|Welcome drinks & chilled towels upon arrival|
If you plan to see sunrise at the Borobudur temple, the most convenient way is to stay in this hotel. You won't have to wake up too early for the drive from town to Borobudur. I woke up 20 minutes before the appointed time, checked the weather, got dressed and went to reception counter to register myself for sunrise tour.
Since I hired car during my stay in Yogyakarta, getting to this resort was easy. Alternatively, you can take the public transports going to Borobudur. The resort is located within the Borobudur Complex because it doubles as Centre of Borobudur Study.
I booked my accommodation via Agoda. Package included breakfast for 2 persons, 1 time video showcase on Borobudur and unlimited access into Borobudur during normal hours.
Booking - Easy via multiple platform including resort's own website
Rate - Good value. RM269.76 for 1 Bedroom Apartment King Bed (2D1N)
Location - Good for easy-access to Borobudur
Dining - Good food, fair price
Service - Excellent
Overall <3<3<3<3 of 5
|Private Balcony with View|
I was too lazy to go out for dinner and so we ordered room service. It didn't take long to be delivered to the room and the food were all delicious!
|Banana with cheese <3<3<3<3<3|
|Forgot the name but it was delicious! <3<3<3<3|
Total dinner = IDR145500 only
Complimentary breakfast is from 0600 to 1000 at the Witarka Resto. The tea/coffee and light snack for Borobudur Sunrise package is also served here I believe.
|Buffet style- Indo & American cuisine|
Even though Manohara Resort is far from Yogyakarta town, I recommend staying here for at least one night so you get to explore Borobudur, including the museum, etc. to your heart's content. Being able to access Borobudur at my leisure, then seek refuge from the hot sun in the cold hotel room before going out to explore the complex again made the stay more than worth it.
Remember to watch the complimentary video presentation on the day of your arrival (check coupon on timing) for introduction to Borobudur!