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“Great Hotel...love it” 4 of 5 stars
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Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jl. Laksda Adisucipto No. 81, Depok, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Depok
Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
“Great Hotel...love it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Me and my friend stayed at the hotel in January. It is located beside Plaza Ambarrukmo. We were supposed to attend a business meeting along with the ministry of health in Indonesia. We were pick up by the driver of the hotel (unfortunately i forgot his name). He was very very very friendly and very delightful. I was pretty surprise at how close the hotel was located from the airport. And not only that, after learning its location a little bit more, i found out how strategic the placement is. It is located near many of Jogja's finest tourist shopping attraction (Bakpia 75, 25, Batik shop, Plaza Ambarrukmo, Gudeg Mbo Jum). arriving at the hotel, were greeted by it doorman who were wearing a very traditional hat and may i add, a pretty unique one. we were checked-in along with other participant so we dont really know how to responed to the reception reaction. When we enter the room it was so comfortable. But, in the down side, our room was located near a construction that was being made by the hotel. so it was pretty noisy. But overall i liked it. The breakfast was pretty nice, i like that there are many variety of foods to choose from. Oh and before i forgot, every night, we always recieved night snack from the hotel. ovevrall i loved staying at the royal ambarrukmo hotel. it was a very nice experience.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Looked at several hotels in yogyakarta, but the royal ambarrukmo was fantastic. Great location - not in the middle of the tourist trap part of town, but close enough to get out and see the sights. Also located next door to a mall in case your missing your Starbucks fix. Pool was great, as was the breakfast. Rooms were clean, staff excellent.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

My friend and I went to Jogjakarta from 9 to 13 February 2013. We stayed at Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta - Managed by Santika Indonesia. The Hotel was situated next to the Plaza Ambarrukmo – a mega mall with Carrefour supermarket – that offers almost everything under one roof.

Complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off was provided by the Hotel – a 10 minutes drive.

This Hotel has a Garden, surrounded by greenery with lots of trees! Nature all around!

We stayed on the 7th floor with the garden and swimming pool view. Room was spacious, clean, and the beds/pillows were comfortable. Bathroom with good flow of running water and all the necessary soap, sampoo, comb, toothbrush, etc., were provided. Could not ask for more! Splendid!

Breakfast was included in the package. It was very good, ranging from Western to the typical Jogja breakfast. Gamelan music, Jogja style was the played “Live” every morning during breakfast.

Every staff that we met during our Hotel’s stay was polite, always smiling and never fail to say Selamat Pagi, Selamat Siang or Terima Kasih/Thank you. Love the unique uniform of the Doorman! Been to other cities in Indonesia before, by and large I think the people in Jogja are more polite and have good etiquette. And surprise, surprise, Jogja is a clean city. The roads are kept clean and so are most of the drains.

If ever I will visit Jogja again (most likely), I will definitely stay at Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta - Managed by Santika Indonesia.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

from the first time we've arrived : we have to wait for them to double check on our booking because it wasnt on their system. I've booked one day ahead and requested for airport pick up and nobody pick us up, and when we were about to checked in, we still have to wait for quite sometime until they finally settled then they send us to the room (finally)

the next morning I was having b'fast with my husband, and found worm (or maggot or whatever) was a living creature on it, no biggie, but it shouldn't be happening at a 5 stars hotel like Royal Ambarrukmo. Problem was, i show the thing to the waiter he got shocked, pick up my plate went back and there's not even ONE person come up to me to say "Sorry". let alone trying to give a nice treat to the customer who just found a very disgusting thing on her plate.

Other than those two,, everything was ok (well yeah, it should be ok because its 5 stars hotel, and you pay a lot for those OK terms, LOL)
Pool is nice altho we didnt swim.
I had soto tangkar was the best, my husband had bebek betutu was the best one too (oh yeah during this lunch time i also have a little issue abt my bill, I'm Santika Important Person member, they didnt give me the discount, so during the check out it was a bit of a hassle, but yeah, not even in the mood to explain the details)
Location is so close to the city and there's a mall next to it which is quite convenient.

But yeah, a drop of blood can ruin the whole pool,, so if I happen to go to jogja again, I will think twice or more to stay in this hotel again.

I'm sarah, stayed at room 319 (ambarrukmo club from 9 feb - 11 feb)
and I'm not making this up :))

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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45 hotel reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

From check in to check out - Impressed.
great hotel, great location, clean, quiet, friendly, great breakfast and nice rooms, got my mountain view I requested without having to ask again, staff constantly smiling. Hotel arranged day trip out with driver, it was perfect. Pick and drop off from airport.Well done, great weekend stay for Chinese New Year weekend.
Ask for Mountain view, you get the lovely pool view too!
I love this city.... Its a must see city.

Room Tip: Mountain view rooms recommended, hotel organise great tours with their driver & car!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

An excellent place to stay in literally every way!!! The room that was given to us was neat and clean. The service was impeccable. We ordered a hair dryer for use and was brought to the room immediately. They even had an electrical adapter ready to use with some of our appliances that won't fit into the electrical sockets in Indonesia. The food selection in the restaurant was great and being vegetarians, the staff really helped us in customizing the menu slightly so that we could eat good vegetarian food. The breakfast spread was awesome and huge (literally!!!). I am a lover of bread and the bread station had a huge variety. The Indonesian spread also had a huge variety. The room service was very prompt as well. The swimming pool was very clean and they have a children's pool as well. The transport coordinator was doing a great job and we planned and booked all our trips from the hotel. The staff are very friendly and courteous. I have nothing to complain about. Overall, we had a great experience!!!

Room Tip: Look for the pool view rooms
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The hotel was clean and friendly, had a large garden and beautiful swimming pool. The plaza ambarukmo is beside the building and just one minute walk awAy. It takes only 15 minutes to the airport from the hotel and only takes straight ways to go the tugu joga, so you can't be lost from reaching the malioboro or going to borobudur with car by driving it yourself. The Prambanan temple is just take 20 Minutes, also just takes straight from the hotel. Its very easy to find. There's a cheaper and good service rental car if you want to drive by yourself, Rully Transport (can find in yogyes). The air in hotel ambarukmo is very fresh.... And at night is very beautiful ambience with the pool view room. And the jogja ambience is very strong in this hotel. Love it.

Room Tip: 223 and after that is a good room.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jl. Laksda Adisucipto No. 81, Depok, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > Yogyakarta > Depok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Depok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta 4*
Number of rooms: 247
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel, once Yogyakarta's grandest hotel, has been undergoing a great transformation to bring back the glamour of the past merged with 21st century technology that embraces both its historic heritage and the modern comforts. In addition to its historic grandeur, the hotel is also preferred due to its central location with the city’s largest shopping mall right on the doorstep and the hotel is an integral part of the heritage site of Royal Palace Residence. It is less than 10 minutes from Adisucipto International Airport, and most of Yogyakarta's must-see sites – the Prambanan Temple, Sultan Palace, Kotagede, Malioboro – are a short drive away. ... more   less 
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