Generally, everything wrapped with the word “cheap”, “budget”, or “economical”, are always selling great for anyone. It also applies to tourism context, words like “frugal travelling”, “budget hotel”, “economical accomodation”, those are usually favored and wanted by travelers, especially those who claim to be budget travelers.

As a matter of fact, let’s admit it. If you have the budget, who would ever turn down a chance to do some travelling with a more luxurious style? And who would reject it if there is a chance to try various hotels with 4 – or even 5 – starts.

If the rates are quite reasonable (and is within the budget)? It must be fun, isn’t it? For once in a while to have a vacation while enjoying the posh facilities in a starred hotel, while posing adorably and beautifully like Madonna. Unfortunately, sometimes dreams of vacation ala socialites are just real for those with thick pockets. People with thin pocket can only bite their nails.

Relax, up to this point, don’t feel sad just yet. Budget travelers who wish to experience a bit of extra luxury during vacation, try considering Solo as their tourism destination. The city entitled as “Spirit of Java” doesn’t only have a bunch of culinary attractions and various tourism events. It turns out that Solo also has several luxurious hotels with rates to be pocket-friendly enough. Can’t you believe it?

Try checking out a few recommendations of luxury-yet-economical hotels below, or we can call them “affordable luxury hotels”. These 6 hotels starred 4 and 5 in Solo has very reasonable rates, which are only around $24. Of course, it is not their official publish rates (you can pass out to see their official publish rate!), instead those are the rates that you can find on various hotel booking sites that become partner with those hotels.

Ready to be spoiled as a socialite in a glimpse of affordable luxury? Let’s just check out the list as below:

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1. Let’s Start from Adhiwangsa Hotel and Convention Hall, A 4-Star Hotel with Lowest Rate is Only around $20/Night.

Adhiwangsa Hotel and Convention Hall, via agoda
Adhiwangsa Hotel and Convention Hall, via agoda

Commonly, 4-star hotels have quite complete facilities and pretty fantastic rates. But it actually doesn’t apply to Adhiwangsa Hotel and Convention Hall, Solo. This 4-star hotel indeed has quite complete and fancy facilities, but believe it or not, their room rate is starting around $22! Wooowww……

Exterior of the hotel, via The Adhiwangsa Solo/facebook
Exterior of the hotel, via The Adhiwangsa Solo/facebook

Located on Hailai Complex, Solo, Adhiwangsa Hotel and Convention Hall is very far from the impression of a budget hotel. The lobby area was designed to be spacious with classy elegance impression that is portrayed by combination between dark-nuanced floor, crystal chandelier, and classical furnitures. Other interiors at this hotel were also designed with such concept, which in a second will take you into a luxurious world once you step inside the hotel.

Lobby, via adhiwangsasolo
Lobby, via adhiwangsasolo
Interior of the hotel, via adhiwangsasolo
Interior of the hotel, via adhiwangsasolo

As a 4-star hotel, Adhiwangsa Hotel and Convention Hall has quite a complete facilities. Besides having restaurant, coffee shop, and bar to satisfy their guest’s passion for culinary, this hotel also has fitness center facilities, spa, sauna, and of course a swimming pool with open stage for various events. This swimming pool area is one of the area oftenly used as an outdoor wedding venue since it is pretty spacious and the landscape is beautiful.

Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Fitness center, via agoda
Fitness center, via agoda
Swimming pool, via Adhiwangsa Hotel Convention/facebook
Swimming pool, via Adhiwangsa Hotel Convention/facebook
Swimming pool as an outdoor wedding venue, via adhiwangsasolo
Swimming pool as an outdoor wedding venue, via adhiwangsasolo

The rooms at Adhiwangsa were also designed with the same theme as other interiors which are strong in elegant nuance. The room floor is covered with carpet, while the wall behind the bed headboard is decorated with wallpaper, and some rooms are even completed with classic modern cushion to enhance the luxury impression. Total there are 50 rooms divided into several types: Superior, Deluxe, and Luxury Suite. The room looks are about like this:

Ambience of the room, via adhiwangsasolo
Ambience of the room, via adhiwangsasolo
Ambience of the room, via adhiwangsasolo
Ambience of the room, via adhiwangsasolo
Ambience of the room, via adhiwangsasolo
Ambience of the room, via adhiwangsasolo
Ambience of the room, via adhiwangsasolo
Ambience of the room, via adhiwangsasolo
Ambience of the room, via adhiwangsasolo
Ambience of the room, via adhiwangsasolo
Bathroom, via adhiwangsasolo
Bathroom, via adhiwangsasolo

The ambience is pretty cool, isn’t it? With the lowest rate is still under $24, it’s not wrong to say that this hotel really deserves to be tried out by budget travelers who want to feel a luxurious vacation atmosphere while in Solo.

