Tawangmangu is one of the 17 districts of the Karanganyar Regency in the province of Jawa Tengah (Central Java). Known for Cascada Grojogan Sewu and other mesmerizing waterfalls, Tawangmangu has lots to offer to locals who want to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. You might want to take a break from your mundane routine by hiking the steep western slopes of Gunung Lawu. It takes a fit and experienced climber about a day to reach the summit and descend the mountain. For the less adventurous, family-friendly resorts with swimming pools are aplenty for you to unwind in. Residents familiar with the area’s scenic streets can easily find a cozy nook to escape for the weekend (or longer). There are several lodgings in Tawangmangu where you can relax and indulge in a few well-deserved luxuries. Scroll down for the top staycations in Tawangmangu, Indonesia.
1. Nava Hotel Tawangmangu (from USD 61)
Nava Hotel Tawangmangu is a modern establishment with an outdoor swimming pool and restaurant serving local and international delicacies. Comfy bed linen and clean towels await guests in the well-lit, air-conditioned rooms. You can put drinks in the fridge and use the electric pot for morning coffee and afternoon tea. Enjoy in-room comforts by ordering room service and spending the day bonding or watching TV.
Guests may hang out on the sun terrace after enjoying a hearty continental breakfast. You can also make the most of the hotel’s shuttle service for trips around town.
Nava Hotel Tawangmangu
Address: Jl. Grojogan Sewu Pintu II, Ngunut Lor
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning
2. Grand Bintang Tawangmangu Hotel (from USD 19)
You will have a pleasant stay at Grand Bintang Tawangmangu Hotel. You can tick off your staycation itinerary in this 3-star establishment with an outdoor pool, 24-hour room service, and complimentary WiFi in all rooms.
Inform the hotel when booking that you prefer a guest room with a television and a refrigerator. If a room with TV is not available, you can use the shared lounge and watch shows from there. Not all bathrooms have a supply of toiletries, so ask about this when booking if you want to feel pampered. You may reserve a room with a balcony or terrace to enjoy your morning coffee with some sunshine and a view.
Grand Bintang Tawangmangu Hotel
Address: Jalan Raya Lawu, Karang Kulon, Tawangmangu, Central Java, Tawangmangu City, Tawangmangu, Indonesia, 57792
3. Jawa Dwipa Heritage Resort (from USD 23)
Here is a 3-star establishment where you will find furnished rooms, good food, and recreational facilities. Jawa Dwipa Heritage Resort offers guests free parking, paid laundry service, and access to an outdoor swimming pool. Towels and basic toiletries are already provided in the modern bathrooms.
There’s no need to step out for meals since the hotel’s restaurant serves sumptuous Indonesian and Chinese dishes. If you plan on exploring the area, the hotel can arrange a day tour for you to visit nearby temples and Cascada Grojogan Sewu.
Jawa Dwipa Heritage Resort
Address: Jalan Raya Solo-Tawangmangu, Karanganyar
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Airport shuttle
4. Hotel Pondok Asri Tawangmangu (from USD 28)
Tawangmangu’s hilly slopes are far removed from the busy crowds. You can spend a fun and relaxing staycation at Hotel Pondok Asro Tawangmangu. Here, the children will have a playground to spend time in while the adults can play a game of table tennis. The property also boasts a garden, karaoke facilities, and an Asian restaurant. Meanwhile, in-room amenities include a flatscreen TV and an ensuite bathroom with toiletries, a shower, and a hairdryer.
While staying in this hotel, make time to visit Cascada Grojogan Sewu, which is only 600 m (1,968.5 ft) from the premises.
Hotel Pondok Asri Tawangmangu
Address: Jl. Raya Lawu
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms
Other vacation rental options for Staycation
5. Luxurious two-story villa with a terrace
Make this two-story villa your staycation home base in Tawangmangu. This Airbnb’s interiors are elegant and luxurious and offer enough room for a large family. Guests here will appreciate the tasteful fittings and hardwood floors. The grassy yard is roomy and pleasant as well.
There is no WiFi on the property, allowing you to fully disconnect and unwind. A lovely furnished terrace is available for lounging and soaking in the misty views of the green surroundings. Fresh produce and other cooking ingredients are easy to come by since the local market is only three minutes away.
Spacious New Villa at TawangmanguJatiyoso, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:amazingly interior stuff and absolutely cleanRead more reviews
Location:nice house great location excellent host
6. Villa Singosari
A gorgeous villa with high ceilings, two living rooms, and a garden with a gazebo can be yours for the weekend. Book this family-friendly Airbnb for a gathering with your loved ones to escape from mundane everyday life. There is enough parking space for 10 vehicles on the property.
This villa is perfect for a staycation if you prefer a home-like environment with furnished bedrooms and a full kitchen. The host provides ample linen and towels for your group. The second-floor balcony is the best spot to bask in sunshine and savor garden and mountain views.
Villa Singosari - Luxurious classic 5 BR villaKecamatan Tawangmangu, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:also the house is very clean and spaciousi found this place to be very clean comfortable and perfectly sized for a big family
Host:the housekeeper is kind and helpfulhe is also flexible with check-in and check-out time which was extremely helpfulRead more reviews
Location:it is very recommended for large party the location is easy to reachwe would definitely recommend this place to our friends and you too
7. Wisma Lion (from USD 241)
Here are two villas that can host an extended family with children. When you book this rental, you will have access to a spacious property with barbecue facilities and a playground. You can pack light and look forward to a relaxing stay, since the two kitchens, the bedrooms, and all the bathrooms are stocked.
You will feel secure in the gated property with the presence of a security person on site. A housekeeper is also available to assist guests. Remember to inquire about offered discounts when booking this Airbnb.
Wisma Lion - Family Villa in Tawangmangu - 2 villaKecamatan Tawangmangu, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:clean villa and spacious nice place to spend with your familysuper recommended the room was clean and the location is strategicRead more reviews
Host:benny is a good host his place is great
Relax amid Tawangmangu's cool climes
The road to Tawangmangu hill station features scenic views of terraced hills, fields, and winding paths. The mountain climate, forested slopes, and Hindu temples bring tourists and pilgrims from far and wide. Meanwhile, locals have a wide selection of hotels and villas for a relaxing and memorable break from daily life.
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