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Top 20 Hotels Near Borobudur That Offer Unparalleled Tranquility

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Published May 17, 2016

Magical and extraordinary, Borobudur has cemented its status as a mesmerizing destination. A trip to Borobudur in Central Java will never be complete without a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Borobudur Temple. Thousands flock to Borobudur each year for the enlightening experience the site has to offer, from being mesmerized by the superstructure of the monument to being spellbound by the magical Borobudur sunrise. With the jaw-droppingly gorgeous views of the mountains, volcanoes, and rolling hillsides in the background of the majestic domes of the temple, nothing can deny that this is a once-in-a-lifetime enchanting experience .

These are our top 20 pick of hotels that are sure to provide you with unparalleled tranquility in a most pristine environment during your stay near Borobudur:

1. Plataran Borobudur Hotel Resort and Spa (from USD 178)

Paltaran
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Pamper yourself with the luxury and world-class facilities of the five-star resort hotel situated on the hills of Tanjungan Village, Magelang in Central Java, just five minutes’ drive from Borobudur Temple.

This piece of treasure houses 21 luxurious and charming suites and is unique in its design. From monastic to modern, you can also enjoy touches of traditional Indonesian architecture as well. All the villas have spacious bathrooms with bathtubs, living rooms, and most also have their own private swimming pools. It is just the lush vegetation-covered hills overlooking you as you soak in the waters.

Saddle up for a unique experience as you explore the surrounding villages on horseback, take a jeep tour, enjoy an elephant ride, or experience pottery making. For those looking to detoxify, spa treatments and yoga classes are available for you to pamper your mind, body and soul. Children get their fair share of relaxation through fun at the specially-designed playground and even while they are being baby-sat!

Price: Room tariff starts from 242 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, or families

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2. Villa Borobudur (from USD 402)

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Villa Borobudur is a small but luxurious villa hotel that is ideal for family vacations and which deserves commendation for its efforts to promote the richness of the Javanese culture through its architecture and outstanding hospitality. Located on the slopes of the Menorah Mountains and just a ten-minutes drive from Borobudur Temple, Villa Borobudur offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the ceaseless beauty of its magnificent landscapes. A landscape consisting of Borobudur Temple, the majestic Mount Merapi, and the volcanic Mount Merbabu surrounded by rich rice fields and terraced hillsides, what could be better?!

With an elegant collection of 6 traditional villas scattered around the serene setting, you can be certain of experiencing back-to-nature luxury. Some villas come with their own private pool or Jacuzzi that the whole family can enjoy amidst the rich landscapes and tranquility.

Be spoilt for choice, for the villa offers endless arts and cultural activities, ranging from taking a trip to the Batik Museum and signing up for a Javanese cooking class, to taking part in duck-painting classes and going on a discovery tour by jeep to Mount Merapi. For couples traveling with children, but who wish to steal a few hours to spend romantic times together, there’s no reason to worry; this villa offers babysitting services so you can go on a retreat, rent a car, and head off somewhere new. Alternatively, maybe you’d like to indulge in an in-house spa treat.

Price: Room tariff starts from 350 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, or families

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3. Saraswati Borobudur (from USD 79)

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Nestled within a rice field plantation, Saraswati Borobudur offers luxury at an affordable price. Its close proximity to Borobudur Temple, just a 5-minutes walk from the hotel, is one of the many attractions of this hotel.

The 18 rooms feature quintessentially classical interiors, exuding warmth and sophistication. Relax or swim in the gorgeous massive pool as you take in the sights of Mount Merapi and the stunning rice fields that surround the hotel. Be mesmerized by the breathtaking sunset right from your doorstep. Indulge in Javanese art classes, such as ceramic-making or painting, and, if you love the outdoors, rafting and bicycle trips are also available.

Price: Room tariff starts from 89 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples

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4. Amanjiwo Resort

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For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, nowhere else does it better than Amanjiwo Resort. Situated in the midst of the lush rainforest surrounded by Menorah Hills, the remote setting is a great getaway to tranquility. It is a sanctuary that is at one with nature.

To sum up the experience in Amanjiwo Resort in just one word, it’s ‘magical’! Receive a world-class exceptional service that caters to your every need. Marvel at the fascinating and intricate architecture of the resort and be enchanted by the experience as you stay in suites inspired by the 9th-century Buddhist sanctuary. This hotel offers a selection of 36 suites featuring four-pillar beds and sunken bathtubs. Some have private pools or even lounging pavilions, which open out to the spacious garden. Not to mention, rooms provide stunning views of terraced farmlands, the Menorah Hills or Borobudur Temple.

