Rumah Ranting is created to fulfill backpaker travelers' expectation for a comfortable stay in clean rooms, surrounded by charm of village (small "kampong") - Semarang.
Facilities: comfortable room with natural and healthy full latex beds, work-desk, seating area, local furnishings enhanced by baths with shower, A/C, free high-speed internet. We have Western style kitchen which has been adapted to Javanese style.
Only 15-minutes drive to the center of Semarang, Rumah Ranting is the ideal place to stay whilst discovering Java´s culinary natural beaches, mountains, volcanoes, Lawang Sewu, Sam Po Kong Temple, Blenduk Church built in 1753, Masjid Agung Jawa Tengah, Hindu shrines called Gedung Songo temples, Hindu Temple Prambanan, the Sultan´s Palace Jogjakarta and the world´s biggest Buddhist temple: Borobudur.
The best public transit to go around is Becak or rickshaw (trishaw). The taxicab is available too. The best taxicab is Blue Bird.
The house is hidden aside of famous Jalan Rambutan "Sompok", offering the perfect combination of privacy while still being in the heart of all major attractions.
Additional services such as sightseeing tours, laundry, motorbike or car rental can be arranged.
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Airport: 20 mn. drive
Simpang Lima: 5 mn. drive
Tawang Station: 10 mn. drive
Borobudur Temple: two hours drive
Gedong Songo Temple: one hour drive
Sultan´s Palace Kraton Jogjakarta: two hours drive
Utilities: Renter responsible for all utilities.
No smoking. No sub leasing allowed. We know the price could be higher but we want it to remain affordable for people who appreciate the design and are eco-conscious.
POWER CUTS / WATER CUTS:
Occasionally, there are power and/or water cuts. I apologise for any inconvenience, this is due to the shortage of electricity/water in the city.
We are required to give a photocopy of your EACH of your Passports to our local Indonesian police.
Due to the increase of tourism on the city we are sorry to not be able to guarantee complete silence; village life is busy. Noises from ceremonies, roosters, dogs barking, motorbikes are possible and unpredictable and to be expected in Semarang outside of a Rumah Ranting property this cannot constitute a valid reason for cancelling.
DOs and DON'Ts (here):
Alcohol is ok but unless you want to end your life in an Indonesian jail, don't be silly and bring drugs. No crazy parties - but then you wouldn't be choosing Semarang if that's what you are after.
As in any developing country or big city in the world it's always best to keep your valuables, cash, cameras, laptops, etc. on your person at all times.
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