After only a few hours I was calling the Dusan Jogja Village Inn a little piece of paradise in Yogyakarta. Anyone who has been to Jogja, as the locals call it, will know the streets are busy with cars and bikes 24/7. There are horns beeping, wheels screeching and a never-ending stream of over-revving motorbikes that seem to invade your every thought wherever you are!
BUT this is not the case once you enter the foyer of the Jogja Village Inn. Behind the high walls and the entrance was brilliant accommodation in Yogyakarta that all families, couples, and singles would love. We had found a tiny piece of paradise that seemed to be able to block out all of that noise from the street.
Facilities at the Jogja Village Inn
- Tour Desk
- Saltwater Swimming Pool
- Secang Bistro (yummy food daily!)
- Movie Room
- Multipurpose Lobby (games, coffee shop, relaxing area)
- Laundry Service
- WiFi (strong and fast in all the areas)
As you leave the lobby area you cross over a small bridge which has a pond underneath it. The pond is filled with the most amazing Koi fish you will see anywhere. Bec and Willow used to say good morning to fish every day and they would come to the top of the water with mouths open.
I know they were only looking for food but it felt like they were greeting you every day and it made us all laugh as we chatted to them as we left. We asked about what they eat and the kids were presented with some food to feed the Koi with. It was one of the highlights for both of the girls and for us too really! Don’t forget to ask the staff if you can feed the koi, even if you don’t have kids!
Top tip when staying at Dusan Jogja Village Inn:
Make sure you try the avocado frozen yogurt. It was absolutely to die for and we had a small serve every night we stayed. We discovered this when we first arrived. You are given a welcome drink but we were so hot we opted for the frozen yoghurt and we are so glad we did!
Learn More: Visit the amazing Borobudur Temple just on an amazing day trip from Yogyakarta. This brilliant UNESCO site will wow you as soon as you see it.
The Rooms at Dusan Jogja Village Inn Yogyakarta
After you have been awe-struck walking through the courtyard you have to make your way to your room. The hotel has 24 traditional rooms and when I say traditional I mean in the Javanese style that’s meant to put you at ease with a tranquil feel. (If you don’t have that walking through the most beautiful courtyard I have ever seen I don’t know what will!) We had 2 rooms one for us (parents) and one for the kids right next door. We were on the second floor overlooking the amazing pool area.
We had a big queen-sized bed, desk, tv and bathroom. The bathroom was great as it had a shower/bath combination. The kids had been hanging out to have a nice long bath since we left Australia and they made good use of the one here.
Out on the balcony was a day bed/bench that you could sit on or lie down on. It was very peaceful hearing the running water that was filling the pool. I would often spend a few moments every day outside taking in the scene and quietness of the Jogja village and Rebecca found it an awesome space to get
Related Post: Don’t just visit Borobudur. Prambanan Temple is another amazing temple in Yogyakarta and should not be missed. Visit Prambanan Temple when you stay in Yogyakarta
The pool area at Jogja Village Inn
The pool area at the Jogja Village Inn was amazing. A big pool surrounded by day beds and the Secang bistro for drinks and food. It was nice to experience a saltwater pool instead of the highly chlorinated pools we had found everywhere else. For the first time, Marley was able to swim without goggles on. Pool towels were on a stand waiting for you to use when you got out of the pool or to lie on while we were watching the kids swim.
Being such a small boutique hotel there was never an issue with overcrowding in the pool or finding a sun lounge to park your self on. There was a swim-up bar area (when we were there it was not staffed but there were small bells beside all of the lounge chairs that you could ring and someone would come and help you)
Just remember that Indonesia is a Muslim country and as such the call to prayer happens every day numerous times a day.
It just so happens to start at around 4.30 am every morning. You will hear this loud and clear no matter where you are in Yogyakarta. If you remember,
packsome earplugs or ask the guys at the front desk if they have some
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The Secang Restaurant
The Secang bistro, what can I say here? I felt like I was transported to a Caribbean island or a beach resort somewhere, not the bustling inland city in the middle of Indonesia! There are tables to sit at or you can sit in big comfy lounge chairs or even on some couches with a small table in front of you. It is such a relaxing setting and it really makes you just sit and enjoy your meal. The Secang Bistro is open all day from breakfast until late at night. You can have anything from snacks to full meals at a really decent price.
