If you are currently planning to have a vacation to Solo, this city has several hotels with strong local culture, which would be a shame to miss out. In another word, these hotels have the ambience that is “veerrry Solo”, which might make your vacation in Solo to be more memorable. From so many hotels with Solo nuance on the city, here are some of them with the rates less than $40/night.

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1. Because Solo is Not Always About Keraton, Let’s Try Staying at Hotel Indah Palace With Its European-Javanese Nuance.

Hotel Indah Palace Solo, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
Hotel Indah Palace Solo, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook

Everything “Very Solo” is not always about the ambience of Keraton. As a 250-years-old city, this city have ever had the touches of European architecture style carried by the Dutchs. So don’t get surprised id the Javanese architecture and the European touches become one of the signature aroma at the Solo city.

One of the hotels that offers the European-Javanese concept is Hotel Indah Palace Solo. If seen from the outside, this strategicly-located hotel building seems to look like a common modern building. But it turns out that the interior is quite portraying the combination between javanese architectural style and the European touches.

The examples can be seen from the lobby and reception area. The chair furniture chosen was an acculturation between European-style furniture, but the choices of desk and other decorative elements are portraying Javanese rhythm, so it creates such a unique atmosphere.

Lobby and reception, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
Lobby and reception, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
One corner of Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
One corner of Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook

The combination of Europe-Java ambience can also be found on many corners of this hotel. For example, you can still find some rooms decorated with European mosaic glass, but still there would be the touches of Javanese portrayed through the choice of furniture or other decorations (such as sculpture, carvings, and desk lamp). The atmosphere like this is impossible to find if you stay in a hotel with modern concept, isn’t it?

Meeting facilities, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
Meeting facilities, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
Restaurant, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
Restaurant, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
Restaurant, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
Restaurant, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook

The concept of Euro-Java is also applied on its hotel room interior. Hotel Indah Palace Solo has 42 rooms in 4 types: Business Room, Boutique Room, Executive Room, and Grand Suite. Most room interior tends to adopt the European elements with Javanese rhytm only for the accents. But for the interior of Grand Suite (the largest room of this hotel), the colonial javanese nuance is pretty strong with its choice of bedding model and chairs that are “Very Javanese”.

Randomly, the looks at Hotel Indah Palace Solo are more or less like this:

Room ambience, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
Room ambience, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
Room ambience, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
Room ambience, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
Room ambience, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
Room ambience, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
Room ambience, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook
Room ambience, via Hotel Indah Palace Solo/facebook

Other interesting point, this hotel location is relatively close from many popular places in Solo. To reach Kasunanan Palace, you only need to walk for about 5 minutes. You can also reach the Batik market easily. And from the Adi Sumarmo Airport, you only need about 15 minutes of driving to reach it from this hotel.

Address: Jl. Veteran no 284, Solo 57154
Check in: 13.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from $ 270 /night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, airport transfer, laundry, coffee shop, restaurant, shop, meeting facilities, business center, concierge, elevator, tour, massage, spa, car park, car rental, room service, ATM

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2. For the Experince of Staying That is “Very Solo”, Let’s Try Staying at Griya Bumbu!

Griya Bumbu, via agoda
Griya Bumbu, via agoda

While you are in Solo, it must be fun to stay in a hotel with “very Solo” ambience. It would be even more fun if the hotel location is not too far from the center of crowd, so it would be very strategic to be your basecamp while vacationing on that city dubbed as “the Spirit of Java”. Well, must be awesome to find such hotel!

Nameplate of the hotel when its name was still Griya Tumpeng Solo, via agoda
Nameplate of the hotel when its name was still Griya Tumpeng Solo, via agoda

Well, there is a hotel around Dr.Supomo Street which has the “very Solo” ambience, it is Griya Bumbu (formerly Griya Tumpeng Solo). Once you come inside that 1-star hotel area, you – especially you from outside Java – might be instantly amazed.

How couldn’t it be since the ambience is really strong with Javanese cultural elements. Even the building was made of wood and the roof shape is traditional-style Joglo, with Javanese detail ornaments on some of the parts.

