5 Best Hotels in Indonesia for History-Loving Couples
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Apart from the beauty of its nature across the islands, Indonesia is rich in cultures and history. Enjoying the tropical beauty is one thing, but now we are opting for the places that infuse beauty, cultures, and history at the same time. So, here are 5 historical hotels in Indonesia that will give you amazing honeymoon experiences.
Hotel Indonesia, Jakarta
Recently renamed as Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, this hotel first operated in 1962, initiated by the first president, Ir. Soekarno. It was prepared as the place to stay for state guests or state dinner – and right in front of the hotel stands the statue of “Selamat Datang”, intended to welcome the guests on the occasion of the 4th Asian Games. There are countless of international head of states that had stayed and enjoyed the state dinner at Hotel Indonesia. Now you can also stay at the heart of Jakarta in this luxurious hotel and learn more about the capital by visiting museums and galleries nearby.
Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel, Bali
Dates back to the 30’s, The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel has been reflecting Indonesian culture through its style, design, and services. Many details in this hotel related to surfing, yachting, fishing, and seafaring are included in the hotel’s décor, meant to evoke a sense of nostalgia, conveying the luxury and sophistication of a boutique design hotel.
Hotel Majapahit, Surabaya
The Hotel Majapahit is a classic landmark institution filled with national pride –where history blends with romance and elegance. Originally built in 1910, its graceful colonial architecture and immaculate landscaped gardens have been the main appeal for travelers, especially when combined with modern facilities and its famous heavenly spa.
The Royal Ambarrukmo, Yogyakarta
Initially a residential place for the royal family, The Royal Ambarrukmo holds the cultures and histories of Indonesia. Built during the late 1850’s, it has a museum and an old pavilion in the complex that has many ancient artifacts. The hotel also has a bathing pool area called Bale Kambang, and the dining room called Gadri –both were considered sacred and only accessible by the Royal Family.
Savoy-Homann Bidakara, Bandung
The Savoy-Homann Bidakara first operated before the 20th century. Figures like Ir. Soekarno, Ho Chi Minh, Jawaharlal Nehru, U Nu and Gamal Abdul Nasser, stayed in the hotel during the first Asian-African Conference in their private Asia-Africa Wing. The hotel kept the majority of the structures that will give the ancient backdrop and interesting place to stay in the capital of Western Java.