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“Room average, but pool lovely and staff excellent”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Grand Rosela Hotel

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Grand Rosela Hotel
Ranked #176 of 193 Hotels in Yogyakarta
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“Room average, but pool lovely and staff excellent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights in July 2011, and were welcomed by the hotel's brilliant reception staff, who helped us to arrange activities during our stay in Yogyakarta and helped us with any problems (for example, directing us to a nearby internet cafe when I needed to contact my bank in the UK)

The breakfast was average, but there was a decent choice and always plenty of food available. The hotel also served afternoon tea and cakes everyday, which was a lovely addition! The rooms were dark and the lack of a safe in the room wasn't ideal. However, the hotel's gorgeous pool area made up for the disappointing rooms.

I would say this hotel is ideal for adult backpackers, perfectly located to explore Yogyakarta.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2011

Rose gives you an easy, quite and safe stay in busy Yogya. I would really recommend the hotel for adult travellers, not very used of travelling.

I have stayed in this hotel three times over 10 years of travelling to Indonesia. The first time I remembered the place as heaven. As backbacker on an extreme budget the really large pool, birds all over the place and the silence made a great impression. The next time I went on a shorter trip, larger budget but still loved the pool and the hotel. This time, I went on a nice, short trip, all prebooked. The place has not changed so much, which I like, but its aslo a little sad. The pool should be really clean, and the showers changed. Besides that: The hotel was the place I remembered. Cute!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2011

Having inviting in-front facade, the hotel is easy to spot in Prawirotaman area. The room is nothing special, but their pool is great. My daughters love it! The staffs is quite helpful, and many cafes and batik galleries in the area make this hotel good choice and value for me.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2010

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Grand Rosela Hotel

Arrival

Flight from Bangkok to Yogyakarta via Air Asia, then taxi to the guest house. Obtain your taxi voucher from the little kiosk just after clearing passport control and customs, on the left hand side. Cost was around IDR 55 000 for the fifteen minute ride.

NOTE: We actually moved from the Ministry of Coffee as it was so poor, and so just walked across the road.

Plus

• big room, lots of space
• desk and chair for laptop
• wi-fi signal available in room
• large, comfortable double bed
• good swimming pool
• air conditioning
• good price
• free lift to train station/airport
• OK-ish breakfast
• plentiful hot water

Minus

• no safe
• "wet room" style bathroom, stale/drain smell initially
• poor TV channels- only HBO
• no fridge
• many mosquitoes in the room on arrival
• light curtains
• room did not feel secure
• average breakfast via daily voucher- very fussy
• tried to charge new, 2010 prices despite leaflet in lobby advertising old, 2009 rates

Comments

It may seem like a lot of negatives but for the money and after coming out of the Ministry of Coffee, this was far better and cheaper and we also had a pool.

Should we return to Yogyakarta (and that is possible as this town has a lot to offer), we will stay at the Eclipse Hotel on the same road a bit further up. It is a bit more expensive but modern being a proper hotel with full amenities and some luxury. Worth the extra expense.

Tip

Don't bother with the hassle-some pedlo cabs that are abundant everywhere. They are slow, expensive and the riders only try to flog you more trips. Instead hail a passing Blue Bird taxi and enjoy air con, quicker transfers and much cheaper prices. They are all on the meter.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Grand Rosela Hotel

Property: Grand Rosela Hotel
Address: Jln. Prawiritaman No. 28, Yogyakarta 55153, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > Yogyakarta
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #176 of 193 Hotels in Yogyakarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Rosela Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 123
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