info guesthouse 3Palangka Raya is the capital of Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia. A small city,
far away from the main streams of tourism, business and public awareness.

A kind town with approx. 200’000 inhabitants, spaciously planned with wide streets and
squares in the centre. Timber, coal, gold and many other natural resources attracts people to come to Palangka Raya. On the other hand, projects for Orang-Utan rehabilitation and WWF activities all around the wide tropical forests and peat swamps are reasons for people from all around the world to visit Central Kalimantan.

A growing demand for short-, medium- and long-term accommodation in a private and quiet environment is in contrast to the very limited hotel and accommodation facilities of the city.

Recently, a large amount of new hotels has been built in and around Palangka Raya. Among them, there is at least one 4 Star Hotel. Yes, many travellers and business people are looking for marble and glass architecture. No problem, we from Bukit Raya Guesthouse don’t want to compete with these “modern” hotels, but…

Why should you stay with us at BRGH?

As you have seen on our website now, you may understand that we make the DIFFERENCE in accommodation. We don’t try to turn Kalimantan into something you will find all over the city of Palangka Raya. We from BRGH would like to give you a glimpse of Kalimantan – feel the difference, discover the spirit of living in the tropics and don’t compare us with standard Hotels all around… Oh, yeah – just to let you know, we don’t have TV in our rooms…

… and who takes our services? What guests usually come to us in the guest house?

Travellers – Tourists:
Lots of our guests are tourists, some from Indonesia, most of them from abroad. Some stay for just one night to continue their journey the next day. Others stay longer and take advantage of our long-term experience in Kalimantan. We love to help our guests to get maximum benefit of their time in Kalimantan. We have good guides who can take our guests to almost every place of interest in Central Kalimantan. Please do not hesitate to contact us in advance! We are happy to help you to find what you are looking for.

Business People – Professionals:
In Central Kalimantan, we have a variety of international projects, conservation projects, multinational companies and organizations. Sometimes, people just get bored always staying in these marble bunkers. Here in our small Guesthouse, you can relax after your stressful meetings and just breath freely as you could do in the forest. We are located in the center of the city, close to most of the governmental offices, just behind the university and not farther than 10 minutes away from most big hotels and meeting facilities of the city.

Researchers – Students:
In Bukit Raya Guesthouse we are used to host researchers and students working on their studies. Some of them stay even for weeks and make BRGH to their base camp. They disappear into the villages and into the forests for data collection and they come back to work on their computers and in the internet. We are happy to make special agreements for long term guests – and these guests often realize that they have become part of the family…

Families – small groups:
Newly, we have more domestic families spending their holidays in our Guesthouse. The parents often enjoy the “Honey Moon Suite” upstairs while the Kids just love to stay in a standard room next to the pool. There are many things to discover in the garden, behind the trees and in the Tree House. We even had a Daddy sleeping with his son in the Tree House – an unforgettable experience for both of them!

Youth groups and workshops:
Regularly young or elderly people are coming to our Guesthouse to make a retreat or a workshop. We can host up to 35 young people spread over the 6 or 7 rooms. Our BRGH-Team is able to offer lunch, dinner and snacks in between the sessions. The duration of these retreats or workshops can be from only one full day without sleeping in the Guesthouse up to a full week with intensive teachings and working sessions. Please do not hesitate to ask us far ahead and we are happy to quote for your group or organization.