I have mentioned a few times in the blog that I am anti chain hotel. I think it’s a soulless business establishment, exist solely due to its convenience and practicality of an accomodation. I had to eat my own words when I reached the Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta. In my defense, I didn’t know that it was a part of a chain hotel called MGallery, when I booked it. This time I was glad for my ignorance.
Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta is decorated impeccably with lots of attention to detail, even the tiny ones. It boosts the vintage theme with heavy Javanese cultural influence.
The service was A+ and both the breakfast buffet and room service were way beyond our expectations. I am impressed by how much the Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta stay enhanced our travel experience. If I ever come back to Yogyakarta again, this will be my hotel of choice. Not only that, I have been looking into MGallery boutique hotels in Asia Pacific regions. St Moriz in Queesntown looks really good for our next trip to New Zealand. Let’s see..
What’s your favorite hotel stay ever? Do you have a favorite hotel chain?
Read more about Yogyakarta: Keraton Yogyakarta Palace // Taman Sari the royal bathing complex // Javanese Food Fest in Yogyakarta // Charcoal coffee // Yogyakarta Batik // Borobudur // The vintage hotel Yogyakarta.