This month would be a hectic one for me. I need a quiet, conducive, and comfy spot to do all of my jobs and get some rest. Guess what will I do to finish all my jobs in time? Exactly, I got a chance to do a review on Executive Suite Room in Grand Aston Yogyakarta. It will be interesting, isn’t it? I did some lil research about this hotel the day before.
I’d explain the result from my flash research in advance. IMHO, I was once confused by the name of Aston Hotel and the Grand Aston Hotel. I thought both hotels were the same hotel, but then I know that they were different. Silly me, Haha. But, well, this would be a good information for you who has a thought like mine. The Grand Aston Yogyakarta which located at Jl. Urip Sumoharjo, No. 37, Klitren, Yogyakarta is a luxurious class hotel from Archipelago International, it means that they are different from Aston Hotel which is an upscale class. Grand Aston Hotel goes to the same level as Royal Alana and Royal Kamuela. It says that you could find the facility you need in one place, just like swimming pool, restaurant, boutique, gym, spa, cake shop, and even bar. Wow! Is it true? Let’s find out.
Grand Aston Yogyakarta located in the heart of the city, making it easy for you to reach all destination spots in every direction, except if there’s traffic. Upon my arrival at the lobby, the greeter greeted me warmly and their receptionist served me kindly during the check-in process. While I wait for the check-in process, I try to look around the lobby. I was fascinated by some white chair looks just like a stack of white pebbles. Then I try to look closer, and those unique chairs were really made from white pebbles as its material and formed magnificently. Because of its weight, you need around ten people to lift it up.
The other mesmerizing thing that I found here was they got a grand piano, bringing an elegant impression to the lobby. You could sense the local wisdom of Yogyakarta right on their batik wall ornament, wrapped in a modern concept. They quiet consistent with the batik concept. Not only the wall ornament is batik but all the staff also use batik as their uniform. Catchy!
I was then heading right to the Executive Suite Room immediately, accompanied by one of the staff after the check-in process is done. I saw something tease me as a woman, in the aisle as I walk to the lift. I saw a display of mannequins and rows of clothes, then guess what I found? Something related with fashion. Yup, a boutique! The boutique name was Bianti. Like I said before, Grand Aston Yogyakarta has a boutique as one of their facilities. You would be amaze with their collection, and definitely would hold your horse just to shop there. The boutique was quite small but they have good collection made from posh material. They sell various models of clothes for man and woman made from unique fabrics from various regions of Indonesia, included some fine quality batik. Some of them were made by Indonesian designers. Most of the batik fabric were made with canting and fully drawn by hand, known as batik tulis (written batik). A batik lover should pay some visit to Bianti and try some clothes in their fitting room! See how they are amazingly suit on you. I’ll tell you my story at Bianti when I look around their collection. My first thought was there is no special thing from their collection, they look similar with other batik and quite large for me. Then I decided to try it in the fitting room, and voila, I’m falling in love with its design, color, pattern, and how it amused me out. Lol, don’t judge the books by its cover, right? It looks luxurious and really not like the other batik product, it fits their tagline: “Beauty things, think Bianti”. Not surprised, because most of them were created by a famous designer, so you can truly find the difference from the others. For the material, there’s no doubt, it made from comfy fine fabric. They also sell handbags made with Indonesian nature material and accessories just like earrings and necklace. Bianti batik also provides skincare products from Natasha Skin Clinic Center, so you don’t have to worry about its ingredients and safety. You just need to know and learn about your own skin to get the right choice.
After visited Bianti (it turned out taking me a long time there, oops) I saw a hanging chair in front of the entrance. It looks good for OOTD photo or for just hanging right there.
I thought I can keep my focus to my main direction, the lift. But, alas, my focus once again got distracted by a golden hanging ornament on the ceiling. It decorates their stair towards the ballroom. I asked about it the staff and he told me that the ornament is a lamp that resembles “gunungan” from Pewayangan (Java Shadow Puppet Stories) as its design. They really made it luxurious with some great yet smart design. Then, at last, I could step my feet on the lift with distractions no more.
