The place actually is a resort with swimming pool, dining area. I stayed here for a short Business trip. In the evening it is nice for sitting on the terrace enjoying the weather and a nice cold drink.
Unfortunately, the area is not so inviting for newcomers to Indonesia. During my stay, I had very little time to explore the area, but it seems there is more to explore if you enjoy tasting some Indonesia life.
Being residents of Salatiga we only go here for the pool or an occasional dinner. Expat friends on business whose company pays, prefer to stay here. The very best and the most expensive Salatiga has to offer. Yet not expensive if you consider that for the price you get only mediocre accommodation in Europe.
Rates start at Rp 750,000 net for a double. A bungalow for two costs Rp 900,000 or Rp 1,100,000, and there are two luxurious suites for Rp 1,650,000. All prices exclusive of 21% tax and service, but you may ask for an off-season discount. Or check out the package deals on the website (honeymoon e.g.).
Unique Quality: The resort is situated on 2.4 ha of land with a brook (Kali Ngaglik) running through the middle, on walking distance of Salatiga town centre (1.5 km from the market). Beautifully designed by a local architect, in a tropical garden setting, it has everything you can think of: spa, sauna, steam bath, whirlpool, swimming pools, tennis court, fitness center, bar, international restaurant, Japanese restaurant, kids club, and more.
It was built only recently, official opening was in March 2005. The owner made his fortune building car bodies in Magelang. He is also an antiques collector: Javanese, Chinese and colonial antiques make up a large part of the furniture.
NOTE: If you find this resort attractive, you might also consider Balemong resort in nearby Ungaran.
Directions: Jalan Jendral Sudirman is Salatiga's main shopping street. Follow this street south (direction Solo). At about 1.5 km from the market Laras Asri is on your left.
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman No. 335, Salatiga
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Address: Jalan Jenderal Sudirman No. 335, Salatiga, Indonesia