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Cempaka Guest House

Jl. Medang Kamulan No 8B, Borobudur, Magelang 56553 Indonesia
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3.5
#7 of 15 guest houses in Borobudur
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.2 of 5 bubbles
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly guest house in Borobudur, look no further than Cempaka Guest House Borobudur.

Close to some of Borobudur's most popular landmarks, such as Rhema Hill (1.4 mi) and Chicken Church (1.7 mi), Cempaka Guest House Borobudur is a great destination for tourists.

Rooms at Cempaka Guest House Borobudur provide air conditioning and a desk, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Cempaka Guest House Borobudur guests have access to 24 hour front desk, room service, and a convenience store. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Cempaka Guest House Borobudur.

Borobudur has plenty of cafes. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Paksi Coffee House and Alea Coffeeshop, which are serving up some great dishes.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Borobudur Temple (0.4 mi), Manohara Sunrise (0.5 mi), and Banyu Bening Art House (0.5 mi), which are all within walking distance of the guest house.

The staff at Cempaka Guest House Borobudur looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Spa
Convenience store
Secured parking
Wifi
Horseback riding
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
English, Indonesian

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Jl. Medang Kamulan No 8B, Borobudur, Magelang 56553 Indonesia
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Justin L wrote a review Oct 2017
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands60 contributions57 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We've stayed at this accomodation for one (short) night to visit the borobodur. For this purpose it is fine, don't expect to much of it. The room is very small, basicaly it's just a bed with a couple of inches around it. The bathroom is old, and the showertemperature is hard to get right. Staff was very friendly and arranged our sunrise tour via the hotel nearby. At 4am we were woken up by the staff to go to the borobodur. He brought us to the startingpoint by motorbike. The way back we had to walk but it wasn't that far. If you plan to visit this accomodation make sure to bring earplugs since there's a hen making noise all night long and the nearby mosque is very active.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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bearchri wrote a review Apr 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada179 contributions112 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a relatively basic lower budget guesthouse near the ruins. It is somewhat hard to find. On foot walk all the way down the side road past most of everything, past the far end of the service area to the ruins and it will be ill-signed about fifty meters down a side drive. The property itself is a selection of older renovated and slightly drafty but interestingly modernized rooms with bathrooms. There is a bit of TV service but not much in English. It can get cold here. The property is set up in a somewhat cozy configuration around a small courtyard and common area, You can walk easily from here to the ticket booth and front entry to Borobudur. You will easily notice the back entry to Borobudur as you walk down the road, where the hawkers and locals come and go from the site without paying. I purchased a ticket but used this entry later on as a shortcut. No one ever asked me for the ticket. There were no other guests while I stayed there but it was well maintained and the staff was friendly and polite. It is not particularly special but a reasonable choice in Borobudur.
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Date of stay: May 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Hellie B wrote a review July 2015
Bristol, United Kingdom87 contributions38 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was clean but very small no space for bags. The bathroom is only divided from the bed with a curtain witch is not something I like at all and would definitely put me off recommend it to other.

12 hour stay was close to the temple and breakfast was OK? My partner local one definitely looked better.

Also the charge 2.5% to pay by card

easy to find about 5mins from the bus station.
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Oeilaiguise wrote a review May 2014
Geneva, Switzerland126 contributions86 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved our 4-days stay at Cempaka. We originally booked for 2 nights and extended our stay with an extra night, as we felt so good in this house. The service received during our stay way exceeded our expectations: Budi and Ama are amazing hosts and genuinely showed interest and willingness to make us feel comfortable.

Location: Cempaka is located at 5-10 min. walk from the restaurants, temples, and bus station. It is nestled in a quiet location but still feels safe as staff is on site 24/7. We had no issue to find supermarkets and food around.

Bedroom: we booked a triple room, which was spacious, light and very clean. The shower functioned perfectly, wifi and AC also. Only watch out, the bathroom is smelly at times.

Breakfast: simple but fresh with a choice between Indonesian and American breakfast.

We rented scooters and bikes on site at very reasonable prices. The staff also took us to the bus station and to the sunrise hill with their scooters. The staff is very knowledgeable about region and all their recommendations were great:

- Kampoeng spa: really great place to get a massage with Mrs. Mona who works for Aman Resorts, too.
- Warung Bok De: best street food in 20 days in Indonesia and the owner is very sweet.
- Mahut temple: more intimate than Borobodur and much cheaper.

