We stayed at the Plataran Borobudur for two nights in May of 2012, and I would go back in a heartbeat. The rooms themselves are quite large and very simply furnished. We had a two room villa and another couple we were with had the upstairs room. I didn't hear them at all through the walls. Our room was downstairs and had a little table outside. Their room was the same footprint but part of it was a outdoor terrance, which was actually nicer. There were some oddities about the physical aspects of the room in that there were not sufficient plugs. For instance, I had to unplug the minibar to plug in the coffeemaker. But to me any complaint was very minor. We had a sunrise tour to Borobudur which was a highlight of the trip. Our guide, Fatah, was excellent. His English was very good and he knew when to let us wander around and when to move us along. I had done some research about Borobudur before our trip and, from what I could tell, what he told us corresponded to the most recent scholarly opinions. The food at the resort wasn't bad, as some others thought, but inconsistent. The menu is very large and you just can't keep so many ingredients fresh with so few customers. I especially loved the Indonesian breakfasts, with the rice porridge, as sort of Indonesian congee. We also had a massage in the spa which was wonderful. I don't remember the guy's name but I like pressure just short of painful and he hit the spot perfectly. And the view was beyond compare! I should also add that the resort opened a few months ago and we paid $390 for the two rooms combined which I thought was a real bargain. At this rate, IMHO it was a steal.
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