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
Big but handsome colonial style hotel set in a make up plantation.
Big and well equipped rooms with balconies.
Big swimming pool in garden.
International restaurant - European and Asian - of great quality, facing the pool
Also Indonesian restaurant which we did not taste.
Breakfast is great, Indonesian and European.
We stayed 2 days and it was a very good choice by our local guide.
We just loved our stay at this perfect resort. Our residence villa was gorgeous and had everything we need. The view from our private pool was gorgeous with palmtrees and mountains. Also from the restaurant, spa and lobby you will have a clear view to the Borobudur temple which is unique. The staff is supernice and will make sure you have everything you need! We def recommend to stay ar Plataran Borobudur when visiting l Yogya!
Rarely will you find such attention to detail and superb hospitality. This beautiful resort paid attention to each detail and exceeded our expectations.The staff, the views, the food and the spa all earn rave reviews from me.