*You are also able to get any of the items on the menu delivered to your room. If you are off on a tour out of Yogyakarta for the day the guys will make you up breakfast to take if you are going to be gone before it is served.
It is a big open area with tables, chairs, and couches. We had breakfast every morning and dinner every night we stayed. We had meals such as grilled chicken salad, roast chicken with salad, nasi goring and much more. You will find chicken dominates the menus in Indonesia.
The Secang bistro is also popular with people in the area. You will often see people not staying at the hotel calling in for a drink or meal in this amazing setting.
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Breakfast at Dusan Jogja Village Inn
Breakfast was a mixture of Western and Asian foods. You could have cereal, eggs and toast or you could have Tom Yum, rice and noodles just to mention a few. The breakfast was a buffet so you could fill up for your day exploring Yogyakarta.
The Kayumanis Spa offers a variety of massage and treatments to keep the body feeling fresh and relaxed. The spa is open daily and there is a price list located in the door.
Things to see in Yogjakarta
After you have had a sleep at the Dusan Jogja Village Inn there are so many things to see in Yogyakarta. Below are some of the top sites to visit in Yogyakarta
- The Keraton – Palace complex
- Prambanan – 9th-century Hindu temple compound
- The Sultans Water Castle
- Borobudur – It is the world’s largest Buddhist temple
- Malioboro St – for shopping and markets
This amazing boutique hotel in Yogyakarta is only 10 minutes from the Keraton (Sultan Palace), 30-minute from the largest Southeast Asia Hindu temple Prambanan and a 40-minute drive from the world’s largest Buddhist temple Borobudur.
Related Post: If you have spare days in Yogyakarta, use our ultimate Yogyakarta guide to see all the best things in Yogyakarta
The Dusan Jogja Village Inn was nice enough to host Wyld Family Travel’s stay with them. This does not in any way influence what we write about our stay in their hotel.
We hope this article from us here at Wyld Family Travel has you inspired to stay at the Dusan Jogja Village Inn when you visit Yogyakarta. There are so many things to do in Yogyakarta that will have you entertained for your families whole stay. For more amazing ideas on where to holiday in Indonesia click through to our Indonesia Destination Guide page for more brilliant inspiration.
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How to get to Yogjakarta by plane
Yogyakarta is served by Adisucipto International Airport which connects the city with other major cities in Indonesia. International visitors can arrive and depart for Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
How to get to Yogyakarta by train
How to get around Yogyakarta
You may find it easier to hire a private driver to get around Yogyakarta or you can get a GRAB Taxi during your stay. If you have not visited Indonesia before a great way to see the local sites is by tuk-tuk. If you would like to do this see the front office staff and they will organise a ride for you.
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Money in Indonesia
The official National Currency in Indonesia is the Rupiah (Rp). The symbol for the Rupiah is Rp. They come in Rp1,000, Rp2,000, Rp5,000, Rp10,000, Rp20,000, Rp50,000, Rp100,000 banknotes as well as Rp100, Rp200, Rp500, Rp1,000 coins. We always recommend exchanging money at a reputable bank and double-check the amount you are given.
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We hope this helps and inspires a visit to Indonesia for you. You can search for more articles on our Indonesia page. Email us at mark.wyld@wyldfamilytravel if you have any questions or would like help booking a trip to Indonesia.
About the Author
Mark Wyld is a father, husband, traveler, and chief destination marketing manager at Wyld Family Travel. Having been to over 35 countries worldwide he knows a thing or 2 about traveling with kids and now traveling with teenagers. He has been writing first-hand, expert travel guides on this website for over 6 years and has featured on numerous other popular well-known websites. When he is not talking, dreaming, or planning travel he can be found working in disability support.