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Saraswati Borobudur

3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Jl. Balaputradewa No.10, Borobudur, Indonesia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brighton, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a Twin Room for 2 nights with a friend and while this hotel does look tired - it has loads of charm and character! The staff were wonderful and extremely helpful and pleasant and the rooms were clean. We ate breakfast and dinner in the restaurant each day which was delicious and the food was of high quality... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed two nights at Saraswati and was dreading it based on the reviews here. In fact I was pleasantly surprised by how much better it was in reality. Firstly, it's beautiful, especially the inner courtyard which reminded me of riads in Morocco. Admittedly it is a bit worn around the edges but I thought this added to the charm.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are very dirty Sheets not clean Bed cover has never been cleaned. Room key didn't work. They could not get it to work, so had to give me the emergency key. Prayer speakers are right near the rooms, so you will be woken at 4am. However, its in a good location to visit the temple, the building is quite... More

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Bali, Indonesia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed there because we wanted to have the sunrise tour at Borobudur Temple. Saraswati is ideally located for that purpose. Not more than 5-minute walk to sunrise tour entrance and even closer to main gate for day-entrance. We arrived evening time and I must say the place looked really good in artificial lights. Our room - junior suite -... More

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New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for at the Saraswati for 2 nights as we explored the Borobudur area. Since it was early September the huge hotel was empty - the first night I think there were only 4 guests - which was a little strange at first, especially because the property feels so grand. The hotel is old, and you can feel that... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like most visitors who want to visit Borobodur we wanted to stay near the monument for ease of getting there to see the sunrise. Based on research most websites would recommend staying at the resort within the compound - but it has very limited rooms. Given our short lead time to our trip, we were glad to have found Saraswati.... More

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New York City, New York
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18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here is the first thing you need to know about hotel options in Borobodur - there is the Aman ($$$$$$) and then there are budget hotels. In between, and a bit to the higher end is Saraswati & Manohar. The latter, you have to visit, if you want the sunset or sunrise tickets (they sell them) is huge. What we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This hotel is housed within a beautiful building, the main entrance hall/reception lobby/restaurant looks very good as do all the outside spaces - high ceilings, beautiful tiling, flowers, water features etc. However, once you look beyond these the hotel, sadly, doesn't live up to expectation. Our room was impressive in size yet it lacked in basic amenities and while the... More

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Paris, France
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19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stayed one night at Saraswati hotel as we wanted to be at 4:30am to see the temple at sunrise. The hotel is just 10min away from the VIP entrance which is great. The rooms are basic with old appliances and the pool doesnt seem quite clean. We were amazed to see that there is few restaurants around. Just small... More

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Veendam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The last room in the hotel near Borobodur we had booked had technical problems, so Saraswati was an unexpected experience. The hotel had only some suites left. The Manager showed us the Royal Suite and offered a reduction of 15% of the normaal price. (When I looked at Tripadvisor later on it appeared that there were 3 suites left for... More

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Address: Jl. Balaputradewa No.10, Borobudur, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > Central Java > Borobudur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Saraswati Borobudur 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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