'When I am having a bad day, I pick up my guitar" - says Michelle Branch, an American singer born to Javanese grandparents.
A Few Words About Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta, an exotic city in Indonesia, is also popularly known as Jogjakarta or Jogja. Yogyakarta is known for its rich cultural heritage. It is the hub of classical Javanese education. Apart from that, it is a representative of the true Indonesian culture with fine art, batik, music, drama, poetry, ballet, puppet shows et cetera. During the period of the Indonesia National Revolution, Yogyakarta was made the capital city. The beautiful city is a fine blend of traditions and contemporary life. This attracts hundreds of tourists every year. A popular tourist spot, Yogyakarta has a number of luxury and cheap hotels which are sure to satisfy your every need. Visit Yogyakarta to taste the richness, culture and associated with this city.
Stay in Yogyakarta, Stay on Budget
Are you planning a visit to Yogyakarta? Do you have a tight budget? No problem. There are tons of cheap hotels in Yogyakarta where you can book a room. The Grand Aston Yogyakarta is an example of a great budget hotel. It is situated in Gondokusuman, which is in the heart of the city. The Galeria Mall, Saphir Square and the famous Tugu Monument are all located in the vicinity of this hotel. There is also a well equipped fitness center, conference and business center, a spa offering different services, a seasonal outdoor pool, a restaurant and a bar. The rooms have LCD TVs, pillow menus, free Wi-Fi and bottled water.
If you're looking for some great budget hotels in Yogyakarta, you should definitely look up the Harper Mangkubumi on Mangkubumi Road. It is a family friendly hotel offering free parking services. The hotel provides room service all round the day and features a restaurant, a bar or lounge, business and conference center and clean, well maintained rooms. What more could you ask of a hotel with such affordable rates?
High-End Resorts in Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta hotels, especially the high end hotels, reflect the culture of the city. Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta is one such hotel. Since the Yogyakarta airport is nearby, it makes it convenient for the travelers. There are approximately 247 rooms in the hotel, and each room has a well decorated balcony. These balconies offer a panoramic view of the surroundings. A hot cup of coffee from the restaurant in the wee hours of the morning (open 24 hours a day), would be the perfect way to start your day.
One of the best luxury hotels in Yogyakarta is the Villa Borobodur. It is an expensive hotel without a doubt, but the services you get will convince you that you made the right choice. It is located in an exotic historical district. There are not one, but two swimming pools in the hotel. You also get complimentary breakfast which is cooked to order. Also each room in one of the most luxurious Yogyakarta hotels is decorated in a distinct manner.
Things to Do in Yogyakarta
If you are planning a trip to Yogyakarta, make it a point to visit the Sultan's palace, also called Kraton. The city has been built around the palace. The opulence and the lavishness that the Kraton reflects will amuse you. Visit the palace in the morning, so that you have sufficient time to explore. Also visit the Kota Gede Silver Village. If you are a fan of authentic handmade silver, a visit to this area is a must.