Bet ya didn’t know that Bandung holds the nickname “Paris of Java
”, did you? This was because early Dutch inhabitants had pushed for the development of the city and did so in the style of their European hometowns. Now, the capital of West Java has not lost any of its old country charms with its beautiful natural landscapes still attracting tourists. Bandung is between 1300 to 2000 meters above sea level making it the coolest Indonesian city and a great place to escape from the heat of Jakarta!
What could be more enticing than to stay someplace where these natural landscapes are the visual locus? ?
Here are our top ten picks for accommodations with spectacular views nestled in Bandung’s nature?
P.S. You have to
visit other amazing sights Bandung has to offer
1. Villa Air Natural Resort
A vacation in nature could certainly guide you towards a state of zen and at the Japanese-inspired Villa Air Natural Resort, serenity comes at no extra cost! Just breathe in the fresh Lembang air and enjoy a comfortable, relaxing stay.
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The resort overlooks the panoramic vistas of Mount Tangkuban Perahu as it is located in the evergreen valley between Mt. Tangkuban Perahu & Mt. Burangrang.
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Villa Air also offers onsite leisure activities where you can liaise with their staff for horseback riding, taking a tour through a nearby tea plantation, swimming in the outdoor pool and others. So you can stay comfortably within the resort while knowing an exciting activity is available right around the corner.
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Vila Istana Bunga Complex, Jl. Kolonel Masturi, Kilometers 9, Lembang, Bandung, Indonesia, 40599
2. Dusun Bambu Bandung
Dusun Bambu features the most picturesque family leisure park at the foot of Burangrang Mountain. Think serene lake, tall trees, laughing children running down green fields. This is definitely the
place to bring the entire family for a day out in nature☺️
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These innovative nest-like structures are open spaces if you wish to have a picnic at the park.
: The main attraction of Dusun Bambu is their leisure park so you can expect large family groups spending quality time there, especially during the weekends.
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The accommodation units at Dusun Bambu differ from each other; only some units feature a seating area and/or terrace and only some units have a kitchenette. Be sure to communicate your needs before making a booking!
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Cycling is a popular choice of activity and bike hire is available at the property.
Jl. Kolonel Masturi KM.11, Situ Lembang, Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40551, Indonesia
3. SanGria Resort
This mountainside sanctuary may be tucked in beautiful natural reserves but it is a mere 12km from the city center - making SanGria Resort the perfect base to explore local points of interest. These places include Boscha Observatorium, Jendela Alam, and De Ranch. Relax as you soak in SanGria’s infinity pool which comes with the view of the wonderful mountaintop greenery?
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After a tiring day out, you can look forward to retreating back to one of the peaceful rooms the resort offers which boasts a majestic view of the rich nature surrounding you!
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SanGria also offers sauna, spa and massage facilities so you can expect to be thoroughly pampered and revitalised here.
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With an ideal location and facilities to match, SanGria Resort hits the spot in many ways.
Jl. Hortikultura Lembang, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
4. Legok Kondang Lodge
For a totally new experience in Bandung, why not try glamping here at Legok Kondang Lodge? For those who don’t know, glamping is the amalgamation of “glamorous” and “camping”. It brings the concept of connecting with nature through camping without giving up the convenient amenities of modern life.
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At Legok Kondang Lodge, the glamping-style accommodation definitely lets you have the best of both worlds: staying out in nature while still being comfortable in your “tent”!
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Chill out at the benches as you sip a cuppa or bond with your loved ones - all under the blanket of stars above you ?
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Legok Kondang Lodge also offers many other onsite leisure activities: feed deers and rabbits, go paintballing, hiking and swimming. Who says camping is all work and no fun? ?
Jalan Kurunangan, Lebak Muncang, Ciwidey, Lebakmuncang, Ciwidey, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40973, Indonesia
5. Jadul Adarapura Resort
For an exotic touch of Bandung, Jadul Adarapura Resort is designed to pleased the eyes. The resort’s iconic lotus ponds set the scene of a beautiful getaway into a peaceful nature enclave. As you strut down the wooden boardwalk, feel as though you’re entering a nature wonderland!
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Immerse in a rustic Indonesian experience with the Joglo-style villas furnished with Javanese designs and furniture?
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To round off a truly Indonesian experience, soak yourself in your very own stone bathtub - one that you probably can only find right here at Adarapura Resort!