The resort also takes care of your holistic well-being, with spa services, yoga classes, and even tennis courts. For outdoor activities, trekking and village tours are available for local immersion.

Price: Room tariff starts from 847 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples and families

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5. Manohara Borobudur (from USD 75)

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A magnet for travelers to Borobudur, Manohara Borobudur is the one and only resort located in the grounds of Borobudur Temple itself. It is no wonder that the resort scores highly for its location and, certainly, for its value for money. With the temple being just a 5-minutes stroll from the hotel, you can beat the morning crowd without much hassle.

The hotel cleverly combines modern and traditional Javanese architecture within its 30 rooms, offering great comfort and space and featuring a bathtub and private balcony. Be treated with a panoramic view of four volcanoes: Sumbing and Sundoro to the west, and Merbabu and Merapi to the east.

Take the chance to immerse in the culture of the locals in the nearby village either or foot or by bicycle, go for a wildlife experience on an elephant’s back, or even have a picnic on the Dagi Hill, which is reputed to give the best view of Borobudur Temple.

Price: Room tariff starts from 83 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples

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6. Eloprogo Art House (from USD 17)

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This is where art and nature co-exist, away from the hustle and bustle. An artsy but rustic hotel, it was decorated by the owner himself, an Indonesian artist. So expect all its five units to be distinct in ambience giving you a unique but enchanting vibe.

The guesthouse is situated near the riverside where the two rivers of Elo and Progo meet, hence the hotel’s name. Its secluded location, amidst a quiet village, is ideal for those seeking rejuvenation and connection with nature. It is as basic as it can get. Just a fifteen-minute drive from the guesthouse lies the famous sanctuary of Borobudur Temple.

All five humble units overlook the gorgeous garden. Some units have private terraces and, if you are someone who enjoys cooking, there are also units with a simple but functional kitchen.

Take advantage of the free bicycles available for guests to get lost in nature or to explore the nearby village, or rent a car and go for a drive to the nearby city of Magellan, which is 35 minutes’ drive from the hotel. The hotel also offers a range of activities like hiking, painting lessons, rafting, yoga classes, and even village tours. After a tiring day, you can always indulge in a massage to pamper your body.

Price: Room tariff starts from 38 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, and solo travelers

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7. Mettaloka Guest House and Art Space

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Change your morning ritual by meditating on the decks that open out to the verdant green of the Menorah Hills and stunning rice fields when you stay at Mettaloka Guest House and Art Space. They offer free meditation services daily; one in the morning and the other in the evening. What better way to start and end your day, if not with a clear peace of mind?

The guesthouse is just a ten-minutes drive from Borobudur Temple. Venture further by renting a car through the hotel and within 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel you get to explore Mendut Temple or take a worthwhile ascent up Punthuk Sebumbu to witness the most magical sunrise with the silhouette of Borobudur Temple beckoning you.

Each of Mettaloka Guest House and Art Space’s 9 simple but cozy fan-cooled rooms comes with a porch where you can just relax and enjoy what nature has to offer. They provide food delivery services too so you have no reason not to be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. For guests who are inseparable from their pet, there’s no need to worry as it is a pet-friendly place. All you have to do is let them know in advance and arrangements can be made.

Price: Room tariff starts from 32 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, solo travelers, and families

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8. Omah Garengpoeng Guest House (from USD 46)

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Hospitality comes naturally for the owners and staff at Omah Garengpoeng; their attentive service is born of passion. Their local knowledge and personalized service will give you an experience that is more than what you would expect.

Situated about ten minutes’ drive from Borobudur Temple, 5 minutes’ drive from Pawon Temple, and 10 minutes’ drive from Mendut Temple, nothing else can be said of the location except that it is strategically perfect.

The Javanese-style accommodation consists of 7 bungalows with basic amenities. Though small, all is forgiven knowing you have the beautiful landscaped garden to relax in as you connect with nature. At night, expect the sounds of nature to lull you to sleep. This is what we call a back-to-nature concept, which is the exact objective of the guesthouse.

The owners definitely know how to make your experience unique through the selection of activities and tours available. Bicycles are available at no charge so that you can explore nature or the villages with ease. Or if you would like something more authentic, go on the Delman or Becak tour, which are tours by traditional vehicles found in Java.

Price: Room tariff starts from 60 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, solo travelers, and families

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9. Cempaka Borobudur Guesthouse (from USD 23)

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Just a five-minutes walk to Borobudur and the local art market, Cempaka Borobudur Guesthouse is a humble property with the basic necessities you need to experience tranquility.

