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“One big slip up” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa Pondok Terra Yogyakarta

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Villa Pondok Terra Yogyakarta
Ranked #50 of 193 Hotels in Yogyakarta
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“One big slip up”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

As the title of my review suggests there was in unfortunate start to our stay at Pondok Terra. They forgot to pick us up from the airport!!!!!!! I had their number and had no luck getting through so we took a chance on a local taxi driver to find it. Believe me it wasn't too easy either. Still they were extremely apologetic. It's hard to be too upset as they were extremely nice and pretty much everything else was good. That's why I only gave a 4 out of 5. The house was extremely attractive (diamond villa) and the staff were super helpful. It seems like its in an obscure spot but after a couple of days getting to know the area we quickly leant is was well located. Especially for numerous restaurants and art galleries.
The house was clean and the pool a lovely treat. My only other gripe would be that I did not find the bed comfortable or the bed linen very nice. (Towels either) Still this would not stop me from returning. Overall it was a good experience being in he middle of a kampung and I recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SH-Bahrain
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VillaYogyakarta, Owner at Villa Pondok Terra Yogyakarta, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Thanks a lot for your review. We really appreciate that you found villa Diamond extremely attractive and our staff super helpful and at least considered to give us 5 stars for your review. We always look for opportunities to further improve our service and have immediately checked all mattresses of all 4 villa's and replaced those which may not offer the best sleeping comfort. Furthermore, we have added a couple of bed linen sets and have added some new pillows to improve the attractiveness of the beds. Furthermore, Yogyakarta airport is getting more and more crowded and fortunately we can locate 99% of our guests for the free pick-up service at the airport. In your case unfortunately it didn't work out as planned (I was actually on the same flight), again my sincere apologies and we hope you have enjoyed your free breakfast we have offered you in return for this ''one big slip'' :)
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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Utrecht
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

I had a perfect stay at Villa Pondok Terra. I was there just for a short period, but would have liked to stay longer. Nice private pool and a lot around to see and many restaurants and supermarkets. Great place, recommended!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andre V
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Eichenau, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

We have spent 5 days at Villa Pondok Terra, a beautiful villa resort in the middle of Yogyakarta. This was really the best pick of our holiday in Indonesia. We stayed in the Bronze villa, a beautiful new villa just right for 3 persons. This villa appeared to be the newest villa with great space, beautiful tiles a small kitchen and a spacious living and bathing area with a beautiful bath and 2 showers. The private swimmingpool was just right and especially my son had a blast. The personnel was very kind, the villa's were clean and we especially enjoyed the evenings on the terras and pool. The villa's are centrally located with a lot of restaurants, supermarkets and small antique shops etc. around, while the villa's are a somewhat hidden, we could really enjoy the hustling city and quietness of the villa. Especially if you like to experience something else than a hotel, you like space and privacy, I could certainly recommend this Bronze villa, but the resort has also offers other villa's for larger groups.

Room Tip: For 3 persons the Bronze villa is perfect
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Franka N
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed at the Gold villa of Villa Pondok Terra (1 of the 4 villa's they offer). The villa was absolutely fabulous, very nice tiling, kitchen, nice and spacious sitting area, and the private swimming pool was a real treat! Other plusses are definetely the location: nice and quiet (no busy roads around), but still right in the middle of a very touristic area with dozens of restaurants on walking distance, at least 4 supermarkets around, many art centers etc. etc.

Another very pleasant experience was the service of the Villa Pondok Terra staff. They are always very helpful and probably because it is a small villa resort you can get a very personal service.

We very much enjoyed this small paradise and will certainly come back soon. This is so much better than a small hotel room on the xth floor, and the rate was actually also very acceptable :)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Roy F
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jakarta
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

The villa is beautifully designed. It is the place for romance and relax. Stayed there for 2 nights with my girlfriend and we have an absolute amazing time. I regretted we didn’t stay for another night or two
The staffs are very nice and very helpful. They arranged a romantic dinner within the villa for us. And always there to help us with anything we need (including providing a bottle of cooking oil). Everything is just perfect
I will definitely stay in this villa again

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank surfjava
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jogja
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

we knew Terra from the internet, and after we saw it suddenly we loved it, we booked silver villa for 2 nights, me and my fiancee was really like it. the location in the middle of the village is really a great place for you who looking for quite place, relax, and for fun. since we lived at the town because bassicly we studied at jogja, we came to Terra just looked after the relaxation and we really got it. the staff was also really kind, and helpful. but a little concern is when we had an appointment about the check in time, we arrived around 1pm and the villa was not ready yet at that time, so we have to wait for 30 minute until the villa cleaned. but overall it was a great experienced, and a great placed to stay. very recomended, i would love to go back again.

Room Tip: if you bring a big family you can book a diamond villa, if you looking for a private i suggest for s...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank thoriqmuhamad
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Zeist, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

We have been traveling with our family (2 adults and 2 children) through Java for a couple of weeks, before we landed at Villa Pondok Terra. We enjoyed our stay very much, and especially the private swimming pool was a treat for our children. The personnel is very nice, made us feel really at home. The location was also fantastic, in a city kampung with no traffic around, very quiet throughout our stay (except maybe from the mosque prayers which are so typical for Indonesia that you don't even take notice). The location was very strategic, as there are many supermarkets, restaurants, boutiques, and other tourist attractions on walking distance. After a couple of days we decided to extend our stay, and luckily there was still availability. One of our best hotel picks of our unforgetable holiday! Thanks to the Villa Pondok Terra team.

Room Tip: The 4 villa's of Pondok Terra are all very nice. We stayed at the Gold villa, perfect for a stay...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Joris V
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Property: Villa Pondok Terra Yogyakarta
Address: Jln. Ngadinegaran | Mantrijeron, Yogyakarta 55143, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > Yogyakarta
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Yogyakarta
#9 Family Hotel in Yogyakarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Pondok Terra Yogyakarta 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Pondok Terra is situated in the historical centre of Yogyakarta, close to Jl. Mallioboro and in the middle of a touristic area with restaurants, moneychangers, coffeeshops, cafe's, art galleries etc. on walking distance. Pondok Terra offers 4 luxurious private villa's with a traditional Javanese ambiance. Each villa has a 200-240 m2 garden and its own private swimming pool. While centrally located, the property provides a quiet, intimate hideaway in the middle of Yogyakarta. ... more   less 
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