Grand Palace is located in the developing commercial area of Kemayoran, Central Jakarta. Kemayoran is famous for several landmarks, most notably the JIExpo, where Jakarta Festival is held annually, and the Istiqal Mosque. The neighborhood is strategically located for those who work in the commercial hub of Kelapa Gading, as you can reach the sub-district in less than 20 minutes. It is also a great choice for frequent flyers with access to the tollway which directly goes to the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
Situated in a developing area, Grand Palace is not very close to any major shopping venues. The closest one you can visit is Mangga Dua shopping center which mostly targeted middle-class shoppers and holds products like electronics, export goods and counterfeit fashion. An alternative is to visit the Kelapa Gading commercial area, where you can find large shopping malls offering a large collection of retail stores, supermarkets, eateries, supermarket, and many more. For your daily needs, no need to worry, as the apartment is just a few minutes to traditional markets such as Pasar Senen and Pasar Baru.
Restaurants and Bars:
As the central of Jakarta, the apartment is surrounded by endless options of restaurants, from authentic low-cost local cuisine to fine dining The eateries in Kemayoran are ready to satisfy your appetite from day to night. You will need to head west to Hayam Wuruk street, where you can find affordable restaurants ready to serve you 24/7; Or you can visit the Benyamin Sueb street where you can find various food vendors and small diner offering local foods. If you find the options are too limited, you can always go to the Kelapa Gading area where the streets are lined with delectable Chinese restaurants, such as Ncek Legenda Noodle Bar, Hungry Panda, and the iconic Nasi Campur Kenanga.
The neighborhood does not really do bars and pubs. However, that does not mean that it has a dull nightlife, on the contrary, at night people crowd the hawker centers and locals street food vendors for a good night of chatting with friends and family. But, if eating late at night does not fit your taste, you could always visit a couple of bars at the hotels on Jl. Senen Raya: Blue Bar in Hotel Lumiere and Churchill Wine & Cigar Bar in Hotel Borobudur. An alternative is to drive 25 minutes to the most happening partying scene in the Mega Kuningan area.
With easy access to the Inner Ring Tollway, you could reach your destination faster using cars or taxis. If you prefer to use public transportation, you could always use the Transjakarta Bus Rapid Transit which has several shelters around Grand Palace. People of Jakarta also uses online taxi services, such as Grab and Gojek, for as easy and affordable travel option. All in all, moving around in Jakarta is a breeze with the ample number of transportations you can take."