If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Jakarta, the mountainous, forested city of Bogor – at the foothills of Mount Salak – is just one hour’s drive away. Once known as Buitenzorg, meaning “free of care”, you can expect some serious R&R at our pick of hotels and resorts for every budget in this Indonesian destination.
Horison Ultima Bhuvana Hotel
4/5 (1 Reviews)
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The four-star Horison Ultima Bhuvana Hotel is located in the Ciawi district of Bogor, a convenient base from which to explore the city. There are a range of rooms to choose from – deluxe twin to the presidential suite – all of which boast contemporary, neutral decor with splashes of colour on feature walls.
Making the most of southern Bogor’s mountainous landscapes and rice paddies, Amanuba Hotel & Resort is immersed in nature, featuring a Balinese-style pool and amphitheatre garden. With 44 contemporary rooms and suites, the hotel still retains a boutique feel with plenty of tranquil spaces to while away the day. If you’re looking to explore beyond the hotel, Bogor city centre is a 40-minute drive away.
The five-star Jambuluwuk Convention Hall & Resort is as eye-catching as the scenery thanks to its collection of traditional Indonesian chalet-style villas that blend in with the mountain vistas. Villas range from a one-bedroom to a four-bedroom villa, complete with a private pool. Around the hotel you can also find lush tropical gardens, two swimming pools, a kid’s club and a spa for an extra dose of indulgence.
Part of the Accor group, Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention is a new five-star resort to the south of Bogor. The hotel boasts 208 rooms with balconies overlooking the four hotel pools, as well as 21 luxury villas. Salak Bar & Lounge is perfect for an afternoon drink and snack, while the Damar restaurant serves both a buffet and an à la carte menu of Indonesian and international favourites.
Featuring views of the Botanical Gardens, Hotel Santika Bogor’s 153 air-conditioned rooms boast dark wood furnishings and neutral decor. The hotel offers two dining options: the bright and airy Edelweiss Restaurant, serving local specialities and Western dishes; and the cosy Lobby Lounge, which makes the most of the forest views.
The 77-room D’Anaya Hotel is located in the heart of Bogor, yet retains a peaceful, oasis-like ambiance, centred around a leafy pool terrace. Rooms are modern and comfortable, with wooden furnishings and either a mountain or swimming pool view. An on-site restaurant serves international cuisine throughout the day.
The 101 Bogor Suryakancana
4.3/5 (70 Reviews)
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An Instagram-perfect art deco hotel, The 101 Bogor Suryakancana is ideally located for exploring Bogor’s sights and attractions. It is located right on Jalan Suryakancana, Bogor’s Chinatown. Botanical gardens, the presidential palace and Dhanagun temple are also close by. Many of the 153 rooms and suites come with a views of Mount Pangrango or Bogor City.
Located on Jalan Pajajaran in central Bogor, this hotel is close to all the shopping, bars and restaurants, and just moments from the Bogor Botanical Gardens. Rooms are kitted out in classic, neutral decor with all mod cons and the hotel also boasts an array of meeting rooms for business events and weddings, as well as an on-site restaurant.
Enjoy authentic Sundanese cuisine and ultimate relaxation at Begreno Home Boutique Resort, on the outskirts of Bogor. You’ll likely spend most of your time at the swimming pool gazing at the tropical gardens, or dining on local delicacies in the cafe. Be sure to order yourself a floating breakfast.
These recommendations were updated on December 29, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.