Hotel Fact Sheet
At an altitude of 700 meters (2,300 feet) with views
across to a huge mountain range, the TORAJA HERITAGE
HOTEL follows the architectural style of traditional
Torajan clan houses with a massive roof shaped like
a ship’s prow. Inside however, the resort has
been furnished to the highest standards to provide the
perfect blend of tradition and comfort.
The orchid-shaped island of SULAWESI has a dramatic
and rugged landscape with shimmering blue mountains,
limestone hills and deep blue bays. At the crossroads
of several historical sea lanes, the island was formerly
a strategic trading port with the seafaring Bugies dominating
the southern tip and the Toraja - with a culture based
on animism - guarding the mountains to the north.
This ancient culture has been little affected by modern
tourism and today Tana Toraja offers the visitor fascinating
glimpses of a people whose unique customs and rituals
have survived for centuries , and who, according to
their mythology, are descendants of celestial beings
The TORAJA HERITAGE HOTEL is the first four star International
hotel in Toraja. The 160 rooms and suites have marble
bathrooms and balconies facing the rice fields. Toraja
handicrafts have been used to great effect in all the
guest rooms, and all have international standard amenities.
An outdoor swimming pool overlooks the mountains. Mountain
bikes are available for sightseeing, there is trekking
in the surrounding hills and wild-water rafting on the
nearby Sa’dan river.
After a day of touring, try a massage at our Marampa’
Spa and discovering our Aromatherapy scented sauna or
sit in the oversized Jacuzzi and imagine yourself soaking
in a pool in a bamboo forest. Two restaurants - the
Marura, by the poolside, and the Sarira - provide excellent
Set high in the mountains amid rice fields and rolling
hills, TORAJA HERITAGE HOTEL offers a heaven of retreat
from city life - a perfect blend of tradition and comfort.
PLACES OF INTEREST :
1. Rantepao :
This place is considering as the heart of Tana Toraja.
Visit the colorfull Torajan Market “Pasar Bolu”
which is situated approximately 4 km from the hotel.
2. Ke’te’ Kesu’ :
Is located around 2 km southeast the hotel. One of the
most popular tourists sights in the area. It is enchanting
with its tongkonan houses, rice barns and megaliths
set among the rice fields. There is an aristocratic
cliff burial site with hanging graves and tau-tau that
located about a hundred meters at the rear of this village.
This village is also famed for its highly skilled carvers
and a good place to buy souvenirs.
3. L o n d a :
Is an natural grave stone site, there you can see some
ancient bones, hanging coffins, some statues “Tau
Tau” and one can also enter the cave. It is situated
about 4 kms south of the hotel.
4. Lemo :
Lemo is located about 11 km to the south of the hotel.
This site is a cliff burial site of an ancient Torajan
chieftain. Galleries of tau-tau guard the graves.
5. Batu Tumonga and Lo’ko’mata :
Batu Tumonga is the most spectacular area situated on
the slope of Sesean mountain, about 25 km from the hotel
From this mountain you have an extraordinary panorama
and overview of Rantepao Town. One can visit the stone
grave of Lo’ko’mata, the coffee plantation
and enjoy the walks trough the villages.
6. Sa’dan To’Barana’ :
It’s a traditional plait center, located in the
district of Sesean about 16 km north of the hotel..
It has been known for a long time as an area of traditional
weaving “ikat” in Toraja.
7. Bori’ Kalimbuang :
Is located about 11 km north of the hotel. There are
some stone graves and rante (field of ceremony such
as the ritual of death rambu solo’) where menhir
(simbuang) is constructed.
8. Tampang Allo :
Is located in the Sangalla’ district, about 23
km from the hotel. There is a natural cave with ancient
wooden coffins and effigies
9. Buntu Kalando :
Is situated 20 km south part of the hotel , in the Sangalla’
District. Here are the houses of Puang Sangalla (noble
class) which is used as the government center in ancient
times. There is a small museum of royal possessions
belonging to the local noble class