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Where To Stay in Central Java

Archipelago Diaries | 2 September 2016

Still dominating the Indonesia’s tourism destinations map especially in Java, both Jogjakarta and Solo have hundreds of hotels to accommodate the travelers’ need for stay, including the top-rated ones: Jogjakarta’s Royal Ambarrukmo, Hyatt Regency and Santika Premiere, also Solo’s Alila.

Approaching Prambanan Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta [caption id="attachment_33953" align="aligncenter" width="690"]Image source: Image source:[/caption] Situated in laidback Caturtunggal away from the noisy city center, the five-star Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel is the best choice for those wanting to have a homey staying experience. The Javanese attributes decorate every nook and corner of the hotel established in 1964, leaving a deep cultural impression. Only ten minutes drive from Adisucipto Airport and with 247 rooms to choose—Deluxe, Ambarrukmo Suite, Executive Suite, Junior Suite—both your stay and trip to Jogja will make you come back for more. Not to mention, you can also get to the fancy mall Ambarrukmo Plaza by foot within minutes. Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta [caption id="attachment_33955" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Hyatt-Regency-Yogyakarta-P031-Main-Photo.masthead-feature-panel-medium.jpg Image source:[/caption] On Jalan Palagan you can find Hyatt Regency, the only hotel in Jogjakarta with a golf course. Lies on 22 hectares of an astonishing garden, the guests can gaze at the still active volcano Merapi and Mount Seribu from this five-star hotel. Built with the concept of “Legacy of a Misty Tropical Ruin Village”, the hotel consists of 269-room hotel and also equipped with various premium facilities, including a saltwater swimming pool, water polo, and so forth. Your kids undoubtedly will love Camp Hyatt program that entertains them with plenty of games and activities in the hotel area. Santika Premiere Yogyakarta [caption id="attachment_33957" align="aligncenter" width="960"]Image source: Image source:[/caption] Even closer to the landmarks Tugu Jogja and Malioboro, Santika Premiere Hotel is a posh four-star hotel with 147 rooms available, and if you happen to visit this city with your big family, you should book the Executive Suite as its two-storey area possesses the comfort of a real home, fully furnished with its own kitchen, dining room, living room, master bedroom and interior staircases. Thanks to the hotel’s transportation service, you can easily arrange a trip to Keraton Jogjakarta or other tourism hot spots. Alila Hotel Solo [caption id="attachment_33958" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Image source: Image source:[/caption] When you are in Solo, which only takes an hour by car from Jogja, make sure you stay at the four-star Alila Hotel to get the greatest hospitality experience in town. Located in Laweyan the hotel makes a relaxing retreat while you still can get to the downtown area within 15 minutes by car and to Solo Grand Mall in five minutes. A harmony of modern minimalist and traditional “Spirit of Java” is beaming from its 255 rooms. If you would like to have a culinary adventure of Indonesian, Western and Chinese delicacies, you can have them all here at the hotel’s restaurants; Epice and Largo.