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Omah Garengpoeng Guest House
Ranked #5 of 16 Borobudur B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
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“Very Lovely Experience at Borobudur”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

Me and my wife were heading to Borobudur to visit the Borobudur temple. It was a day before Vesak day. After we realized that our booking from the previous another hotel was never went through and we were a bit stranded at Borobudur , we found this lovely place called Omah Garengpoeng Guest House , unexpectedly on the same day.

Omah Garengpoeng Guest House is where best things happen more than we expect. Traditional Javanese guesthouse where we can observe antique Javanese handcrafts. Our hosts , Mr Erwin ( a veteran engineer ) and his lovely wife ( cuisine expert ) are very charming and kind and so sweet. Like a family as it is, we are treated with traditional home-cooked three different meals everyday, which is so nice that I even ask for more - " Uncle Erwin didn't know about it !!".

The guesthouse is located oppsite a pleasant green plantation and at the backdrop of plantation is view of mountains. In the guesthouse compound, several different houses are erected with different designs. You can choose your favourite house. So cool and nice. Uncle Erwin, our host, would show us around the very clean and well constructed neighbourhoods of Borobudur, where I first time see in my life that the houses are mostly not divided by the fences.

Borobudur temple itself is wornderful . Omah Garengpoeng Guest House adds our visit more meanings because we encountered an authentic experience with local family - style treatment.

On our return to Yogyarkata , Mr. Erwin would arrange the transport and we just need to pay the fare.
We may ask the driver with additional fare to send us to extra loacations like Prambanan Temple on the way back.

To me , it was worth while experience and we get more than what we bargain for . On top of that , it was a major plus to encounter such a wonderful local family.

I would like to conclude this review adding a personal accont : By chance or fate - call it what you may - my wife was conceived with our first baby shortly after we return from this trip. In buddhist tradition, it was a fortunate event.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Y Nadia M, Guest Relations Manager at Omah Garengpoeng Guest House, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments.
Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Omah Garengpoeng!

Best Regards,
Nadia
Guest Relation Manager
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

The javanese style architecture was great. Erwin, our host, was amazing and led us to discover the little wonders in the neighborhood that does not make it into Borobudur top ten lists.

The food was superb. We were served breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was all local dishes, prepared by Erwin's wife. She wrote a cookbook and it definitely shows in the cuisine. Everyday, we looked forward to the next meal. If you value local, authentic flavour, this place has it.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Y Nadia M, Guest Relations Manager at Omah Garengpoeng Guest House, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments.
Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Omah Garengpoeng!

Best Regards,
Nadia
Guest Relation Manager
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Additional Information about Omah Garengpoeng Guest House

Property: Omah Garengpoeng Guest House
Address: Jl. Kalangan, Tingal Wetan no. 197 Desa Wanurejo, Borobudur, Magelang 56553, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Java > Central Java > Magelang > Borobudur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Borobudur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Omah Garengpoeng Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Good place to spend your holiday. Feel the traditional environment to know more about Indonesia tradition and Indonesia special food ... more   less 
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