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Alana Hotel and Convention Center Solo

Alana Hotel & Convention Center In Solo

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.

Alana Hotel and Convention Solo

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.

Lobby Alana Solo

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.

Restaurant Alana Solo

Restaurant Alana Solo

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.

Swimming pool Alana Solo

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.

Superior room Alana Solo
Superior Room
Deluxe Room Alana Solo
Deluxe Room

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.

Grojogan Sewu waterfall in Tawangmangu, near Solo
Grojogan Sewu waterfall

Room rates start from Rp. 505,780 nett (Superior Room) including breakfast

Alana Hotel & Convention Center Solo
Jalan Adi Sucipto
Colomadu – Solo (Karanganyar)
Central Java

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Lorin Solo Cactus garden

Lorin Solo: A Hidden Paradise Resort

A night at the idyllic resort

Solo, also known as Surakarta, may not be the most popular city for tourists to visit, but it certainly has enough interesting places to fill up a long weekend. But when you stay at the Lorin Solo Hotel, you don’t even need to go out everyday, because the resort is like its own village with plenty of activities and facilities to have a fun day with the family or your loved one. I have visited this hidden paradise in Solo and was pleasantly surprised by what I encountered. The 5 ha big grounds with tropical gardens, lakes, statues and fountains makes this resort a very idyllic place.

Lorin Solo lagoon

Lorin Solo rooms with balcony

Though located on the edge of Solo’s city center and only 10 minutes from Adi Sumarmo Airport, at Lorin it felt like I was in a different world. It reminded me of some luxury camping sites in the Mediterranean Area. Except instead of staying in a tent or trailer, 359 rooms, suites and bungalows are at your choice, with all the facilities you can expect from a 5-star hotel. The classical Javanese design of the rooms fits well with the design of the rest of the resort, which uses pendopos and temple-like sculptures.

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Lorin Solo pendopo gazebo

Solo is a city where the Javanese cultural heritage is strongly present and the architecture of Lorin adapts to this fact. I liked this, because it is different from most new hotels these days with shimmering floors and an austere design.

No need to go out, just spend your day at the resort

I think Lorin Solo is a great place for families and anyone who likes a green environment or something different from the usual hotels. The kids can play at the pool surrounded by tropical plants and trees while you enjoy a drink at the pool bar, they can feed the fish or play beach soccer, and you can play tennis at the adjacent tennis court or get a treatment at the spa.

Lorin Solo pool

Besides that, I enjoyed just walking around the resort, which at first seemed a bit like a maze. But soon you will get to know your way around (the map of the resort in your room or the friendly staff can also help with that) and you can enjoy the greenery, have a rest at one of the gazebos or try to spot squirrels in their central garden. Since the resort is so big, there are different breakfast and dining places, so you won’t have to walk far from your room. The Sasono Bujono restaurant is located at a lagoon with a great view on the garden.

Lorin Solo restaurant with garden view
A table at Sasono Bujono restaurant

Occasionally a band plays here at night. I have tried the Tongseng Kambing which I certainly recommend. Besides the usual Indonesian dishes, bread and fruit, the extensive breakfast buffet serves salads, yoghurt, macaroni schotle (oven dish), baked tomatoes and much more. The Kampung Ikan restaurant serves seafood dishes as well as Sop Buntut which is a favourite to many guests. At full moon, a Javanese Opera will be performed.

Lorin Solo restaurant Kampung Ikan
Restaurant Kampung Ikan

Lorin keeps on growing

For events, parties or a wedding, the outdoor gardens or indoor ballroom which can accommodate up to 750 people are a good option. Meeting rooms are also available, as well as a business center where batik and medicines are sold. Although the resort was built almost twenty years ago, it still keeps on renewing its facilities and expanding its accommodations. Dozens of new moderate rooms have been established recently, and just a couple of days ago Lorin opened its rooftop bar and lounge.

Lorin Solo new building
The new building with Moderate Rooms

Different types of rooms are available, from Moderate Room (24 sqm) to Deluxe Suite (45 sqm) which has a separate living room and walk-in closet, to even bigger suites (up to 155 sqm) which also have their own kitchenette.

