Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel
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... than the 100,000 rupiah we were quoted by the taxis. Cheeky buggers.
When we arrived in the backpacker area of Malioboro Rd, we soon discovered that it was now 'high season' and so every cheap room in the area was already booked! Panicking slightly at the prospect of having to pick between somewhere to sleep and something to eat, we trailed around the side streets a little longer. Eventually we managed to find somewhere not too over our budget. Luckily the room came ...
... We had to plead with him to let us back into the taxi with our bags to find another place to stay. This was near impossible when he spoke no English whatsoever and got really angry that we didn't speak much Indonesian which I thought was unreasonable seeing as he was the one working in the tourist industry not us! The evening just got progressively worse from there on. We were driven to the most creepy looking hostels in the middle of no ...
... dinner As the lights fade, and millions of specks of neon come to life, fireworks start exploding and we realise that we have a 10th floor 180 degree view of the whole city. After the day that Leah's had today it wouldn't have been a major shock to have a room in the basement, no windows, exploding spiders in the shower using all the hot water, a public toilet above us leaking into our room and Bananaman drunk in the corner causing trouble. We try and go somewhere nice but after ...
We stared into the cloud filled crater below, like a bowl of cotton wool, until a sudden wind change revealed like a flickering flame, the acid lake hidden beneath. Such beauty, such colour, the deepest turquoise with snakes of steam hissing away from it. We paused by the intimidating “Visitors are strictly not to go down the mine” sign, before a miner enquired “do you want to go down” – we looked at each other ...
... We were enjoying the view until another group of teens rushed around us for another group photo, followed by a cup of local coffee (awful!), and a local cigarette (equally awful!) - after wards we took the long trip back to Yogya.
Both absolutely knackered but determined to have a birthday tea we went back to restaurant area and Easygoing restaurant. Found they had a plate of cheese bites on offer so enjoyed that with a glass of red and collapsed into bed! Next stop Surabaya!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJogjakarta Plaza Hotel Yogyakarta
Good hotel with pool and easy access to airport and downtown
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