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Written by Edira Putri
Co-written by Cisca Lim, Sara Cao, Nadia Crowe
Edited by Candice Neo, Beverly Lennon
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 15 accommodations in the City of Flowers and 3 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. Like your bird nest? Stay in one! – Bubu Jungle Resort
It might seem strange to say that you’re staying in a bird cage, especially one surrounded by forest. The villa at Bubu Jungle Resort looks like a giant rustic bird cage, but, when you enter you’ll see nothing but comfort!
The spacious and modern bedrooms are equipped with luxurious amenities and furniture that will make you feel at home staying here. Sayang Manuk villa is the perfect option for those looking for a private pool and breakfast for two people!
To indulge even more so in the luxury that Bubu Jungle Resort can provide, opt for a night in their Bubu Lauk 5 villa which is equipped with a jacuzzi or Bubu Lauk 1 which is equipped with a heated swimming pool.
Now, that isn’t it all – you can also enjoy a Balinese-style floating breakfast! Or if you’re planning your honeymoon, Bubu Jungle Resort has a special romantic package that will please you and your partner to enjoy!2. Relax in the potting shed – The House Tour Hotel
With just the right combination of urban minimalism and bohemian tropics, The House Tour hotel is the perfect place to base yourself whilst exploring the up and coming bustling city of Bandung!
Using the concept of a Bed & Breakfast, this space proves to be a home away from home! Comfortable, inviting, and incredibly Instagrammable, it almost feels as though you never want to leave because you’re so at ease with your surroundings. Did I mention that breakfast in bed is very much a thing here?!
Located less than 15 minutes from the city centre, convenience is just one of many winning qualities of this adorable little boutique hotel. Surrounded by many unique cafes as well, you’ll never go hungry whilst staying here! Plus, they have one of the most photo-worthy cafes right here at the property – don’t miss on checking out The Potting Shed to grab a meal in a glasshouse!
3. 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.
4. You won’t be able to contain your happiness here – Kollektiv Hotel
Made from re-designed truck containers, this hotel is modern. Yet thanks to the addition of several layers of greenery around banisters, in corners, and even straight through the middle of the lobby, Kollektiv Hotel is the perfect blend of style, comfort, and serenity!
Each inch of this hotel oozes tranquility, and walking through it looks as though it would make you feel at absolute peace. As you come back from a busy day shopping around Bandung’s factory outlets, the greenery helps to put you in a restful mindset.
Comfy beds await you at the end of your small journey through the hotel, ready for you to hop in and float away to dreamland!
5. Immerse in absolute nature – Dusun Bambu
Imagine being surrounded by structures made completely of bamboo, a material that’s known to evoke sensations of peace, and make you feel closer to nature! At Dusun Bambu, that’s exactly what you can expect, as well as a gorgeous lake to provide cooling effects of water.
Spend some time exploring the grounds, you can hike the hills, venture over the paddy fields, and take a boat trip out to some adorable lakeside huts! The rooms are made to look like traditional village houses, letting you fully experience the culture that Bandung has to offer.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, opt to stay in their camping grounds and get much closer to nature! It’s so much fun for families too!
6. Immerse in local culture – Kamojang Green Hotel & Resort (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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7. 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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8. Find a little bit of Europe in Bandung! – The Batik Bed and Coffee
If you’re from the UK like me (or simply fancy the country), and you’re craving a little bit of home on your holiday, look no further than The Batik Bed! They have a union jack couch ready for you to lounge on, accompanied by the classic English telephone boxes, talk about a home away from home!
Apart from the classics, this hotel also features some other cool, eclectic interior design choices. From the floor tiles to the wide variety of wall hangings, you really could spend an hour or two marvelling at the art!
Their rooms are adorably colourful, and despite not being the most grand of hotels, if you’re just looking for a comfortable place to get your beauty sleep, then this place would be optimal!
9. Stay cool in a shipping container – Chara Hotel
Container hotels seem to be the new in thing, and why not? They reduce waste, are industrially chic, and super Instagrammable! Chara Hotel is exactly that, with a minimalistic design, spacious rooms, and what looks to be a delicious selection of meals so what more could you ask for?
When on holiday, you only really need a place to sleep. You’ll be way too busy roaming the streets, exploring the nature of Bandung, and discovering new experiences! Chara Hotel is the ultimate place to do that, just let them take care of your beauty sleep, and you focus on having fun!
10. Pretend to be an alien – Bobobox Bandung
Something that’s recently taken the world by storm, possibly due to its compact size, cheap prices, or alien-like feeling, are capsule hotels! Bobobox Indonesia is a chain of capsule hotels all over Indonesia, and one of them happens to be in Bandung!
The best part about Bobobox is that it’s fully tech savvy, you get a little panel inside your capsule where you can control everything! From the colour of the neon lights in your room to making sure your room is secure using an app on your phone, this place is next level.
Another great aspect of capsule hotels, is the ability to connect and meet with other travellers! Discover new experiences, get reviews firsthand, and go on adventures together!
11. Glamping with a view in the highlands: Trizara Resorts
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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12. 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!
13. 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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14. Feed the goldfish from your water villa – Kampung Sampireun Resort & Spa (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!
15. 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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16. 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?
17. 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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18. Chill atop the lotus pond – Kampung Sumber Alam (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.