Building exterior, via agoda
Building exterior, via agoda
Building exterior, via agoda
Building exterior, via agoda
Building exterior, via agoda
Building exterior, via agoda

The building interior is also strong in Javanese traditional nuance. At the seating area, you can find many furnitures made of wood with carving ornaments, chairs made of wood and bamboo plait, and a gazebo for the guests to sit or lay down. The point is, the interior of Griya Bumbu is really portraying other atmosphere that would be hard to find once we already get back home.

Interior, via agoda
Interior, via agoda
Interior, via agoda
Interior, via agoda

As a 1-star hotel, there surely are not many facilities you can find at this hotel. Two major facilities are meeting facility with the shape of a pendopo that could occupy up to 100 people, and a restaurant.

But, since the hotel is located on a strategic place (only 4-5 minutes of walking from Solo Grand Mall, Solo Paragon Mall, and Sriwedari Garden), then still this Griya Bumbu is much wanted by tourists who wants a hotel with traditional ambience.

Pendopo, via agoda
Pendopo, via agoda
Pendopo, via agoda
Pendopo, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda

Griya Bumbu only has 7 rooms, so the guests would feel a more private ambience of staying. All the rooms were designed with Javanese-style interior with the capacity of 2-4 people in one room.

The most interesting part is its semi-open bathroom design. Guests who are not used to have a bath in a semi-open room might a little bit shy when they try it for the first time. But when they are alread used to it, having a bath on a semi-outdoor room might be an extra experience that would make their vacation in Solo to be more memorable.

Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Bathroom, via agoda
Bathroom, via agoda
Bathroom, via agoda
Bathroom, via agoda

Address: Jl. Dr.Supomo no 53, Turisari, Serengan, Solo
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from $ 28.8 /night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: restaurant, room service, garden, car park, meeting facilities

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3. Rumah Batu Villa & Spa, Also Suitable for Couple Who Want A Frugal Honeymoon in the Middle of Javanese Ethnical Nuance.

Rumah Batu Villa & Spa, via agoda
Rumah Batu Villa & Spa, via agoda

Who says that honeymoon would only be fun to do in Bali, Lombok, or aboard? You can also have a nice honeymoon in Solo. There are even some hotels that are ready to give some Javanese touches to your honeymoon moment, with much more affordable budget than if you do it in Bali, Lombok, or Maldives.

Ladies and gentleman, let’s get to know with Rumah Batu Villa & Spa. This 3-hotel on Ovensari Street is famous for being one of the hotel with pretty strong Javanese nuance. Although the building exterior doesn’t show much of Javanese traditional architecture, but that impression will soon change once you enter the hotel interior.

The lobby area is dominated with stones (just like its name, Rumah Batu, which means House of Stone). But once you enter the restaurant area, you will instantly feel the “Very Solo” ambience which is rich in javanese traditional architecture.

Lobby and reception, via agoda
Lobby and reception, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda

Rumah Batu Villa & Spa is not only popular for its very Javanese architecture concept. This hotel also has some fine facilities, starting from outdoor swimming pool, up to salon, massage, and sauna facilities.

And, considering the ambience of the hotel is pretty lush and tranquil, also its location is not too far from places with nice views, this hotel is also suitable to be the honeymoon location for the newly-weds. Especially for those newly-weds who want frugal honeymoon, since the room rate at this hotel is starting from around $29.6/night.

Swimming pool, via agoda
Swimming pool, via agoda
Restaurant with garden concept, via agoda
Restaurant with garden concept, via agoda
outdoor ambience, via agoda
outdoor ambience, via agoda
Spa facility, via agoda
Spa facility, via agoda

Then, how about the rooms?

Rumah Batu Villa & Spa has 20 rooms designed with villa concept. There are 5 types of room at this hotel, which are Andesit Suite Room, Honeymooners Room, Candi Deluxe, Bali Green Deluxe Room, and Bali Green Superior Room.

All the rooms were also designed with strong Javanese ethnical concept (some rooms has Balinese ethnical touches), starting from the bed setting up to its window decorations that enhance the glimpse of “holiday” and “relaxing” when entering any room at this hotel. The point is, staying at Rumah Baru will totally give you extra experience that you might never get by staying at common hotels.

Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda

Address: Jl. Ovensari Raya no.8, Baki, Solo Baru
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from $ 29.6 /night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, meeting facilities, room service, restaurant, concierge, laundry, salloon, dry cleaning, 24-hour reception, tour, swimming pool outdoor, massage, sauna, spa, garden, car park

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4. Mentioning Hotel Names That Are “Very Solo” Seems to Be Not Legit Yet Before Mentioning the Name of Omah Sinten Heritage Hotel.

