The Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta, once Yogyakarta's grandest hotel, has been undergoing a great transformation to enthrall guests with outstanding service and an exceptional experience.
The hotel is centrally located, within walking distance of the historic and cultural districts with the city's largest shopping mall right on the doorstep, and is less than 10 minutes from Adisucipto International Airport. Most of Yogyakarta's must-see sites, the Prambanan Temple, Sultan Palace, Kotagede, Malioboro are a short drive away.
Today the legendary Hotel has been reborn, and embraces both its historic heritage and the modern comforts sought by today's guests. The renovations to both hotel and palace were made in keeping with the royal palace's true character and to bring back the glamour of the past merged with 21st century technology.
The 247 rooms and suites are remodeled and furnished in modern-elegance style and feature spacious balconies, new furniture, flat screen TV, and complimentary internet access. Many rooms offer magnificent views of Mount Merapi and the surrounding countryside.
The HISTORY of Ambarrukmo
The Royal Ambarrukmo is one of Yogyakarta's truly historic landmarks, and a visit here promises to be a unique experience. With its roots stretching back to the 19th century, the hotel is an integral part of the restored Ambarrukmo Royal Palace Residence. Built between 1857 and 1859 by King Hamengkubuwono VI and named as "Pesanggrahan Arjapurna". It was functioned as a meeting venue with The Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, as well as a resort for the royal family. In 1895-1897, the palace was renovated by King Hamengkubuwono VII and functioned as meeting venue with Kings from Surakarta palace. Later the palace became a family home for the King Hamengkubuwono VII. Today, the palace is registered as a National Heritage Site, which will soon be revitalized as a museum featuring its extensive art collection.
The hotel itself was constructed in the 1962-1965, soon after Indonesia received war reparation funds from government of Japan. On the initiative of first President Soekarno and King Hamengkubuwono IX, the hotel was opened in 1966 and became the first luxury hotel in region during that period.
Many historic features are still clearly visible in the hotel. Original wall murals and sculptures that reflect Yogyakarta diverse historical and cultural heritage are preserved to provide guests with a unique and historic experience unlike any other.
Located in the same complex, the first high-end shopping mall was opened in 2006, and became the largest shopping mall in region.
Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta has achieved its iconic status not only for its pioneering luxury hotel and becoming home to many firsts, but also for being a symbol of urban culture in Yogyakarta.
The newly remodeled restaurant, provides a stylish space to dine with family or business associates. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, providing an elegant setting throughout the day. Diners will be able to watch the chefs at work in the open show kitchen that will combine traditional local ingredients with international cooking techniques, with a menu that reflects a modern bridging of culinary cultures.
Guests will enjoy a fine selection of wines, spirits and cocktails in a refined ambience in the top-floor Executive Lounge.
The new Lobby Lounge and Bar are set to become a popular meeting point for locals and travelers alike.
At beautifully remodeled swimming pool with jogging track and gazebos, guests can relax after a walk in the historical area, shopping, busy meetings or get ready for the party in the evening.
The newly added spa and fully equipped fitness center will pamper and rejuvenate guests in a relaxing atmosphere with stunning views in the top floor.
- 24 hours Room Services
- Airport Transfers
- Banquet Facilities
- Business Centre
- Cable / Satellite TV
- Car Rental
- Children Play Ground
- Children Pool
- Club/Executive Lounge
- Coffee Shop
- Conference Facilities
- Facilities for Disabled
- High Speed Internet
- Internet Access
- Luggage Storage
- Mountain View
- Non-smoking Rooms
- Room with Balcony
- Safety Box
- Shopping Area
- Souvenir Shop
- Swimming Pool
- WiFi Internet
- National Convention
- Public Transportation
- Shopping Arcade
- Tourist Site