Amata Borobudur , Borobudur Indonesia, Java
A short distance away from the stunning Borobudur Temple in Java, the Amata Borobudur hotel provides a characterful base for families and couples to explore.
The creatively designed bungalows, with private balconies or terraces and an abundance of space to relax in, mean Amata Borobudur is the perfect place to unwind; a nice contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city. A peaceful stay is at the heart of this hotels ethos and the onsite spa and daily meditation classes are a testament to this.
The three room categories are well-appointed and very comfortable, with a traditional Indonesian feel. The bathrooms are well-designed with a skylight and rainshower.
Amata Borobudur is set amongst the beautiful paddy fields and the landscape of the valley. You can arrange to rent bikes or a traditional Andong or horse cart to give you a tour of the surrounding area. If you are seeking adventure, you can also book rafting trips from this hotel as well. The main draw, however, is the proximity to the Borobudur Temple, a sight that cannot be missed. After a day of exploring however, families in particular are sure to enjoy the hotel pool with its children's swimming area alongside.
Amata Borobudur is around 90 minutes from the main city but, with the free shuttles to and from the hotel and the tranquility of this location at night, this won’t seem like a drawback.
Comfort - This is our lead in category. There will generally be a no frills approach and while some will be characterful, some will do exactly what it says on the tin - provide a clean, comfortable and good value place to spend the night. These places are normally 3* hotels.
It was a little disconcerting to be met by a stranger who took our passports and $50 with the instruction of "wait here for me". However, the fact that he then fast-tracked up through customer and immigration was amazing - we felt like rock-stars!