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Reviewed 14 October 2014

I stayed two nights at Saraswati and was dreading it based on the reviews here. In fact I was pleasantly surprised by how much better it was in reality. Firstly, it's beautiful, especially the inner courtyard which reminded me of riads in Morocco. Admittedly it is a bit worn around the edges but I thought this added to the charm....

Thank finleo
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Rooms are very dirty Sheets not clean Bed cover has never been cleaned. Room key didn't work. They could not get it to work, so had to give me the emergency key. Prayer speakers are right near the rooms, so you will be woken at 4am. However, its in a good location to visit the temple, the building is quite...

Thank Eric D
Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 24 September 2014

We stayed there because we wanted to have the sunrise tour at Borobudur Temple. Saraswati is ideally located for that purpose. Not more than 5-minute walk to sunrise tour entrance and even closer to main gate for day-entrance. We arrived evening time and I must say the place looked really good in artificial lights. Our room - junior suite -...

1Thank BenjyRochard
New York
Reviewed 20 September 2014

We stayed for at the Saraswati for 2 nights as we explored the Borobudur area. Since it was early September the huge hotel was empty - the first night I think there were only 4 guests - which was a little strange at first, especially because the property feels so grand. The hotel is old, and you can feel that...

Thank cjkran
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 20 September 2014

Like most visitors who want to visit Borobodur we wanted to stay near the monument for ease of getting there to see the sunrise. Based on research most websites would recommend staying at the resort within the compound - but it has very limited rooms. Given our short lead time to our trip, we were glad to have found Saraswati....

1Thank Yummydelight
New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 September 2014

Here is the first thing you need to know about hotel options in Borobodur - there is the Aman ($$$$$$) and then there are budget hotels. In between, and a bit to the higher end is Saraswati & Manohar. The latter, you have to visit, if you want the sunset or sunrise tickets (they sell them) is huge. What we...

1Thank baileydogg
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This hotel is housed within a beautiful building, the main entrance hall/reception lobby/restaurant looks very good as do all the outside spaces - high ceilings, beautiful tiling, flowers, water features etc. However, once you look beyond these the hotel, sadly, doesn't live up to expectation. Our room was impressive in size yet it lacked in basic amenities and while the...

3Thank 001Celia
Paris, France
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night at Saraswati hotel as we wanted to be at 4:30am to see the temple at sunrise. The hotel is just 10min away from the VIP entrance which is great. The rooms are basic with old appliances and the pool doesnt seem quite clean. We were amazed to see that there is few restaurants around. Just small...

Thank the1travelreviewer
Veendam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The last room in the hotel near Borobodur we had booked had technical problems, so Saraswati was an unexpected experience. The hotel had only some suites left. The Manager showed us the Royal Suite and offered a reduction of 15% of the normaal price. (When I looked at Tripadvisor later on it appeared that there were 3 suites left for...

1Thank Pim D
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This is the best place to stay with a family when exploring Borobudur. Yes, there is a hotel on the grounds of the temple, but they don't have a pool. And having a pool is a necessity when traveling with kids. The food here was excellent and inexpensive. We enjoyed lunch by the poolside each day. Has this hotel seen...

1Thank mvmalli

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In Saraswati Borobudur International Boutique Hotel, they make sure that guests feel that Saraswati Borobudur Hotel is just more than just a place to stay, but also has a unique culture, fascinating art, and a great wisdom that can guests bring home to. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Saraswati Borobudur

Address: Jl. Balaputradewa No.10, Borobudur, Magelang, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Java > Central Java > Magelang > Borobudur
Price Range: RM352 - RM656 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Saraswati Borobudur 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“We chose twin share for our group which was perfectly fine. Rooms clean and well equipped”
dani858, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a ground floor closer to reception that was very peaceful. Upstairs would offer some views.”
Sivijs, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Good location to Borobudur”
Phyris, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room at the pool side”
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JordyDB, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“We had a junior room very spacious with 2 bathrooms Lovely cool and quiet Easy connection to their wif”
Goretti56, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
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