We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Saraswati Borobudur

Jl. Balaputradewa No.10, Borobudur, Magelang, Indonesia
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Best prices for:1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Saraswati Borobudur
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well located and within walking distance of the temple Nice clean hotel with friendly staff . Rooms are a generous size and comfortable. Hotel will organize airport pick up and tours. Breakfast was reasonable and good quality

Helpful?
Thank ron255100
Singapore
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is clean and well maintained. The room is clean and neat though lacks the basic toiletries. Provides toothbrush and paste but not earbuds for cleaning, provides soap and shampoo but not combs. The toilet door doesn't close well too. Food at the restaurant is also expensive and bad. We ordered a steak for R175,000 and it came burnt.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shinjo5
Cranford, New Jersey
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Saraswati. The hotel is roughly a 10 minute walk from Borobudur. The grounds are gorgeous, the breakfast was delicious (I recommend the nasi goreng), the staff was very helpful and friendly (had all the information regarding the sunrise tour of Borobudur and organized a driver for the day of our departure), overall it was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maria H
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

In agreement with previous reviews, this hotel is old-school Javanese charm, and not a modern or luxurious city-style building. Excellent location just a few minutes' walk from the temple (and the friendly staff helped us purchase sunrise tickets in advance). The rooms were clean and the pool tranquil with pleasant gardens. We enjoyed the freshly-cooked omelettes at breakfast and also... More 

Helpful?
Thank TheSecondSmiths
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
79 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Bear in mind that Borobudur is VERY over exploited by the local council, this little boutique hotel is a star attraction. It may have a few Asian damp patches dotted about, but the whole place exudes a strangely old colonial over the top character. Clean, perfectly situated in thecentre and with easy access to little minmarts what sell (illicit) Bintang... More 

Helpful?
Thank Zardoz59
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The staff had a reasonably good command of English and were able to point out where everything was in town when I asked. They also helped with the booking of pre-dawn entry to Borobudur. Walking there was a cinch too. My room was clean and comfortable, more so than my usual digs. Breakfast was simple but prepared a la minute... More 

Helpful?
Thank bargeboards
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This hotel has a very nice interior and exterior design. It is a mansion that turned into a hotel. Staff is friendly & helpful. Around 10 mins walk to the Borobudur temple entrance but if you stay here, you pay extra for the sunset/sunrise tour. Not impressed with the breakfast selection, in fact it is very disappointing. I think it... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jerica O
Zaanstad, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Wow what a nice building. The building looks like an old colonial building. The pool is amazing. We enjoyed the food in the restaurant. We visit the sunrise on the Borobodur, you can buy tickets at the hotel. We rented a bike in the little shop in front of the hotel. This hotel is perfect when you want to visit... More 

Helpful?
Thank JordyDB
lincs UK
Level Contributor
328 reviews
172 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Having read one of the earlier reviews of this hotel - I could not believe that it was about the Sasaswati Hotel. As you enter this hotel - the ground floor (lounge & dinning area) is amazing. Staff very pleasant & always at the reception to answer any query.Bedrooms available on the ground & 1st floor, comfortable bed. Every thing... More 

Helpful?
Thank kaw118
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Nice and close to the temple 10 min walk An old hotel with so much character and atmosphere A wonderfully relaxing stay, staff keen to help I had the pool to myself a lovely cool temperature. Yes there were signs of age in the hotel but we felt it added to its charm and atmosphere

Helpful?
1 Thank Goretti56
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

182 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (182)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (61)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (21)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (23)
Viewed
Dining (22)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Other (44)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Borobudur
0.3 mi away
Hotel Manohara Borobudur
Hotel Manohara Borobudur
#6 of 7 in Borobudur
4.0 of 5 stars 742 reviews
1.1 mi away
Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa
0.0 mi away
Amata Borobudur Resort
Amata Borobudur Resort
#5 of 7 in Borobudur
4.5 of 5 stars 74 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.2 mi away
Villa Sumbing Indah
Villa Sumbing Indah
#4 of 7 in Borobudur
4.5 of 5 stars 229 reviews
16.2 mi away
The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta - MGallery Collection
8.5 mi away
Hotel Puri Asri
Hotel Puri Asri
#11 of 17 in Magelang
4.0 of 5 stars 113 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay