Opulent, secluded and exuding in class this resorts offers quality found in few other places and is one of our favourites in Southeast Asia.
Commissioned by a rich Chinese merchant, The Phoenix was originally used as a private residence, becoming a hotel in 1951. Today it retains its colonial charm, combining Asian and European styles, and its elegantly designed rooms offer a comfortable, sophisticated retreat from the streets of Yogyakarta. Located in the popular Malioboro district, it's just a short walk away from the city's many cultural sites. If you’re looking for a place to relax, The Phoenix provides a haven from the hustle and bustle of Yogyakarta’s buzzing markets, with a beautiful outdoor swimming pool and a number of in-house dining options to enjoy.
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The rooms at the Phoenix provide comfort, charm and character with a mix of European and Asian design. All come with modern facilities, including unlimited Wi-Fi, a safe, TV, hairdryer and air conditioning, as well as en suite bathrooms with a shower, bath tub and toiletries.
There are four different categories, with Superior Heritage rooms offering the choice of a queen size bed or twin beds and the more spacious Deluxe Legacy rooms offering a king size bed or twin beds. Phoenix Executive rooms have a king size bed and a separate living room, as well as a coffee machine and a gift upon arrival. The most luxurious option is the Legacy Suite, which also has a separate living room but is more spacious. The maximum capacity in each room is three people (additional charges for extra person may apply). Some of the rooms can be connected to accommodate larger groups or families.
The property is a short walk of around 15-20 minutes from the main street of Jalan Malioboro, which provides an array of shops and restaurants. It's also a short cab ride or 40 minute walk to the famous palace of Kraton Ngayogyakarta. Taxis can be ordered from your hotel reception. There are some lovely local and international restaurants found just opposite the hotel should you wish to dine elsewhere.
Food and drink
The one main restaurant, Paprika, is located next to the swimming pool in the open-air courtyard, serving a variety of international cuisine including Indonesian, Chinese and Western dishes. Make sure to try the hotel's signature dish, bakpia, which are round, sweet pastry rolls filled with beans or meat, known locally as the ‘Oleh Oleh’. There are also two bars, 1918’s Terrace Lounge, which is open all day, and Vino Bar for evening drinks. The breakfast buffet is served each morning from 6am in Paprika and room service can be ordered at any time of the day.
Babies and children are welcome at The Phoenix, and babysitting can be arranged on request. Cribs are available and one additional bed can be ordered in each room at an additional cost.
Facilities and activities
A gym and a massage service are available for guest use on site in addition to the swimming pool. Guests can also play table tennis for an additional charge. Live piano music can be enjoyed each evening, providing a relaxing ambiance as you socialise over drinks. The hotel also offers a laundry, ironing and dry cleaning service, luggage storage and free parking.
The Phoenix provides a beautiful, unique haven, allowing you to discover Yogyarkta in style. Whether you want to explore the city's buzzing streets and markets, take a swim, relax by the bar or dine in the restaurant while listening to the live pianist, this hotel provides a lovely, welcoming experience.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Naturally the main reason for visiting Borobudur is to see the awe-inspiring temple complex. The monument features the largest and most complete collection of Buddhist relief sculptures which feature on the walls of its seven terraces.