Preserved history of Indonesia: long-standing and ancient hotels

Prambanan The history of some hotels in the country is associated with the names of kings and presidents. Royal Ambarrukmo in Yogyakarta was one of the residences of the Royal family. It was used as a reception hall during the colonial era. The building was converted into a hotel by the order of President Sukarno and king Hamengkubuwono IX in the 60s. Majapahit in Surabaya in Java was built by a Dutch family in 1910. The Japanese occupied it during the Japanese occupation. The Dutch returned and hoisted their flag. This caused violent protests and the storming of the building by local youth. Hotel Salak The Heritage in Bogor was built by a Dutch family in 1856. It was used by the Japanese during the war of independence. The hotel was reopened in 1948.
Photo of The Valley Resort Hotel, Bandung The Valley Resort, Bandung The Valley Resort offers travelers to spend a few days in atmosphere of yesteryear. Rooms feature amazing decoration of wood; there is gorgeous parquet on the floor and furniture decorated with exquisite hand carvings. All rooms have wooden beds complemented by a canopy or an authentic cover. The adjacent area is occupied by a picturesque garden equipped with a gazebo and a welcoming terrace.
Taman Wana Villas & Spa, Bali Taman Wana Villas & Spa provides an opportunity to study the bright national traditions. The lodge occupies an elegant stone building with numerous terraces. Each of the rooms has refined furniture in the style of the past and a huge king-size bed. The walls and the ceiling are made of wood. Open terraces and balconies decorated in oriental style and adorned with amazing sculptures are of particular interest. There are luxury two-storey villas with a bedroom on the second floor under a circular thatched roof. Guests can get acquainted with gastronomic traditions of the region in one of three upscale restaurants.
Photo of Hotel Puri Royan, Denpasar Hotel Puri Royan, Denpasar A spectacular historical building which managed to have many primordial elements of its architecture preserved, houses the Hotel Puri Royan . The accommodation option has 14 rooms each of which is unique. Some rooms are fitted with beautiful vintage furniture of rich fabric upholstery, while others feature unique antique paintings. The hotel has a cozy restaurant serving national cuisine, the hall of which was also furnished with antique wooden furniture and decorated with interesting paintings.
Photo of GH Universal Hotel Bandung, Bandung GH Universal Hotel Bandung, Bandung A unique building in Renaissance style is occupied by GH Universal Hotel Bandung ; the former is a real tourist attraction. The atmosphere in the hotel is as unique, as its appearance does. The building is surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens. The courtyard is full of charm; it’s equipped with a seating area that has a pool surrounded by sculptures, historic and landscape decorations. Spacious rooms with panoramic windows are arranged with elegant old-style furniture. Connoisseurs of luxury will be able to stay in one of the suites with a fireplace.
Photo of Tirtagangga Water Palace Villas, Tirtagangga Tirtagangga Water Palace Villas, Bali Tirtagangga Water Palace Villas is decorated in accordance with traditions of the past centuries. It’s situated in the picturesque village of Amalpura. The lodge offers a choice of three villas decorated in traditional style. Premises are arranged with genuine antique furniture, a large part of which is made by order. The walls of the hotel house a rich collection of works of art and antique dishes. In the garden guests can see amazing stone sculptures. Despite an abundance of antique elements, the hotel doesn’t lack modern luxury. Each villa is equipped with an outdoor terrace with a small pool. All guests can visit a massage parlor.
Photo of Grand Chandra Hotel, Denpasar Grand Chandra Hotel, Denpasar History fans will be thrilled by the warm Grand Chandra Hotel , located in the very center of the city. The spacious rooms of this hotel are decorated in a contemporary style and designed with works of local artists. In the public areas of the hotel, on the one hand, you can see many priceless antique pieces of decoration. Handcrafted antique furniture, beautiful stone sculptures executed in the national style, rare lamps, and a variety of wooden decor elements are just some of the antiques that are hidden within the walls of the hotel.
Photo of The Victoria Guesthouse, Bandung The Victoria Guesthouse, Bandung A rich collection of antiques is a hallmark of The Victoria Guesthouse . It occupies a spectacular modern building with white facade. Rooms of the hotel were designed taking into account traditions of the past centuries. Luxury portieres, vintage reading lamps, wicker chairs and handmade parquet floor are just a few elements of historic decor, which can be seen around premises. Guests will be able to choose a lovely room designed in shades of pearl. It comes with a huge bed with a high painted headboard and ottomans upholstered in velvet. There is a cozy lounge combined with a library, where there is a decent collection of old paintings and clocks.
Photo of Hotel Tugu Bali, Canggu Hotel Tugu Bali, Bali Guests will be able to spend a few days in the sophisticated historical atmosphere in Hotel Tugu Bali . The lodge is set in a well-kept garden, which has a large artificial pond and a swimming pool with crystal clear water. The atmosphere at the hotel resembles the national art museum, as it’s possible to see handmade decorations and artwork everywhere. Lovely furniture made of precious wood, paintings in carved frames, colorful wall panels and handicrafts could be seen in all rooms and public areas. Hotel Tugu Bali is one of the few hotels in Bali, where rooms are furnished with genuine antiques.
Photo of Monica Bali Villa, Denpasar Monica Bali Villa, Denpasar Despite the fact that the Monica Bali Villa was opened in a spectacular modern villa, the most beautiful traditions of past centuries were taken into account when executing its design. Some evidence of that is the fact that all its rooms are furnished with genuine antique furniture made of precious wood, thanks to the most talented artisans. Being designed with carved furniture is not the only decoration of the rooms; you can also see beautiful paintings, antique clocks, and mirrors in carved frames. There are likewise romantic rooms that feature large colonial canopy beds.
Photo of Taman Suci Suite & Villas, Denpasar Taman Suci Suite & Villas, Denpasar The comfortable hotel Taman Suci Suite & Villas will also charm guests with its unique historical atmosphere. Following the traditions of past years, every room and public area of the hotel features decoration made exclusively from natural dark wood and precious marble. This hotel has well-preserved, a courtyard with interesting landscape decorations and sculptures made of stone. If you love water, you will be pleased to learn that there is an outdoor pool in the courtyard.
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