Omah Sinten Heritage Hotel, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook
Omah Sinten Heritage Hotel, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook

One more hotel with the concept of “Very Solo” with unique name, is Omah Sinten Heritage Hotel. In Javanese, “omah” means “home” and “sinten” means “who/whose/whom”. In other words, “Omah Sinten” can be translated as “Whose house (is this)?”

Omah Sinten Heritage Hotel, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook
Omah Sinten Heritage Hotel, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook

It is not just the name that is unique, but Omah Sinten also has the atmosphere that is unique too. Once you enter the hotel area, you will feel like turning back in time; times when traditional buildings with javanese architecture style are standing normally in the middle of our civilization. The whole hotel area was indeed designed with Javanese concept, so it would hard to disagree that this hotel is dubbed as one of the hotel that is “Very Solo”.

Hotel exterior, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook
Hotel exterior, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook
Hotel exterior, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook
Hotel exterior, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook
Hotel exterior, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook
Hotel exterior, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook

That javanese architecture concept is consistently applied on the setting of garden and interior at Omah Sinten. No wonder if almost every corners at this hotel is rich in Instagram materials a.k.a it is Instagrammable. Omah Sinten is also best-selling as the a pre-wedding location, or as a place to hold many other cultural festivals.

Ambience around the garden, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook
Ambience around the garden, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook
Outdoor area at Omah Sinten, via omahsinten
Outdoor area at Omah Sinten, via omahsinten

The facilities at Omah Sinten are also quite well. Besides having restaurant and coffee shop, Omah Sinten also features meeting facilities. And, there is one facility that might be rare to find on other hotel, it is a mini theater.

Restaurant, via omahsinten
Restaurant, via omahsinten
Restaurant, via omahsinten
Restaurant, via omahsinten
Mini theatre, via omahsinten
Mini theatre, via omahsinten

For the room, there are not many of rooms at Omah Sinten, it is only 10 rooms. All the rooms were designed with strong Javanese nuance, and it is very homey. So don’t get surprised if staying here will make you stop calling it as “Omah Sinten”, instead you will call it as “Omah Kulo” (My Home).

Room ambience, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook
Room ambience, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook
Room ambience, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook
Room ambience, via OmahSinten Solo/facebook

Address: Jl. Diponegoro 34-54, Solo 57131
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from $ 34.4 /night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, garden, concierge, room service, restaurant, meeting facilities, laundry, car rental, coffee shop, shuttle service, tour, 24-hour reception, entertainment facilities

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5. For A Romantic Honeymoon in Economic Price, Just Stop By at The Edelweiss Hideaway Villa Solo.

The Edelweiss Hideaway Villa Solo, via agoda
The Edelweiss Hideaway Villa Solo, via agoda

Who knows Solo has several hotels that are pretty amazing to be a honeymoon location? While we have Omah Batu Villa & Spa before, now we have The Edelweiss Hideaway Villa Solo which is ready to welcome all the newly-weds to the Javanese hospitality with pretty economic rates. The rates is starting from $34.4/night.

The Edelweiss Hideaway Villa Solo is one hotel that is unique and different compared to other hotels mentioned before. The location is a little bit far from the center of Solo, but that is what make this hotel great for honeymoon as the atmosphere is pretty calm and quiet.

This hotel is also good to be holiday place for relaxation purpose, because the surrounding of hotel area is still pretty lush with vast green field. The lush of this hotel is enhanced with the existence of green garden and the hotel surroundings which has plenty of trees.

Garden at the hotel area, via agoda
Garden at the hotel area, via agoda

The Edelweiss Hideaway Villa Solo was designed with Javanese concept at its public spaces. For example, at the lobby area, you can still get a strong ambience of Javanese pendopo. The choices of furniture and other decoration also enhance the “Very Solo” feels, which definitely give you a different holiday atmosphere.

Lobby, via agoda
Lobby, via agoda
Lobby, via agoda
Lobby, via agoda

And as for the facilities, The Edelweiss Hideaway Villa Solo has several facilities that will make you lazy to go out. This hotel has a main swimming pool with Sky Bar. But if swimming is not your hobby, this tranquil hotel also has karaoke facility for you who wants to be a temporary singer. There is also a bar for hanging out beautifully.

