Firstly, let me be quite clear - this is a beautiful heritage property, very well maintained by Accor, the current owners, and in many ways it is a delight to stay here. I arrived very early, thanks to an early flight, and was fairly quickly given an upgraded room - a suite, in fact. It seems a little churlish to be critical in the circumstances, but unfortunately the suite in question was at the very front of the hotel, which suffers badly from road noise. Earplugs had been thoughtfully provided for guests - and these were necessary. I am not sure if anything could be done to soundproof the rooms at the front of the hotel (this would be more than just those directly over the road) - perhaps in a heritage property this would present problems - but it is unfortunate that this detracted somewhat from the enjoyment of the room.
The restaurant was surprisingly lack-lustre, with staff who did not seem to have been particularly well trained. Dinner options were unimpressive, and breakfast, although very varied, was a disappointment. For example, there was a meagre selection of entirely ordinary cheeses, all of which were old and sweaty, and it was not clear to me why anyone would have been interested in them. The restaurant area is also problematic - I suspect because of the nature of the property air-conditioning would be difficult to install - it is too open and not sufficiently cooled, which means that it is uncomfortable.
All a bit of a shame, because I really liked the hotel!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This legenderay hotel was initially built as private estate in 1918. Through the ensuing decades, the property changed hands a number of times, until a Dutch caretaker turned it into Pensioner Hotel. The Phoenix name was deliberately chosen by the last proprietor who hoped that it would remain intact forever, believing in the ancient myth of The Phoenix, the sacred fire bird symbolizing regeneration throughout eternity.The Phoenix Hotel is elegantly situated in down town Yogyakarta, the cradle of Javanese civilization. The legendary Malioboro Street is just nearby, while the world herigate Borobudur and Prambanan temples are only an hour drive. Yogyakarta's cultural heritage and picturesque settings emit a distinctive charm that seldom fails its visitors.The 144 beautifully appointed rooms are reflecting the ambiance of bygone era wrapped in modern comfort facilities, enabling its occupant to celebrate a glorious past without losing the beauty of contemporary living. ... more less
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