Visiting Borobudur is always a special moment of any trip to Indonesia, but being able to see it from your breakfast table and your bedroom elevates the experience to another level. Plataran is one of only two hotels that overlook the Buddhist temple, which is a huge draw! Not only does it have breathtaking views, but the hotel itself offers great service and uniquely decorated rooms. Located on the hills of Tanjungan Village, Magelang in Central Java, it is an easy 5 minute drive to Borobudur temple and is approximately one and a half hours from Yogyakarta. Each of the Villas and Cabanas have been designed in a natural way with each room differing from the next, and all are very spacious. Our personal favourites are the Pool Villas and the Grand Pool Villa that have views of the temples, the rest have views of the surrounding Menoreh hills and the lush teak forests. There is a main restaurant in an old colonial styled house where all of the meals are served or you can eat in your room. The restaurant overlooks the swimming pool which has partial Borobudur views. The Padma Spa is a triumph with a wide range of treatments and each treatment room, decorated in local cultural décor, has views of Borobudur. They also have a very basic gym.
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To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.