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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
The experience started when you landed in Yogyakarta airport. A representative from Amanjiwo welcomed us with a big smile and escorted us to the lounge while he took care of our luggages. After a few moments, we were escorted to the car and headed to the property. It took us around 75 minutes to arrive to the amazing resort, Amanjiwo where we could see the tip of Borobudur from the lobby. We were treated like royal for the whole times we were there, impeccably service, amazing architecture and memorable experience were the things we brought home with us.
Maya M - Singapore, Singapore
I wanted to experience sunrise at Borobudur but didn't want to stay in Yogyakarta. When researching hotels closers to Borodubur I found Amanjiwo. I fell in love with the resort and splurged to stay here for the night. What an incredible experience. From flowers petals being tossed upon my arrival to never having to give out my room number because the staff just knew me. The Amanjiwo staff made me feel so special. They even upgraded me to a Borobudur view suite which provided amazing views of the temple. The suite was so spacious and generously appointed. I loved the little touches like a paint set if you felt inspired to get creative. I ate breakfast, lunch & dinner at Amanjiow and the food was so delicious! The staff was so attentive and catered to my every need - even needs I didn't know I had. I hope to one day return to Amanjiwo.
HavePillow - Seattle, Washington
Visited Borubador from January 7to the 10th. Stayed st the Amanjiwo. Having heard a lot about the property was expecting the usual excellent experience one is used to a at a Aman Resort. The first impression was that the property needed a complete renovation. The room had many small issues. The plug points were lose and and the had s real problems charging our several devices. The A/C Controlâ€™s were not working right. The shower was without pressure. Ultimately the final disappointment came the day before we left. We woke up after a afternoon nap to walk right into a flooded room. The drains at the outside Nath had clogged and the room was flooded with smelly dirty water. The real surprise was the response of the management. They offered to clean the room. It took us an hour to get another room. Very unfortunate. In the old days the management would have been profusely apologetic and the GM of the hotel would have personally apologized. The immediate response would have been to comp the room. No such response. No one but the cleanest g staff to help us move. No show of regret. The Aman group seems to have lost its Mojo! What a shame!!!!!!!!!
One of the most beautiful Amans weâ€™ve stayed in. The design reflects the architecture of Borobudur temple which the hotel looks out on. Itâ€™s not within walking distance (about a 10 min car ride) but you can make out the templeâ€™s silhouette across the green padi terraces. Lovely vista for meals and evening cocktails. There isnâ€™t much to do nearby the hotel besides the temple. Some hiking trails up in the menorah hills (get ready for a steep climb alongside daredevil motorcyclists!). Borobudur town is about 15-20 mins away by bicycle, which the hotel provides. The ride there is very pleasant as itâ€™s downhill all the way and you barely have to pedal. Coming back is a work out though. The roads are narrow and traffic can be heavy near the town. The town itself is a desultory affair. A smattering of restaurants, coffee and souvenir shops clustered close to the temple. I agree with other reviewersâ€™ comments about the food and the shower (strangely, the water pressure from the taps in the sinks is enormous). Internet speed is also quite slow in the hotel - particularly in the villas. Was quite surprised by this as more modest hotels and restaurants we visited during our stay in Borobudur had much faster internet connections. I didnâ€™t feel disturbed by the calls to prayer, echoed by the numerous mosques in the area during the day. I thought the calls were quite beautiful especially in the evening when they gradually blended with the crickets chirping. Our sleep wasnâ€™t disturbed at all. In any case, we are visitors in another country and we should respect the culture and traditions here. Staff were hospitable and obliging, they happily recommended walking and cycling trails and drove us to nearby restaurants. They also opened the restaurant early for us on the day of our departure. It was very nice to walk in the restaurant and see plates of hot food waiting on the best table in the house. The place to stay in if youâ€™re visiting Borobudur and donâ€™t mind splurging!
I visited Amanjiwo almost 20 years ago when I had just started my business. I knew about the hotel when I came to the Borobudur temple and my guide told me about this very beautiful, most expensive hotel in the area. I ended up coming to Amanjiwo everytime I come to Yogyakarta for holiday or business. Over the years, I came to Amanjiwo to have lunch with my family or friends several times. I always took the opportunity to ask for a tour of the rooms, thinking,â€ťOne day I should stay here.â€ť Finally, I have the opportunity to stay one night with my wife. At $2,000 per night (including taxes) I certainly have very high expectations. The only issue I had was the hot water controls in the bathroom which was not functioning well. Everything else is superb. Particularly the service and the very interesting afternoon lecture on the Borobudur temple. I certainly should come again!