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Why rent an apartment, when you can rent a serviced one?

Renting an apartment or house in Jakarta is expensive and once you have paid your rent up front, there is no guarantee the owner will be contactable or help if an emergency situation arises. Added to that, the lack of flexibility from private owners in terms of rental payments is difficult. Lets face it; paying 12 months up front is hard to swallow unless you have a company helping you or you have been saving.

However, times are changing. As the cities growth has continued, so has the competition to provide quality housing and office spaces. Competition is rife to rent out space and serviced apartments are fighting back. Here are LetsMoveIndonesia’s observations on why you too, should consider taking a serviced apartment.

With the economic downturn and the swift evacuation of expatriates, premium property was hit hard. Rental prices in most complexes have tended to drop over the last 2 years, making it ever possible to grab a bargain from a restless owner. Additionally, serviced apartments have also come under strain to keep their occupancy rates at an acceptable level; in particular International providers with overseas targets.

Somerset | LetsMoveIndonesia

Somerset Kuningan | LetsMoveIndonesia

To briefly sum up the difference, a serviced apartment will offer a variety of additional services all aimed at making your life easier. Think of it as an apartment with the perks of a hotel with even more flexibility than you can imagine. Below are some of the many perks of making a transition to a serviced apartment:


Have your own furniture or not keen on what’s in the apartment? Most serviced apartments will be extremely flexible on this point. If you want to remove, add, rearrange, then this is a possibility. This is perk, not afforded to most privately rented homes.


They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and in a serviced apartment, there is a good chance you will be enjoying a complimentary buffet every day.

Payment term flexibility

This is a truly interesting point and a poignant one. You do not have to pay all the rent up front! If you can only afford 3 months, then this can be arranged. Only want to rent somewhere for a couple of months, no problem. The flexibility of the serviced apartment is truly incredible.

Peace of mind

If something goes wrong, whether it be faulty AC, pests, a leak, or something breaks, serviced apartment providers have you covered. They have maintenance teams available to fix any problem; meaning you don’t have to worry about finding handy men or getting your hands dirty.

Utilities and bills

Don’t like paying bills? Neither do we! With a serviced apartment this is usually included in the price! No nasty surprises or worries about when to pay your internet bill or how long you spent in the shower.


Not many people enjoy finishing work then spending the evening cleaning, washing or changing sheets. Well, if this sounds like you, then welcome to paradise. Serviced apartment have this covered, so you don’t have to.

Fraser Residence Sudirman | LetsMoveIndonesia

Fraser Residence Sudirman | LetsMoveIndonesia

But what about the price?

With all these benefits, you would easily be mistaken for thinking that a serviced apartment is completely out of your reach, but the honest truth of it is, it isn’t!

Across Jakarta there are plenty to choose from and with varying standards, packages and occupancy rates. Prices begin as low as $2000 per month!

LetsMoveIndonesia is delighted to represent all the prestigious Serviced Apartment providers in Jakarta and as an affiliate partner; we receive special promotional rates not available to the public.

We represent:

Fraser Residence

Fraser Place







Crowne Plaza

PSW Tower


The Sultan

If you would like to change up your living situation and make life easier, then contact the LetsMoveIndonesia team and we can advise you on the best possible option to suit your needs and preferences.

W: E: T: 021 300 297 27

Want to know more about renting apartments in Jakarta? Then check out our useful guides below by clicking the links:

9 Top Tips for Renting Property in Jakarta

Your Jakarta Apartment Rental Questions Answered – From the Expat Property Expert – Gary Joy

LetsMoveIndonesia’s Top Ten Apartments to live in in Jakarta! (Part 1)

How Kemang Village became the King of Kemang and Redefined the Area

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