Address: Jl. Adisucipto no. 146 Komplek Hailai, Solo 57144
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $22/night (weekdays, low season), Check Latest Rate
Facilities: WiFi, airport transfer, dry cleaning, laundry, meeting facilities, babysitting, car rental, public lounge, coffee shop, room service, shuttle service, money changer, 24-hour reception, tour service, bar, concierge, barbeque facilities, restaurant, car park, valet parking

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2. Syariah Hotel Solo, A 4-Star Hotel with Elegant Sharia Concept, Yet Is Quite Economical for Low Budgets.

Syariah Hotel Solo, via agoda
Syariah Hotel Solo, via agoda

The concept of sharia hotel is nothing new in Indonesia, which has been proved by numerous sharia hotels in many cities in Indonesia. But Syariah Hotel Solo dares enough to claim theirself as the biggest sharia hotel in Indonesia. Hmm, quite curiousing, isn’t it?

Syariah Hotel Solo, via agoda
Syariah Hotel Solo, via agoda

Syariah Hotel Solo is a 4-star hotel which, as its name, is bringing up the sharia concept that has been applied to its interior and routinity concept on this hotel. Syariah Hotel Solo has 12 levels of floor, and you can find a mushala on each level. When shalat time comes, the sound of adzan will be echoed on each floor in different styles for a more special experience during your stay.

Mushala, via agoda
Mushala, via agoda

Syariah Hotel Solo features various supporting facilities such as meeting room, 3 ballrooms, meeting facilities, fitness center, and swimming pool for both adults and kids. Of course, this hotel also features a restaurant, coffee shop, and even a Sky Lounge which only serves all halal foods.

Ballroom, via agoda
Ballroom, via agoda
Ballroom, via agoda
Ballroom, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda

For the room, Syariah Hotel Solo has 378 rooms consist of 4 types: Standard, Superior, Deluxe, and Family Suite. All rooms were designed with modern minimalistic nuance, with some touch of elegance which is protrayed through the choices of interior accents. Randomly, the room looks are more or less as below:

Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda

The good news is, even though it is a 4-star hotel and having complete facilities, the rates at Syariah Hotel Solo are relatively reasonable. Normally, the rate for standard room is starting from around $24 – $32. But trust me, you will oftenly find the room rates starting from around $22- $23 if you book it through a booking hotel site. And sometimes, this hotel offers promotions of free airport transfer.

Address: Jl. Adi Sucipto no. 47 Colomadu, Laweyan, Solo 571745
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $23/night (weekdays, low season), Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, airport transfer, dry cleaning, laundry, meeting facilities, babysitting, public lounge, coffee shop, room service, shuttle service, 24-hour reception, restaurant, car park, valet parking, ATM, sauna, outdoor swimming pool, kiddy swimming pool, spa, fitness center, garden

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3. Looking for A Wow Hotel with Budget Price on A Strategic Location? Try Megaland Hotel Solo!

Megaland Hotel Solo, via agoda
Megaland Hotel Solo, via agoda

Who can reject a hotel on strategic location? Moreover if the hotel is included on the category of “affordable-luxury”, which means “classy-yet-economical”. Well, it must seem like having a big fortune if you can ever find such hotel, right?

Well, trust me, you can find “affordable-luxury hotel” on strategic location while you are in Solo. For example there is Megaland Hotel Solo, which is located at one of the most attractive street in Solo, Slamet Riyadi Street. And, the fun part is, this hotel rates are relatively reasonable as it is starting from around $24. Ain’t it great?

Megaland Hotel Solo, via agoda
Megaland Hotel Solo, via agoda

The main attraction of Megaland Hotel Solo lies on its super strategic location. This hotel is only 15 minutes from Adi Sumarmo Airport, and is about 10 minutes from some popular tourism objects in Solo such as Pasar Klewer, Istana Surakarta, and Solo Square.

But if you are too lazy to roll out of the hotel, the facilities within the hotel itself are quite complete though. There is a swimming pool with bar, restaurant, facilities for business, as well as a spa to spoil yourself on your fancy-yet-frugal vacation.

Lobby and receptions, via agoda
Lobby and receptions, via agoda
Swimming pool, via agoda
Swimming pool, via agoda
Swimming pool, via agoda
Swimming pool, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda

And as for the room, this hotel has 101 rooms designed with modern minimalistic nuance, but is still portraying the Solonese signature touches on some of its ornaments. The rooms consist of only 2 types, Deluxe Room and Executive Suite Room.

Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda

Address: Jl. Slamet Riyadi no 351 Laweyan, Solo 57161
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $25/night (weekdays, low season), Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, bar, elevator, meeting facilities, restaurant, business center, laundry, room service, ATM, concierge, poolside bar, outdoor swimming pool, spa, car park, valet parking

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4. The Sunan Hotel Solo, A 4-Star Hotel Ready to Amaze You Without Draining Your Tourism Budget.

The Sunan Hotel Solo, via agoda
The Sunan Hotel Solo, via agoda

Amongst all the “affordable-luxury hotels” mentioned above, The Sunan Hotel Solo is one of the old players as it has been operating since 2007. But up until today, The Sunan Hotel Solo is still one of favorite hotel in Solo for some reasons. One of them is the rate that is still reasonable as it is starting from around $27; very affordable considering the fact that this hotel has great reputation and complete facilities.

Hotel area as seen from above, via Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook

Hotel area as seen from above, via Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook
Hotel area as seen from above, via Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook
Lobby, via agoda
Lobby, via agoda
Lobby, via agoda
Lobby, via agoda

There are some facilities that are being the highlights of The Sunan Hotel Solo. First is their various eatery facilities. The Sunan Hotel Solo has some restaurants, coffee shop, as well as a wine lounge for various preferenced tastes of their guests.

Breakfast buffet has plenty kinds of foods to serve so you will never get bored of it. And, if you suddenly have a desire for some bling bling when the night comes, this hotel also has a nightclub for you to hangout and get down to the dance floor.

Imperial Taste Resto, via agoda
Imperial Taste Resto, via agoda
Royal Expresso Coffee, via agoda
Royal Expresso Coffee, via agoda
Ohsyu Ramen, via agoda
Ohsyu Ramen, via agoda
Narendra Resto, via agoda
Narendra Resto, via agoda
Nightclub, via booking
Nightclub, via booking

Other attractive facilities from The Sunan Hotel Solo are their large-sized swimming pool and pretty complete fitness facilities. And if your tourism plan is suddenly disturbed by bad weather, you can take advantage from the massage and spa facilities on this hotel to kill your times.

Swimming pool, via agoda
Swimming pool, via agoda
Fitness center, via agoda
Fitness center, via agoda

The Sunan Hotel Solo has 204 rooms consist of several types: Deluxe Room, Executive Business Room, Junior Suite Room, Suite Room, Sunan Suite, and President Suite Room. All rooms were designed in classy and elegant nuance, with classical modern furnitures.

Actually, the official publish rate for this hotel is starting from around $75 per night. But if you reserve it through various hotel booking sites that become the hotel’s partners, the best offer you could possibly get is starting from only around $24/night. How fun could that be?!

Deluxe Room

Ambience of the room, via The Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook
Ambience of the room, via The Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook

Executive Business

Ambience of the room, via The Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook
Ambience of the room, via The Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook

Junior Suite Room

Ambience of the room, via The Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook
Ambience of the room, via The Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda

Suite Room

Ambience of the room, via The Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook
Ambience of the room, via The Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook

President Suite

Ambience of the room, via The Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook
Ambience of the room, via The Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook
Ambience of the room, via The Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook
Ambience of the room, via The Sunan Hotel Solo/facebook

Other additional info, The Sunan Hotel Solo also has kids club facilities (during holidays) and free airport transfer. So if by chance you happen to visit on holiday season with your family, don’t forget to take advantages from those facilities, alright?

Address: Jl. Ahmad Yani no.40, Laweyan, Solo 57143
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $27/night (weekdays, low season), Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, bar, concierge, nightclub, room service, shops, airport transfer, business center, elevator, laundry service, poolside bar, babysitting, coffee shop, executive floor, meeting facilities, restaurant, salon, fitness center, massage, sauna, garden, outdoor swimming pool, kiddy swimming pool, car park, valet parking, spa

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5. Fancy-Yet-Frugal Vacation Is Also Available to Do in 5-Star Hotel, Such As Sahid Jaya Solo Hotel.

Sahid Jaya Hotel Solo, via Sahid Jaya Solo/facebook
Sahid Jaya Hotel Solo, via Sahid Jaya Solo/facebook

5-star hotel is always identical with the word “fancy”, “classy”, “complete facility”, and finally it guarantees of an ultimate staying experience. No wonder if the rates on 5-star hotels usually seem to be “cruel” to budget travelers who are in line with the word “frugal”.

But that’s the fun thing about Solo. There you can find several 5-star hotels with quite affordable rates . One of those is Sahid Jaya Solo Hotel, where the lowest rate is available for you to get for less than $40/night.

