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What We Love

  • Award-winning luxury hotel in culturally rich Yogyakarta, a host of perks includedThe hotel rooms' panoramic view that stretch past the expansive Merapi volcano
  • Enjoying a taste of Indonesian cuisine from the hotel's Royal Restaurant
  • How close the hotel is to a variety of shopping and dining options

What To Know

  • The hotel is connected to a mall
  • Located a 15-minute car ride from the airport
  • Free WiFi is fast and reliable
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Overview

A luxe five-star hotel in the heart of culturally rich Yogyakarta with breakfast, a set dinner and a host of other perks included

The Lowdown

Get the royal treatment at Hotel Royal Ambarrukmo. The compound used to serve as the Yogyakarta Royal palace and gardens and now serves as a reminder of its regal heritage. With several awards from the World Luxury Hotel Awards, Luxury TravelGuide awards and a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in their pocket, you are guaranteed world-class service and a wonderful experience at the hotel.
An outdoor pool, sprawling grounds peppered with small, intimate pavilions and an on-site spa should pamper you to no end. But step out to the hotel’s surrounding area to explore the city famous for its arts and cultural heritage. Drive out to see awe-inspiring temples, such as Candi Boroburbdur, take a cycling tour through the untouched, picturesque countryside or even visit some of their famous coastlines. If you fancy a spot of shopping, the hotel is right next to Plaza Ambarrukmo.

How to Get There

Royal Ambarrukmo
Jl. Laksda Adisucipto No. 81
Yogyakarta, 55281 Indonesia

Reviews

Impressive
ayuudia

Me and my family decided to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary in here. Since the last time I visit Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel is before they renovated. Which mean almost 17 years ago. I can say it took so much change. They become one of the best child-friendly hotel in Jogja. Kids club, outdoor playground, big garden, huge kids pool with balls and basket too. My kids are so happy to stay. Unfortunately we missed the Andong Horse time due to miss information given from receptionist. Fast check-in process, fresh welcome drink and also my kids have a welcome ice cream too. The porter who carried our luggage is working very fast. I’m surprised our luggage already in the room before we arrived there. At breakfast time, we have to wait for a seat due to peak time. But that’s worth wait because we really enjoy our breakfast. The variety, freshness, staff friendliness, and also there’s kids corner too. The only thing that disappointed me is just we didn’t get a surprised from the hotel as we stay there to celebrate our anniversary. Maybe the hotel lack of information or didn’t ask our reason to stay at check-in time. But we definitely will stay again next time. I have a suggestion to make a mini zoo at the big garden, who doesn’t love animals?

The best place to enjoy Yogyakarta
720ricc

Location
Excellent. There is a lot to like about the Royal Ambarrukmo's location. Occupying a large compound in the heart of Yogyakarta, this five-star hotel is a mere 10 mins by car from the Adisucipto airport, making getting in and out a breeze. The shopping street of Malioboro is about 20 mins away while the Borobudur (the main reason you came) is about 70 mins away, which the hotel can arrange.

But that's not all. The hotel is attached to the big Plaza Ambarrukmo mall, which has a hypermart, cinema, tons of restaurants including every fast food outlet you can think of. This means there is rarely a dull moment in your time there, as you will be able to comfortably juggle between sights, shops, and food. Win-win-win. 

Rooms 
Clean, good-sized, and well-furnished with warm and woody tones. The rooms come with nice balconies which can add to the enjoyment, if you happen to get a room with a nice view. The studio corner rooms are 20% bigger so go for one of those if you appreciate that extra space.

Service
Professional and friendly, and never without a smile. They are competent in English so just let them know what you want or need, and let them take care of you.

Food 
Samazana is the place to go for your meals at the hotel. The breakfast buffet is particularly noteworthy for its super-size spread so be sure to include breakfast in your room rate.

For the other meals, you will be spoilt for choice at the mall next door. If in doubt, ask the concierge for recommendations on the restaurants to try. For us, we enjoyed The Duck King very much.

Other facilities
The hotel pool is a clear standout so pack your swimwear and spare some time to log some laps. 

Those with kids should also check out the fully-supervised kids club, which is comprehensively equipped with toys, games, consoles, and playground (including an indoor one) for the young and the young-at-heart.

Overall value-for-money
The Royal Ambarrukmo is an all-rounded hotel that excels in the areas that matter. It is well-located, luxurious, beautifully furnished, with good service and amenities to boot. For the price, you are unlikely to find another hotel in the area that matches up as well. 

So if you are heading to Yogyakarta for an enjoyable stay and looking to do more than just see the Borobudur, then there really is only one place to base yourself at - the Royal Ambarrukmo.

Superb hotel but a little bit expensive
Rinaldi N

I have stayed in this hotel for business, instead of the superb quality room, the price of the hotel was a little bit expensive. I like the ambience and the hospitality of the staff, very recommended hotel for those who will choose Jogja as your next business trip!