Yogyakarta: Accommodation, Food and Shopping
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Yogyakarta: Accommodation, Food and Shopping


Where to stay:

Rumah Mertua Boutique Hotel was highly recommended by my good friend (hello shobe!) who travels frequently to Indonesia so I didn’t think twice in choosing to stay here. It is 10 minutes away from Adisutjipto airport by car and a 15-minute drive to the center of Jogja. For temple runners, its 30 minutes away to Prambanan Temple and an hour away to Borobudur Temple.

Rumah Mertua is a quaint boutique hotel with 11 Javanese-inspired rooms within a tropical garden.
Rumah Mertua is a quaint boutique hotel with 11 Javanese-inspired rooms within a tropical garden.

 

 

Al fresco dining!

 

Lounge on the outdoor pool after a long day of temple run. Outlined with sun loungers and beautiful landscape, this area is definitely designed for relaxation. To top off your day, have an authentic Javanese massage at their spa.
Lounge on the outdoor pool after a long day of temple run. Outlined with sun loungers and beautiful landscape, this area is definitely designed for relaxation. To top off your day, have an authentic Javanese massage at their spa.

 

The accommodation includes a hearty breakfast. Here are the appetizers: fresh fruits, rice cakes and fruit shakes. For the main course, you may choose from Indonesia’s traditional food – mie goreng, nasi goreng and noodle soup.

 

The hotel has a car rental service for airport pick-up and drop off (IDR 250,000 = Php 881.16) and tour arrangements as well (IDR 695,000/ 10 hours = Php 2,449.63).

I must say, the staff at Rumah Mertua delivers excellent service! They replied immediately to my questions via email and gave tips on how we can maximize our short stay in Yogyakarta.


Yummiest food finds:

 

We ordered Rijsttafel at Rumah Mertua – 10 best Indonesian dishes (IDR 145,000/ pax = Php 508.95) Here on our table we have: keropok, fish, chicken and beef sate (skewered meat), acar (pickled veggie), spiced beef, lamb, chicken bbq, fried vegetables, fried coconut, peanuts, tempeh (Indonesian tofu), mixed veggies, noodles and a big bowl of rice. (come to think of it, the meal was more than 10 dishes! =) )
We ordered Rijsttafel at Rumah Mertua – 10 best Indonesian dishes (IDR 145,000/ pax = Php 508.95) Here on our table we have: keropok, fish, chicken and beef sate (skewered meat), acar (pickled veggie), spiced beef, lamb, chicken bbq, fried vegetables, fried coconut, peanuts, tempeh (Indonesian tofu), mixed veggies, noodles and a big bowl of rice. (come to think of it, the meal was more than 10 dishes! )

 

 


Shopping:

Malioboro Road is the most famous shopping spot in Jogja. Here you will find a lot of batik boutiques and souvenir shops. I did my homework and researched for the best all-in-one store in Malioboro and the award goes to….. Hamzah Batik (Mirota Batik)! It’s a three-storey building that sells premium batik products and handicrafts. Score all of these and more at cheap prices!

 

 

I wanted to hoard all the paintings made by local Jogja artists – the small ones costs around Php 130 each!
These paintings by local Jogja artists are my favorite find. I wanted to hoard all of them! The small ones costs around Php 130 each! Who knows, these artists might just be the future Picasso and Van Gogh! =)


Have you visited Yogyakarta? Where did you stay? What is your best purchase, the best food you’ve tasted and your best reason to come back? Let me know! =)

 

 

 

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