Our journey to Borobudur Temple was made even more special with the utmost hospitality from the people of Atria Hotel & Conference Magelang, Indonesia.
Right from the entrance lobby, I found myself in awe and astounded by a warm welcome, of great music and cultural dance presentation from the little kids. We’ve been to a lot of places in Indonesia and stayed in different hotels but I must say this is one of the most memorable stay that I ever experienced. Atria Hotel is located in the city of Magelang, in Central Java, close to one of the most well known temple not only Indonesia but in the world, the Borobudur temple, which only takes 15 minutes to reach the place. Hotel is perfectly located near the shopping malls too. A hotel with intricate and modern interior design, this four star hotel is certainly best suited for business travelers, providing great facilities that can cater and hold events with large number of people, may it be a big conference, meetings or even gatherings for special occasions like weddings. It’s a big modern hotel with conference facilities which can accommodate up to two thousand one hundred people and a perfect wedding venue that can hold up to one thousand five hundred guests.
Best warm experience, service at its finest, Atria Hotel Conference Magelang is definitely the perfect hotel choice! Hotel is an easy reach situated in the heart of Magelang City. It is located in a strategic area, near the supermarket, shopping malls, ATM, drug stores, souvenir shops, golf course and food place.
Accessibility from the Airport: It’s an hour drive from Adisucipto International Airport going to the hotel. Transportation by bus (Damri Bus), one way fare would costs Rp 45.000 per head. If by taxi, it will cost at around Rp 250.000 to Rp 300.000 or if by airport transfer, around Rp 500.000. Hotel do also offer airport transfer with surcharge.
Dead tired for the whole day activity and all the flights and bus rides, everyone’s relieved, amazed and surprised by a feast like scenario at the entrance lobby. The traditional dance that they’ve prepared and shown to us is by far the happiest and grandest welcome we’ve ever received in our entire trip to Indonesia! Lively cultural performance from the cute little kids accompanied by traditional music, that surely did make us feel very welcome! Big wide smiles everywhere, from the lobby area, elevator, hallways, and restaurant, treating every guests with a warm, friendly and generous act. Speaking of generosity, they even gave us a present, a special paper holder display, design inspired by a Hindu epic story character, Puntadewa. Staff genuinely providing customer service excellence, one great factor that makes Atria Hotel one of the best!
Atria is a decent four star hotel suited specially for business travelers and even other types of traveler who wants time saving and convenient traveling around the best sites and attractions in the city. Hotel has 144 sophisticated spacious rooms: 130 Superior Room, 12 Deluxe Room and 2 Suite Room.
Where I stayed: SUPERIOR ROOM Overview: A 25 sq m room embellished with fine intricate wall designs, big comfy bed, writing desk on a corner and a flat screen television with local and international channels. Well provided guest room amenities and comfort facilities, room has its own safety box, an IDD phone, free WiFi access, minibar, coffee and tea making facilities and a universal electrical outlet. En suite bathrooms with complete amenities, guest toiletries provided, bathroom with shower, a hair dryer and toilet with handheld bidet.
Perfect choice for: Business travelers
Notable feature: Spacious working area with lounge chair, sleek desk and good lighting in the room well suited for business travelers.
On Spotlight: The Pamiluto Restaurant and The Truntum Lobby Bar A great start of our day began with a breakfast buffet in Pamiluto Restaurant serving vast array of fine Indonesian cuisines and even Western. It’s a chic spacious restaurant with the serene sounds of Gamelan played live by the locals, definitely the perfect feel of local ambiance as you savor each dish. Aside from the usual buffet tables at the center, wooden food carts were parked along the sides. This is where the interesting traditional food were displayed, very unique and quite inviting! Hotel has also a bar, Truntum Lobby Bar, which plays live music every Monday to Saturday.
Unforgettable food experience…
Meal is not complete without this deep fried prawn cracklings of Indonesia, very simple yet truly a delectable appetizer.
Dessert Gethuk Gondok
Hotel amenities and services available include a bar, fitness center, free parking space, free WiFi access, restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, room service, car hire, shuttle service (surcharge), airport transfer (surcharge), 24-hour front desk assistance, luggage storage, concierge service, babysitting/child services, laundry service, dry cleaning, ironing service, fax/photocopying and of course, boutique, meeting/banquet facilities and VIP room facilities.
When visiting Magelang, Indonesia…
Climate in Indonesia is almost entirely tropical whereas insects like mosquitoes thrive the most so better be ready with simple protection by bringing mosquito repellent. Tropical regions like Magelang, Indonesia has often hot weather so you need to always keep a bottle of water in hand to refresh yourself and prevent heat stress. Keep your self cool by wearing light clothes and match it up with a hat and a pair of sunglasses as protection from the heat and light of the sun.
When staying at Atria Hotel Magelang…
Book a better hotel room, ask what is the best view room. Make your stay extra special by choosing a room with the best view. Take the higher floors facing East to get a view of the sunrise over the mountain horizon.
Shop in their Batik Boutique. You don’t even need to go out of the hotel to find for souvenirs since the hotel has its own Batik store, ‘bateeq’, a classic collection of Batik for men, women and children.
Take advantage of hotel offers and promotions online. Room, food and beverage promotions are being offered in the hotel.
Wander around the hotel. Great display of traditional arts are displayed on each elevator hallway, a proud showcase of their very own craft. Soothing sound of Gamelan, a traditional Javanese ensemble music, played by locals at the lobby area. Lots to do and lots to see! From shopping, unwinding, recreation, thrill and excitement, the city of Magelang has it all!
If you are looking for…
Landmark – The ever famous Borobudur Temple, hailed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Fine details of architecture, stone carvings depicting life of Buddha. One of the best spot to witness sunrise. Temple is a fifteen minute drive from the hotel.
Outdoor activity – If seeking for a more thrilling activity, why not try river rafting or tubing in Progo River or Elo River. Fun splash of waters with guide, safety equipment and gears provided , definitely an incredible experience! Another option is the Kyai Langgeng Park, a perfect escape for the family. Water Park is just 10 minutes drive from the hotel.
Shopping Mall – Hotel is just nine minutes walk to most popular shopping mall, food place and entertainment complex in Magelang, the Armada Town Square.
Golf course – 10 minutes drive from the hotel and you’ll reach the 5 star golf club of Magelang, the Borobudur International Golf And Country Club (BIGCC), with 18 hole course. Experience pure enjoyment, leisure and relaxation in the elegant yet serene ambiance of this place.
A Note of Gratitude: Thanks to the entire staff of Atria Hotel Magelang for the great quality service and utmost hospitality. Special thanks to Mr. Chandra Irawan for making sure that we had an incredible stay and for answering all my queries. More power to your company and looking forward to seeing you all again!
Note: The hotel stay is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, but the opinions in this review are my own.
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