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The motto of every Raffles Hotel Spa is escape, indulge and transform and the Jakarta Property lives up to this and more. Not only does Indonesia have an excellent massage tradition, but here it blends relaxation and wellness with the excellence of Raffles Hotels.
The hotel is easily located for anyone staying in Jakarta proper. We reviewed the treatments at many of the top hotels downtown and Raffles came out on top of all our research, so we decided to look into it ourselves.
The Raffles Hotel is part of a development complex called Ciputra world attached to the Lotte shopping center. There are a few towers in the vicinity such as the hotels Altitude and Ascott. Signs will easily point the way to Raffles however.
It is a really beautiful hotel. The lobby is imperial and artistic. There is the signature writers bar, displays of local art done in mosaic and all things considered the atmosphere is everywhere low key for being such an elite hotel. As outside visitors we were extended every courtesy as if we were staying at the hotel. We asked for directions to the Spa and were shown the way.
The 14th floor that holds the spa also is home to a beautiful elevated outdoor deck with a pool, an outdoor track, tennis courts and it seems like way more space than a skyscraper should offer, but its quite wide.
The spa was staffed by incredibly friendly and lively employees. They offered us discounts and were thrilled we chose to have treatments at the hotel. We ended up finding great value here. Not only were the techniques world class, but we had treatments for $100 USD that would have cost $600 USD anywhere else. This particular treatment was 3 hours of pampering that went well past the time limit. Before the treatment even began there was a computerized analysis of the face performed so as to maximize the facial.
Taxes here are high and service is included so there is no eagerness for tipping and staff go the extra mile to make you comfortable. The value added with the top notch facilities, and some of the best treatments we have had anywhere shows that Raffles and Jakarta offer a world class wellness and relaxation experience.