I was in the Yogyakarta region in Indonesia for a tour around Borobudur and Ratu Boko temples. Whilst in Yogyakarta, I also visited Prambanan Palace, Taman Sari Royal Bath House and Keraton Ngayogyakarta. I was meant to go to Fort Vredeburg but it was shut on the day.
Location: Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta is situated at the north-westernern part of the city and about 15mins car journey to the city centre. I was picked up by the chauffeur at the airport and he took me straight to the hotel. Upon arrival, the staff already knew who I was and led me to the Regency Club for checking in. Due to the early arrival at the hotel, my room was not ready yet, so I decided to explore the hotel premise. The lady at the desk was so helpful and asked me if I want some drinks or snacks. I declined politely because I wanted to explore the hotel huge ground. All 22-hectares of it! There is also 9-hole golf course in the hotel compound. Lots of greeneries every where you look!
Check-in: After about an hour exploring the ground, I went back to the Regency Club to finish the rest of my check-in. The lady behind the desk, checked me in and said my suite is ready. I used my Diamond Suite Upgrade for this stay and it did not disappoint. She accompanied me to my suite and showed me how to use the switches/amenities. I received a complementary T-shirt too with the Hyatt Yogyakarta logo on the front.
Room: My room was a suite, with a separate living area and bedroom. The living room was spacious with earthy-coloured sofas and a small balcony attached to it. I received a bowl of exotic fruits and biscuits as amenities. Bedroom was huge too with a glass door leading up to a second balcony overlooking the pool below. The bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower area. Lots of fresh flowers throughout.
Facilities: The hotel is equipped with a small gym, a golf course, spa, several pools, an indoor restaurant and a Regency Club. The Kemangi Bistro is the main restaurant and serves a wide variety of food from Asian cuisines to Western dishes. My favourite is the local dish Nasi Gudeg which is white rice and jackfruit salad. The hotel also do tours around Yogyakarta and also some fun activities for the kids. I had several traditional spa sessions which I think were very good value.
Breakfast: Breakfast was served in Kemangi Bistro in a buffet style. Huge selection of food including local dishes. Bro be honest, I was full by the time I finished breakfast and can’t eat until dinner! 🙂
Verdict: Definitely one of the best Hyatt in the region. I would definitely come back to this hotel: its cheap (for a Hyatt Regency) yet with high quality and attentive staff.