional massage techniques derived from Balinese and Javanese cultures. True to its brand’s reputation, Raffles Spa’s choices of wellness products are of the utmost quality, including Australian brand Gayla Kristensen’s botanical line and Kerstin Florian offerings, made with technically-advanced ingredients.
Raffles Jakarta, Ciputra World 1, Jl. Prof. DR. Satrio No.5, Kuningan, South Jakarta, Indonesia | (+6221) 29880888
Located in the upscale Senayan area, Fairmont Jakarta has enjoyed sterling reviews thanks to its loyal customers made up of dignitaries and luminaries. Fairmont’s Willow Stream Spa includes nine fully-equipped treatment rooms alongside a Jacuzzi, a sauna, and steam rooms. Its exotic treatment packages include a 120-minute ginger renewal massage, a 90-minute warm stone massage, and a 90-minute sandalwood Lulur scrub. The spa also offers couple packages with names like Spa Royal for Two and Romantic Elements that are held in its VIP suite, where lovebirds can enjoy a candlelight bath and aromatherapy massage for two.
Fairmont Jakarta, Jl. Asia Afrika No.8, Gelora Bung Karno, South Jakarta, Indonesia | (+6221) 2970 3333
Inspired by the ancient Asian cultures, CHI The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta provides a selection of holistic treatment in a sanctuary designed to soothe the mind, body, and soul. If you want to opt for something a little different than chi reflexology or Balinese traditional massage, do try the Indonesian traditional body therapies. From Palace of Betawi, which includes a soothing scalp massage with coconut oil, to Ronce Melati, which boasts all kinds of jasmine-themed treatments—aromatherapy, body scrub, and body polishing—each treatment is designed to let you experience the wonderful advantages of Indonesian elements while you relax and unwind.
Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta, Kota BNI JL. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1, Central Jakarta, Indonesia | (+6221) 2922 9999