Main swimming pool, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Main swimming pool, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Swimming pool, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Swimming pool, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Bar, via agoda
Bar, via agoda

But believe me, it’s not those facilities that make this hotel popular amongst travelers. The Edelweiss Hideaway Villa Solo has 20 rooms designed with resort concept in contemporary Javanese design style. Cool thing is, each of these resort has its own private swimming pool, so guests might feel like they are in the middle of a private villa in Bali. It is pretty rare to find a hotel with private-villa concept that you can try only with the rates of about $32/night.

The images of villa atmosphere can be seen as below:

Ambience of the villa, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Ambience of the villa, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Ambience of the villa, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Ambience of the villa, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Ambience of the villa, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Ambience of the villa, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Ambience of the villa, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Ambience of the villa, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Ambience of the villa, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Ambience of the villa, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Ambience of the villa, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Ambience of the villa, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Private pool, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook
Private pool, via The Edelweiss Group/facebook

Address: Desa Kasuran, Gajahan, Colomadu, Karanganyar, Solo 57171
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from $ 32 /night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate? 
Facilities: WiFi, garden, swimming pool indoor, outdoor swimming pool, kiddy pool, karaoke, room service, laundry, poolside bar, restaurant, coffee shop, meeting facilities, dry cleaning, bar, car park, valet parking

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6. And, Don’t Forget to Taste A Bit of The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection, A 5-Star Hotel With Friendly Rate Even for Budget Travellers.

The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection, via The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection/facebook
The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection, via The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection/facebook

Do you want to have a holiday like a socialite in the atmosphere that is “Very Solo” but with low budget? It it time to take a sneak peek to The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo.

Located on one of the main street in Solo, Slamet Riyadi Street, The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo is offering the atmosphere that feels “Very Solo” covered with luxury like a 5-star hotel.

Starting from the entrance area, lobby, restaurant, and other interior rooms, all were designed with elegant Javanese concept, which will make you feel like being a socialite for a while as soon as you step your foot into the hotel area. The fun thing is, you don’t need to have as much money as real socialite to taste a bit of this hotel because its cheapest rate is often starting from around $36/night.

Entrance, via The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection/facebook
Entrance, via The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection/facebook
Lobby and reception, via The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection/facebook
Lobby and reception, via The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection/facebook
Other Interior, via The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection/facebook
Other Interior, via The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection/facebook
Restaurant, via The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection/facebook
Restaurant, via The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection/facebook

As a 5-star hotel, The Royal Surakarta Heritage has several facilities that will make your socialite-like vacation to be even more complete. Starting from the meeting facilities, indoor swimming pool, you can find everything here at this hotel.

Meeting facilities, via agoda
Meeting facilities, via agoda
Indoor Swimming pool, via agoda
Indoor Swimming pool, via agoda
Swimming pool, via agoda
Swimming pool, via agoda
Fitness center, via agoda
Fitness center, via agoda

If the hotel interior and its facilities have given you enough images of the Javanaese luxury nuance at this hotel, then you may expect more from the hotel room. The Royal Surakarta Heritage has 150 rooms designed with Javanese royalty concept.

The choice of bedding furniture in massive cuts decorated with carving ornaments, as well as the room color nuance that ranges around the warm earthy colors, will make you feel like being one of the Javanese royals in their vacation. Such experience would definitiely impossible to get if you stay at other hotel with modern minialistic nuance which are easy to find in every cities, wouldn’t it?

Room ambience, via The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection/facebook
Room ambience, via The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection/facebook
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection/facebook
Room ambience, via The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery Collection/facebook
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda
Room ambience, via agoda

Address: Jl.Slamet Riyadi no 6, Solo 57111
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from $ 450 /night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, bar, coffee shop, restaurant, poolside bar, souvenir shop, room service, bike rental, shop, business center, laundry, dry cleaning, airport transfer, elevator, fitness center, sauna, swimming pool indoor, massage, spa, car park, parkir vallet

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Read Also:

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Do You Want A Vacation a la Socialite But With Low Budget? Let’s Try These Various “Affordable-Luxury Hotel” in Solo (max $24/Night)

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