Grand Rosela Hotel

Jl. Prawirotaman No. 28, Yogyakarta, Java, 55153, Indonesia | Hotel
Prices starting from $27.00

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Three Days in JogJa

A travel blog entry by sshangau


After a long and entertaining train trip from Pangandaran with a dozen or so local vendors constantly cruising the aisle announcing their snacks and trinkets, we arrived at Yogyakarta (affectionately called JogJa by the locals).
Jogja is the cultural centre of Java and our hotel, The Grand Rosella, is located in a very artsy fartsy area with …


A travel blog entry by bruceontour


Again with the first call to prayer just after 4 am, there was no need for an alarm clock for our 5 am departure. The gates open at 6 am and it was an hour’s drive as we ate our lovely (not) boxed breakfast: 3 pieces of bread, 4 PCU’s of butter and jam, scrambled egg roll and a small cup size container of water.

We arrived as …

78 children by 15 wives

A travel blog entry by bruceontour


We all opted as an optional extra to do the 5 hour city tour.

Leaving at 8 am we boarded 4 andong or horse cart. Fine if you are of a wee Asian build but us larger versions it took a bit of use to get in and out of such a tight legless space. At least the guide said … “sit up the front” which I duly did.

Off we …

Prambanan Temple

A travel blog entry by bruceontour


At 3 pm we left for the 40 minute drive to visit Jogya's other great site - this time of the Hindu variety. Prambanan Temple is the largest Hindu complex in Java and one of the world's greatest. Also built in the 9th century we enjoy the mastery of this site in the late afternoon.

Prambanan also suffered much damage in the 2006 earthquake …

Long & windy road to Yogyakarta (Jogya)

A travel blog entry by bruceontour


One does not need an alarm clock as the first call to prayer at 4.15 am did the job.

With the sound of the waves breaking against the rocks just across the road from my bedroom window, it was time to get up to see the 30 minute sunrise show.

After settling up for my 2 hotel breakfasts: 44,000 Rp (NZ $6 or US $5) each, we …

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This hotel, located on Jl. Prawirotaman No. 28, Yogyakarta, is near Merapi Volcano, Tugu Pahlawan, and Bukit Darmo.
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