Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta
Jalan Laksamana Adi Sucipto
Fit for Royalty The Royal Ambarrukmo, endorsed by Yogyakarta's reigning Sultan (a governor, in terms of power now) is fit for royalty indeed. As the only 4 star hotel in this laid back Javanese city, it's also one of the best options for a tourist who wants to come home from sightseeing with all the expectations of western comfort fulfilled. It is, to borrow the well-worn cliche, an oasis from the city outside its gates. It's also beautifully designed with a modern aesthetic, yet featuring traditional details which pay homage to the Dutch colonial era that helped to populate this region of Indonesia. The sweeping pool, spa, gym and luxurious restaurant -- with one of the largest breakfast buffets I've ever seen -- are creature comforts worthy of the price per night. Yet above it all is the comfortable guest bed and well appointed rooms, more than fit for a sultan or any royal.