Hotel Manohara Borobudur

Hotel Manohara Borobudur

Jl. Badrawati Komplek Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Borobudur, Magelang 56553 Indonesia
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Manohara Resort offers beds with front-seat views of one of the globe's most amazing destination, The magnificent Borobudur temple, UNESCO World Culture Heritage from your own intimate balcony. Inspired by javanese traditional living, the warm colors of the cozy interior is combined with modern amenities for an enlightening sleeping experience. Manohara Resort has 35 javanese contemporary designed room, each rooms comprises you a generous living area, providing the perfect space for an unforgettable stay. From achieving a peaceful state of mind combined with state-of-the-art facilities, leave the outside world behind! Embrace the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, Borobudur Temple.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Indonesian

Location

Jl. Badrawati Komplek Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Borobudur, Magelang 56553 Indonesia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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MikeBirdman wrote a review Aug 2022
Acton, Massachusetts981 contributions469 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Not as good as i hoped or as it looked from the reception area. The huge plus point is that it is in the grounds of Borobudur. An open style and attractive entryway. My room (21) was a walk from the reception area and had to walk over some grass it did not seem well planned. The room was small and could get round the bed but no room to spare. Wi-Fi was good. The bathroom was tiny and limited space around the sink. The shower head was fixed and pointed too close to the wall so had to contort to have a shower. The restaurant that evening was menu only. The menu was surprisingly limited but the food was good. I had oxtail soup and nasi goreng. Both were fine
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Anilegna wrote a review Mar 2006
Hong Kong, China1,268 contribution923 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
stayed here coz it's only USD30 a night vs. the Aman up the hill (USD700 for the cheapers room), but went to Aman for dinner coz (judging from breakfast), didn't have very high hopes for the food here.

you'd stay here to save a bundle and also coz it's literally right next to Borobudur, so if you're crazy enough like me to get up to see Borobudur at 4:45 a.m. for the sunrise, you'd stay here for that extra 5 minutes of sleep (Aman is only 3 minutes away)

dinner at Aman was heavenly, service was superb (very Aman) and the hotel was magnificient!

apparently the staying at Manohara but dining at Amanjiwo idea is pretty popular, my 4 French next door neighbors did the same as well

make sure you figure out your car transfer info before you arrive at Manohara, the hotel is very quiet (small place) and arranging for a car/van is not that easy
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b31indax wrote a review Nov 2015
Singapore, Singapore206 contributions43 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
COMFORT & AESTHETICS

We chose Manohara Hotel simply because of the price it offers for the sunrise tour. Guests pay 230,000IDR per person. If you are not a staying guest, then the rate is 380,000IDR which is significantly higher and could easily override any savings you tried to achieve in staying in a cheaper accommodation.

Originally I did think 1,050,000IDR for the simplest room was kind of expensive, but on arrival I found it to be well worth the cost because it is a very beautiful hotel. It did not seem dated or old in any way, and the room did not disappoint me at all.

(+) WIFI accessed in great speeds throughout the whole hotel: they have multiple hotspots, and all of them have the same username and password for easy access

(+) Hot shower. Water pressure was decent. The only hotel in our visit that actually provided a separate hair conditioner (rather than just conditioning shampoo)

(-) Nice soft bed, we had a good sleep, but one bad experience was that I got bitten by mosquitoes on my face while sleeping despite the A/C. It itched so badly that I couldn't go back to sleep until I got up to splash my face with cold water and to take some medicine. The next day we noticed a Baygon spray (insecticide) under the table... now we know why!!!
P.S. you will most likely be bitten in the dining areas as well if you stay too long... especially at dusk and dawn when the nasty buggers are most active

FOOD
(+) The food was REALLY GOOD. We ordered dinner here since we arrived rather late (almost 730pm) and were too tired to try to find other food options outside the hotel. I asked for my meal to be non-spicy and they did that. It was a real feast and we were highly satisfied by the quality of their Indonesian fare.

Breakfast was international buffet style with options such as cereal, breads and pastries, fruit juices (I loved the orange juice), Indonesian food, a simple eggs station... It's a limited spread, but I think the variety is good enough for just one morning.

BOROBUDUR SUNRISE TOUR
The night before, the receptionist informed us that the tour does not need to be booked in advance. This is great, because if the weather happens to be bad, you can just head back to your room to sleep!

We headed to the lobby at 430am and joined a short queue of other tourists who were waiting to get their sunrise tour tickets. It was very speedily settled: they simply ask for your room number and then pass you two torches. If you return the torches (well, you should!!!), they will give you a very beautiful blue scarf with a white Borobudur print on it as a gift--this was a pleasant surprise and a really nice souvenir.

