It's difficult to convey the experience of staying at Amanjiwo. It's luxurious - many guest bungalows have their own swimming pool - and it's beautiful. With it's circular, temple-like forms that mimic the stupas of Borobudur. Then there are the silver leaf ceilings, the copper tabourets, the teak furniture and the blue-and-white batik cushions scattered along the sandstone steps of the restaurant. But there's also a subtle mysticism - the place has a powerful spiritual energy.
The view was the very starting point of this hotel. All spaces, including the restaurant, the bar and indeed all the guest bungalows are not only oriented towards Borobudur, the largest and most important Buddhist monument in Asia, but they also mimic its shape.
The experience of Amanjiwo is mystical, magical and magnificent - no other hotel in Asia has managed to integrate itself so splendidly with the spirit and ambience of nearby Borobudur. Most guest bungalows have their own swimming pool - and the thatched roof balés have an unimpeded view of Borobudur's temple.
Guests are accommodated in gleaming, stone-floored bungalows that have a Zen-like magic. Your private terrace with its private swimming pool serves as a viewing platform for the distinct Stupa shapes of Borobudur in the near distance.
The restaurant, with its silver-leaf ceiling, is defined by a double row of stone columns and looks out onto the crescent-shaped terrace featuring black terrazzo tables and silver-painted rattan chairs with batik cushions.
Sip cocktails in the circular salon with columns and drop fans, a coconut-wood bar and acid-etched bronze-drum tables. The effect is to add to an experience that effortlessly combines spirituality with sophistication.
Borobudur is 'the mountain of a thousand statues', one of the most important archaeological and religious sites in Asia. Built in AD800, but not rediscovered until 1814, by Thomas Stamford Raffles. It's the world's largest and most magnificent Buddhist structure.
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