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Written by Edira Putri
Co-written by Cisca Lim, Sara Cao
Edited by Candice Neo
Want to travel to a quirky place, but tired of the tourist crowds in Bali?
Why don’t you head on to the next famous spot in Indonesia – Bandung?
Bandung is not only great for its shopping, but just like Bali, you can actually find unique accommodations to stay in!
We have curated 12 accommodations in the City of Flowers and 4 accommodations in Garut, which is just a 2.5 hours drive away from Bandung, in case you’re feeling adventurous.
Trust us, you’ll fall in love with these special stays.
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
1. Immerse in local culture – Kamojang Green Hotel & Resort (From USD $66, Located in Garut)
A hidden paradise in Garut, Kamojang Green Hotel & Resort offers you an experience second to none.
There’s just something very inexplicable about this place – perhaps it’s the rejuvenating aura or the smell of crisp fresh air that is simply alluring.
The staff here at Kamojang Green Hotel & Resort are passionate about what they do and believe in providing quality customer service.
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Friendly and attentive, they are always willing to go the extra mile for you.
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Here, you can immerse yourself in traditional Sudanese village style living, with a mountainous view as your perfect backdrop.
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There are also various recreational activities such as fishing and watersports that you can enjoy.
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Glamping? Now it’s glamping with a view!
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At Trizara Resorts in Lembang (45 minutes’ drive from Bandung’s city centre), you can relax in the luxurious tents with fully equipped bedding, bathroom and facilities.
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If your kids love playing in the water, they can do so at the resort, where they can indulge in the gorgeous green surrounding and lovely chilly weather. The most recommended time to swim here is in the mornings or afternoons because it gets pretty cold in the evenings.
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Other than their unique tents, Trizara Resorts also redefines family sunset time! You can gather around the bonfire while singing along to camping songs. Doesn’t that remind you of your old school days? Alternatively, you can picnic in the huge park, do yoga or simply lose yourselves in the cool atmosphere of Lembang.
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Staying fit during your holiday also gets super easy with their sports facilities such as biking, archery, and more!
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3. Family glamping in the pine forest valley – Legok Kondang Lodge
Kids innately love nature. All you need to do is to expose them to natural landscapes when they are young!
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And where better to do it than an at outdoor camp? Well, in a tent with the comfort of a luxury hotel! You can do just that at Legok Kondang Lodge.
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Here, each tent is furnished with plush bedding, fluffy pillows, thick blankets, television and a private bathroom!
The tent is not the only amazing thing in this lodge. Your kids will love all the exciting activities designed to make them fall in love with nature.
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Try fishing with bare hands or feeding cute rabbits and deer!
As for adults, get your adrenaline rush through outdoor adventures such as trekking, rafting or paintball.
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And at the end of the day, simply unwind together by the bonfire while munching on the delicious barbeque dishes!
With temperatures generally ranging from 15° C to 20° C, you can be sure the weather is lovely and chilly. Glamping Legok Kondang is located 700 metres away from the nearest village, and there are different categories of tents you can choose from, depending on the luxury level you prefer!
4. Wake up to the tea plantations: Glamping Lakeside Rancabali
Remember Phinisi Resto in southern Bandung, the unique family friendly restaurant inspired by the traditional Bugis-Makassar ship, where you can dine with breathtaking views of peaceful Ciwidey in Bandung?
Phinisi Restro consists of both an indoor and outdoor area. Sit in the outdoor area to enjoy the beautiful stretch of panoramic tea plantation and the soothing view of Situ Patenggang Lake. Your kids can even pose as pirates on the deck with the steering wheel!
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And guess what, this cool restaurant is situated in the same area with the trending Glamping Lakeside Rancabali. You can spend the night in the luxurious tent with the most complete facilities by the lakeside of Situ Patenggang.
Imagine waking up to the spectacular view and enjoying fresh cool air all day.
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As an inhouse guest, you can stroll around the tea plantation (known as their “Tea Walk”). You can also participate in other exciting activities such as paintball, rafting, touring Kawah Putih, and even off-road adventures, and they are all pretty affordable!
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5. Sleep by the trees and the lake – Sapulidi Sawah Cafe, Resort & Gallery
Surrounded by slopes of lush greenery and a gorgeous lake, Sapulidi is the best therapeutic place for you to recharge and get some peace and quiet away from the city.
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Where else can be more perfect for that much-yearned-for getaway with your loved one?
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The rooms are mostly made of wood, and even each room has a unique name – Putri No’ong, Kembang Desa, Congklak, and many more – all derived from Sundanese culture and folklores.
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6. Feed the deers and camp – Grafika Cikole
Grafika Cikole offers a unique and authentic ‘camping experience’, if you wish to experience the outdoors and nature, yet still enjoy the convenience and comfort of a hotel.
