Heading to Yogyakarta?
The soulful and culturally rich Jogja has always been a grea2t attraction for travellers. But as much as you can indulge in the city’s unique cultural heritage, secret beaches, natural attractions and cute cafes, you don’t have to spend a fortune to live it up king-size!
If you’re looking for something a bit more upscale than boutique budget accommodations, yet keep to a comfortable budget, Jogja has some amazing luxury hotels where you can go for the best of luxury and royalty treatment for under USD $83 a night!
Don’t believe us? Check them out for yourselves below!
This post is made possible by Indonesia Tourism Board
What’s the best time to travel?
While Jogja’s temperature remains approximately the same all year long, you might want to avoid peak rainy season between December and March. This way, you’ll be able to perfectly enjoy visiting all the cultural sites and natural attractions. (The best time to travel would be during the dry season between July and September!)
Do note that the month of Suro (first month of the Lunar Calendar) is when places of worship perform annual rituals – something you might not want miss when coming to Jogja!
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Thanks to Indonesia Tourism Board for making this article happen! For more information, click here and head on over to Yogyakarta’s official website.
1. Holiday like a Royal: The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta
If there is one place you can choose with your eyes closed, prepare to be treated like royalty at the Phoenix Hotel – M Gallery by Sofitel. Both locals and travellers would recommend this, and for a very good reason.
A colonial landmark with stunning visuals, the hotel’s atmosphere alone would transport you to a princely European era where you can marvel at classic statues and take a stroll along the grand corridors. Classy interiors offer a swanky all-comforts-included stay with a touch of Indonesian royalty.
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Get swept away by its majestic feel, take a dip in the gorgeous common swimming pool surrounded by the lofty building, and take perfectly sublime Instagram pictures under the fancy chandeliers.
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You can stay at the luxurious Superior Heritage room at throwaway prices, and even indulge in a soothing massage.
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Still want more? How about a ride in a vintage car? The hotel goes an extra mile to offer you an exclusive ride around the city!
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2. Live Your Parisian Dream: Lafayette Boutique Hotel
This boutique hotel could easily be one of the top-class hotels you would duck into along an upscale street in Paris – but it’s right here in Jogja!
The striking white building gives you an impression of a classy A-list hotel. Enter and you’ll be surprised by an elegant lobby with tall windows draped with graceful curtains, gothic chandeliers and sofas.
The Parisian theme is evident in the gorgeous rooms, with intricate white furniture that will make you fall in love.
Slip into a plush bathrobe and sip your coffee as you lounge on the sofa with your feet comfortably placed on a luxurious pouffe. Throw your balcony doors open and smell the sweet Jogja air!
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If you don’t mind going a bit overboard with your budget, you can even stay in a Penthouse, and feel like you are in an episode of Gossip Girl!
Take your sunnies and sun-hats along – the pool deck is perfect for sunbathing!
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3. In Manicured Gardens and Luxury: Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta Hotel
You stay can’t get grander than at the Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta Hotel. The sprawling property definitely has all-you-can-ask-for facilities, with a scenic beauty that will steal your heart.
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Wake up and smell your morning coffee from the lavish King room – a steal at only USD $53! Where else can you enjoy stunning views of a beautifully manicured on-site garden that will give most parks a run for their money?
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The 5-star hotel goes all out when it comes to luxury and comfort with its grand and spacious rooms. If you opt for a more luxurious room, you can even have your own private balcony where you can relish the fresh air and greenery.
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Why not take a romantic walk in the beautiful gardens in the evening?
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If you’re into golfing, swing by the on-site golf course, or you can choose to chill by the refreshing pool.
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4. Watch Mount Merapi in Water Paradise: Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort & Spa
You will be taken aback by the palatial appearance of Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort and Spa, at prices that are so easy on your pocket.
With fancy fountains, water cascades and gorgeous patios, this can be your very own palace grounds during your stay in Yogyakarta.
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Stretch out in the stately rooms that are at least 42 square metres with large comfy beds. As you unwind, you’ll get a peek into Jogja’s history as you enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools, which are designed to resemble the Taman Sari Water Castle ruins.
Can you feel more in tune with the local traditional royalty than this?
