We are an Italian family of 4 people and we spent 3 days in Villa Tanen this summer with our friends (same family size). We really had a wonderful time; Diana, Dodot and Nunik hosted us very warmly and made us feel good and at home; we will never forget them. Villa Tanen is perfect, bigger than we thought, well equipped, peaceful, silent and resting; it is located out of city confusion but in perfect position for visiting the beauties nearby Yogyakarta. It is built on two floors, with outside veranda and wonderful garden and pool. Wifi is perfectly working inside and outside the villa and all services are well organized, including pick-up service at the airport. I would surely return soon if we weren’t living so far from Indonesia. Thank you all! Fabrizio & Raffaella
Dear Diana, it was great staying with you! Give our regards to Dodot and nunik
25 april 2018
What a paradise! The atmosphere, colors, smells, flowers and lovely people! Jaap and Joke Vliegenthart have enjoyed it to the fullest!
18 aug 2018
Yvonne and Maarten.
We are now at the Bromo and are still enjoying the sun. But the last 4 days in Tanen will always stay in our minds... Read more +
Not only the food but also Dodot, Diana and Nunik were unbeatable. We will promote Tanen well. Thank you very much for being able to stay in your paradise. Greeting J, T and W
After having stayed in Villa Tanen for 4 times, I decided to visit this beautiful wooden Javanese house again... Read more +
It is a great place to visit many “highlights” in the area: the Borobudur, Prambanan in Solo, Parangtritis, the seaside resort on the south coast, Imogiri with the royal tombs and Yogyakarta, where you have to walk the Malioboro along the street stalls and where you have to bargain (tawar) And to do every trip in one day trip.
Absolute must is a city walk in Yogya through the Kota Baru, the garden city of Yogya, the kampong Kali Code and the district of Kota Gede where, in addition to beautiful silverware, you will find an island of peace and quiet within the walls of the old Kraton, in the middle of the busy Yogya. A relief. I wish I had discovered these places during my previous trips to Tanen !!
There are clear descriptions of the walks in the villa. (see “Guide to historical city walks in Indonesia” by Emile Leushuis ISBN 978 94 6022 1620)
Dodot , the new driver who speaks fine English (and even a few words of Dutch!) Will be happy to drive you there. And on the way, he also knows something to tell.
The location of the villa is great, at the foot of the Merapi volcano. Height approx 800m. So cool nights. Thin cardigan and delicious under a duvet at night.
In the Merapi Museum, close by, you will find everything about the volcanic eruptions and also the museum Ullèn Sentalu, or Batik museum, (10 minutes by car) gives an explanation of the paintings, batiks, photographs and objects from the Kratons by an English speaking guide. Yogya and Solo.
Recently, there is a new staff, Nunik Diana and Dodot, dear people who want to please you. Whether this place has pleased us? Well, we were there for the 5th time, so …. Again this time it felt a bit like “coming home”
In short, Villa Tanen, a nice place with a lovely garden and swimming pool. A place to relax, but from where you can make wonderful day trips and then return to Diana’s covered table in the evening, which will welcome you with delicious smells from the kitchen. Gosh, what can she cook delicious? If I close my eyes then I still smell it … ..
Authentic house with a paradise garden.
Many attractions in the area such as volcano Merapi and the Borobodur... Read more +
The Ramayana ballet in the evening with illuminated Prambanan is a must.
Furthermore, a lot of (Dutch) history in the cities of Djokjakarta and Solo.
The guide/driver was top notch, he knew a lot and had excellent suggestions about interesting
Back in the Netherlands, I had to get used to a life without so many nice staff!
During our trip through Indonesia (family with 2 teenagers, 18 & 16 years) stayed 5 days in Tanen’s house as part of our train journey over the island of Java. Rental includes pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure. From the train station, it is a 45-minute drive to Tanen... Read more +
The house is spacious, clean, extremely well facilitated (including free and good WiFi signal, unlimited use of water cooler, coffee and tea, fridge with various drinks, laundry service, possibility of breakfast, lunch and / or dinner, extra toilet, shower and changing room at swimming pool including towels, car with driver, Dutch language books) During our stay we used all services to full satisfaction. Everything in the Javanese atmosphere but to European standards and standards. You do not have to worry about the facilities such as toilet and shower, everything is neatly tidy and clean. It feels like home. Because Tanen’s house is at an altitude of 850 meters, the temperature remained pleasant, even without air conditioning. Also nice is that we had absolutely no bugs or mosquitoes 🙂 We had the whole house for ourselves because there were no other guests, every day the pool was cleared of possibly leaves and bugs. After a day on the road, it was a pleasure to splash into it. But the real surprise and added value of Huis Tanen is the staff present (cooking, cleaning, chauffeur) During the entire stay they are present in the background and available for all wishes. You can indicate what you want to eat and when no wish is too much. The driver speaks good English, has a pleasant driving style and knows a lot about the surroundings and high-ranking cars. We have used his services every day. Given the central location, many highlights (Imogiri, Borobudur, Prambanan, Yogyakarta) are easily accessible. An additional advantage is that the driver recovers himself partly by arranging all entrances including discounts. Do we always like Hollanders 🙂 We felt completely at home in Tanen and will return if we have the opportunity. Those looking for an authentic environment with the luxury and comfort of home and fun excursion possibilities is good at Tanen. The staff guarantees carefree enjoyment !!!
Guesthouse Tanen nearby Yogjakarta is the place to be. Too many reasons to mention. But if you want to visit the Borobudur, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, the Merapi etc, this is a fantastic place to stay for a short or longer time... Read more +
The staff is top and active to make you 100% satisfied. It is affordable and you get a lot of value for your money. And the temperature is very pleasant not as hot as in Yogja. Hairdresser at home. Massage at home. Sewing job? The “tailor” is coming with his motor where the sewing machine is installed. A car with driver at home. All you have to do is breathe. The owners are Dutch. Just book. We are doing it for the 11th time …. that says enough. Have fun there.
n July 2017 we stayed with our family of 7 people for almost 3 weeks in Guesthouse Tanen, located in the vicinity of the Merapi volcano. The guesthouse is built in authentic Javanese style and offers enough space for 12 people. There are 6 bedrooms available for this and 2 bathrooms... Read more +
The house offers optimal privacy because it is completely walled. The spacious beautiful tropical garden with swimming pool is full (fruit) above and is well maintained. In the large veranda overlooking the garden and swimming pool it is lovely to stay during the day and in the evening, although the evenings can be pretty cool because the house is at about 800 meters altitude. The latter also contributes to a good – not sweaty – night’s sleep. Diana and Nunik have spoiled us all the time with delicious dishes prepared by themselves, such as breakfast, lunch and / or dinner. In addition, Dodo drove us several times over the island and introduced us to the beautiful nature and culture. A visit to the Borobudur and the Prambanan are obviously not skipped.
reviewed on October 14, 2017
for stay in November 2017
Guesthouse Tanen nearby Yogjakarta is the place to be. Too many reasons to mention. But if you want to visit the Borobodur, Prambanan, Yogjakarta, the Merapi etc etc, this is a fantastic place to stay for a short or longer time.