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Amanjiwo

A luxury resort in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Nov 18, 2010
Definitely the resort to stay in if you're heading Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Provided that money is of not of great concern! Otherwise, a spa experience at this resort would be excellent too!
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Amanjiwo is a luxury hotel in the Menoreh Hills near MagelangCentral JavaIndonesia. It lies opposite the 9th century Buddhist sancutary and UNESCO World Heritage SiteBorobudur. It is operated by Aman Resortsand was opened in 1997. The name "Amanjiwo" means "peaceful soul".

The hotel was designed by Ed Tuttle and is built in the form of a pillared temple from local coral-beige limestone (paras yogya) and 15 of the rooms have private pools. The hotel has its own library (which often hosts lectures on the history of Borobudur), art gallery, Javanese spa and a swimming pool with Javanese green tiles, known as hijau danau, set into the rice fields. The main pool measures 40 metres (130 foot) in length. The hotel has 36 lavish suites, laid out in two crescents around the central rotunda. The suites have limestone walls, domed roofs (some are thatched), high ceilings, terrazzo flooring, sliding glass doors, a central four-pillar bed, sungkai wood screens, coconut wood and rattan furniture, old batik pillows, and traditional glass paintings.[4] Many of the rooms have portraits of notable Indonesian people on them or traditional carvings. The rooms range from $650–$2,600 a night, excluding 21% tax.

The main restaurant to the hotel is crescent shaped and open-aired, supported by neoclassical columns. It ...

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