With complimentary Sheraton Club benefits, you can even get access to the most elite guest list and socialize with the who’s who – that’s evening scenes sorted out for you!
You can choose from garden view to volcano view rooms – where you can admire the stunning Mount Merapi from your room. Or why not just spend a few bucks more and get a lagoon access room, where you can jump right into the lagoon pool, directly from your own private balcony!
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5. Romantic Sophistication meets Modernity: Sumberwatu Heritage Resort
If conventional is not your style, we suggest you go for Sumberwatu Heritage Resort. The hotel combines modern and traditional Java elements in a breathtaking nature-filled setting, and is the ultimate romantic destination!
If you possess a more refined taste, the rooms will strike a chord with you. The sophisticated decor infuse a sense of Javanese warmth with modern amenities.
Ideal as a honeymoon getaway, you can dance under the stars and walk hand-in-hand along the elegant wooden lamp-lit path, and let the infectious romantic vibe in the air get to you.
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But even if you’re not on your honeymoon, spending a romantic evening at the in-house Abhayagiri Restaurant works wonders to rekindle the spark and creates moments to remember!
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And with an outdoor swimming pool, garden, exciting tours and an exclusive traditional dance performance, you will be kept thoroughly entertained during your stay!
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Sumberwatu Heritage Resort
Rates: From USD $83 (approximately IDR 1,104,315)
Address: Sumberwatu Heritage Resort, Dusun Sumberwatu, Sambirejo, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55572
Contact: +62 274 4469277
6. Your Private Oyster of Luxury: Sawah Joglo Villas
It’s luxury redefined at Sawah Joglo Villas, which has a unique vibe that will sweep you away to a brand new world.
This is a boutique hotel with a difference – where traditional and futuristic meet the present and create a magical environment. Add the beautiful mountain backdrop and you have your very own private paradise!
You can stay at the Superior King Room, where you can take in breathtaking views of Mount Merapi and spring about in a beautiful terrace.
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In the morning, you can snap the most Instagram-worthy pictures as you take a dip in the 15-metre-long pool with the surreal mountain in the background.
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The interiors are a snazzy mix of wooden furnishings, bright colours and somewhat quirky designs which create a bit of a rustic charm with a cozy mountain feel. The surrounding lush green paddy fields are also a feast for the eyes!
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Sawah Joglo Villas
Rates: From USD $52 (approximately IDR 892,172)
Address: Jalan Sawah Joglo No 88, 55548 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Contact: +62 274 4533549
7. A Secluded Spa Retreat: The Cangkringan Jogja Villas & Spa
If you’re looking for a secluded and quiet holiday, look no further than the Cangkringan Jogja Villas & Spa.
Here, you can indulge in a spa weekend away from the city and unwind in the heart of nature, and at very reasonable rates too.
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There’s no such thing as too much pool time at the Cangkringan Jogja Villas & Spa. Stay at the Maya Villa on the ground floor and you can access the pool directly at your doorstep!
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Take a refreshing swim in the sparkling blue pool with the majestic mountains in the background, followed by a golfing session to keep active.
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End your day with than a rejuvenating time at the spa, before retreating to your villa for some beauty sleep!
8. For the Trendy Fashionistas: The 1O1 Yogyakarta Tugu Hotel
The chic and trendy 1O1 Yogyakarta Tugu Hotel promises a very hip and happening accommodation on your Yogyakarta journey.
If modish and flashy is your style, the hotel is perfect for your holiday. You’ll stay in rooms that are done in a very à la mode fashion, with chic wall murals and furnishings. And where better to fill your Instagram feed with style-icon moments than at the contemporary in-house cafes?
You’ll love to take a refreshing dip in the infinity swimming pool with modern design too.
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Enjoy mountain views from Merapi View rooms, or opt for our recommendation – the 1O1 Deluxe Pool Access rooms. Why walk all the way to the pool, when you can dive right into the water from your room, whenever you please? It’s absolutely value for money too!
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The 1O1 Yogyakarta Tugu Hotel
Rates: From USD $60 (approximately IDR 798,300). Deluxe Pool Access rooms from USD $78 (approximately IDR1,037,790)
Address: Jalan Margoutomo No.103 (Mangkubumi), Yogyakarta 55232 – Indonesia
Contact: +62 274 2920101
9. Vie Luxueuse (Luxurious Living): Melia Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta
It’s a luxurious life at Melia Purosani Hotel, where everything spells premium!
