- Amanjiwo is a stunning luxury boutique property in the rural heartland of Central Java. It is an exclusive luxury base from which to explore the mystical Buddhist Temple sites of Borobudur and Prambanan.
- Framed by emerald-green rice plains and the peaks of the Menoreh Hills in rural Central Java, Amanjiwo lies within view of the mystical stupas of Borobudur, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
- The temple-like hideaway, built entirely from blush-beige local paras Jogja limestone, has soaring ceilings, colonnades and a central domed stupa roof that mimics Borobudur in the distance.
- Amanjiwo guests are the only people allowed at the 8th Century Mendut Temple after it closes – a magical experience which can be combined with a visit to the local monastery to hear the evening Buddhist chanting.
- Enjoy the spectacular views of Borobudur Temple from the Borobudur Suites.
- Traverse the landscapes of Central Java with a personal guide – the island is a hiker’s paradise.
- Relax beside the immaculate pool within the beautiful surroundings of Amanjiwo, and take in the stunning views of the scenic countryside.
- Amanjiwo, within a natural amphitheatre, has the most impressive entrance imaginable.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
A pleasant 25-minute walk or cycle ride from Amanjiwo, the Unesco World Heritage Site of Borobudur is one of the world’s best preserved ancient monuments. A dawn visit is highly recommended for witnessing the sun rise over the 9th-century Buddhas and enjoying sweeping views of the volcanic landscape.
Volcanic Mt Merapi rewards both serious and casual hikers, rising to 3,000 metres; experienced climbers can attempt the summit at sunrise with an Amanjiwo guide. The nearby Menoreh Hills offer a pleasant 2.5-hour hike, which can be combined with a drive to view the sunset at Suroloyo.
Tee off at an altitude of 1,000m at Mt Merapi’s 18-hole course. The 18-hole Borobudur Golf and Country Club is 35 minutes from Amanjiwo.
An hour from Amanjiwo, Yogyakarta is Java’s cultural capital. Yogyakarta offers excellent shopping, from exquisite wayang kulit shadow puppets to gamelan instruments, gold-threaded batik wedding sarongs and antique furniture, The craft centre at Borobudur showcases sculpture, jewellery and textiles. Discover the busy, terracotta-roofed markets of rural Java, selling everything from volcanic stone ornaments to street snacks.
Celebrations in rural Java involve dozens of gamelan and dance performances, games of chance and country fare.
Amanjiwo is a stunning luxury boutique property in the rural heartland of Central Java. It is an exclusive luxury base from which to explore the mystical Buddhist Temple sites of Borobudur and Prambanan. The hotel’s design is staggering and refined and is in perfect harmony with its historical surroundings. It is located within a natural amphitheatre, with the limestone Menoreh Hills rising directly behind, the Kedu Plain to the front and four volcanoes – Sumbing and Sundoro to the west and on the eastern horizon, Merbabu and Merapi. Amanjiwo looks out onto the 9th Century Borobudur, the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world and the architecture and style of the hotel reflects this unique location.
Amanjiwo’s main building is framed by 36 suites set in two graceful crescents. The opulent suites feature terrazzo flooring, high ceilings, domed roofs and doors onto a pretty garden terrace with thatch roof bale for outdoor relaxation and dining. Interiors include decadent raised four poster beds, coconut and rattan furniture and stunning stately bathrooms with an outdoor bath in a walled garden. Request a pool suite if you want your own private swimming pool to complete the opulence. Amanjiwo not only has the luxury of being in such a staggering location, but it is also a destination in itself as the hotel offers guests a fantastic retreat with healing spa treatments, world class restaurants and spiritual peaceful surroundings after a day’s sightseeing.
Inspired by the 9th-century Buddhist sanctuary of Borobudur, Amanjiwo’s Suites feature four-pillar king-size beds on raised terrazzo platforms, spacious garden terraces, some with private swimming pools, and lounging pavilions. Views include terraced farmland and the Menoreh Hills, or the valley and Borobodur itself
Dalem Jiwo Suite
Set amidst the rice paddies with its own private entrance, the Dalem Jiwo Suite offers two bedroom pavilions and 1,200 square metres (12,917 square feet) of living space, with a private 15-metre (49 feet) swimming pool.
Borobudur Pool Suite
The 243-square-metre (2,615 square feet) Borobudur Pool Suites offer the same privacy, comfort and expansive views as the Borobudur Suites, with the addition of a private pool.
Garden Pool Suite
The 243-square-metre (2,615 square feet) Garden Pool Suites offer the same privacy, comfort and views as the Garden Suites, with the addition of a private pool.
Each 243-square-metre (2,615 square feet) Garden Suite offers a private walled garden with picturesque views of the Menoreh Hills and tiered rice paddies.
Each 243-square-metre (2,615 square feet) Borobudur Suite offers a private walled garden with picturesque views of Borobudur and the surrounding valley.
The hypnotic sounds of gamelan resonate through the colonnaded Restaurant, with views over rice fields to Borobudur and the volcano-fringed horizon. Amanjiwo’s garden and nearby farms supply most of the ingredients used by the chef in a range of Javanese and Indonesian specialities – including a Makan Malam degustation dinner menu, updated daily.
The Restaurant, Bar and Terrace
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Arresting views unfold from rice fields to the
stupas of Borobudur and mystical volcanic peaks, Indonesian and Western cuisines served alongside a daily changing degustation menu. Most of the ingredients come from the chef’s garden and local farms
Serving breakfast, light lunches, drinks and snacks from a raised, colonnaded deck, Overlooks the green-tiled 40-metre infinity pool, surrounded by rice paddies and banyan trees
Enjoy a village-style dinner, nestled in a Galangal plantation at Amanjiwo’s rustic bale
Private picnics can be arranged at any time of day in the serene rice terraces, at panoramic spots by the Progo riverbanks.
Home Dining Near Borobudur
Pak Bilal’s gracious Javanese home near the famed temple of Borobudur becomes the intimate, candlelit setting for a private meal for those looking to enjoy a traditional Indonesian feast in the most authentic setting possible.
The Spa, with its outdoor relaxation bale, is home to treatments informed by Javanese healing and beauty rituals handed down through generations. Tennis courts overlook the Menoreh Hills, and yoga is practised both at the gym and outdoors. The 40-metre swimming pool, surrounded by loungers and parasols, offers respite amid rice paddies and banyan trees.
Spa treatments can be enjoyed at the spa suite, with its twin massage tables and outdoor relaxation bale, or in the privacy of guests’ suites. Ancient Javanese rituals are incorporated into the menu of facials, massages and cream baths.
A large, light-filled space with two double daybeds, Offers a range of books in several languages, along with CDs and games, Used as a venue for visiting speakers, with expert lectures topics from temple preservation to Javanese art and culture.
yoga is practised both at the gym and outdoors.