This property houses 9 typical village home bungalows that open out to the beautiful garden. With local knowledge and personal services by the staff, you can be certain that every detail will be taken care of.

Complete your stay by experiencing the true inherent Javanese spa and massage treatment at their spa and wellness center. Or rent a bicycle and cycle through the area to take in the sights and sounds. Fishing and horse-riding activities are also available.

Price: Room tariff starts from 32 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, solo travelers, and families

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10. Cempaka Borobudur Villa

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Not to be confused with Cempaka Borobudur Guesthouse, Cempaka Borobudur Villa is situated just 100 meters (328 feet) from Borobudur Temple. This villa is designed for ultimate relaxation in a typical village home setting.

This property has 15 air-conditioned rooms with casual and elegant interiors. Some are fitted with a bathtub and some have a terrace or balcony as a platform to connect you and nature. A VIP room is also available for families or friends, and it comes with a porch in front of each room where you can relax and mingle. Their very own on-site restaurant offers a special menu that features cuisine from Western Java to satisfy your palate. The food is definitely not to be missed.

What better way could there be to end the day after exploring the area by foot or by bicycle? Yes, their Spa and Wellness Center is the answer! Ease those aches with a traditional Javanese massage to complete your day.

Price: Room tariff starts from 40 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, solo travelers, and families

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11. Tingal Laras Arthouse Homestay 

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Tingal Laras Arthouse Homestay will quickly feel like your new home. Stay within a homestay that is noted for its exceptional and personalized hospitality. Conveniently-located just a 5 minutes drive from Borobudur Temple and next to a charming village, this place is a real find.

Intricate wood carvings and beautiful paintings adorn the walls of the resort, giving guests an authentic ambience. With just 3 rooms scattered around its gorgeous garden, tranquility can definitely be achieved without much trouble. The interiors of the rooms are a combination of modern and traditional designs, with basic amenities and kitchens for those who look forward to cooking if they do not intend to dine at their on-site restaurant.

Explore the neighboring village on foot or even by bicycle. Fish at their pond situated within their premises, or enjoy a massage after a long day of discovery. This is definitely an affordable homestay for what it’s got to offer.

Price: Room tariff starts from 41 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, solo travelers, and families

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12. Efata Homestay (from USD 19)

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Efata Homestay is one of the most sought after and value-for-money homestays in Borobudur. Efata Homestay is ideally located for all that Borobudur has to offer. It is just a 5-minutes walk from Borobudur Temple, 5 minutes’ drive from Pawon Temple, a 10-minute drive from Mendut Temple, and a 20-minute drive from Desa Wisata Kilpoh, a village worth visiting while you’re in Borobudur.

The two rooms at this property feature basic amenities and terraces, where you have a seating area that opens out to the stunning garden as you enjoy your breakfast.

Be prepared for legendary hospitality. With all that this hotel has to offer, it is no wonder that its guests keep coming back for more!

Price: Room tariff starts from 24 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, solo travelers, and families

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13. Rumah Dharma

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A hidden gem, Rumah Dharma is a treasure that offers great value for money. Nestled within a rice paddy field and only about 500 meters (1,640 feet) from Borobudur Temple, it’s no wonder it is a favorite among guests.

All its 4 elegant rooms are decorated with fine wood furniture, which sets you in tune with the enchanting ambience. Pets are welcomed, but with additional charges. Some rooms have terraces and seating areas where you can just relax at your doorstep and be pampered by the views of the green oasis surrounding you. Take advantage of the free bicycles available to explore the area.The magic of this place is that, though you come as a guest, you will leave feeling like family.

Price: Room tariff starts from 56 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, solo travelers, and families

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14. Graharu Boutique Hotel and Spa (from USD 28)

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Nestled amidst the mountains and just minutes away from Borobudur Temple, Graharu Boutique Hotel and Spa offers views of a picturesque and rolling landscape.

Staying in any of the 8 deluxe or 2 suite rooms, all air-conditioned, is an escape into relaxation and traditional comfort. All rooms feature either terraces or seating areas that harmoniously melt into the stunning landscaped garden.

It is impossible not to be enticed by the attractive package offered by the hotel, which includes white water rafting on the Elo River and sunrise at Punthuk Setumbu. The on-site restaurant offers an array of traditional cuisine and if you’re looking at exploring the area, bicycle and car hire is available.

Price: Room tariff starts from 42 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, solo travelers, and families

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15. Griya Harja Homestay 

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This charming homestay, just a 5-minute drive from Borobudur Temple, sits in beautiful grounds with gorgeous views of the hillside and paddy fields. The perfect venue for exploration amidst the green oasis and beyond, this place is a complete steal.

