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  Gondang Winangoen Homestay at Klaten
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  • Gondang Winangoen Homestay at Klaten - Prambanan
      Gondang Winangoen Homestay at Klaten
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  • Gondang Winangoen Homestay front garden - Prambanan
      Gondang Winangoen Homestay front garden
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      Gondang Winangoen Homestay verandah
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  • Gondang Winangoen Homestay hall - Prambanan
      Gondang Winangoen Homestay hall
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  • 'Sweet room' at Gondang Winangoen Homestay - Prambanan
      'Sweet room' at Gondang Winangoen Homestay
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The last Dutch adminstrator of the Gondang Winangoen Sugar Factory, who lived in this colonial house, had to leave it in 1957 when all Dutch owned enterprises were nationalized. Now you can stay here in one of the four rooms and pretend you are a colonial factory manager.

At only 7 km from Prambanan the homestay is an alternative for accommodation in Prambanan, and it can also be a base for exploring the forest on the slopes of Merapi volcano at Deles Indah. Our stay coinciding with sugar production season in the factory (June through August), was truly a great experience. We could roam the grounds and the factory, make pictures and talk to the workers.

The rooms are all different, ranging in price from Rp 250,000 to Rp 400,000 including tax and breakfast. We opted for most expensive one, the administrator had to make a call to make sure that the management of the factory would not want it. They referred to the room as 'sweet room', likely that should be 'suite room'. The room can accommodate four in the two double beds, has AC and hot water in the bathroom.

Address: Jalan Klaten-Yogya km 5, Plawikan village, Jogonalan district, Klaten regency
Comparison: about average
Directions: The homestay lies on the main road from Yogyakarta to Solo, on the western border of the regency capital Klaten. From Prambanan the distance is about 7 km.
Phone: : +62.272.322328
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Pension/Guesthouse

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 8, 2010
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