Explore with us this one and only Indonesia Yogyakarta hotel. But first of all, this is a royal city, a student city and a destination that speaks for itself. Home to the Sultanate of Jogjakarta or Yogyakarta, with Nyai Roro Kidul Nymph of the south seas not far and a volcano to the north and surrounded by ancient temples molded by history, traditions and culture.
I and my family love Greenhost boutique hotel, Jl Prawirotaman II No 629, Brontokusuman, Yogyakarta. We have come back to it frequently since it is located smack in the middle of what I call convenience. Whether you travel for leisure, business or corporate, most of us appreciate a clean, affordable, comfortable and centralized stay.
The Greenhost hotel provides this with a twist. They promote themselves to be an eco friendly establishment or in other words they take seriously their promise of lowering their carbon footprint. Rightfully so, they use less paint, eliminate interior finishing that are believed to harm the environment and use reused materials for their furniture. You can choose between different style rooms: polished cement walls with partly reclaimed metal or wood accents, white brick walls with natural wood accents and if you really must have a more standard décor choose the painted walls and textile covered headboard.
This allure is surprisingly backed up with AC, proper clean and working toilets, satellite TV and a pool. So in the end they provide an experience where you keep coming back to and ask "What idea have they executed next?" The most amazing and different ‘thing’ is their hydroponic herb garden. Every corridor serves as vegetable garden. Yes, you read correctly!
Systems are set up to grow the salad and herbs that are served in the restaurant, which help decrease green house gases even further since the vegetables do not need to be transported anywhere; here is the logic: from “grow it THERE and eat it HERE”.. To “grow it HERE and eat it HERE.” Genius, isn’t it?
This is such a well thought out concept that once you get to know their whole operation, you'll be sniggering at the attempts most five star chained hotels try to pull off as their contribution to being green.
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The restaurant and coffee are nothing to brag about, but because its located only 5 minutes from fabulous local and internationally inspired eateries, highlighting their lack of attention to the food and beverage department sort of loses its point.
2 awesome Italian restaurants are 5 minutes away on foot, Greek 10 minutes, Mediterranean 15 minutes, and authentic Indonesian 8 minutes. Oh yes, none of that really matters because the "becak" rickshaw drivers who are stationed in front of the hotel will probably get you there in half the time for some pocket change.
Did I mention its 15 minutes away by rickshaw to Malioboro? Which is the must go to street for all tourists who visit Jogjakarta. At the end of the day the ratio of value for money will place a big smile on your face. At least it does for us.
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