Lobby, via booking
Lobby, via booking
Receptions, via booking
Receptions, via booking

Sahid Jaya Hotel Solo is one of the old hotels as it has been operating since 1965, and is the pioneer of all Sahid Hotel chains throughout Indonesia. At first, this hotel consisted only 3 storeys and had 26 rooms, but now Sahid Jaya Hotel Solo has 138 rooms with facilities as complete as a 5-star hotel should be. Starting from facilities for business purpose up to vacation and fun purpose, all are available for you to find without having to get out of the hotel area.

Ratu Ratih Coffee Shop, via booking
Ratu Ratih Coffee Shop, via booking
Sekar Jagad Steak & Lounge, via Sahid Hotel Solo/facebook
Sekar Jagad Steak & Lounge, via Sahid Hotel Solo/facebook
Fitness Center, via Sahid Hotel Solo/facebook
Fitness Center, via Sahid Hotel Solo/facebook
Swimming pool, via Sahid Hotel Solo/facebook
Swimming pool, via Sahid Hotel Solo/facebook

Sahid Hotel Solo has 4 types of bedroom:  Superior, Deluxe, President Suite, and Executive Suite. Actually normal rates of this hotel’s rooms are starting from around $39 – sometimes you can even get it for around $24 – that makes this Sahid Hotel Solo totally deserves to be tried out by all of you who wants to get the experience of staying in a 5-star hotel with limited budget.

Superior Room, via Sahid Hotel Solo/facebook
Superior Room, via Sahid Hotel Solo/facebook
Executive Room, via Sahid Hotel Solo/facebook
Executive Room, via Sahid Hotel Solo/facebook
President Suite, via Sahid Hotel Solo/facebook
President Suite, via Sahid Hotel Solo/facebook

As a bonus, this hotel is pretty close to access various popular tourism objects in Solo. Sahid Jaya Hotel Solo is only 2 km from Batik Center, 4 km from Pasar Klewer, 4 km from the palace, and is only 15.5 km away from Adi Sumarmo Airport.

Address: Jl. Gajah Mada 82, Solo 57132
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $39/night (weekdays, low season), Check Latest Rate? 
Facilities: WiFi, airport transfer, bar, coffee shop, restaurant, dry cleaning, laundry, souvenir shops, salloon, business center, public lounge, room service, photocopy, printer, rental for portable Wi-Fi, executive floor, elevator, ATM, babysitting, tour, shuttle service, bike rental, fitness center, karaoke, massage, sauna, spa, outdoor swimming pool, table tennis, garden, game room, car park, valet parking

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6. Last But Not Least, Don’t Forget to Stop by to Lorin Hotel Solo, A 5-Star Hotel With Rates Starting From Around $20!

Lorin Hotel Solo, via agoda
Lorin Hotel Solo, via agoda

One again a 5-star hotel in Solo with awesome rates, it is Lorin Hotel Solo. This hotel, which is only 6 minutes of driving from Adi Sumarmo Airport, frequently offers their room with superwow rates, which are starting from around $20. Yay!

Exterior of the hotel, via agoda
Exterior of the hotel, via agoda
Exterior of the hotel, via agoda
Exterior of the hotel, via agoda

As any other 5-star hotels, Lorin Hotel Solo has quite complete facilities for their guests. Starting from facilities for business purpose, up to ones for relax and fun purpose, all are available to do at Lorin Hotel Solo.

Even if you don’t have any other place to visit on Solo or if you just want to cave in inside the hotel area, here you can take the advantages of various entertainment and relaxation facilities freely. There are fitness center, swimming pool for both kids and adults, massage and spa facility, tennis court, garden, and much other more!

Resto, via agoda
Resto, via agoda
The ambience at Lorin Hotel Solo, via agoda
The ambience at Lorin Hotel Solo, via agoda
Garden, via agoda
Garden, via agoda
Ballroom, via agoda
Ballroom, via agoda
Swimming pool, via Lorin Solo/facebook
Swimming pool, via Lorin Solo/facebook
Fitness Center, via booking
Fitness Center, via booking

Lorin Hotel Solo has several room types, starting from Deluxe Room, Moderate Room, Executive, Deluxe Suite, and Bungalow. All rooms have been equipped with standard facilities such as TV, bathroom with bathtub and shower. Considering this hotel has quite a wide garden, the hotel ambience is pretty tranquil so you can get a rest comfortably in their spacious room.

Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda
Ambience of the room, via agoda

Address: Jl. Adi Sucipto 47, Laweyan, Solo 57174
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $20/night (weekdays, low season), Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, room service, coffee shop, bike rental, restaurant, shops, business center, babysitting, meeting facilities, tour, bar, fitness center, kids club, outdoor swimming pool, kiddy swimming pool, tennis court, garden, massage, sauna, hot tub, spa

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