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YOGYAKARTA : Stay at Hyatt Regency Hotel / REVIEW

HYATT REGENCY / YOGYAKARTA / INDONESIA

Travellerczech’s Rating : 8/10


Yogyakarta is a bustling town and one of the most popular destinations on the Indonesian Island of Java. Surprisingly, almost unknown to foreign travelers, the Yogyakarta region offers unique historical monuments, beautiful nature and many thrilling activities to satisfy all adventurers!

I have spent seven days discovering this wonderful part of the planet and still haven’t explored all the places I was planning too. There is just so much to see…

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To find the ideal base for your travels is one of the most important tasks, to begin with. Let me make this easy for you! Check below my latest review of the superb Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta hotel!


OVERVIEW :

Just a quick left turn from Palagan street transports you into a lush Indonesian paradise. Wooden carved structures, ponds full of colourful fish, bubbling waterfalls and lava stone stupas. As far as the eye can see, lush gardens and tropical greenery becon you in, along with the smiles and genuine welcome by the friendly hotel staff.

I choose to stay in the Club room, where you can enjoy private Lounge access and special check-in with the help of Mrs. Yaoyon and Saraswati. They will also guide you through special amenities and added benefits that come with a Club room.

Consistently rated No 1 on Tripadvisor, the hotel itself is spreading over a vast 22ha of gardens, golf course and tropical pools with water slides. This beautiful setting will help you completely forget about the outside world.


LOCATION : 8/10

The hotel is only 30 minutes drive from Adisucipto International airport, just far enough away from the busy center, but easily reachable by taxi, or complimentary hotel shuttle within a few minutes drive. Also, the main shopping malls are a 15 minutes drive away.

  • Adisucipto airport is served by 14 Airlines ( Garuda, AirAsia, Silk Air, Lion Air, Citilink etc)

You can walk outside onto the Palagan street with many shops, restaurants, pharmacies and grocery stores. To be honest, except for my pre-planned tours, I have hardly felt the need to leave the resort. It is just so relaxing.


ROOMS : 7/10

I stayed in a Club room. It is 36sqm in size, with spacious hallway and bathroom. This type of room has complimentary access to the Club lounge, which also acts as a private check-in and concierge facility for club room guests.  I highly recommend this room option.

Club Room includes : 

  • access to club lounge with unlimited food and drinks from 5-7pm every evening
  • very comfortable beds
  • mini bar
  • fast complimentary Wi-fi ( I could stream movies online )
  • free bottled water
  • safe
  • bathrobe and slippers
  • ironing board
  • tea/coffee making facility
  • toiletries box
  • AC
  • bathtub and spacious shower corner

The rooms are a little bit old-fashioned, with a simple decor that could do with a little refresh. Having said that I found them to be clean and beds to be very comfortable.

There are enough sockets for re-charging all your devices.

There are four Room categories to choose from :

  • Standard & Deluxe Rooms – 30sqm (with outdoor patio on the ground floor)
  • Club Room – 36sqm (with Lounge access)
  • Suite – 144sqm (if you’d like to spoil yourself)
  • Presidential Suite – 150sqm (if you’d like to really really spoil yourself 🙂 )

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SERVICE & FACILITIES : 9/10

The sprawling resort has almost too many things to offer. Make sure you plan your tours with some time to spare, so you have time to enjoy the hotels facilities and unwind by one of it’s charming pools.

The service is superb and exceeded my expectations. Everyone is smiling, ready to help in a  friendly professional way. They have a cute little trick…during check-in, they take a photo of you which is logged on the system, and for the rest of your stay, everyone will greet you by name. It makes you feel like a very valued guest.

Hotels main facilities :

  • free-form pools with water slides, surrounded by manicured tropical gardens.
  • 9 hole golf course
  • jogging trail
  • spa including Jacuzzi, Sauna etc.
  • tennis courts
  • tour desk
  • batik store
  • club lounge
  • “secret garden” with statues and a tree house
  • small fitness room
  • complimentary shuttle to Downtown Yogyakarta

The only reason, I didn’t give top marks for the facilities is the underwhelming gym and not so comfy sun loungers.

GARDENS & POOL AREAS:

With water slides, stone bridges, and beautiful lush gardens, it is so easy to forget about the outside world. Small food kiosk with snacks and to order menu from the restaurant available.

SPA:

I’ve had the exceptional Javanese massage. The rooms are a bit dark, but the temperature was perfect, treatment great and little sweets at the end sooo good!

FITNESS ROOM :

Very small, with basic equipment.  I enjoy to workout during my trips but must have improvised a lot. At least there are some free weights. ( up to 20kg )

I found a gym about hundred meters away to the right from the street entrance if you are looking for something a bit better.


FOOD & DRINKS : 9/10

Kemangi Bistro is the epicentre of the hotel and serves  breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has indoor and outdoor areas, which is especially great for a breakfast overlooking the pool or sipping cocktails in the early evening.

There is also Bogey’s Terrace on the Golf course & Paseban Lounge in the lobby, serving snacks, coffee and cocktails.

Another place to recharge after a long day of exploring is the Club Lounge, as mentioned previously.

CLUB LOUNGE :

The best place to unwind for Club Rooms guests. Don’t’ miss the happy hours (5-7pm), when complimentary food and drinks are offered, together with a live cooking station, to sample some local delicacies.

KEMANGI BISTRO :

All day restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in the form of buffet or á la carte.

I really appreciated the huge and ever-changing variety of international and local food. Every day was something new to taste and try.


VALUE FOR MONEY : 10/10

Simply excellent! Seriously, you get luxury accommodation in the best rated hotel in the region for far less than you would pay in Bali, Langkawi or Phuket!

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