A 2 night Gold Points Regency Club redemption stay. Stop 4 of 8 accomodation, 18 night independent trip through SE Asia.
Emails for airport pickup never confirmed. Standard charge for taxi at airport was about $6US to hotel. A little confusing: it turns out the dispatcher has the number on your voucher so be attentive and don’t worry if it seems people are getting ahead of you on the taxi line.
Impressed immediately upon arrival. Greated very attentively from the moment we pulled up. This really is a beautifully designed, landscaped and maintained property….just MAGICAL ! Escorted to Regency Club. Nice sit down check in with a welcome drink and cold towel but the charming eager staff member left my passport in the photocopier and never asked me about newspaper preference. Note only 5th floor is all nonsmoking. Room faced northwest but the weather precluded seeing Merapi…the gesture appreciated nevertheless…especially since I overheard some complains about noise from a Saturday night private concert on the grounds on the northeast side of the building.
A request for a second luggage rack and adjustment of the AC were very promptly addressed. Fresh fruit changed daily (even though I didn't touch the salak from day 1) and turn down on the second night with a mung paste pastry gift was very nice. Good quality Hyatt bedding and pillows and bath amenities. Décor a bit dated but very well maintained and clean. Lots of shelves in nicely tiled bathroom, tub and walk in shower, automated toilet seat.
The Saturday Ramayana night was held indoors, likely because of the private concert outside. Oddly almost everyone else in attendance seemed to go for the a la carte menu and not the extensive buffet. Still quite enjoyable.
A promo priced one hour massage in the outdoor joglo by Tama was blissful. The best of several on this trip.
Great pool, beautiful landscaping, with lots of loungers and shady spots. Kids seem to stay where the very long, very fun slide built into a mock temple is, so the rest of the pool was quiet. But be a kid and do the slide...it’s a scream! Grounds were quite slippery when wet (and there were torrential rains overnight both nights). The pool was not immaculately clean, but, again, I think the rain was to blame. Certainly lots of staff maintaining it.
Breakfast and happy hour at Regency Club very nice with lots of helpful staff. No self serve beverages daytime but they gladly get you what you want. Helpful in communicating with my next accommodation. They do close promptly at 9 PM!
A Prambanan and City day tour booked the night before at the Angsa tour desk was good, private and hassle free and included a nice and unrushed set lunch at Seka Kedhaton restaurant. Didn't use the free shuttle to Maloboro Road.
Oddly there is a small sundry “shop”/ cabinet and only a VERY VERY pricey batik shop with exquisite fabrics/ artworks. A nicely curated moderately priced, hassle free gift shop would have gotten my attention and $ !
Overall a very, very satisfying stay….wish I could have stayed longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta sets in the middle of beautifully landscaped gardens, a beautiful nine-hole golf course, a relaxing spa and excellent dining facilities. The 269-room, seven storeys Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta is built on the concept of "Legacy of a Misty Tropical Ruin Village", an ancient ruin and supporting village, sitting in the midst of a tropical jungle. The hotel offers a variety of activities for your family; a scenic round of golf, fishing at the resort's pond, putting game, futsal, pillow fight, water polo, bike tour, Andong (traditional horse cart ride). For the active, there are two flood-lit tennis courts; a multi-level saltwater swimming pool complete with it's a 70 meter water slide; waterfalls; whirlpool and a children's pool. ... more less
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