Istana Batik Ratna Hotel Jogja
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIstana Batik Ratna Hotel Jogja Yogyakarta
Very clean, compared to others at a similar rate, and excellent value for money
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... down to the travel agency where we would catch the transport to the next destination. The views that we had missed while climbing the mountain last night were presented to us in the brilliant morning light. There were the mountain soaring above. On both sides of the road, were farms for fruits and spices. The views were just amazing. I was so much in the present then. Just enjoying the nature, and realizing that life can be so perfect if we just start enjoying the ...
... Many times we're the only foreigners walking down busy Marlioboro St. Before, you couldn't go 10 meters without seeing another backpacker. Maybe they all go to Bali now instead? or the Gili Islands? Or maybe it's the season? Who knows.
People here are super nice and actually take No for an answer. Many are selling Batiks, the traditional cloth made with wax and dyes. And many of them are fakes made in China.
To make a fast friend, all ...
... patch of green land anywhere in the city, yet charm does exist, but it tiny pockets, buried deep within the city somewhere, we just didn’t spend long enough here to find these pockets unfortunately, but then again, maybe we were not supposed to, maybe our Indonesian thrill lies elsewhere than Jakarta.
Jakarata is a puzzling place, and they have their own problems I’m sure – we are just casual (and I’m critical) people passing through, so these are ...
Yogyakarta was my last main destination where I spent more than a day or two -- three, to be exact. As I think I mentioned, it's seen to be the cultural heart of Java, where traditional crafts are pursued to the highest standard, from puppet making, Batik painting and clothes-making to silver smithing and the performing arts.
In addition to my day visiting Borobudur, Prambanan and other temples, I walked the streets of ...
... to enter the temple the day before we decided to miss today in order to save a little money. The hotel was very plush, heavily decorated in traditional Indonesian and Javanese artefacts and the smell of jasmine and lemongrass filled my senses. Fran showed us around the pool, gym and spa and then on to the restaurant. He treated us to lunch and I had the best Tofu dish yet. Solo is famous for batik so we visited a famous museum just a short bechak ( like a tuk tuk) ride away. ...