It has been long I haven’t written on this blog. Perhaps this is the effect of something new that changes my everyday routine. And now I will try to write something on this blog. This time I am going to write about one of the hotels situated in the center of Yogyakarta, Novotel Yogyakarta.
Novotel Yogyakarta, located at Jl. Jend Sudirman No. 89 Yogyakarta, is part of Accor Hotels; it is perfect for business and family trips. Besides near to the city center, transportation to the hotel is easily accessible. Some culinary attractions such as Gudeg Sagan and Angkringan Kopi Jos are close to Hotel Novotel Yogyakarta.
Casamia Restaurant became the first place I visited at Novotel Yogyakarta while waiting for the check-in schedule, and it happened to be during the lunch time. The dominant red nuance with the pool view in the outdoor venue is the specialty of this restaurant. Casamia Restaurant serves Italian cuisine with many variants of pizzas and pastas. I ordered one of the available pizza variants. The special thing about Casamia is that the pizza is super thin, crispy and freshly-baked. A portion of Casamia Restaurant pizza can be enjoyed by one or two people.
The clock was ticking fast, it was time for the checking-in, so I returned to the lobby. The lobby of Novotel Yogyakarta is pretty interesting; there are several activity spots presented at the Novotel Yogyakarta lobby, one of which is a billiard table that can be rented to just relax or spend time with friends. In addition, there are working corners equipped with computer devices. Anyway, in front of Novotel Yogyakarta there are becaks ready to take the guests sightsee around the city of Jogja.
Novotel Yogyakarta also has a lobby bar named Gula Jawa Lobby Bar, providing various types of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. If you are bored with the lobby view, you can relax in the Gula Jawa Lobby Bar which is located in front of the pool.
Before continuing my activity, I firstly checked-in to the room so that I wouldn’t feel heavy carrying my belongings. The first impression when I entered the room was comfort, with its brown wood color atmosphere. My room happened to face the pool and there was a balcony. Contemporary is a perfect depiction of the room design in Novotel Yogyakarta. Aesthetic is what I felt when I tried to take some photos in the room and it made me curious to take shots again, again and again.
For your info, Novotel Yogyakarta participates in the planet 21 program, an environmentally friendly program which helps promote loving the earth. One of its program can be seen from the eco-friendly personal grooming products.
Let’s go to the pool at Novotel Yogyakarta. The pool at Novotel Yogyakarta has a tropical nuance, very calm and suitable for relaxing in the afternoon with the sound of gurgling water. The pool at Novotel Yogyakarta is also very gripping as a photo spot. The green color of the leaves and black rocks dominate the pool decoration at Novotel Yogyakarta.
Kedaton Restaurant is also one of my favorite places in this hotel. Kedaton Restaurant is the breakfast venue for Novotel Yogyakarta guests. With its classic nuance interior accompanied by live gamelan music, we could feel the atmosphere of Yogyakarta City, though we are actually in the hotel. The menu served by Kedaton Restaurant has Indonesian flavors with a mix of international dishes.
Novotel Yogyakarta also has an apartment room type for those who need a more spacious capacity and space, apart from the existing standard rooms. Apartment room at Novotel Yogyakarta has facilities like an apartment room in general, such as a kitchen with its equipment, a dining room, a living room with sofa complete with a TV, rooms, and a bathroom. Overall, this apartment room is more suitable for families.
In Balance Spa is one of the facilities at Novotel Yogyakarta. The nuance of In Balance Spa is pretty comfortable and aesthetic to just take some pictures there. The black and wood nuance adorned with green leaves combining traditional and modern is strongly felt at In Balance Spa. There are two parts of In Balance Spa, namely indoor and outdoor. In the afternoon, it will be pretty comfy if you want to experience a reflection massage at the outdoor at In Balance Spa. Moreover, In Balance Spa also has a yakuzi that can be used to soak and pamper yourself from fatigue after sightseeing around Jogja. The therapist’s massage at In Balance Spa is very good, both the therapist’s pressure and friendliness here makes the time go quickly.
For me Novotel Yogyakarta is perfect if you are looking for a hotel situated in the center of Jogja with easy transportation access. Besides that, Novotel Yogyakarta is also very close to one of the malls in Jogja, if you want to just take a short walk. The provided room facilities are complete and comfortable. For those who pay attention to food, Novotel Yogyakarta also serves Indonesian cuisine with many menu choices. The most special of Novotel Yogyakarta is its sedative pool view with green shade of plants adorning the pool. It is very comfortable spending the afternoon, especially when you are lazy to go out. Staying at Novotel Yogyakarta is just perfect for family or groups.
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