Amanjiwo in Magelang, Indonesia
Amanjiwo, enveloped by the rainforest of central Java, is set within a natural amphitheater – where the Menoreh Hills rise up nearby and the farmlands of the Kedu Plain spread below steep volcanoes on the horizon. Overlooking the world's largest Buddhist monument, Borobudur, this majestic 9th century UNESCO World Heritage site is perfect for personal reflection. Set in two graceful crescents, the 36 Suites feature sunken bathtubs and thatched-roof bale pavilions, and open onto private gardens. The Spa, with its outdoor relaxation bale, is home to treatments informed by Javanese healing and beauty rituals handed down through generations. Tennis courts overlook the Menoreh Hills, and yoga is practised both at the gym and outdoors. The 40-metre swimming pool, surrounded by loungers and parasols, offers respite amid rice paddies and banyan trees.
Amanjiwo’s garden and nearby farms supply most of the ingredients used by the chef in a range of Javanese and Indonesian specialities – including a Makan Malam degustation dinner menu, updated daily. Nearby time-weathered Hindu temples on the Dieng Plateau date from the 7th and 8th centuries, and the ancient complex of Prambanan boasts towering Hindu temples dotted across the plain. Java’s dramatic landscape is ideal for trekking, whether up the steep flanks of Mt Merapi or into the lush Menoreh Hills, replete with villages, clove plantations and rice fields.
Location of Amanjiwo
Nearest Airport: JOG, SOC
Amenities for Amanjiwo
- General Information
- 36 Guest Rooms
- On-Site Amenities
- Beauty Salon
- Spa Services
- Tennis Court
- Cultural Tours
- Historic Sites
- Culture & Arts
- Honeymoons & Romance
- Spa & Wellness
Reviews for Amanjiwo
I was just at Amanjiwo during the last week of Sept with several friends. It was our 1st visit to Java, and also our 1st time with Aman hotels. Amanjiwo certainly lived up to our expectations: 1) location wise, it was phenomenal as it was so close to Borobudor, which also adds to the view at the hotel. 2)Food wise: everything was delicious, and the afternoon tea is to die for! Ibu Ngatiyah is such an amazing woman, her herbal and traditional snacks are divine! 3)Staff: The staff at Amanjiwo are all amazing! Warm welcomes, totally attentive (but without the feeling of being pushy), every drink is memorized on how you like it, every meal was carefully split between me and my friends. Rooms are magically all cleaned everytime you step out of the room...such high level of attention! Michel is a fantastic leader at the hotel, because of the experience at Amanjiwo, it has convinced me to choose Aman on my future stays. Thank you Amanjiwo Team.
Foster C - Hong Kong, China
This was our first time in Java and first time staying at an Aman property and we will definitely consider exploring another Aman property in the future. From the thoughtfully decorated rooms and handwritten note, to the beautiful property and pool, we loved all the details. From the moment we arrived and were warmly greeted, we immediately noticed the attentive staff. Susi then accompanied us for our room orientation. The food at the resort was delicious, whether it was a quick bite by the pool or the buffet dinner.
We have now stayed in two amans- amankila and this hotel. The dinner was not edible. I ordered chicken sate. There was easily a cup of peanut sauce covering 6 sate. The rice cubes were bland. No veggies. Too bad they don't have the chef from amankila. The menu is limited. No attention was given to the fact I left most of the food on the plate. They hotel is quite majestic. Quiet and peaceful. Little English is understood. I'd say they need a personal assistant or someone to look after you as it is very difficult to communicate with anyone. For instance, we are leaving at 4am the next day. Could they pack a breakfast to go? No one to ask. A hotel of this standard and price should look after you and anticipate every need. Could we prepare a meal more to your liking? Needs more attention to detail.
ada395 - Santa Monica, California
The resort is located within Borobudur with an awesome view of the Temple. We stayed there for three nights. The service, location, view, and guest room are awesome. The resort blends well with the surrounding nature so you don't feel isolated. There are two restaurants: the main one and the one at the pool. Our lunch at the pool restaurant was average but the ones at the main restaurants were very good. The breakfast choices are great (try the coconut chia pudding). My favorite activities were the Borobudur temple sunrise tour and the bicycle tour of the villages with the last one being an unforgettable one.
I've always wanted to stay at Amanjiwo but never made. This September we visited Jogjakarta after Bali and since our friends booked accommodation in the city we decided to go visit the Amanjiwo hotel. At the hotel entrance the security asked us if we had a reservation at the hotel, we said no but would like to have tea instead. He asked us if were "aware" of the resort's conditions.... no we weren't aware. Than he started to tell us the rates for lunch and teatime. We agreed to pay for teatime at Rp 200'000.- plus tax & service per person. Once we agreed to that we were allowed into the hotel grounds. This is something I've never experienced anywhere in my travel around the world. It was quite annoying. I understand if they wish to keep their guest privacy at length but questioning us at the gate....that's too much. Anyway when we drove in, I was utterly gobsmacked by the beauty and tranquility of the whole place. It was beautiful! From a distance we could see the Borobudur as we had our tea. Staff at the restaurant were quite friendly and efficient. Teatime included 3 sweets and 3 savories all served on a plate (each of us got a plate) plus a choice of coffee or tray. Nothing like the typical British teatime. Food presentation was quite pathetic it wasn't up to their 5 star standard. Have tasted better cakes and cheaper than what was served. Pretty disappointed for paying so much. Although the whole resort looks very nice don't think I want to stay there I'll opt for Amankila on our next visit to Bali.
Martha H - Zurich, Switzerland