Guests can enjoy traditional comfort in either of the two elegantly-furnished traditional houses fitted with fans. There is definitely a back-to-nature feel in addition to the natural beauty of the surroundings.

For a fantastic experience, sign up for the tours offered by the hotel, which include tours of Borobudur Temple, the villages around Borobudur, the hidden temple of Selogriyo, and Punthuk Sethumbu Hill.

Price: Room tariff starts from 11 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, solo travelers, and families

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16. Jolan Jalan Homestay

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Remotely-situated 1.8 kilometers (1.1 miles) from Borobudur Temple, Jolan Jalan Homestay is a must for anyone looking for a tranquil escape. Not to mention, the outstanding hospitality is enough of an incentive to make this place a great stay in Borobudur.

The four fan-cooled rooms come with basic amenities, but some rooms also feature a balcony where city, mountain, garden, or landmark views awaits you. There are many activities for you to choose from, including hiking, fishing, canoeing, or cycling. They even have a games room where a Playstation and Nintendo Wii are available for use.

Price: Room tariff starts from 19 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, solo travelers, and families

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17. Borobudur Village Inn (from USD 20)

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Borobudur Village Inn is conveniently located just a five-minute drive from Borobudur Temple. It is a village inn with such simplicity that the surroundings become its highlight.

There are a total of four rooms, air-conditioned, with basic amenities and featuring terraces, which are ideal for guests to relax and take in the fresh air of the surroundings.

Rent a bicycle and explore the nearby village best-known for its poultry industry and tofu production. Take this opportunity to bask in the culture by being among locals. Do not miss out on attractive tours, such as the Punthuk Setumbu and Selogriyo tours.

Price: Room tariff starts from 22 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, solo travelers, and families

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18. Lotus 2 Homestay

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One kilometer (0.62 miles) from Borobudur Temple lies a homestay offering its guest a great location that serves as a fantastic base for explorations.

The simple and modest interiors of the six rooms provide a comforting and authentic experience. The rooms and terrace offer a great view of the green oasis around. The area is ideal for cycling, and you’ll be pleased to know that bicycle rentals are available at the homestay.

You can guarantee a perfect stay as the staff are highly attentive, even for the smallest details.

Price: Room tariff starts from 21 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, solo travelers, and families

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19. Rumah Boedi Private Residence Borobudur

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Situated 1.5 kilometers (0.93 miles) from the temple of Borobudur lies a private residence villa with the promise of taking you back in time to the life of the Javanese Royal Kingdom, in complete zen.

It is impossible to evade the feeling of tranquility seeping deep into your veins as you saunter through the entrance of the villa. The architecture is a harmonious blend of the ancient and the tropical, designed for ultimate relaxation of your mind, body and soul. There are a total of 14 private rooms and a villa with two bedrooms. Interiors showcase Javanese architecture. Regardless of your choice of unit, you will be able to view the exotic garden and enjoy a daily hot pot of ginger tea to facilitate the relaxation process. There is no questioning the above-and-beyond facilities here as they even provide you with a free-of-charge local mobile SIM card.

The villa also offers several activities unique to its culture. You can choose to either go on the city tour, the temple tour, or an authentic village tour on their local transportation, the Andong. For fans of yoga, a unique yoga package is also available.

Price: Room tariff starts from 187 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples, groups, solo travelers, and families

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20. Amata Borobudur Hotel

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Nestled in between rice fields and small rivers, Amata Borobur Hotel awaits you. A hotel that offers stunning views of the verdant surroundings, it is only about 2.9 kilometers (1.8 miles) from Borobudur Temple.

The villa houses six unique bungalows that offer every guest their own sanctuary of tranquility. Balconies or terraces are available in the units. Some units even feature bathtubs. The gorgeous pool and its views will tempt you into spending some quality time there. Be treated by the culinary skills of the chef at the on-site restaurant, either in the cozy premises or as a poolside lunch.

Surrounding the villa are local villages where you can indulge in art and culture such as the making of batik or other typical handicrafts; nothing beats getting the opportunity to be part of the local life quite like this.

Price: Room tariff starts from 94 USD per night

Recommended for: Couples and families

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Rejuvenate your weary soul in Borobudur

Borobudur is where you can leave your burdens and worries of the city life behind and be newly consumed by peace and tranquility. From enjoying either a luxurious holiday or a simple vacation, you will definitely be promised pampering of your mind, body and soul. So steal a few days from your hectic life and head on over to Borobudur where rejuvenation awaits.

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