And if you really want to be literally in a tent, you can choose to stay in a comfy one with nice bedding.
This is the place to launch yourself into plenty of outdoor activities in the woods, and you can even feed the deers!
There are also plenty of kid-friendly activities – ranging from horse riding and flying fox, to tree top adventures and more!
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7. Feed the goldfish from your water villa – Kampung Sampireun Resort & Spa (From USD $153, located in Garut)
Tropical Garden Lust – that’s the theme of this resort.
You’ll know why when you rest your eyes on the water bungalows constructed from bamboos and coconut roofing.
In the morning, before breakfast, several canoes will cruise past your bungalow to bring the traditional snack Surabi (traditional pancake) to your villa balcony.
At night, you can have a candle light dinner by the lake with your loved one – how romantic is that?
And you can even feed goldfish from your balcony!
8. Step into the lake from your traditional villa – Danau Dariza Resort – Hotel (From USD $59, located in Garut)
At Danau Dariza, the steps from your villa lead directly into the man-made lake – almost like a water villa you can find in the Maldives.
The façade of the villas is decorated and designed with Indonesian traditional culture and heritage.
Don’t forget to make full use of the facilities – there’s a tennis court, kayaks and a swimming pool with slides.
And your kids will love the swan water bicycle rides on the lake!
9. Be transported to the Italian Renaissance – GH Universal Hotel
Located in the heart of Bandung, this classic European-style hotel will make you feel like you’re in Europe itself!
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With marble tiled floors and a rooftop café named Belle Vue, your trip to Bandung can’t be fancier.
Now here’s our crazy proposal – why don’t you save on those expensive plane tickets to Europe, and travel to Bandung instead?
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You can immerse in the same atmosphere at GH Universal.
There is even a pet inn, where you can play with the 60 dogs in the compound. Guess what, the dogs also get their own special pool to swim in!
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10. At the Vantage Point of the Valley – Dulang Resort and Resto (From USD $39)
Take a dip in the pool and unwind with a cocktail, as your eyes feast on a mesmerising view of paddy fields and city lights in the horizon.
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You can still enjoy the breathtaking view while dining on a patio hanging over the edge of the pool.
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As it’s on higher ground, you’ll be greeted with a morning mist when you wake.
The Dulang Resort is also designed to deliver the impression of a wooden cabin in the middle of nowhere – a perfect place to recharge.
11. Pick strawberries at your doorstep – Sawung Gawir Restaurant and Bungalow Ciwidey
Looking for an even more authentic experience with the Joglos?
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At Sawung Gawir, not only are the Joglos bungalow-styled, but the walls are also made of woven bamboos – very much like the real traditional thing in Indonesia.
You can even pick strawberries at the neighbouring farms!
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Each of these bungalows have a capacity for 6 persons.
12. Five-star traditional village experience – Jadul Adarapura Resort & Spa
This old-school beautiful village and resort showcases a rich culture of heritage, with original Javanese architecture that’s fully outfitted with five-star amenities.
The interior of the place is also adorned with Javanese designs and furniture, so you can get an authentic Javanese experience during your stay.
Are you tempted already?
13. Stay in a Liverpool-themed hotel – Stevie G Hotel
Regardless of whether you are a Liverpool fan, you can find the answer to a perfect getaway at the Stevie G Hotel.
The hotel owner is a huge fan of the Reds, and therefore named the hotel in honour of the Antfield captain – Steven Gerrard.
But even if you don’t know and don’t care about soccer, you’ll still be charmed by the quirky-themed rooms.
And check out the pair of sheep at the lobby!
How much more random can it get?
14. Over the mountains and valley – Vila Air Natural Resort
Located in a valley between Mt. Burangrang and Mt. Tangkuban Perahu, Vila Air is the ideal retreat from the heat and the busy city.
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With rates starting from only USD $190 for a room for six people, this is the perfect choice for you and your friends or family!
With its open-air design and private terrace for each villa, the place feels like it’s made for tranquillity.
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From your villa, you can also overlook the panoramic vistas of the Tangkuban Perahu Mountain.
15. Journey back in time: Imah Seniman, Lembang
Imah Seniman, or ‘artist’s dwelling’ in English, provides a peek into the traditional Sundanese riverside cottages.
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Here, you can enjoy activities ranging from outbound tracks to a pampering spa.
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Almost like an accommodation that would cost you twice as much!
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16. Chill atop the lotus pond – Kampung Sumber Alam (From USD $44, located in Garut)
Who says you can’t stay in a water villa in Garut?
At Kampung Sumber Alam, the bungalows overlook the lotus pond – a beautiful sight to calm the mind and the body.
Bask in the lush greenery and scenery – this is where time truly stands still.