Borobudur Suite at Amanjiwo in Central Java, Indonesia

Amanjiwo Borobudur Suite in Central Java

From the moment you step into Amanjiwo’s Borobudur Suite, it’s clear that a stay here is an immersive cultural experience wrapped in luxury.

The room, a generous 243 square meters of Javanese-inspired design, promises more than just accommodation – it offers a window into the soul of Central Java.

The suite’s private walled garden is a sanctuary where guests can indulge in unobstructed views of the mystical Borobudur temple and the lush valley stretching into the horizon – as well as the hotel’s gorgeous swimming pool in the grounds.

The outdoor space, complete with a comfortable daybed, allows for intimate dining or lounging, where you can relax in seclusion while still taking in the expansive natural surrounds.

Beneath a traditional Indonesian thatched-roof pavilion, the suite’s interior is equally captivating.

The room is anchored by a majestic four-pillar king-size bed on a raised platform, offering a sleep experience akin to royalty.

The artful blend of rich terrazzo flooring and subtle decor pays homage to the local architecture, resonating with the suite’s integration into the landscape.

The bathroom experience is one to remember with its twin vanities and the pièce de résistance – a sunken outdoor bathtub for a soak under the stars.

The separate dressing area, shower, and toilet (Japanese-style with an automated seat that not only warms up, but lifts automatically) all maintain the highest standards of luxury.

Inclusive amenities such as round-trip transfers from Yogyakarta International Airport an hour and a half away, daily afternoon tea, and scheduled cultural lectures add further value, making a stay at the Borobudur Suite a blend of cultural enrichment and indulgent relaxation.

But perhaps what sets this room apart is its commitment to delivering a unique Javanese experience.

The daily a la carte breakfast and shuttle service around the Borobudur area encourage exploration, while the suite itself is a tranquil retreat to return to.

It offers Wi-Fi, a Beoplay-M5 sound system, and a personal bar – complete with constantly restocked homemade cookies and cassava chips – among its thoughtful amenities.

Eery detail in the suite is curated to enhance the experience. The living area, equipped with a writing desk and dining area, becomes a personal enclave where you can use the painting set to while away the afternoon or enjoy a meal with the valley as a backdrop.

The sounds of nature permeate through the open-air design, allowing for a symphony of birds at dawn and a chorus of crickets at dusk – as well as the occasional echoes of the call to prayer from nearby mosques.

Each morning, rays of light gently seep through the suite’s pathways and across the fine Javanese artworks that adorn the walls.

The suite’s architecture, with its sweeping lines and open spaces, echoes the stupas of the Borobudur temple itself, paying homage to its architectural grandeur and spiritual significance.

Finish the day in the Borobudur Suite, lying in the canopied bed and surrounded by the subtle scents of tropical flora from the private garden – taking in a profound appreciation for the timelessness of this place.

Here, Amanjiwo has distilled the essence of Java into a microcosm of luxury and tranquility – all from the comfort of an exquisitely canopied king-size bed.