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I will be visiting Wonosobo in June this year. I have done many searches for hotels there and the same few keep coming up.
I am looking for a nice hotel with western facilities for around 250000IDR or less. Also would like advice on things to do and see in and around the Wonosobo
Here follows a list of starred hotels from the Wonosobo government website.
These websites are not always very accurate, especially as concerns the star classification!
1 Kresna, 4*, Jl. Pasukan Ronggolawe No. 30, ph (0286) 324111, rooms 115
2 Surya Asia, 2*, Jl. A. Yani No.137, ph 322992, rooms 58
3 Bhima, 1*, Jl. a. Yani, ph 321233, rooms 49
4 Sri Kencana, 1*, Jl. A. Yani No. 81, ph 321551, rooms 40
5 Parama, 1*, Jl. A. Yani No. 112 ph 321788, rooms 35
6 Arjuna, 1*, Jl. Sindoro, ph 321389, rooms 20
7 Dewi, 3*, Jl. A. Yani, 321813, rooms 55
From my own survey in 2006 (prices have gone up):
2. Runner up: Hotel Surya Asia, from Rp 230.000. Jalan A. Yani 137.
3. Hotel Bhima, Jalan A. Yani 4, best rooms upstairs Rp 160.000,-. Location good near town square.
4. Hotel Sri Kencono, Jalan A. Yani 81, from Rp 130.000,-
5. Hotel Mandalawangi near bus station (4 km from town centre) seems ok.
If you cannot book online, you shouldn't worry. We only book in high season (Lebaran, Christmas), outside these days we shop around and always find a lot of vacancies.
Wonosobo is THE base for visiting Dieng Plateau (search VT for destination "Pegunungan Dieng"), the town itself does not have many reasons for visiting.
Other things to do (see my Dieng Tips: [original VT link]:
Kalianget, a cool as well as hot water swimming pool with bath rooms. At 3,5 km from the town square direction Dieng.
Telaga Menjer, beautiful lake, better than those at Dieng. Hire a boat or walk around the lake. From Wonosobo 12 km direction Dieng, at Garung turn left.
If you are in for mountain climbing, there are two volcanoes near to Wonosobo, Gunung Sumbing and Gunung Sindoro (about 3300 m high). You can climb them from Kleding pass, about 17 km from Wonosobo.