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“Good value in nice surroundings”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Grand Rosela Hotel

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Grand Rosela Hotel
Ranked #176 of 193 Hotels in Yogyakarta
Jakarta
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good value in nice surroundings”
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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  • 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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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
Hotel Style:
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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