Salam my dear readers,
Sorry I've been slow in updating this month! I've been cooking every single day, making up for the rest of the months that I dont. Haha.
So, continuing with our Yogyakarta trip.
We stayed at one of the most awesome hotels in Yogyakarta. As you may recalled in this post, I was hoping that the hotel wouldn't just be indah khabar dari rupa (beautiful only in pictures but meh in real life!). And thank you God, we weren't disappointed.
As we stepped into the hotel, we were greeted by a floor-to-ceiling glass doors, which made the medium-sized lobby light and airy. Check-in was swift and the front desk staff were all very courteous and helpful.
The reception desk was made out of wood, beautifully carved with typical Indonesian motifs. Behind it stood a large wooden sculpture, also carved intricately.
|Lobby of Hotel Phoenix, Yogyakarta.|
As you move into the hotel, you would see these designs repeating itself. It's clear that the hotel's interior is one that marry history and culture, whilst at the same time exuding a modern feel.
Along the corridors, you are greeted with rows of mannequins donning the local handmade batiks. The soft pastel colours against the marbled walls makes walking along these hallway such a treat. My husband, often had to drag me past all the mannequins, because all I want to do is touch and feel those beautiful batiks!
|Every lil' corner is decorated in the same theme - an ode to its culture. Very much like the city itself.|
The exterior is as magnificent as the interior. I learned that the hotel is housed in a heritage building. As you entered, you will not missed the vintage Mercedes car, parked outside. The foyer isn't big, just enough for cars to enter from one side and exit the other.
Our room is a Deluxe Legacy 1 King Size Bed. The room's interior design echoes the rest of the hotel. A lil bit of culture and modern all thrown in a good mix. The room is spacious for the two of us. The bed is soft and the pillows lush. What more can you ask for?
The room came with a small balcony, which overlooks a wall of creeping leaves. This is actually a clever idea to block the not-necesarily nice view of the city. So, we could only hear the traffic down below but never see any of them. But, fret not, you don't hear the traffic at all during nighttime. We had blissfully restful sleeps every night we were there. :)
One minor drag is that the balconies of the rooms are really near one another. I'd imagined your privacy wouldn't be so great when there are other guests occupying the other rooms. We didn't have any tho' so we had a nice private lil balcony all to ourselves!
Okay, I'm very particular about toilets and bathrooms. So, naturally, the first thing I look for is a clean and nice bathroom. And this hotel, doesn't disapoint! It has a large rain shower with good water pressure. Taking a hot shower after a long tiring day feels oh-so-luxurious!
There isn't any bath tubs, however. This is perfectly fine for us, but I know some couples with kids who needs bath tubs in the room, to distract 'em kids. Haha.
|The room. Very comfortable. I especially love that table lamp!|
All in all, this is a beautiful, luxurious hotel with good, friendly and courteous staff.
I would definitely stay here again! And I recommend that you do too if you're visiting Yogyakarta.
The location is at the central, really near the Tugu. Going everywhere is really easy, especially with the beca just in front of the hotel.
We booked this hotel via Air Asia Go and we got a really good deal (which is why I was skeptical over the luxurious-ness of this hotel!)
I think we paid RM1200 or a bit more for 2 tickets and 3 nights stay. I say that's pretty cheap!