Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Traditional wooden villas with gardens and terraces; most come with private pools
- Stunning views of the 9th-century Borobudur Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the world
- The spa offers a range of indulgent treatments and temple views
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What To Know
- A choice of two restaurants: Patio Venue, a colonial-style dining room with temple views, and Stupa, an Indonesian restaurant with an outdoor terrace overlooking the Menoreh hills and rice paddy fields
- The resort offers tons of activities, from bike rides to pottery classes
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Atop a hill in the village of Tanjungan in central Java, this gorgeous all-villa retreat offers stunning views of the Borobudur Temple the Menoreh Hills. All 21 villas have a traditional Indonesian aesthetic, with steep pitched roofs and intricate carvings, and the simple wooden interiors help them blend into the surrounding teak forest. Each villa features a garden or terrace, and all but the Deluxe Wooden Villas come with a private pool. Set your alarm so you don’t miss the view of the temple at sunrise before joining an early morning yoga session. The Borobudur Temple is a short walk away, and the resort provides a variety of activities to help you explore the area and understand the local culture. On the other hand, you can simply cool off by the pool or book yourself a rejuvenating treatment in the spa. Then settle into one of the restaurants — the colonial-style Patio Venue or Stupa, a Javanese restaurant with an outdoor terrace — for a taste of local specialties or international cuisine.
In the Area
The 9th-century Borobudur Temple, one of the world’s largest Buddhist monuments, sits in the heart of Java and attracts visitors from all over the world. Set against a mountain backdrop, it’s a stunning sight from afar and fascinating close up, with more than 500 statues of the Buddha and 2,600 relief panels. The far smaller Mendut Temple is a short drive away; it houses a celebrated 10-foot-tall statue of the Buddha, and the orange-robed monks in the adjoining monastery also welcome visitors. A huge draw for tourists, Borobudur has a range of restaurants for different budgets and tastes, but the resort’s own Patio Venue offers one of the very best views. The resort will also organize horseback riding, and you can borrow a bike and let a local guide take you on a six-mile tour (about two hours), leaving from the lobby and riding through lush valleys, rice paddies and villages.
How to Get There
Me and my friends was staying here for the weekend at Duplex Royal Pool Villa. The villa is so romantic with a touch of Javanese, a little bit too honeymoon vibe for us, but its still a very comfortable stay. Love the services and the hospitality of the staffs, even the manager himself is very welcoming and friendly. The fact that we can ask for floating breakfast in our villa is another plus point (we need to choose the menu a night prior) and the breakfast was also too good. Impressed by the foods at the Patio restaurant, everything is really tasty, specially for the fried oxtail soup (our favorite! Must try!) we love that the place is really close to borobudur and we can see the stupa from the patio main joglo. We wish to come back again if we have the chance!
Was come with mom and sister for leisure. The reception looks unique with Indonesian traditional costume, but their gesture didnt show the ethnic. Busy with handy talkie, the reception was ignoring us who did more than 7 hours trip from Jakarta. Plan to lunch at their restaurant but it closed for public due to private event and they offer me to go to another Plataran with distance and under the sun at 2 PM. Talking about value, their room price is expansive for the room and service that we’ve got. Good thing only, you can see stupa from here.
The hotel was chosen for our trip due to its proximity to Borobudur Temple and it’s special location in the midst of a paddy field.
We chose to stay a night at this lovely hotel to avoid rushing back to Jogjakarta.
The rooms were pretty and spacious. Bed was really comfortable.
Breakfast was a mix of western and local fare. I’d recommend stick to the local fare with the omelette coming out dried like a fried egg. It’s one egg, so maybe it’s a one off.
The pool looked beautiful but I never had the chance to dip in it. You could also have a meal next to the pool.
The rooftop has a restaurant which we dined in. We were a party of 12. It really took a while to get all the dishes out. Am not sure if they are prepared for a big group like ours. The restaurant could however sit probably 40 pax.
Dining out maybe an option but you’ll have to go out pretty far I think. We are after all in the midst of an authentic paddy field in a large village.
Overall, the resort felt luxurious and classy. It’s probably suitable for people who want some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
My sister and I just enjoyed the most fabulous couple of days at this spa and hotel. We chose one of the private pool villas and we felt like royalty! All of the staff were amazing. The room was spacious and luxurious. We had our own private koi pond with steppingstones across to where there was a pavilion for our breakfast and coffee and tea. Then our very own private swimming pool! Which we spent many hours in. The bathroom was luxurious and larger than most people’s living rooms. We decided on the spa treatment both days we were there. The rooms for two people have huge picture windows that look out towards the Borobudur temple, just visible over the tropical jungle. I highly recommend a visit to this place. Oh, and did I mention the delicious restaurant?! Beautifully presented, imaginative cuisine, offering both Western choices as well as typical Indonesian dishes.
We recently stayed here for two nights while visiting Borobudur and Prambanan. All I can say is that two nights, was not enough! Plantaran Borobudur is such a lovely hotel, with such attentive staff you really need time to just enjoy it, and not be constantly rushing around as we were. That said we did have time to have two lovely dinners on the terrace of the main restaurant, enjoy a 90-minute massage in the spa, which was great, and soak ourselves once in our private plunge pool. But where the staff really excelled was when I lost my necklace, they did all they could to find it and DHL it back to me in London. Great service and very much appreciated. Highly recommended