For once the Lonely Planet description of a hotel, almost perfectly reflects the experience. Bladok losmen is most certainly a well run place, and the pool is a huge bonus. They did however get the prices a little off in the 2013 publication.
On arrival only the 2 highest bracket of the several budgets they offer we're available and we decided to go with the VIPair con poolside room, a lovely spacious cool room for 320k. The management then allowed us to downgrade the next night without any fuss to the much warmer deluxe double fan room at a more wallet friendly 180k.
The fan in the room was fine. The attached private balcony, a lovely place to kill downtime looking across the city rooftops and watching life pass by below.
The attached restaurant wasn't the cheapest in the area but the helpful and friendly team of staff made it a must visit. Also disappointingly the resto was the only place to connect to wi-fi but made a good communal spot to mingle with fellow travellers. The whole compels is very pretty and packs a surprisingly high number of rooms, as such it is almost like a hotel and lacks the homey feel of some similar accomodation. A minor gripe, and not exactly life changing.
The day/evening trips we arranged through the 'simple tour' agency recommended were great! We did Borobodur(obviously) and the evening Prambanan sunset and Ramyana ballet. The latter is massively under rated and I'd highly advise seeing the awesome sunset behind the majestic Prambanan temples and experience the ethereal orange glow it casts across the park.
Room was clean, comfortable and a great base for exploring. Perfect location near lots of restaurants, shops,malioboro etc.
the pool was perfect to cool down after a day of exploring. A faultless stay if a little lacking in homeliness and character, be warned the fan rooms do get hot, but what else would you expect?
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- Also Known As:
- Bladok Losmen Hotel Yogyakarta