Yogyakarta is Java's
creative capital and famous for housing two of the most sought after monuments in Indonesia. Lying at the base of Mt Merapi, Yogyakarta (or Jogya) is the second most visited region in Indonesia after Bali. With so much more to see than just Borobudur and Prambanan, this city is full of bustling traffic, colourful buildings and a cloud ... More>of culture unseen anywhere else on Java.
Our list of Yogyakarta hotels are perfect for discovering what this city really has to offer. Climb aboard a trishaw or traditional horse drawn cart and after a couple of hours street shopping and feasting, you'll have fallen in love! Shopping for souvenirs? Try the Malioboro Mall, a famous tourist strip where you can purchase batik, good quality crafts, silver, woodcarvings and furniture to take home to your friends. To keep energy levels high, make use of the mobile food stalls serving the delights of the archipelago at cheap prices. When you're tired of the humidity, there are air-conditioned malls full of shops and small boutiques to keep you cool.
Undoubtedly, tourists are drawn to Jogya by the allure of the religious monuments, Borobudur and Prambanan. Around 40 minutes by car, there are plenty of tourist operators waiting to take you out to each for an affordable price. The best time to go is at sunrise or sunset as the views are unrivalled, but take note- the crowds will follow! Meanwhile, the sultan's Kraton Palace or the Taman Sari water castle is also worth a look.
AWD's list of Jogya hotels aim to satisfy your every travel need. From those that are bursting with first class facilities to those that offer the bare essentials for a bargain price, see Java with our list of Yogyakarta hotels.