Despite showing its age a bit, the Sheraton in Yogyakarta has retained enough of its charm to allow for a pleasurable stay. On the bright side are the rooms: they are still well-appointed, comfortable and clean. No problems there – I slept very well thank you very much.
What is of some concern, however, are the hotel’s facilities. The gym? Well it’s small and the equipment is rather basic but I still managed to get in a decent enough workout.
The spa, however, looks to be rather neglected. The fittings are kind of gaudy and a throwback to the 1970s. The water in the whirlpool was not hot and we even had to switch on the lights ourselves! Basically it was as if the spa had been completely forgotten about. Perhaps it has been: by both the hotel’s management and guests alike!
Head outside and you will find a large swimming pool modeled on Yogyakarta’s royal baths. Again, the swimming pool is showing its age and didn’t seem to be particularly clean. A total rebuild – turning it into a modern swimming pool – would definitely be welcome.
I didn’t try any of the restaurants other than the one which served the breakfast buffet which was acceptable but not exceptional - there were nice views of the hotel’s grounds however.
The hotel is located close by to the airport and some distance away from the city center so that may be an issue unless you have your own transportation.
Given its shortcomings you can often get good deals to stay at this hotel and if you’re not too bothered by the lack of good facilities then this hotel can be a very good choice, especially for families.
Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort and Spa,
Jalan Laksda Adi Sucipto KM. 8.7,
Telp: 274 488588