You will probably find all kind of accommodation when visiting Bandung. From luxurious suites in five-starred hotels to glamping in the forests. Whether you are coming to Bandung with cash to splash or on a budget, you will find a suitable place to stay. Lately, there is a trend to build resorts at the side of a lake.
Bandung is blessed with many beautiful natural wonders, from mythic craters to lovely lakes. The accommodation in this area often unusually became a trendsetter that is copied in many places. For example, here are six lakeside resorts you can find in Bandung and its surrounding area.
Kampung Sampireun Resort & Spa
This is a Sundanese themed resort, made to look like an old traditional village. Located on Samarang, Garut, there are several traditional bungalows build by a small lake. With each bungalow is separated from each other, your privacy is truly guaranteed even with only woven bamboo as your walls.
The tranquility will be slightly broken in the morning when the staff brings you Surabi, a traditional pancake. Rates at Kampung Sampireun Resort & Spa start from USD155.
Danau Dariza Resort
Danau Dariza Resort is a complex of villas built around a man-made lake. The villas are built to look like traditional houses from all over Indonesia. You will see Rumah Limas or Rumah Gadang here. It’s not just villas, though.
There are many fun activities you can do on the lake like slides, swan boat, kayaks, and even a tennis court nearby. This resort has all for a quick escape for you and your family. Rates at Danau Dariza Resort start from USD60.
Kampung Sumber Alam
The theme in Kampung Sumber Alam is floating villas. It is indeed so. There are several villas built on top of a lotus pond, creating an illusion that they are floating. The peaceful villas are surrounded by a lovely panorama of mountains and hills. The rooms are comfy and warm, guarantying a great rest for you. Rates at Kampung Sumber Alam start from USD45.
Sapulidi Sawah Café, Resort, & Gallery
Lembang is one of the most developed tourism area in Greater Bandung. You can find many wonderful resort and attractions, from serene lakes to the top of a hill. Sapulidi Sawah is a tranquil little place, ideal for you to escape from hustle and bustle of the big city. Staying on one of the villas by the lake here can be very relaxing. Rates at Sapulidi Sawah Café, Resort, & Gallery start from USD38.
Imah Seniman Resort
Unlike many other watery resorts in this area, Imah Seniman Resort choose to use Javanese style building (Joglo) for their villas. It’s not only the exterior, the interior is also clearly influenced by Central Java buildings. Looking outside your window, you will find a small man-made lake with some colorful fish swimming freely. Rates at Imah Seniman Resort start from USD37.
Kamojang Green Hotel & Resort
This is the place where you can enjoy the ultimate traditional Sundanese village. The villas lining up nicely at the side of a lake somehow has an aura of western and local architecture. Apart from enjoying the lake, you can also splash around at the pool or just enjoy the place on a pool chair.
The staff in this resort is known to be very passionate and will go at length to make sure the visitors are happy. Rates at Kamojang Green Hotel & Resort start at USD43.
There are many resorts near Bandung where you can escape from the busy city. Traditional villas and lakes seem to be a perfect combination for optimal relaxation, a recipe that is proven to bring success here.