Photo: The gorgeous fields of Kampung Naga.



Hotels and guesthouses sit cheek by jowl all along the main Cipanas road, and while there is no shortage in numbers, do lower your expectations as most are tired and/or filthy, leaving very little real choice. Many offer “short time” rates, and some feel seedier than others. Yet these details don’t stop most from being fully booked on weekends and holidays—this is a very popular local destination. Almost all enjoy private spring-fed thermal baths in the rooms, and some harbour large outdoor hot pools that can be taken advantage of by non guests, usually for a small fee.

122 Jalan Raya Cipanas, Garut
400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Hotel Sumber Alam
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
122 Jalan Raya Cipanas, Garut
T: (0262) 238 000

On first impressions Hotel Sumber Alam is full of charm—traditional Sundanese-style wood, bamboo and thatch bungalows lining lotus and koi-filled ponds with a backdrop of gently rolling hills, and the welcoming charming staff certainly add to the experience Unfortunately though, the rooms themselves don’t quite live up to expectations and are not particularly well maintained. Sadly this... Read our full review of Hotel Sumber Alam.

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140 Jalan Raya Cipanas, Garut
150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Penginapan Gartika
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
140 Jalan Raya Cipanas, Garut
T: (0262) 231 522

Of the somewhat unimpressive selection of rooms in Cipanas, Penginapan Gartika is a notch above its competition. This modern low-rise motel-style accommodation provides car parking directly in front of the rooms, offering discretion for “short time” visitors. It may sound seedy, but rooms are clean and bright and offer enough comfort that it feels more like a cheap business hotel than... Read our full review of Penginapan Gartika.

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