The Best Hotels to Book in Bogor, Indonesia

Explore the volcanic landscape and easygoing vibe of Bogor with a stay nearby
Explore the volcanic landscape and easygoing vibe of Bogor with a stay nearby | Courtesy of Royal Tulip Gunung Geulis Resort and Golf / Booking.com
Jo Fernandez

Escape the muggy heat of Jakarta for an adventure in Bogor, just a one-hour drive away among the foothills of Mount Salak. Once ruled by the Dutch, this Indonesian city still boasts a 190-year-old European-style palace as well as world-renowned botanical gardens, Kebun Raya Bogor – home to the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia. Soak up the relaxed atmosphere here; after all, it was once known as Buitenzorg, translating as “carefree”. Read on to discover the top hotels in Bogor – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. R Hotel Rancamaya, for a country estate escape

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Aerial view of the R Hotel Rancamaya featuring the tennis courts, a pool and bar area
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Luxuriate among the leafy acres of this seemingly infinite resort, just half an hour from the plant-filled Bogor Botanical Gardens. Wake each morning to the soft cloud-covered peak of Mount Salak – an eroded volcano – visible from your room. If you go all out by booking a villa, you can jump straight into your very own pool, Singapore sling in hand. With five different places to eat, tennis courts and a golf course, you might need a map to navigate your way around.

2. Royal Tulip Gunung Geulis Resort and Golf, for scenic hillside views

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A lounge area at the Royal Tulip Gunung Geulis Resort and Golf has stunning views of the countryside
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Love golf? Book a room at this expansive resort that sits between two golf courses in the mountainous Puncak region. Admire the mountains from your balcony – executive rooms get you access to a lounge, and suites add living areas and kitchens; all have wooden floors and panelling, worthy of the most contemporary architect. As long as you’re not vegan or veggie, you’ll love the prime-aged steaks grilled over lava stone at the two-storey Fire Bar and Grill by the shimmering pool.

3. Hotel Neo+ Green Savana Sentul City by Aston, for the luxury of space

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A double room at Hotel Neo+ Green Savana Sentul City features minimalist design and a work desk
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Oodles of space will keep you coming back to this hotel, tucked away in the hills due east of Bogor city. Book one of the soft brown-toned Space Room, which comes with access to the elegant pool that stretches through the hotel grounds. Slurp bowls of chicken noodle soup at the poolside Asian-inspired restaurant, then jump on a rental bike for some active exploration. Still got some energy to spare? You’re a five-minute walk from Taman Budaya Sentul City – a forest adventure park with everything from rope bridges to archery.

4. Aston Bogor Hotel and Resort, for luxuriant gardens

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A double room at ASTON Bogor Hotel and Resort features dark furnishings and unique art
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Kick back poolside in the lush, landscaped gardens of this five-star hotel in Bogor, 10 minutes from the centre, and toast your luck with a chilled mango margarita. The minimally-styled rooms all include balconies for admiring the velvety lawns and towering palms; upgrade for a dining area and kitchenette to cook up your favourite home-from-home snacks. Families will love the Jungle Water Adventure Park, a nine-minute walk away.

5. Ibis Styles Bogor Pajajaran, for contemporary comfort

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A twin room at the ibis Styles Bogor Pajajaran has modern design, a work desk and a TV
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Gaze out at the big blue sky view from the modern rooms as this central hotel in the buzzy beating heart of Bogor. However, the bountiful breakfast buffet, piled high with fresh baguettes, butter and plenty of fresh fruit will no doubt lure you away. As will a trip to the nearby Botanical Gardens – home to over 400 species of palm tree and an orchid house.

6. Horison Ultima Bhuvana Hotel, for a family getaway

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A large room at the Horison Ultima Bhuvana Hotel has modern furnishings and unique lighting
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Travelling with kids? This four-star Horison hotel boasts a playroom, outdoor recreation area and a mini zoo. Book a family suite, which sleeps four between a queen bed and a sofa bed. If you get a chance to escape the little ones for an hour, make a beeline for the outdoor pool and spa. Beyond the hotel, the Outbound Bogor Puncak adventure park and Taman Wisata Matahari amusement park are just a short drive away.

7. Amanuba Hotel and Resort, for verdant views

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The outdoor pool area and balcony at the Amanuba Hotel & Resort features rattan furniture and palm trees
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Soak up southern Bogor’s mountainous landscapes and rice paddies from the Amanuba Hotel & Resort, which boasts leafy views from the contemporary rooms and suites. Start the day with a dip in the Balinese-style pool or a run around the on-site jogging track, before breakfast on the terrace. Golf fans should take advantage of the Rancamaya Golf Club, under five minutes by car. Bogor city centre is a 40-minute drive away.

8. Pullman Ciawai Vimala Hills Resort and Spa, for a luxurious stay

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The balcony area from a room at the Pullman Ciawai Vimala Hills Resort and Spa features modern furniture and stunning fauna
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This Pullman outpost is one of the best five-star resort hotels in Bogor. Over 200 rooms with balconies overlook the four hotel pools, plus there are 21 luxury villas for larger groups. Salak Bar and Lounge is perfect for an afternoon drink and snack. For dinner, there are two options: the Mad Cow for succulents steaks or the Damar restaurant serves both a buffet and an à la carte menu of Indonesian and international favourites. The hotel is also home to one of the top spas in Bogor – be sure to book a full body massage.

This is an updated version of an article originally by Sarah Gibbons.

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