I usually stay in slightly more upmarket hotels (4 to 5 stars) but was advised by a friend who lives in Yogyakarta that I might appreciate this place. I must say I did. I stayed her for three nights in the third week of January and certainly considering the price I must say I had an excellent stay. I stayed in a downstairs room of which I forgot the name. It was a spaceous room with a twin-bed, a/c and private bathroom. The room was clean and somewhat spartanly decorated with only a slightly odd picture's of somebody's feet on the wall. I was not altogether convinced by this piece of art but I can see its attraction. The room also contained a little desk and chair. The bathroom was very simple. The room comes with towels but not toiletries as can be expected for this price. The shower was absolutely brilliant, in fact one of the better showers I came across in a hotel in a long time. Almost instantly warm as well. The sink is small with a small ledge to put your stuff on. Toilet was clean, nothing much to add here. I did come across a rather large cockroach when I walked into the bathroom once, and there were some tiny beetles on their way somewhere. It did not particularly bother me. One has to keep in mind that this is a simple bed and breakfast, clean, but close to an open and most of all tropical garden, so insects do tend to roam rather freely. The staff speaks fluent English and is generally very cheerful and helpful. Breakfast was complimentary. The first day I had an omlette and toast, the second day there was a toatie with tomatos and onion. I am sure one can request for something else but I went along with whatever was on the menu. The outside garden is pleasant and a good place for a beer though it is a short walk to many other estalbishments nearby, among which the cheerful ViaVia Cafe, owned by the same people. Yes, I do recommend this place: it's simple but it gets the job done and moreover it is really quite affordable.
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