Paku Mas Hotel Yogyakarta Indonesia: Garden Oasis

Garden Oasis

January 2020

Cost

$136 USD

7 nights private room

Paku Mas Hotel

125,000 IDR ($8 USD) taxi from the airport to the hotel. This is a set price. The taxi vendors will stop and show you the prices from a list before leaving the airport.

Pros

  • An oasis in the city
  • Beautiful pool
  • Walking distance to shops and mall
  • Beautiful decor
  • AC
  • Hot water and great shower pressure
  • Internet is fast

Cons

  • Porchlight shines in the room, very bright. Just switch it off when everyone goes to bed.
  • Sounds of the city and plane noises intrude every once in a while.
  • Lumpy bed
  • Netflix is blocked

Street near Paku Mas Video

Final Thoughts

This is a good resting or stopover. Yogyakarta is like any other big city. It’s fast-paced, has malls and shops. The one thing missing is feeling local culture. All around me is Western dress, cars, billboards and the hustle and bustle that goes with a city.

I would recommend staying in Paku Mas for a few days to get your bearings and relax. Borobudur and Prambanan can be done in 1 day. Take that into consideration when staying in Yogyakarta.

Paku Mas is a lovely oasis in the city. Perfect for a few days.