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
We love aman style. This is one of the best we tried. Thanks to the general manager and his staff. A fantastic location with great food. We did also a cooking session that you deserve to attend: at the sunset outside with great ideas to use.. Rooms are absolutely comfortable and the pool is perfect. A place defently to stay. Well done.
rossana1973 - Milan, Italy
My family spent 2 amazing nights at Amanjiwo - we thoroughly enjoyed the beauty and tranquility of this resort. The architecture is beautifully unique with a straight view towards Borobudur on the horizon; the rooms are very spacious while elegantly simple; the staff is very friendly and willing to accommodate. A perfect example of this was breakfast the day of our departure: the evening previous to our departure we called in our breakfast order and asked for everything to be served at 7:00am sharp as we were on a tight schedule; mind you, the restaurant does not actually open until 7:00am, but when we walked in, our breakfast was served and the two waiters greeted us with proud broad smiles!!
Lisa H - Mexico City, Mexico
Where to start ? They pick you up from the airport. For free. Cold towels and water is there for you. After a lovely drive you arrive, and the first view of Borobudur is THROUGH the hotel. Stunning. As if it is framed. The next morning I saw the sun rise over Borobudur from my day bed, sipping my coffee and munching on one of the best breakfasts I EVER had, Life was very very good. And it only gets better, their healer gave me a massage that brought me right back to life, not as easy task with me being jet lagged, stressed AND sick. That lady is amazing !!!! You never have to be bored, there are so many things to do, but IF you want to be bored, go right ahead, it's Amanjiwo baby ! Oh AND you get a little present. EVERY DAY - How sweet is that !?
BONNIETRAVELSFOREVER - Singapore, Singapore
This was our first time staying at an Aman resort. The property and views were impressive. Our room was large and comfortable, with a beautiful view of the pool and Borobudur. The housekeeping staff were amazing, they came in whenever we were gone to replace towels, pick up and drop off laundry, replace water, etc. We loved the outdoor bathtub but wished there had been bath salts. The only thing that was too dated in our room was the air conditioning controls, first it was impossible to find, we had to call the front desk, second it ran so cold that we would have to turn it off. The other challenge was the internet, it ran really slow. We really enjoyed our private yoga lesson at our room. Since this property is 20 years old it is missing a proper gym and spa, they are currently using converted rooms until a spa/wellness center is built. They do offer yoga lessons at the pool but we found that not as enjoyable since other guests are sitting there having breakfast and swimming. There also is a road that runs by the property behind that pool area that can be quite noisy, I am not sure why the hotel doesn't put a wall along their property to block the noise. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful, everyone we passed during our stay from security guards to yardmen, all greeted us. The literature in the room spoke about a personal assistant that we could reach out to you but we were never clear who that was and even though the literature said their name would be on a card by the phone there was no card. This wasn't really a problem since our guide to Borobudur was willing to take over making plans for us. We went on to visit different villages with him as well as other temples. We did schedule a hike with the hotel that had a guide take us up above the hotel. The hike was beautiful and the views were amazing. Our guide on the hike was great and we learned a lot from him about the plants we saw and the culture. We ended up having all of our meals on property, breakfast and lunch down by the pool and dinner at the main restaurant. The meals at the pool were part of their healthy menu, we really enjoyed lunch the two times we at the pool. A nice blend of Western and Indonesian flavors. Breakfast was interesting but not as enjoyable, the vegan bread was not edible. Dinner was beautiful and relaxing. In general the meals were a little plain, I thought I would find more flavor in their Indonesian offerings.The wait staff while friendly had a hard time explaining the food items in English. They were very attentive in replenishing my water but not in replenishing my drink. It was very hard to get a second beer or cocktail. If I did manage to order one it arrived well after my dinner was through. On our last night service was really weak to the point we stacked our finished dishes to make room at our table. The dishes were finally cleared but not the spilled food on the table. On all three nights the waitstaff never checked back in during the meal to see how the food was or if we need anything else. These are all nit picky things but something we were surprised to experience from a hotel that is supposed to be 5 star. The only thing that was really disappointing was that my husband needed to do some work while at the hotel. He needed a document printed and they charged him $1.50 a page to print. The hotel has a archeologist in residence that we enjoyed listening to every evening although on our last night he repeated his lecture. I wonder if he might see himself in experiencing Ground Hog Day since he does the same three lectures over and over again. Our first experience at an Aman hotel was over all a good one, the environment was relaxing.
nedkailua - Honolulu, Hawaii
Beautiful hotel. A wonderful stay. Very peaceful in a beautiful area. Limited facilities. Totally enjoyed stay. Rooms lovely. Might not go out of my way to go but glad we did. Borodubor a nice visit but no Siem Reap.
Physician005 - Boston, Massachusetts