Because we went into the temple so early, we actually ended up not getting any sarongs (the booths that give them out weren't even open at the time). So if you are a Manohara guest who intends to do the sunrise tour, I highly recommend you wear long pants... or risk feeling shy like me wearing shorts-- I did not intend to be disrespectful to such an important religious monument ):

MISC
(+) They have two adorable cats who would sit by your table and give you dewy eyes and plaintive sweet meows as they beg for food while you eat. Resisting the urge to spoil them requires great willpower.

FINAL THOUGHTS
No complaints at all, except mosquitoes are everywhere, as they seem to be so like the rest of Indonesia. Keep insect repellent on at all times if you really abhor being bitten by mosquitoes.
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Date of stay: October 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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algom32 wrote a review Dec 2022
Madrid, Spain5 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is nice and the breakfast fantastic.
But we have a very frustrating experience. We didnt know that on monday borobudur temple is closed since pandemic. We decide to change our plans with other bookings and leaving flight tickets for staying one day more to see the temple on tuesday.
This morning we went to the temple to see it at last and the guards said that we could walk around but we couldnt climb.
I would like to know this info that the hotel should know before change my plans. Very disspointed.
The people is nice, the room clean although there are no local TV to watch the matches of the world cup. The video about the temple is very old and not very interesting. Maybe they could invest in update it.
Very sad with the experiece. I hope this can works for improving for next guests
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Date of stay: December 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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SanHec wrote a review Oct 2013
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,349 contribution734 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Manohara Hotel Borobudur (Princess Manohara Resort) is situated in Magelang, Central Java Indonesia. Manohara is the only hotel located in the Borobudur Archaeological Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

This Javanese modern designed hotel is just 200 meters away from the monument Borobudur, or within a 5 minutes walk. It is also an ideal base for sunrise or an experience the silent dawn of Borobudur sunset.

Reception/ lobby:
Welcome drink, cool towel for refreshing and live soft Gamelan performance at the lobby

Room rate included:
Breakfast voucher, Audio Visual voucher for watching the borobudur documentary and Borobudur pass from 6:00am to 5:00pm (unlimited access during your stay)

Room(room 31):
Spacious double bed room with a walk out balcony facing a huge garden, you can see elephants pass by occasionally. Coffee/tea making facilities, complimentary mineral water inside the refrigerator and mini bar. TV with special documentary channel on Borobudur and strong WIFI.

Restaurant(Witarka Resto):
Breakfast - Continental or Indonesian style (select one)
Dinner - Enjoy your meals with scenery of Borobudur and Gamelan performance.
The price is reasonable and the food taste good too. Recommend Bebek Ungkep Bumbu Kuning (Braised duck with local pounded chili) for local delight and Avocado juice. Restaurant served International menu too.

Hotel correspondent (thru email):
Staff service in replying guests inquiries is very fast and prompt. You can make reservation and tour booking thru email at manohara@borobudurpark.co.id

Tips:
1. If you like the cooling welcome drink, do not hesitate to ask for another glass, they are very happy to serve you.
2. If you miss the Audio visual time, no worry, your room tv channel has the documentary too. Relax and enjoy in your room.
3. Recommend to watch the documentary first before you hike up to Borobudur temple, the experience is totally different and you will know where to located the epics.
3. If you book the elephant tour, your room balcony will be the pick up point by the gentle giant. Wonderful experience for the kids.
4. This hotel have 35 rooms but non of the room have Borobudur view.
5. Mahakarya Borobudur is a live performance staged 4 times a year in May, August, September and October inside the park. It is an outdoor performance with background of the magnificent Borobudur at night. So if you happen to be there around the mention months, do check out with the hotel on the actual date and time.
6. Book advance the elephant safari to avoid disappointment.
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Date of stay: October 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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John H wrote a review Jun 2007
Los Angeles73 contributions110 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Note - the Manohara is not technically in Magelang. It is in the town of Borobudor, a few kilometers away, inside of Borobudor Monument park. That is the one - and only - reason to stay here. However, it's a significant reason becasue it allows you to visit Borobudor for sunrise before it opens to the public (for an additional charge).

I tried reserving directly through the hotel's email but never heard back, so reserved through indonesia.com, which was very professional and highly recommended as a reservation service.

From the outside, the Manohara seems nice enough - grounds are nicely landscaped and the lowrise buildings blend nicely into the surroundings and have a Javanese feel. Inside, however, the tiny room made my college dorm look like the Four Seasons... I would describe the decor as prison-like. In fact, the room felt very much like a college dorm: functional and that's it - basic bed, basic closet, basic desk, basic tv. Glaring overhead flourescent lighting added to the charm...

There were nasty stains on the chair and carpet. A thick coat of dust covered most surfaces.

What made this place bearable was that I could walk outside and see Borobudor temple up on the hill. Also, all of the staff were extremely pleasant, kind and helpful. Room rate was $48.

