You can’t miss this new hotel
Already being present in the Javanese cities of Surabaya and Yogyakarta, Alana Hotels now also has an establishment in Solo, ‘Spirit of Java’. The 4-star Alana Hotel & Convention Center Solo is the new landmark on Jalan Adi Sucipto, the big building with gold-coloured facade towering above the other buildings in the street.
The hotel is brand new and hasn’t had its grand opening yet, but the 247 rooms are ready to be occupied by whoever wants a quality stay while spending their time in Solo.
Fitted with modern conveniences
During my stay at Alana Solo I was impressed by its large scale, which not only becomes clear from the outside of the building, but also when you enter the hotel and its lobby.
This is probably the largest hotel lobby I have seen so far, and various lounge chairs and sofas are scattered over the place, where guests can enjoy a coffee and read a newspaper. An escalator can take you to the first floor where the, evenly big, ballroom (1000 pax) and meeting rooms are located, providing perfect MICE facilities. On the ground floor behind the lobby one can find the stylish restaurant with high ceiling and Javanese nuances.
Guests can have breakfast, lunch and dinner here, and while the menu will be more extensive soon, there is already a good choice between Indonesian and some western dishes. Nasi Goreng Alana is a unique and tasty variant of the popular dish with a personal touch. The hotel’s amenities also include an outdoor swimming pool and whirl pool with adjacent fitness center, and soon the lounge, bar and spa will be finished.
Alana Solo is a great choice for both business and leisure tourists, located conveniently close to both Adi Sumarmo Airport (15 minutes) and Solo’s city center (5 minutes).
Travel around Solo and unwind in your comfortable room
Different types of rooms and suites are available, from the spacious Superior Room (29 sqm) to the luxurious President Suite (108 sqm) with living and dining area. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, IDD telephone, tea/coffee maker, safe, minibar, hair dryer and wifi. The Junior Suite (62 sqm) also has exclusive service, wooden parquet, sitting area and bathtub.
For those who want to take the opportunity to have a look around Solo’s places of interest, there are plenty of things to do. Solo is popular for its batik and at Museum Batik Danar Hadi (15 minutes from the hotel), which has a great collection of antique and royal textiles, one can observe the manufacturing process. Kampung Batik Laweyan and Pasar Klewer offer a wide range of affordable batik textiles and clothing. If you have some more time to spend, I recommend you to visit the Tawangmangu area east of Solo, which takes about a 1,5 hour drive. This area on the slopes of Mount Lawu has fantastic views over rice terraces and mountain villages as well as an impressive 80 m high waterfall, Grojogan Sewu. You can combine it with a visit to the nearby sacred Hindu temples Candi Sukuh and Candi Cetho.
Room rates start from Rp. 505,780 nett (Superior Room) including breakfastAlana Hotel & Convention Center Solo
Jalan Adi Sucipto
Colomadu – Solo (Karanganyar)