A traditional Javanese gamelan music ensemble was playing at the background as we entered the lush lobby of Jambuluwuk Malioboro Boutique Hotel. I didn’t notice it at all for I was too sleepy and I was thinking that it’s just one of those recorded music that’s usually being played at most hotels. But as I gazed upon the spacious lobby, I noticed that there was an old man holding on to some mallets while lightly tapping the gongs; it was a live performance after all. I was glued at him for minutes.
Yogyakarta will be our third major stop on our two-month trip around Southeast Asia. We intended to check out the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Borobudur and Prambanan Temples and also to experience the cultural diversity of Java, Indonesia.
Jambuluwuk Malioboro Boutique Hotel was our home for four days. It is centrally located at the old town of Yogyakarta and is quite near to the interesting sights around town. They have 144 well-appointed rooms that offer a mix of modern and traditional Javanese layout (check room types and rates).
We arrived around noontime and asked if we could have an early check-in. They gladly accommodated our request after checking our booking reservations and were given the key cards to our room instantly.
The group was assigned at a Deluxe Double Room (plus an extra bed) which has this cool vibe that I easily noticed. The huge draperies that were screening the intense heat outside were just perfect for a late afternoon slumber – just what I needed at that time.
My buddies abused the complimentary Wi-Fi while I was dead to the world. They needed to catch up with some writing gigs, which they did on our very first day. It was also a good thing that Jambuluwuk Boutique Hotel provides 24-hour Room Service and Concierge which helped us in plotting our itineraries during the stay.
I thought it would just be a quick nap before we explore Yogyakarta, but no. As my body rested on the comfy bed, I realized that I needed to recharge after our nine-day Bali stint, so nap time it was. I woke up looking at my buddies who were still working. I happily climbed out of bed and asked them if they wanna grab some food, they looked at me, totally envious of my 8-hour “nap”.
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Jambuluwuk Malioboro Boutique Hotel (book online)
Jalan Gajah Mada No. 67, Yogyakarta,
Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55171, Indonesia
Contact Number: (+62) 877.800.400.80
Email Address: email@example.com