Accommodation in Yogyakarta: Central Java

mini-yogakarta-075.jpgThe choice of accommodation in the cultural city of Yogyakarta is seemingly endless from five star luxury down to the cheapies. Most of the concentration of backpacker losmens can be found on Jalan Sosrowijayan and Jalan Prawirotaman.

However, scattered around the city there are a number of nice places to stay that are in easy reach of all the activities in this fascinating city. Jalan Pasar Kembang is another area but has lost its former popularity due to safety concerns. It is still a great area to stay though.

Along Jalan Malioboro, the main street in Yogyakarta and the hive of activity, are located several good hotels with various ratings and a few upmarket losmens. When I first started visiting Yogyakarta I found a delightful place on Jalan Dagen called PetiMas that has a garden setting, clean rooms, and numerous caged songbirds. Later I stayed at the Muitara Hotel on Jalan Malioboro. Excellent value if you want to lay out a bit more of your travel dollar. Here are a few of the best-of-the-best hotels to chill-out.

Top-End Hotels

Inna Garuda
Jl Malioboro 60

Hotel Ibis Maliboro
Jl Maliobro 52-58

Novotel Hotel
Jl Jendral Sudirman 89

Hotel Mercure
Jl Jendral Sudirman 9-11

Melia Purosani
Jl Mayor Suryotomo 31

All the above hotels have the best in 5 star luxury and amenities. Not really my cup of tea but if you enjoy getting pampered then go for it!.