My wife and I spent two nights at the lovely, peaceful Villa Sumbing Indah hotel located in Kalegen, about 20 minutes’ drive up the slope of the Sumbing volcano west and north of Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. This hotel has five lovely rooms along side a sparkling clean swimming pool surrounded on three sides by rice paddies and with a lovely view over the Magelang valley. The hotel is about 45 minutes from Borobudur, an hour a fifteen minutes from Yogyakarta and a couple of hours from Prambanan. It thus provides reasonable access to these points of interest and also to the Dieng Plateau region. The delightful owner, Rubiyanti Lavaud, who runs the hotel’s day-to-day activities along with her French-born husband, is happy to arrange for transportation to any / all of these attractions as well as pick-up / drop-off at local airports such as Yogyakarta (two hours) or Semarang (three and a half hours). The hotel has a very nice restaurant and the cost of the overnight includes an excellent breakfast served at your table. Our room (the smaller, two-person villa) had an exterior porch by the pool, a living room with couch, TV and bar connecting to the bedroom. The walls / ceiling are beautifully finished in bamboo and matting. The bed is furnished with mosquito nets. The bathroom is comfortable with plenty of hot water. Everything is scrupulously clean and the décor is lovely.
This is the place to choose if you are looking for peace, tranquility and natural beauty, and do not require proximity to a city center or a large hotel with many amenties. Magelang is just 20 minutes away. Given the traffic snarls, noise and unrestricted development overtaking all the main roads of Central Java, we greatly appreciated the hotel’s location. We took walks in the morning through Kalegen village and on side roads into the rice fields, enjoying views of the Sumbing volcano and the terraced agriculture. We watched farmers plowing the fields with buffalo and taking the ducks out for feeding as the sun rose, to a chorus of early morning bird-calls. The hotel has a small but lovely garden (with fish pond) at one end of the pool.
We discovered Villa Sumbing Indah through trip advisor (while at another hotel in Salatiga which we wanted to leave) but you can reach Ruby at 62(country code)-81328042721 (for additional numbers see website), email@example.com or http://villa-sumbing-indah-id.com.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the slopes of Volcan Sumbing amidst lush landscaping, this property has the traditional Javanese atmosphere, mix of wood and bamboo rice fields along the staircase. Spacieusses rooms with private terrace, lounge, bathroom privée.Acces directly to the outdoor poolVilla Sumbing indah is 45 km from the center of Yogyakarta and Prambanan Temple and 1 hour 20 minutes from the airport Adisucipto.The Borobudur Temple is 40 minutes by car. Quiet afternoon in the gardens and pool. ... more less
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