Lorin Solo Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Lorin Solo Sultan Suite
Living room of the Sultan Suite

All rooms have a balcony with garden view, AC, television, mini bar and coffee/tea maker.

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Add Solo to your Java-tour

If you are really into unique accommodations and like to spend your days outdoor surrounded by lush gardens, Lorin Solo is a reason to come to Solo on its own. But there is more to do in and around Solo. Pura Mangkunegaran is where the royal family still resides and you can be guided around the palace.

Pura Mangkunegaran palace
Pura Mangkunegaran entrance

Solo is also a great place to shop for batik, for example at the Kampoeng Batik Laweyan, or to see the batik-making process at Museum Danar Hadi. If you like to see the impressive Prambanan temple or pay a visit to Yogyakarta, this is a 1,5 to 2-hour drive.

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- Moderate Room: Rp. 550,000
- Deluxe Room: Rp. 580,000
- Executive Room: Rp. 650,000
- Deluxe Suite: Rp. 1,100,000

Lorin Solo Hotel
Jalan Adisucipto no. 47
Solo 57174
Central Java

Rumah Turi eco hotel Solo

Rumah Turi Eco-Boutique Hotel in Solo

ECO Green LOGO for Eco Lodges

Home is where Rumah Turi is

Solo as a relatively small and not too busy city in Central Java is expanding its accommodations to meet the needs of visitors looking for a comfortable stay. Rumah Turi, located strategically in the center of Solo, though in a residential area away from the busy streets, has been established to meet the growing demand of tourists seeking tranquillity and comfort.

Rumah Turi eco hotel Solo

This green boutique hotel adopts a “making you feel at home” concept, creating a cozy and homy environment through both design and ambiance. With numerous little gardens and plants filling the empty spaces of the property, until the roof terrace, you will not feel like you are residing in the middle of a city, but rather in a rural family house.

A green experience

Rumah Turi is a suitable place for people who want a quiet atmosphere but still want to be close to the city. It is 15 minutes by car from the Balapan Railway Station and 20 minutes by car from Adi Sumarmo Airport. 300 meter from the hotel is the Paragon shopping mall, and other touristic attractions are only a few km away. Rumah Turi is accommodated with 18 natural, Javanese toned rooms with modern amenities, such as a mini-bar, flatscreen TV and wifi.

Wuni room Rumah Turi eco hotel Solo
The restaurant Kedai Turi serves traditional local dishes and makes use of herbs and spices from their own garden. On the rooftop terrace you can find a pendopo surrounded by climbing vines, a peaceful place for meditation or yoga. Besides, a library and bicycle rental are available. For those interested in the eco-concept, the staff of Rumah Turi is happy to educate guests about the importance of eco-friendliness.

restaurant Rumah Turi eco hotel Solo

What to do in Solo?

The city of Solo is often seen as the center of Javanese tradition, having a distinguishing cultural heritage as it used to be a seat of the great Mataram empire. It is a great place to see traditional performing arts and crafts, especially batik. At Pasar Klewer you will find hundreds of stalls selling these fabrics. The oldest part of the city is located in the southeast where you can visit the Kraton Kasunanan.

Kraton Kasunanan Solo
Kraton Kasunanan – Source

Outside of the city some of the most impressive temples of Indonesia can be found, such as the Prambanan complex which is about 45 km from Solo’s center. On the boarder of Central and East Java lies Gunung Lawu, one of the holiest mountains in Java with Hindu temples, the most famous being Candi Sukuh, visited by thousands of pilgrims yearly. To the west side of Gunung Lawu, the Grojogan Sewu Tawangmangu waterfall and its surrounding natural scenery can be visited.

Grogojan Sewu Tawangmangu waterfall
Grogojan Sewu Tawangmangu waterfall – Source

How to get there?
There are regular flights to and from Jakarta with Garuda, Sriwijaya Air or Lion Air. From Yogyakarta you can come by car, bus or taxi (60 km).

Prices start at Rp. 300,000/night.

