The guesthouse itself is okay, the first room I had smelled terrible, but luckily I could change rooms. The bathroom is...interesting. The staff was really friendly and I was invited to whiskey and coke by them. Breakfast was average, but there was free coffee and tea available throughout the day.
But the tour I booked with them was a big disappointment... I went to Bromo and Ijen. The first day was fine but the second day we got a minibus without aircon and it was so old and cramped that I have a big bruise on my leg. This was still not so bad but then instead of the aircon minibus we were put in a local bus, without windows and sharing your seat with locals. It was boiling hot, standing in full sun was actually cooler than the bus.
Luckily I had to change busses after 1 hour, when the bus office told me the agency at Bromo gave me a fake ticket and I had to pay for a local bus to my destination. And of course no name or phone number on my ticket...
Of course this is not directly the fault of the guesthouse but still I assume that they cooperate with reliable agencies. I heard a lot about these scams and that it why I booked it through the guesthouse, it was expensive but I thought then I would have a good trip. But instead other people got a lot more value for their money and didn't get ripped off!
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- Wisma Arys Hotel Located in the heart of Jogjakarta,It is Easy for us to get to the interesting tourist destinations of the city,It's Exclusive architecture expresses the high quality of art. our room price included tax and breakfast. With facility. AC,TV,Hot Water. ... more less
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