Food was basic but not terrible - excpet the coffee, which was only Nescafe (in Java, no less!!!)
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Date of stay: June 2007
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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AusCantik wrote a review Jul 2014
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions21 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I stayed at another hotel near Manohara to do a sunset tour of Borobudur. The website for that hotel stated they could organise this but instead directed us to Manohara who were the only hotel to have organised sunset and sunrise tours of Borobudur.

Already disappointed, we went to Manohara to organise the sunset tour, to find much they charged to be way overpriced. I've travelled Indonesia a lot and know that some places charge different prices of entry to temples and tourist attractions for locals and foreigners. Whilst to me RP20,000 means about AUD$2, I've always accepted it as it's just how it (unfortunately) is in Indonesia. Although I was born in Australia, I am Indonesian by blood as both my parents are Indonesian, but because there's an Australian accent speaking Indonesian or I need to show some sort of ID, I have to pay the foreigner price.

At Manohara, if you're a guest, no matter what nationality, you pay RP230,000 for a sunset or sunrise tour. But if you are not a guest, there is a distinct difference in prince between local and foreigner. As a foreigner, you have to pay RP400, 000 (approx. AUD$40) per person. The local price is about half. It's pretty expensive!

After politely trying to negotiate with the manager, my partner and I relented and just paid the full price each. We didn't get a guide but another couple on the temple did. We weren't taken care of and just got pointed to where to go and that's it. It ended up being cloudy and we didn't even see a proper sunset. As we left, angry and disappointed with our experience, the staff laughed behind our backs as we left. Just because I pay the foreigner price, does not mean I still can't understand Indonesian.

Don't bother with Manohara.
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Date of stay: June 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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georgebraine wrote a review Nov 2011
Hong Kong, China70 contributions79 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here only because it's within walking distance to Borobudur Temple. Our room (#10) was basic and the bathroom barely functioning. We couldn't sit and enjoy the peace of the veranda because the external unit of the A/C made such a racket.

We ate at their restaurant. The free breakfast is bare bones and the other dishes, except the Nasi Goreng, were similarly ordinary. The dishes look nothing like of their photos on the website. The Tom Yung soup, which was very spicy, was quite unlike the Thai version. We should probably have gone to other hotels nearby hiring a horse cart at Rp. 75,000 for two hours.

Don't take the "Borobudur Sunrise" at Rp. 175,000. You have to be up by 4.30am and the sun might never shine. It's a scam. You can enter for free a little later in the morning. What is even worse is that, on the mornings that you want to sleep late, you'll be disturbed by wake-up calls in adjoining rooms.
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Date of stay: November 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: A corner room would be better.
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BeautifulFreak wrote a review May 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia292 contributions157 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Writing this review after an early morning trip to Borobudur temple. Let's go through the pros:

1. Our one night stay includes a 2-day pass to Borobudur. Paying a little bit extra goes a long way especially when you factor in the sweltering heat!

2. The hotel has its own gate to the temple, which is great coz you don't have to join the maddening crowd. Keep in mind that the gate closes at 5pm. If you intend to stay back for sunset, just take the long way back to the hotel. No biggie.

3. The room is clean, nicely designed and practical. Nothing fancy but it has everything you need. Every room comes with its own outdoor seating area. Lovely for evening conversations.

4. Nearby the hotels are quite a number of local restaurants and food stalls. Give any of them a try. Better than hotel food for sure.

Cons? (Nitpicking here, really)

1. The breakfast buffet can definitely improve.

2. No place to place shampoo & conditioner bottles in the shower. Strange.

All in all, serves all my needs.
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Livia B wrote a review Oct 2014
Malmö, Sweden31 contributions57 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is right next to Borobudur, if it weren't for the vegetation we would see Borobudur from our room. Book the sunrise tour and you get to go inside before everyone else to watch the sunrise, it is worth the money. The sunrise is magical and you can walk around before it gets too hot and before it opens to the public (there are a lot of people!!).

The staff was great, especially the ones at the front desk who were super helpful. They are also very professional, they were out of double bed rooms when I booked so we had to take a twin room instead. When we came we didn't even had to ask if there was a doubel room free as they had changed our booking when one was free, super professional!

The breakfast was a dissapointment if you're used to western breakfast at least!
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Date of stay: October 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$104 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IndonesiaJavaCentral JavaMagelangBorobudur
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Manohara Borobudur
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Manohara Borobudur?
Nearby attractions include Borobudur Temple (0.3 miles), Suroloyo Peak (0.2 miles), and Manohara Sunrise (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Manohara Borobudur?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Manohara Borobudur?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Manohara Borobudur?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Manohara Borobudur?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Manohara Borobudur?
Conveniently located restaurants include Phuket Thai Borobudur, Paksi Coffee House, and Alea Coffeeshop.
Is Hotel Manohara Borobudur located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Borobudur.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Manohara Borobudur?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Manohara Borobudur?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Indonesian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Manohara Borobudur?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Borobudur Temple (0.3 miles).
Does Hotel Manohara Borobudur have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
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