I highly recommend this place for a vacation in Borobodur. Hope to be back one day!
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Date of stay: May 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Beatrix H wrote a review Jan 2014
Berlin, Germany66 contributions40 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I got already before arrival a "free upgrade" to the "Deluxe doubble room" wich would normally come for 37€, but I got it for the price of the normal standart room. But hey - when I came into the room, I didn´t trust my eyes and had to check again that I truely pay 420 000 rp (26€) for the thing. The people are best friendly and try to be helpful. But you can hear every word which is spoken around the place. And after 6 months in Asia and 27 days in Indonesia I just can conclude: this is a first class ripp off: The neighbourhood "hotels" actually look exactly like the same style: run down or insufficient places for a fortune room price. In the evening there is nothing to eat here around, but the place makes a nasi goreng. Internet is slow and on TV only Indonesia programs. I - woman alone - was the only tourist that day, and the male guards obviously where deeply interested in talking me in to whatever brings money.
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Date of stay: January 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Stay in Yogyakarta in a cheap room and spend the money on a taxi for the day will come cheaper....
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Grace C wrote a review Nov 2014
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I've tried to book rooms at this guest house since 1 month ago for Borobudur Intenational 10 K (7 room). I've email how can i tranfer the down payment, they didn't answer. I sent people to the guest house to make the down payment (it's a high effort to book a guest house i think). They refer it to Mr Rahmat the manager who never called back. Today they called and told us that we will be moved to Puri Menoreh (it's 3km from Race area) without give us notice before. Just say sorry.
I don't know how they manage the reservation. But it's sure make me upset.
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Date of stay: November 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Not recommended
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sugiphang wrote a review Oct 2014
Surabaya, Indonesia512 contributions237 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
When i choose this place, not much for anything beyond clean and comfort. So, thanks God it's more than i expected. A great welcome and enjoy every single of it.

So, we Check In Very late about 9PM. And they call me 2 hours before that to check our location. Part 2, when The next day we going to Punthuk Setumbu they Checking us for The right direction. Well, nice and friendly.

The room was small, clean and comfort. With 21' LCD TV that i never use. Clean bathroom and everything was good, pay what you get.

Breakfast was good enough, nasi goreng and coffee/tea. Good surrounding too, In The middle of house folk.

Thanks to MR Budi and MS Ama
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Date of stay: October 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Panu wrote a review Aug 2014
Provo, Utah173 contributions137 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
(I just finished traveling around Indonesia and Vietnam for two and a half weeks with a group of 26 people - 13 adults and 13 kids, including my 4 month old)

We stayed at this guest house for one night while visiting Borobudur for the sunrise tour. Our grouped booked nearly the whole place and I was in the Deluxe Room which had king-width bed and a very cool exterior stone bath/shower combo, as well as the toilet. The rooms are small but adequate for their purpose - no one in our group complained about the rooms. We also had breakfast at the guest house before leaving - it was simple and adequate. I've stayed in a lot of backpacker places and I would rate this place nice and clean in that category.
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Date of stay: July 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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AngiePx wrote a review July 2014
Sydney, Australia127 contributions100 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Campaka is a typical, low-budget quality place the perfect distance to Borobudur temple....but....

On the positive side:
- walking distance to Borobudur
- hotel staff will take you on motorbike (piggy back) if you like for no fee to arrive at Hotel Manohara for sunrise
- staff well meaning and friendly
- breakfast is nice, simple
- they will arrange for a driver (motor bike) 'Bud' to take you on tours. He can't speak too much English but if your up for an adventure to a temple then your not too overly concerned about your safety then this is fun
- my bed was very comfortable
- bathroom was clean

On the negative side:
- rooms and amenities are VERY basic and low quality builds, suitable for low-budget travellers. Of course this is normal standard in this part of the world, but perhaps not quite for this price. I viewed Paksi Coffee House's rooms and for the same price they are MUCH better.
- walls are very thin, meaning noisy and smoking next to your room drifts in.
- calls to prayer from three speaker towers (all at same time from 3 different religious leaders) at 4:30am is a little too much to bear, Cempaka must be in the middle of the 3 towers!
- the operators speak very little English, so they won't be able to help you too much on advice.
- no food is readily available, unless you specifically ask but no menu. They should consider helping their guest's in this regard and offer to recommend places to eat or even better arrange a local to help them make food for guests 'on demand'.
- they don't respond to emails
- wifi (as advertised) wasn't working

Overall a bit disappointing, but hey you have to roll with things here.
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Date of stay: July 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: All rooms are about the same, I recommend Paksi Coffee House above Cempaka.
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Nova B wrote a review Oct 2018
Indonesia11 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We planned to visit Borobudur in the morning, so we stayed at this guest house which is only 10 minutes walking from Borobudur. The place is simple yet nice. They provide simple b'fast. They even have bathtub. The staf was very friendly (he lend us his motorbike when we need to find nearby restaurant in the evening when we just arrived)
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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valentina p wrote a tip July 2016
Denpasar, Indonesia14 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"doest good wifi connection"
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culturevulture94 wrote a tip Dec 2015
Clinton, Washington697 contributions348 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room at the back of the complex"
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Andiwibowo wrote a tip Dec 2015
Jambi Province, Indonesia110 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"little bit hard to find a restaurant near this guesthouse, prefer to buy a little bit snacks or ask the hotel staff to rent a motorcycle."
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JoshShoeString wrote a tip Aug 2015
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia895 contributions372 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for last room if you want quiet"
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Grace C wrote a tip Nov 2014
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not recommended"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cempaka Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Cempaka Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Borobudur Temple (0.6 km), Suroloyo Peak (0.4 km), and Manohara Sunrise (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cempaka Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Is parking available at Cempaka Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cempaka Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Phuket Thai Borobudur, Paksi Coffee House, and Alea Coffeeshop.
Does Cempaka Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Cempaka Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Cempaka Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Borobudur.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cempaka Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cempaka Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Indonesian.
Are there any historical sites close to Cempaka Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Borobudur Temple (0.6 km).
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