Have stayed at this hotel several times. Happy to say that with each stay, am even more impressed. Staff are friendly, and can't do enough for you.
I requested a room on the ground level as did not want to walk too far to the lift at the back, to gain access to the higher floors. The lift at the front was broken so if your room was upstairs at the front, you had to climb two flights of stairs. Not great for elderly guests. My room had everything I required. Bathroom was clean although very small. Not big enough for more than one person!
Lighting in room was inadequate for reading or doing any work. Even bedside lights were not great
Breakfast was a very good spread of both western and local food. The latter was served by staff dresses in regional dress - a nice cultural touch.
Apart from the earthquake late at night, (!!), my one night stay was uneventful.. Room service was excellent and fast.
The only downside was ordering lunch in the coffee shop. Took 30 mins for food to come. I almost cancelled my order as had to get to the airport. There were other guests who waited even longer. Need to get more staff in kitchen at lunchtime?.
Taxis are readily available. This hotel is close to malls, restaurants, and top universities, schools.
Overall a memorable experience...can't wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This legenderay hotel was initially built as private estate in 1918. Through the ensuing decades, the property changed hands a number of times, until a Dutch caretaker turned it into Pensioner Hotel. The Phoenix name was deliberately chosen by the last proprietor who hoped that it would remain intact forever, believing in the ancient myth of The Phoenix, the sacred fire bird symbolizing regeneration throughout eternity.The Phoenix Hotel is elegantly situated in down town Yogyakarta, the cradle of Javanese civilization. The legendary Malioboro Street is just nearby, while the world herigate Borobudur and Prambanan temples are only an hour drive. Yogyakarta's cultural heritage and picturesque settings emit a distinctive charm that seldom fails its visitors.The 144 beautifully appointed rooms are reflecting the ambiance of bygone era wrapped in modern comfort facilities, enabling its occupant to celebrate a glorious past without losing the beauty of contemporary living. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta
- Yogyakarta Phoenix Hotel