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Jalan Sersan Bajuri No.45, Cihideung, Parongpong, Cihideung, Bandung Barat, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40559, Indonesia
6. Imah Seniman Resort & Villa
Escape into the cool crisp air of the valleyside over at Imah Seniman Resort & Villa. With their traditional Javanese-style villas situated by the lake, you'd wake up to the soothing sounds of gently cascading waters? Don't pinch yourself though! You'd be glad to know this isn't a dream?
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Ceiling-high windows maximise the scenic views of the lake into your room. You can experience the serenity of the nature around you - right from your room! The local heritage artwork featured around the property make up for that added tinge of Indonesian authenticity.
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This one's perfect for that much needed alone time with your loved one!
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But even when you’re nestled in nature, Imah Seniman is not far from the city center should you miss the bustle of city life. Town attractions such as Jendela Alam, Boscha Observatorium and Kampung Gajah Wonderland are all within easy reach. Imah Seniman is also a 30-minute drive to Tangkuban Perahu Volcano.
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Jalan Kolonel Masturi No.8, Lembang, Bandung, Indonesia
7. Padma Hotel Bandung
Perched atop the highland city of Bandung, the elegant Padma Hotel Bandung offers a tranquil stay with a spectacular unobstructed valley view all around the hotel. Experience living in the divine nature that you can see from your own room☺️
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Wake up to a view of the pool that comes with a full view of the abundant green valley. You'd definitely be enticed by the fresh crisp air and cool mountainous temperature!
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The hotel also offers family-oriented, kid-friendly activities such as animal feeding.
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: As Padma Hotel Bandung is located in a relatively private area on a hill, there is only one main road accessible to and from the hotel. You may wish to check on traffic conditions beforehand to ensure you don’t get stuck on the road.
(+62) 22 203 0333
Jl. Ranca Bentang 56-58, Ciumbuleuit, Bandung
8. Saung Gawir
Fancy picking fresh strawberries while in Bandung? At Saung Gawir, you can stay at a Joglo-style bungalow that features traditional bamboo-woven walls and pick strawberries at neighbouring farms!
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Fun fact: Because Bandung is located near a volcano, its soils are suitable for various plantations as composite minerals breakdown of volcanic residue makes for fertile land.
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But aside that, each of these bungalow at Saung Gawir has a capacity of up to six adults so gather your family/friends and enjoy the sights of nature away from the bustle of the city together.
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It costs about 5000 Rupiah for the strawberry plucking activity but you may wish to check when strawberry season is in the region first before paying.
(+62) 8122 113 3664
Jalan Raya Ciwidey, Rancabali KM. 05, Alam Endah, Ciwidey, Bandung, Indonesia
9. Novus Giri Puncak Resort
A tea plantation in front and Mount Gede at the back, Novus Giri Puncak Resort is a resort surrounded by lush greenery! The crisp, refreshing Cipanas air sure seals the deal on providing the perfect ambiance of nature for the resort☺️
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The resort houses rooms with different views (pool-side, valley and garden) so be sure to check with the reception if you have a preference.
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Here, you have close to no reason to leave the resort - especially when they house so many activities! There's a rabbit village, flying fox, kids' club and even a movie night?
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(+62) 263-511 511
Sindanglaya no. 180, Cipanas, Sindangjaya, Cipanas, Kabupaten Cianjur, Jawa Barat 43253, Indonesia
10. Trizara Resorts
If the aforementioned glamping resort is not for you, perhaps you would fancy glamping at Trizara Resorts! This three-hectare luxury camp site at the peak of Lembang allows you to enjoy nature without distractions. With no television in the tents to keep you entertained, it’s time to get outside and try out activities like morning yoga, zumba and outdoor boxing!
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You get a comfortable bed with clean linens, a private fully-equipped bathroom, and even floorboards - all inside a giant waterproof tent.
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With the mountain temperature that can drop to 17 degrees Celsius, you’ll be happy to enjoy the weather outdoors or in the comfort of your own tent - with your loved ones?
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Jl. Pasirwangi Wetan, Lembang, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Lembang, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Leave Jakarta and Bali for the next vacation - Indonesia has more to offer than just the city and tourist crowds! Escape the heat and hustle of the hectic life here in wonderful Bandung where you will be amazed at how beautiful the views of nature are at these spectacular accommodations☺️