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Jambuluwuk Yogyakarta View

We rose early with a plan to head straight to the Prambanan Temple. Outside, seven floors down, the sun was also just waking, yawning and sending off soft warm morning rays across the clay-tiled roofs on the houses below. Off the horizon, Mount Merapi stood watching, Mount Sambing at his back. Oh yes, the plan to temple hop. But we all knew we won’t be doing that anytime soon, our bed was just too comfy and there’s a sumptuous buffet breakfast waiting for us at the ground floor below.

Jambuluwuk Yogyakarta
JAMBULUWUK, AS SEEN FROM ITS ROOFTOP CAFE

Jambuluwuk Malioboro Boutique Hotel was our home for three nights for the Yogyakarta leg of our Asean Summer Loop Tour. I actually don’t know what the name means, but I know there’s a village in the district of Bogor in West Java with the same name, Jambu Luwuk.

Jambuluwuk Yogyakarta Lobby
I LOVE THE TEXTURE OF THEIR LOBBY

Rated as a four-star hotel with 144 rooms on seven floors, two swimming pools, conference halls and restaurants, Jambuluwuk towers over the neighborhood. It’s quite easy to locate since there are nearby bus stops within its vicinity. And the best thing about it, it’s walking distance away from Malioboro Street.

Jambuluwuk Yogyakarta Pool
TOOK A DIP AT THE POOL TOO

Jambuluwuk Yogyakarta Musician
NO PIPED IN MUSIC AT JAMBULUWUK

Coming in from nine-day Bali tour, we headed straight to the hotel, were allowed an early check in, and promptly went to sleep. Or C did, me and M, we worked on our blog backlogs for a bit before heeding the call of a soft bed.

Jambuluwuk Yogyakarta Hallway
OPEN-AIRED HALLWAY TO OUR ROOM

Jambuluwuk Yogyakarta Deluxe Room
DELUXE DOUBLE ROOM

Jambuluwuk Yogyakarta Deluxe Room
NO FRILLS TOILET AND BATH

Our room, a Deluxe Double Room [CHECK RATES & AVAILABILITY] is set on the highest floor of the hotel. It is spacious, the extra bed we asked for didn’t even make it the least bit cramped. It has no balcony, but the city view from the floor-to-ceiling window was quite amazing.

Jambuluwuk Yogyakarta View
ATRIUM VIEW

We woke late, contemplated on going to Borobudur, but ended up eating ayam goreng and bakso on the colorful graffiti-ridden sidestreets near our hotel instead. Right after, we went on a walking spree, trying to find a certain market, and getting lost along the way. Let’s just go to Malioboro and drink, we chorused on the way back.

Warung Yogyakarta
WARUNG STREET EATERIES  NEAR THE HOTEL, THEIR FRIED CHICKEN ROCKS!

Street Art Yogyakarta
SELFIE AT ONE OF THE GRAFFITI WALLS OF YOGYAKARTA

And our beds at Jambuluwuk embraced us wholeheartedly even after a crazy drunken becak ride back to the hotel from the backpacker district of Malioboro. M insisted on driving, the driver obliged.

Jambuluwuk Yogyakarta View
THE VIEW FROM OUR ROOM

Our Yogyakarta story sort of went like that every single day. Although to be fair, we were able to see the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Prambanan and Borobudur, well, after some prodding from C. Else, we would’ve simply stayed on our hotel, lie on our bed and gaze at the houses below ‘til our eyes glaze over.

 


Jambuluwuk Malioboro Boutique Hotel
Address: 67 Jalan Gajah Mada, Yogyakarta
Contact Number: +62 274-585655
Email: sales.jogja@jambuluwuk.co.id
GPS Coordinates Map: -7.797641, 110.372399

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Thursday, October 20, 2016

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