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Wednesday Wall2Wall ☆ The Dharmawangsa Hotel & High Tea

July 31, 2012

My sister came to visit us in Jakarta for a week. One of the places I took her was Majapahit Lounge in The Dharmawangsa Hotel for its gorgeous high tea. (After I posted this, I learned that the proper name for it is actually afternoon tea.) I even brought my kids. Indonesians are so wonderful with kids that I was confident that it would be okay to bring them. There are probably not many five-star hotels in the world where you can bring children to a high tea and would not feel out of place or uncomfortable. I let my kids accompany us even though I knew it would be more relaxing without them. I just thought that my sister would have more fun with them and knowing my kids would be sad to stay home and not see their aunt, I didn’t want to leave them at home. I told my girls that it would be a tea party and they were very excited.

Unlike other high rise luxurious hotels in Jakarta, The Dharmawangsa has more traditional, yet not old fashioned and small town like, yet cosmopolitan feel to it. The beautiful architecture is exotic. To learn more about the hotel, click here for an article about it.

妹が遊びに来てくれたとき、ザ・ダルマワンサというホテルの素敵なハイ・ティーへ連れて行きました。子供3人も連れて行きました。人によっては、こんな素敵な大人の場所に何故子供を連れて行くのかと思われるかもしれません。インドネシア人は子供好きでとても優しくしてくれるので、子供を連れて行ってもきっと大丈夫であると思いました。子供を受け入れてくれる五つ星のホテルのハイティーなんて世界でもそれほど沢山無いのでは、と思います。子供無しで妹と2人だけでハイティーへ行った方が、リラックスしてお茶を楽しめるとは思ったのですが、妹は私の子供達に会いに来てくれた事もありましたし、彼女は姪っ子と甥っ子と一緒の方が楽しめると思ったのと、子供達も私がお手伝いさんに預けられ、私が妹を連れ出したとしたら、きっと寂しがると思ったので、連れて行きました。子供達にはティーパーティーだと言ったのですが、特別な経験がとても楽しかったみたいです。

ジャカルタの他の高層の高級ホテルと違い、ダルマワンサホテルは伝統的でありながら、古風でなく、小さな街のホテルのようなこじんまりとした雰囲気を持ちながら、かつ洗練されています。素敵なホテルの建築はとてもエキゾチックであると感じます。英語ですが、ホテルに関して興味がある方はこちらの記事を読んでみて下さい。

The details of decoration such as flowers reminded me of Bali.
バリを思わせる細かいデザインへの心配り。

You can hear live music at certain time.
時には生演奏も。

My kids heard the performance in the hallway and showed interest in the traditional Indonesian bamboo xylophones from Bali. They listed to the music right by the men who were performing, then next thing I knew, they let them play with the xylophones. Indonesians are so nice…
バリからのインドネシアの伝統的な竹で出来た木琴の演奏を聴き、木琴に興味を示した子供達。演奏している男性2人の真横で音楽を聞いていたところ、弾かせてもらっていました!インドネシア人は親切ですね。

The display is the collection of Indonesian sweets.
インドネシアのお菓子が並ぶテーブル。

You can order a set for two people. One set has more than enough food for two women. Scone is my favorite. A set comes with one tea. I find the price quite reasonable for a high tea at a luxurious hotel like The Dharmawangsa.
2人で一セット頼む事が出来ます。一セットは2人では食べきれないくらいたくさんあります。スコーンが一番のお気に入り。セットにはお茶一人分が付いてきます。高級ホテルのハイティーとしてはお値段は結構良いと思います。

The room was quite chilly. I forgot to bring sweaters. I actually didn’t even think about bringing sweaters, but I highly recommend it. As my girls got cold, we borrowed two blankets.
お部屋は寒かったです。子供達のためにセーターを持って行くのを忘れてしまいました。羽織るものを持って行く事をお勧めします。娘達は寒がっていたので、ブランケットをお借りしました。

My baby also enjoyed laying down on a couch, too.
息子も楽しんでいました。

My sweet sister said to me, I must not have many opportunity to take photos with my kids, which is true, and took photos of me with my kids. I love it.
気のきく妹は、私があまり子供と一緒に写真に入る機会が無いだろうからと、写真を撮ってくれました。本当にそうなんですよね。嬉しかったです。

Majapahit Lounges and Bar

The Dharmawangsa
Jl. Brawijaya Raya No. 26, Kebayoran Baru,
Jakarta 12160, Indonesia.

Tel. 62-21-725 8181
Fax. 62-21-725 8383
reservation@the-dharmawangsa.com

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Link
the Afternoon Tea at The Dharmawangsa on The Diplomatic Wife

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2012 8:14 pm

    You are making some wonderful memories! So glad you posted a photo with you and your adorable (and photogenic) children!

  2. August 1, 2012 6:10 am

    I’ve been meaning to try the high tea there. Looks amazing. Maybe we can go together when I get back. Great pic of the four of you! I don’t have any photos with the kids either.

    • August 1, 2012 6:26 am

      Would love to do that. I miss seeing you!! I would love to take photos of you with your boys for you. Just let me know!

  3. August 2, 2012 6:08 am

    How elegant… I love the picture with you and the kids too!

  4. August 2, 2012 7:23 pm

    Such a beautiful family! Do you know that jasmine is our national flower? Indonesians love jasmine ;)

    • August 3, 2012 4:45 am

      Is it? No, I didn’t know!! Jasmine is a gorgeous flower… I love it, too…

  5. May 30, 2013 3:55 am

    Thanks for the link love Kaho!

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