I have stayed in Jogjakarta so many times previously that I decided to give this hotel a try as I have passed by many times and this time the price was around what I wanted to pay and it was close to the station.
The main selling point for this hotel is its proximity to the station, you can exit on Jl.Pasar Kembang (take the underpass / tunnel and ignore any touts, porters or bejak drivers) exit the station turn left and you can see it. I was in the reception within three minutes of getting off the train.
We arrived at 12pm and it was no problem to check in early which was a bonus, the receptionist was pleasant and everything was in order with my reservation which is always a good sign.
The room is the standard Indonesian style with a Javanese theme, it could do with a lick of paint but everything worked, the air con was cool, hot water was plentiful and it was clean. The only negative aspect was its proximity to the pool as some local families decided to go for a swim at Midnight and at 4am decided to sit right outside my window and talk loudly. I did have a polite word with them and they moved away immediately but for this reason I would ask for a room away from the pool next time. I note others have mentioned the same issues previously, this is primarily a cultural thing and you just have to accept it as part and parcel of travelling in a foreign country.
Breakfast was included and had a little bit of everything, the only negative thing is they serve Instant Coffee, which given that we are in Java and the cheap price of local coffee, I can never understand why hotels do that.
This hotel and its location might not suit everyone, perhaps the well travelled or open minded but it is just five minutes walk to Jl. Malioboro and you can easily arrange tours to Borobudur, Prabanan and the like from the hotel or in the street. If you are expecting five star luxury you won't find it here but what you will is value for money and friendly staff, just be mindful of the rooms close to the pool and if you feel you will be disturbed with noise ask for one at the back.
The wifi worked but was not particularly fast, however was enough for emails but forget trying to download or watch anything as it won't happen.
My confidence is such I have already booked again for my next trip to Jogja in a few weeks.
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