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Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta
February 17, 2013, 3:01 pm
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The best asset of the Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta is its staff, who are ever smiling and who exude warm, cheerful service.  The grounds are verdant and well-maintained.  But its age is starting show in the frayed corners, mouldy baths in the spa, and visible wear-and-tear on the facilities.

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The rooms are spartan by Hyatt standards.  There is no alarm clock in sight, access to the shower is via a precarious climb into the steep bath, and the in-room safe is so shallow that it can accommodate only one laptop.  Cold, austere tiles overlay the flooring.

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The expansive swimming pools, surrounded by lush gardens and an abundance of deck chairs, somewhat offset the austere guest accommodations.

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Taking inspiration from Borobudur, Indonesia’s most visited monument, which is about an hour by car from the hotel, the outdoor lounge area is flanked by charming Koi ponds with miniature stupas.

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The Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta is probably the city’s most luxurious hotel, but by global Hyatt standards, there is certainly room for improvement, and an infrastructure upgrade is urgently needed.

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