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Reviewed January 9, 2013

This resort has wonderful surroundings. First impressions are good. When you pull in to the resort, it give you the reassurance that you picked a nice resort.
Anyway, most people are only here for one purpose, which is to visit Borobudur. After my stay, I am convinced that visitor's with Borobudur in mind should stay at least one night in this resort. Nothing beats being within the compound of Borobudur, although you still cannot enter the temple after hours. There is a gate which is locked preventing the walk up the stairs to the temple.
The temple is best visited early in the morning. Gates open at 6am. Good idea to start at 6am. It starts to get light at 5.30am. You can avoid the crowd and the heat. We started to feel the heat from 9am. If you take your time, it will take approximately 3 hours. Then there are the surrounding museums, which in my opinion can be skipped if time does not permit. There are 3 museums in the vicinity, we went to 2 and was not overly impressed. Do it only if you have ample time, otherwise just spend the time at the temple.
Guides can also be hired. If you do not see any around, ask the guards on duty, and they will call for one. Most of the guides are located at the main public entrances, and not the entrance where hotel guests enter the temple. It cost us IDR100,000 for a English speaking guide, for about 90minutes. I thought it was money well spent. Having a guide ensures you do not miss the main sights - useful for people who did not spend time researching the monument before the visit.
We did not take the sunrise tour, as it was very early (you have to assemble at Manohara reception at 4.15am) and the weather was cloudy. I have heard of many rave reviews about the sunrise tour but this is very much weather dependent. With cloud cover, it's money down the drain.
The hotel rates include breakfast and Borobudur entrance tickets. It is two adult ticket per room. Taking into account the inclusion of entrance tickets, the price for the hotel stay does work out to be reasonable. Granted that rooms are basic and simple, but clean and
comfortable. Beds come with blankets, but not duvets. For comparison sake, if one was to compare with a similarly priced hotel in Yogyakarta, then the Manohara hotel room will make for poor comparison.
Room toilets are dated, but reasonably clean. Clean here means they do a reasonable cleaning job but because of the age of the facility, some dirt spots become stubborn stains that do not come off.
Breakfast is served from 6am to 10am. We visited Borobudur at 6am, and then came back to the hotel at 9.45am for breakfast. They did not rush us and we had breakfast till 10.30am. Breakfast is adequate (see photo for breakfast spread), but nothing to shout about.Take note
that all the restaurants in this resort are without air conditioning.
The hotel has a introduction video on Borobudur, which is well worth seeing before visiting the monument. This intro video can be viewed in the hotel A/V room, or from the comfort of your room (it is one of the in-house TV channels).
Taxi fare from Yogyakarta airport to Manohara costs IDR 250,000. They send a contract driver (seems like the hotel does not have their own fleet of cars/drivers). We had a Suzuki van which sat 5 comfortably. Return trip from Manohara to Yogyakarta airport or town cost the
same IDR 250,000. However, if you negotiate with the contract driver, they can recommend fellow transporters who will take IDR 200,000. But this is a private arrangement, and they are open to take you to other sights as well. For example, a trip from Manohara hotel to Yogyakarta town, with a stop at Mount Merapi (base, lookout point) would be in the vicinity of IDR300,000.

Date of stay: November 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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4  Thank Travel_no_more
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Stayed at this wonderful resort over the New Year weekend. What surprises me is the proximity to the Borobudur temple. From the restaurant itself, one can get a great view of the Borobudur temple. There are nice padi fields on the perimeter of the resort. The sunrise tour of the Borobudur is definitely a must for anyone who travel to Borobudur. We didn't do the sunset tour as it is too overcast. The view of Borobudur and the surrounding is simply breathtaking.

The hotel room is basic and very decent and clean, especially for the price, with breakfast included. The staff are helpful, though with their limited english. The food at the restaurant is okay. The free wifi is great and comes in handy. Overall a great stay for a night.

Room tip: Have a king size room!
Date of stay: December 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank 662DavidA
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Best place to visit the famost Borobudur temple, exactly in the temple area, where we can in-touch with the temple in the sun-rise, day-light, sun-set, moonlight. Beautiful Borobudur park, free ticket for the hotel guests.
Hotels rooms and facilities are simple, clean, with Javanese antique and traditional style. The price is affordable. Breakfast is standard. The staffs are friendly and helpful, some of them speak English.

Room tip: Rooms with view to the temple
Date of stay: April 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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1  Thank Risfan M
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

If you believe Borobudur deserves more than a single visit, then overnight accommodation is necessary: for 2 bites at the cheery, this is it. Private entrance to bypass the hawkers (just 1 very persistent man) n ticket office, sarong and umbrella (visited in rainy season) to borrow, and the option (not useful in rainy season) for the sunrise entrance (additional fee). The audio visual film interpretive is worth a look, and it's also available inroom on tv. Wifi is spotty since it is sprawled out on the grounds, quite tranquil and a nice change from the dire warnings of crowds and hawkers. Balcony overlooks nothing much, but some horsedrawn carriages trotted by. Restaurant dinner was not dire: just don't expect dirt cheap, merely inexpensive but quite passable local food. Mosquitoes weren't all that bad. Breakfast is a welcome recharge after the invigorating morning visit (which is much less crowded: only photographers, before busloads of schoolkids come). Can't go wrong with eggs to order, and some nice java

Date of stay: December 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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1  Thank LimCCT
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you plan to join the sunrise tour @ Borobudur, this is the BEST place you should stay as it is a 5 min walk away. I'll suggest a one night stay as the best time to visit Borobudur is in the morning/evening. Resort is simple, no frills. What you are paying is the convenience. Counter staff do not understand English. Nothing much around the resort. Extra tours are costly. Restaurant food is costly and not much variety.

Date of stay: September 2012
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3  Thank nerakyllis
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