The lift’s door was then opened on the 8th floor where the Executive Suite Room located. The staff told me that the rooms in this class had three different themes which are Chinoiseries, Western Suite, and Javanese Suite. The one I got is the Western Suite. As the main concept served in this hotel which is applying local wisdom, you’ll sense the domination of batik pattern in this room yet it will still felt modern and pretentious. By the time you step your feet upon the room, you will face an elegant and cozy sofa right at its parlor. There’s a separator between the parlor and the bedside. The exceptional thing about this room was its lighting which will fit our eyes perfectly. Even if we try to take some photos indoor, the result would not disappoint you. This was because they had a huge window on a side, so you could sight the downtown view outside of the 8th floor.
Moreover, there was a spacious desk which is fits for workaholics who seeks serenity to get their jobs done. I thought this room will be just the same as the others. But, exceeds my expectation, it feels like I was laid my back on the water as I rest on the bed. You might think that I’m just tacky but I really mean it. The bed was indescribably soft, and so are their pillows. It was no ordinary bed for me, they felt so heavenly. I’ve never felt a bed this comfy (Haha, okay, maybe it is just me being tacky).
I was then asked the staff about it and he told me that it is because they used swan feather in all the cushioning of the Executive Suite Room. Well, that explains why it is felt unbelievably soft, which is so absolutely great. FYI, here in Executive Suite, you could choose the pillow type here to guarantee your comfort on the stay. And for the bed, Grand Aston Yogyakarta intentionally order a special design for every bed in each room. Don’t you dare questioning it’s comfort, they nailed it!. They who stays in this room also could ask to get their breakfast in bed as requested.
Proceeds to the bathroom which dominated by the color of gold felt so royal and roomy. Yup, you’ll get a bathtub here as a surplus of staying at the Executive Suite. The atmosphere was so cozy and quiet to relax while bathing in the tub, read some books, and sip a wine. Oh, one more thing, your bathing amenities like the soap, lotion, shampoo, and the rest were a product from Natasha Skin Clinic Center.
The evening came with some cloudy sky as I could feel the chill. But I really want to dip my body in their swimming pool even just for a while, haha. Their pool located on the 2nd floor and looks so green as you can see much foliages around it. Here you can also order drinks and foods ‘cos there is a bar around, Cinnamon Pool Bar.
Besides swimming pool, there was gym and spa on the same floor. I am interested to try their spa which named Pejamata Spa. All their oils and spa needs come from Natasha Skin Clinic Center to guarantees its quality. Pejamata Spa provides treatments that give you the remedy and rejuvenating treatment. Their service was so nice and well.
Overall, I felt so cozy to stay here at Grand Aston Yogyakarta. Their hospitality, interior, and facility were so prime. It really fits you who seek for a hotel with luxurious hospitality wrapped in a strong Yogyakarta’s atmosphere yet still framed in a modern way. Grand Aston Yogyakarta is a hotel with an international standard which applies local wisdom in the best way imagines.
I’ll give you another reason to fall in love with Grand Aston Yogyakarta. They have collects 15 awards for excellence in luxury hospitality, so you should throw any hesitation of their service which fulfills a definitely high standard. It is also located in the heart of the city while equipped in a super complete facility. Even they are located in the downtown, you could still sense a strong local atmosphere from its ornaments which resembles batik pattern along the way but still framed in a modern way. Their lighting would not disappoint you at every angle while having some interesting spots. There might be some places with yellow shades, but it will give you royal-look photos. One more thing that makes them exceptional, Grand Aston Yogyakarta is rated as one of the hotels which had the fastest wi-fi as told in hotelwifitest.com
As a closing, I’d like to give a tip on how to get discounts on your booking at Grand Aston Yogyakarta. You could directly make a book via their website here and enter code BOOKDIRECT. There are many other offers if you pay some peek at Archipelago Membership application which you could download on Appstore and Playstore. Don’t forget to read my next article about Grand Aston Yogyakarta’s restaurant named Saffron. So, luxury places, think Grand Aston Yogyakarta!
This review’s supported by:
- Staycation by Grand Aston Yogyakarta (visit site)
- Outfit and accessories by BIANTI (visit site)
- Camera Equipment by Egopro (visit site)