In the heart of Central Java lies Amanjiwo, built from Yogya, the area’s famed local limestone. The bell-shaped rotunda of the main building echoes the nearby Borobudur, an ancient Buddhist temple and one of Indonesia’s most visited sites. The resort offers unspoiled views of this wonder, in addition to the fertile paddyfields of Kedu Plain. Indonesian and Western cuisine are served in the Dining Room, which is opulently decorated with gold-leaf murals of scenes from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, and breakfast, lunch and light snacks can also be served in the colonnaded Pool Club that extends into the rice fields. Other places for guests to unwind include the library, art gallery, spa, tennis center and outdoor infinity-edge swimming pool. Amanjiwo’s 36 suites are arranged in two crescents, which frame the main building. Each suite is topped with a traditional volcanic ash tinted roof and interiors include hand-carved coconut wood furniture, exotic Javanese textiles and antique glass paintings. Wireless broadband access is available in all public spaces and in all accommodations.
Why We Love This Hotel
Location: Nestled into a natural amphitheatre, the resort boasts dramatic surroundings, from the Kedu Plain to the front, to the four volcanoes that make up the horizon.
History: The resort is a nod to nearby Borobudur, a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Service: The Amanjiwo is famous for its warm hospitality, that echoes not only the benevolence of Indonesian culture but also the passion for service ingrained into the Aman brand.
- Hotel Group
- Yogyakarta, Indonesia
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- Outdoor Pool
The 36 suites are positioned in two arches reaching around the central rotunda building. The suites feature terrazzo flooring, high ceilings, domed roofs and sliding glass doors that open to a garden terrace.
There are ten Borobudur Suites with a dome shaped thatched-roof pavilion, high ceilings, four poster beds positioned on a central terrazzo platform, rattan furniture and glass doors which open out to a garden terrace. The interior is decorated with sungkai wood screens, coconut wood and old batik pillows in classic Yogyakarta style and traditional glass paintings. The large en-suite bathroom features twin terrazzo-finished basin and dressing areas and a separate shower and toilet. The outside walled garden, which looks over to views of Borobudur and the surrounding valley, is equipped with a sunken outdoor bathtub and daybed for outdoor lounging and dining.
Garden and Borobudur Pool Suites
There are seven Garden and Borobudur Suites with private pools, a dome shaped thatched-roof pavilion, high ceilings, four poster beds positioned on a central terrazzo platform, rattan furniture and glass doors which open out to garden terrace. The interior is decorated with sungkai wood screens, coconut wood and old batik pillows in classic Yogyakarta style and traditional glass paintings. The large en-suite bathroom features twin terrazzo-finished basin and dressing areas and a separate shower and toilet. The outside walled garden is equipped with a sunken outdoor bathtub and daybed for outdoor lounging and dining.
There are ten Garden Suites with a dome shaped thatched-roofs, high ceilings, four-poster beds set on a central terrazzo platform, rattan furniture and glass doors which open out to garden terrace. The interior is decorated with sungkai wood screens, coconut wood and old batik pillows in classic Yogyakarta style and traditional glass paintings. The large en-suite bathroom features twin terrazzo-finished basins and dressing areas and a separate shower and toilet. The outside walled garden, that looks over to terraced farmland and the MenorehHills is equipped with a sunken outdoor bathtub and daybed for outdoorlounging and dining.
The Dalem Jiwo Suite
The Dalem Jiwo Suite is a private compound with its own separate entrance. The suite is comprised of two bedrooms, a large terrace deck, a private 49-foot green Javanese stone swimming pool and two lounging bales. The compound, nestled amongst rice paddies, comes with its own personal butler.
There is truly something for everyone at the Amanjiwo, from ancient Javanese spa treatments, to an ample infinity pool nestled into a stunning setting, to workout facilities and a library/lecture hall. Guests who wish to do more than lie in the sun all day will not be disappointed.
A gym stocked with state-of-the-art equipment, including treadmills and cross-trainers, mean that health-conscious guests can always sneak in some extra fitness time. Private trainers can be hired for personalized training. Tennis enthusiasts will be happy to know that a tennis court is located to the back of the resort, tucked into the Menoreh Hills.
The literarily-inclined will find it difficult to leave the roomy and comfortable library, packed with books on Indonesia, available in several different languages. This venue is also used for lectures given by leading Indonesian experts to speak on issues concerning Javanese culture.
Amanjiwo’s spa, or in the privacy of one’s own suite. Spa therapists have been trained in a variety of ancient Javanese techniques that will leave guests feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and relaxed.
Nestled amongst picturesque rice paddies is the resort’s own 40-meter infinity pool. It is surrounded by comfortable sun loungers and shade umbrellas for optimal relaxation in the sun. The nearby Pool Club serves up snacks, as well as breakfast, light lunches, and drinks.
Dining at Amanjiwo is a journey through Indonesian culture, with a grand restaurant decorated with illustrious details of Indonesian history and graced with awe-inspiring panoramas, and a stylish bar that takes a page from Indonesia’s natural allure.
Columns and drop fans accent the circular salon that is The Bar, near the entrance to Amanjiwo. With a bar made of coconut wood and bronze-drum tables, this hangout was created to echo local design and resources in a most fashionable way.
The Pool Club
Adjacent to the resort’s expansive infinity pool, the Pool Club sits on a raised and collonaded semi-circular deck, where it serves up snacks, as well as breakfast, light lunches, and drinks.
The atmospheric restaurant is marked by its epic stone columns, which truly give the feel of an ancient temple resurrected. The silver-leaf ceiling matches the silver-painted rattan chairs, which accept black terrazzo tables on the crescent-shaped Terrace, below. With breathtaking views of Borobudur and its surrounding volcanoes, as well as gold-painted murals recreating ancient scenes, this restaurant in a journey into Indonesian culture.
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