Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
At a Glance
Colonial hotel in the heart of the city
30 minutes from Prambanan Temple
Walking distance from Malioboro Street
Wonderful Swimming Pool
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Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – wet and dry – and there are no extremes of temperature between winter and summer. In most parts of Indonesia, the wet season falls between October and April and the dry season between May and September. December and January see Indonesia at its most humid and rain tends to come in sudden tropical downpours, but it can also rain for more prolonged periods.
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The Pheonix Yogyakarta is colonial style city hotel in the heart of the city. It is a great base for exploring the city as the rooms are comfortable and there is a fabulous pool, so you can easily escape the bustling city.
The Phoenix is an oasis of calm and tranquility right in the heart of bustling Yogyakarta. The hotel is an old colonial building combining European and Asian influence creating a sophisticated elegance of a bygone time.
The large pool is situated in the courtyard of the old wing with balconies looking down onto it and deck chairs dotted around, really nice for those who would like a swim after returning from Marliboro laden with shopping.
There are 143 rooms in total split between the old wing and the new wing, there are various options with different facilities and views. The two restaurants are both designated for the different buildings and guests can sit down for a delicious Indonesian meal.
This hotel is a great hub for those that would like to be city based while enjoying the surrounding countryside with its temples, volcanoes and castles during the day.
The Phoenix has 143 rooms, some situated in the original 1918 building and others in the new wing surrounding the pool.
No child care facilities but cots are available.
The hotel has two restaurants, Paprika Restaurant & 1918's Terrace. Both have a varied menu, serving both Indonesian and Western cuisine. Vino Bar has a good selection of wine and live jazz and a daily Happy Hour from 5-7PM. There is a also a relaxing outdoor pool, well equipped gym and small spa.
The hotel offers a yoga class every Wednesday and a Jamu (traditional herbal drink) making class every Thursday. Yogyakarta also has plenty on offer, visit the nearby Sultan's Palace or head further afield to Prambanan or Borobudur Temples.
Amy Ropner (Staff)
Based in the center of Yogyakarta this hotel is a great base, with comfy beds and a nice pool this is a good city hotel.
Louise Brooks (Staff)
The Phoenix is a charming hotel, within walking distance from the popular Maliboro Street. It is a great place to stay, and the pool area is a nice retreat after a day of sightseeing. The rooms are a little small, so for more space a Suite would be a good option. Whilst in Yogyakarta, I would definitely recommend spending an evening at the Ramayana Ballet.
Borobudur Sunrise Tour
Witness the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur on a morning sunrise tour.
Borobudur Temple Tour
Borobudur Temple is one of the world's most magnificent monuments to Buddhism. Travel from your hotel with your guide and explore the temple complex, walking among its 500 Buddha statues.
Cycling Prambanan Village
This experience takes you first to the village of Kaliopak from where you will cycle to the Plaosan temple complex and Prambanan compound (the most exceptional Hindu complex in the country). Explore the grounds on foot and return to Kaliopak by bicycle.
Malang Tour and Temple
Spend a day immersed Dutch Heritage, temples and thriving markets in Malang. Begin with a visit to the Hindu-Buddhist Jaijaghu temple, then the stupa/temple at Sumberawan. Finally a trip to the bird and flower market ends with ice cream at Toko Oen cafe.
Sunrise and Bromo Trekking
Depart your hotel at 4am to be in time to witness sunrise from the rim of Mount Penanjakan. From here you will see dawn break over Mount Bromo, Mount Batok and Mount Semeru. The surrounding landscape offers an unforgettable backdrop to day break.
Borobudur, Yogyakarta, Mount Bromo, Ubud, Sanur
from $3200 pp 9 nights
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Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
The Phoenix is located in the heart of Yogyakarta, close to the main shopping street of Malioboro. The city is known for its arts and culture and can also be a hub to visit two famous 9th century temples - Borobudur Temple and Prambanan Temple.
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