This 5-star property with upscale charm and elegant ambience will impress you with the warm hospitality and personalized service you’ll receive.
Spacious rooms come with opulent interiors and subtle Javanese touches.
Start your day with a morning dip at the refreshing pool, and during lazy afternoons, you can enjoy a quiet time at the private balcony with views of the city or the rich gardens. For dinner, you can’t miss the gorgeous poolside restaurant.
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To feel even more refreshed, why not go for a relaxing indulgent hour at the Yhi Wellness Spa and rejuvenate yourself with some Javanese herbal treatments?
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The hotel is also located close to the Malioboro Shopping District, so drop by for an enjoyable shopping day with the girls! With all the pampering you are going to receive here, we doubt you’d ever want to leave!
10. Feel like the Swan Lake Princess: The Westlake Resort Yogya
Get ready for some outdoorsy fun, starry romantic nights and a super-luxurious stay at the Westlake Resort Yogya!
The 4-star resort is truly one-of-a-kind, with its industrial design and avant garde interiors and remarkable views of the lake.
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Step into a tastefully done lobby and the room entrance itself will give you a great first impression. It’s the perfect example of rustic meets uber chic – while the exterior facade, sparkling swimming pool and decor bring a dash of modernism, the pretty green garden and its surroundings add a charming countryside touch.
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You can even enjoy the countryside allure in true luxury by travelling around the neighbourhood on a comfortable golf cart specially provided by the resort. If you have time to spare, cycle around or fish in the lake – everything’s within your comfort zone!
Evenings can be spent enjoying a romantic dinner by the lake, and you’ll feel like you are in your very own fairytale in a faraway land!
11. Grade A Indulgence: Grand Aston Yogyakarta
At the Grand Aston Yogyakarta, while the Presidential Suite and Suite rooms are on the expensive side, if you’d like to splurge, here’s where you should be putting your money.
Watch the city go by as you lounge on a stately sofa in these city view rooms. For a more budget-friendly option, get yourself a Superior Double!
Sink into super soft beds and comfortable duvets. The eye-pleasing ambience of the rooms will make you never want to leave. Even the bathrooms are gorgeous!
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You can spend your afternoons by the cool poolside with pretty lounge chairs, before hitting the spa. In the evenings, how about spending some time at the Sky Lounge to enjoy some of the choicest gourmet cuisines? You’ll feel you’re at the top of the world!
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12. Live the Suite Life: Harper Mangkubumi Hotel
Get more for less at the Harper Mangkubumi and feel right at home, only a few times more luxurious.
The residential feel of the property ensures that all comforts are always within reach. The suites are huge, so you will love coming back to your room after a day out exploring Yogyakarta. They are certainly one of the most roomy ones you can opt for in the city.
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The decor strikes a nice balance between classic and modern – perfect for a laid-back holiday without the extra flashiness but still enough to make it a highlight of your trip.
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Special Mention: An Extravagant Forest Stay: Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa
Although Plataran Borobudur Resort and Spa may be slightly more exorbitant, it’s almost criminal to leave it out of this list of luxurious stays in Jogja.
Nothing can beat the resort’s ultimate exclusivity and magnificence nestled in the vast hills of the peaceful Tanjungan Village.
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In the morning, feast your eyes on a breathtaking sunrise over the Borobudur temple, which is a stone’s throw away from the property.
The expansive property has several private pool villas that you can call home for a few days, exquisite restaurants for a romantic fine dining experience, a refreshing on-site spa and even horse-riding facilities.
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With elegance and exclusivity as the theme of the whole experience at the resort, you can expect rich decor, intricate chandeliers and furniture, perfectly manicured gardens and palatial rooms.
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You and your partner can lounge at the patio and admire the surrounding teak forests while enjoying some heart-to-heart chat in the evening – how romantic is that!
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Do you know of any other hotels in Yogyakarta where you can enjoy extravagance at affordable rates? Do share with us!
Written by Soma Dutta
Edited by Candice Neo