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Accommodation in Cipanas is centred on the main Cipanas roads, Jalan Raya Cipanas and Jalan Pasawahan Cipanas, which form a loop to and from the main Bandung-Garut road. Most hotels look and feel tired so don\'t arrive with high expectations. Prices at all hotels rise on the weekend when many are full.

Kampung Sumber Alam
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Cipanas No. 122
T: (0262) 237 700

Nine different types of rooms are offered at Kampung Sumber Alam, but by far the most popular style are the bungalows that sit atop artificial lakes, wooden deck reaching out to take in the serenity. It's one of the best hotels in town and the bungalows feature solid hardwood floors, tasteful Western-standard bathrooms with hot spring water, comfy beds with pristine sheets and best of all, that... Read our full review of Kampung Sumber Alam.

Hotel Tirta Mertha I
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Cipanas No. 166
T: (0262) 231 422

The original in the Tirta Mertha family, this hotel is a bit of a gaudy throwback to the past with an abundance of concrete shaped into trees and other objects and painted turquoise and brown. It really does nothing for the aesthetic appeal of the place, but one can overlook this lack of taste when offered rooms as cheap as they are here. For your money you get a big clean room with spring bed,... Read our full review of Hotel Tirta Mertha I.

Pengiapan Mutiara 2
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Cipanas No. 101
T: (0262) 224 7684

Among a mass of ageing, old-fashioned and dated hotels, Penginapan Mutiara 2 stands out due its new and fresh look. The rooms themselves are dimly-lit and hot because of the attached hot spring bathroom, but they are modern and clean, which is more than can be said of most places in town. The bathroom has a Western toilet, there's an old TV hanging on the wall and a fan to agitate the air just... Read our full review of Pengiapan Mutiara 2.

Tirtagangga Hotel
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
8/10 Jalan Raya Cipanas 130, Cipanas
T: (0262) 232 549

Tirtagangga Hotel is one of the few places in town trying to be a modern Western-style hotel that actually succeeds. Rooms in this large multi-storey joint have plush beds, modern spring water fed bathrooms, TVs (flatscreen in the better rooms), balconies and free WiFi. It's a pricey choice, but it's still often fully booked by the residents of Bandung and Jakarta because it represents one of the... Read our full review of Tirtagangga Hotel.

Nugraha Hotel
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Cipanas No. 96
T: (0262) 234 829

The thing that sets this place apart from many of the other cheapies in town is that it has its own spring-fed warm swimming pool on site, which can be used for free by guests or for 10,000 rupiah for anyone else. As with many other hotels in Cipanas, the rooms are dull, the beds saggy and the lighting poor, but this place at least is clean enough. The bathrooms have a squat toilet and the baths... Read our full review of Nugraha Hotel.

Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Pasawahan Cipanas
T: (0262) 224 7532

The large rooms here provide little in the way of additional facilities despite the prices charged. Still, the rooms are clean and feature big springy beds and TVs, the bathrooms are big and bright with steaming hot water coming from the springs and guests are able to access the massive spring water-fed swimming pool. In fact, this is the main reason prices here seem a little steep when looking... Read our full review of Cipaganti.

Cipta Rasa Hotel
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Cipanas No. 127
T: (0262) 231 351

This place is a reasonable backup when other hotels are full – a dreary old place featuring rooms with old TVs, old spring beds and staff that are a touch sneaky when discussing price. The bathrooms here are like many others in the area with piped hot spring water, squat toilets and a general gloomy feel. Staff also told us that there were other good hotels around and didn't seem to be very... Read our full review of Cipta Rasa Hotel.

Danau Dariza
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Cipanas 44, Cipanas
T: (0262) 243 969

What in the beginning appears to be a stroke of creative genius quickly turns into a somewhat substandard novelty. The novelty here is that the rooms are designed in various styles used by the different ethnic groups of Indonesia such as Sundanese, Balinese and Batak. It's a great idea spoiled by adventure sport activities such as flying foxes and rope bridges being strung across the property... Read our full review of Danau Dariza.

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Where are you planning on heading to after Cipanas? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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