Rumah Turi
Jl. Srigading II no. 12
Turisari Solo 57139

Central Java

You can also book one of these other hotels in Solo while contributing to indonesian  charities:
Ibis Solo
Red Planet Solo
Solo Paragon Hotel & Residence
Novotel Solo

Alila hotel Solo

Alila Hotel to be opened soon in Solo

Skyscraper hotel in the heart of Solo

In October 2015 a new Alila hotel will be opened in the city of Solo, also known as Surakarta. The 5-star hotel will be one of a kind in Solo, as it takes the form of a 27-storey high skyscraper which aims to become one of the biggest event centres in the city. Alila Solo provides more than enough amenities for the business traveller, but is a good place to stay for the leisure tourist as well, as Solo has a lot of cultural riches to offer. The hotel is located on a convenient place in the city, right at Solo’s main commercial avenue, Jalan Slamet Riyadi, and only a 15-minute drive from Adi Sumarmo International Airport. Many of the city’s main attractions are easily reachable within a 15-minutes drive.

Alila hotel Solo skyscraper

Solo’s attractions

Solo has the nickname ‘Spirit of Java’ and is known as the cultural and historical centre of the island. The arts and cultures that have developed include Javanese dances, literature, clothing and architecture and many of the historical influences can still be seen today.

Restaurant Alila hotel Solo
Alila’s restaurant

At the traditional market Pasar Gede unique architecture can be observed, while at Pasar Klewer you can shop for various kinds of batik. Pay a visit to the two keraton (palaces), Kasunanan Surakarta and Istana Mangkunegaran located in the old city, or attend a wayang kulit performance. If you’re looking for a place to have a snack and coffee, Kopitiam Oey cafe, in a stylish old colonial-era villa, is well worth dropping by.

panoramic view of Jalan Slamet Riyadi in front of Alila Hotel Solo
Street in front of Alila Solo

Hotel facilities

Alila hotel Solo is a grandiose project, providing 255 rooms that range from 40 sq. meter (Deluxe and Executive Room) to 90 sq. meter (Alila Suite), and even a Presidential Suite of 200 sq. meter. The rooms are designed in a modern style with a subtle Javanese influence.

Deluxe room Alila hotel Solo
Deluxe room

Besides, the hotel is equipped with an exclusive rooftop lounge and restaurant, two ballrooms that can together accommodate 3,500 guests and fifteen meeting and boardrooms simulating a modern business centre. Sufficient leisure amenities are available as well, such as a large swimming pool and sun deck, Spa Alila, Gym Alila and a children’s pool and club.

alila solo swimming pool

How to get there?
From and to Jakarta you can take Garuda, Sriwijaya Air or Lion Air. From Yogyakarta you can come by car, bus or taxi (60 km).

Alila Hotel Solo
Jalan Slamet Riyadi No.562

You can also book these other hotels in Solo on ISTANIA and contribute to local charities:
- Solo Paragon Hotel & Residence
- Aston Solo
- Novotel Solo
- Ibis Solo

Book with us ISTANIA 0811 811 8441

hotel facade at night solo indonesia

3 Quality and affordable Hotels in Solo

Solo, also known as Surakarta, is located in Central Java, only 60 km from Yogyakarta. Solo is a truly Javanese city with a rich cultural and historic heritage. Famous places to visit in the city include the Keraton Surakarta, Pasar Klewer (for batik shoppers) and many warung and restaurants open all night (try Warung Gedek Ceker). For those in the mood for some fresh air, you can enjoy some nature escape in Gunung Tawangmangu.

For your stay in the city, if you are looking for cheap hotels with quality standards and a good location, we recommend those 3 budget hotels :

1.FaveHotel Solo Baru

favehotel solo baru double bedroom

IDR 300,000 per night for 2 people
Jalan Raya Solo Baru, Solo

2. Red Planet Solo

Tune Hotel solo lobby counter

IDR 235,000 per night for 2 people (no breakfast available)
Jalan Supomo nomor 49, Solo

3. ibis Hotel Solo

lobby couches hotel counter colours

IDR 768,000 per night for 2 people (breakfast included)
Jalan Gajah Mada 23, Solo

How to get there ?
There are regular flights from Jakarta with Lionair and Citilink or you can come by car, bus or taxi from Yogyakarta (60 km).