In the last few years, Indonesia has increased its effort to build its halal tourism. The result is showing as in 2019, Indonesia finally climbs to the top of the list of Muslim-friendly destinations. One of the most important aspects that push Indonesia to get that achievement is sharia hotels.
Sharia hotels only serve halal food and beverages (certified by MUI), providing a place to cleanse (wudu) and pray. Usually there are also Quran in each room. Here are some of the sharia hotels you can find in Solo.
Hotel Aziza by Horison
This hotel is just ten minutes’ walk from Keraton Surakarta. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, you can also get free Wi-Fi and outdoor swimming pool. The restaurant serves delicious Western, Indonesian, and Middle Eastern dishes.
Hotel Aziza by Horison is located at Jl. Kapten Mulyadi No.115, Kedung Lumbu, Pasar Kliwon District, Surakarta City. Lastly, The rates at this hotel start from IDR382,328 per night.
Zaen Hotel Syariah
Not unlike any other modern hotels, Zaen also provides modern amenities. You will have television with Islamic channel, air conditioner, and 24-hour front desk. This hotel is very close to Kampung Batik Laweyan, Radya Pustaka Museum, and Sriwedari Park.
As a sharia hotel, you will also get amenities like wudu and Qibla direction. Zaen Hotel Syariah is at Jl. K.H Samanhudi No.12, Purwosari, Laweyan, Surakarta City. Finally, rates at this hotel start at IDR250,000 per night.
Hotel Arini Syariah
Located on a bustling commercial street, this hotel provides nice airy rooms with wooden furniture. You can expect free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, tea and coffeemakers, and air conditioner. Complimentary buffet breakfast is provided, but you can also visit its restaurant.
This establishment is a six-minute walk from Purwosari Train Station. Hotel Arini Syariah is at Slamet Riyadi Street No.361, Purwosari, Laweyan, Surakarta City, Central Java. Lastly, rates at this hotel start at IDR226,858.
Hotel Syariah Solo by Lorin
This is probably the most popular sharia hotel in Solo. Each guestroom features free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, tea and coffeemaker, and a private bathroom with shower. Furthermore, children under 11 can stay with no extra cost when sharing with parents.
Breakfast is served in an informal buffet restaurant. Also, there is a lounge with city view on top. This hotel is located at Jl. Adi Sucipto No.47, Gonilan, Kec. Kartasura, Sukoharjo Regency. Finally, rates at this hotel start at IDR362,617 per night.
Even though the hotels bear the sharia name, it is not a Muslim-exclusive establishment. In conclusion, Everyone can stay at these hotels as long as they can obey some of the rules. Couples, for example, can only stay together if they are married.