Agung Inn Hotel, Yogyakarta Review

The Agung Inn Hotel consists of 3 rooms on one floor and is located on Jalan Prawirotaman, a quieter area than Yogyakarta’s main tourist centre of Malioboro. The ground floor comprises of a travel agency and reception area, a small seating area where breakfast is served and a kitchen, which is also open for guest’s use. Breakfast is served from 6.30 am until 11.30 am with very tasty Indonesian options, banana pancake or toast and egg and also includes tea, coffee or juice. Agung Inn offers three double bedrooms, two of which face street-side and also include a balcony – all with Wi-Fi internet access.

Double bedroom at Agung Inn Hotel, Prawirotaman Street, Kota Gede, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

Our double bedroom at Agung Inn Hotel


Our double room had a double bed, two pillows and one very large cushion and a bedside table with drawer. An open wardrobe provided plenty of storage, with six clothes hangers, large shelf area and storage at the bottom of the wardrobe for both of our large rucksacks. Sat on top of a small desk area was complimentary tea, coffee and sugar along with two mugs and spoons. A free hot and cold water dispenser was situated in the hallway, along with tea, coffee, sugar and ginger tea powder – all available throughout the day and night for guests use. A flat screen television with access to a few local channels was fixed to the wall opposite the bed, along with a remote controlled air-conditioning unit. A small balcony, accessed via French doors opened onto Prawirotaman street.
View from the Balcony at Agung Inn Hotel, Prawirotaman Street, Kota Gede, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

The view onto Prawirotaman Street from the Balcony at Agung Inn


The en-suite bathroom consisted of a sink with a large fixed mirror, European toilet with fitted spray hose and shower. The bathroom was finished in a wet-room style, so no shower curtain was needed. Complimentary soap was provided along with two large bath towels.

Getting to the Agung Inn Hotel
We arrived in Yogyakarta via the train station from Jakarta, and struggled to find a reasonably priced taxi at the train station. After a short walk down the hectic Malioboro street, we managed to flag down a Blubird taxi to take us to Prawirotaman street.

When arriving via the airport (Adisucipto International Airport) or train (Tugu) station, I would always suggest using Bluebird Taxi group as this is a well-known and well-trusted taxi firm. Bluebirds always use a metered taxi (unless you choose to agree a fixed price before the journey) and we have found them to be trustworthy, safe and reasonably-priced. As always, be aware that drivers may charge a little more to collect from an airport, train or bus station and if you are not happy, simply walk away and look for another cab just down the road – we have followed this rule many times and saved quite a bit of taxi-fare by doing so.

If you are staying in the heart of the city, you could also take a trishaw (a three wheeled cart) known as a becak. Remember to haggle the price as, for example, a journey from within the city to Malioboro shouldn’t be more than 10-15,000 IDR.

Positives

  • Having moved from the Grand Rosela Hotel, we were happy to find the rooms well kept and the bathroom free from damp and mould. The room was very clean.
  • The staff were very friendly and helpful – check-in was extremely fast and we were even helped up the stairs with our luggage.
  • The use of a kitchen was a great plus for us, given we had spent over 5 months travelling at this point. Being able to make our own food was a pleasure. Staff were so eager to help, they even washed up our plates and pans whilst we were eating.
  • The access to free hot and cold drinking water along with tea and coffee was a real plus point. Before any day trips we were able to fill up our water bottles with cold water and meant we didn’t have to leave the hotel to have our morning tea and coffee.
  • Agung Inn is located in the middle of Prawirotaman street, just two doors away from the fantastic ViaVia café and restaurant. It is close to shops, bars, restaurants and laundrettes.

Complimentary drinks at Agung Inn Hotel, Kota Gede, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

Tea, coffee, sugar and ginger powder – all complimentary along with hot and cold water at Agung


Negatives

  • The breakfast choice wasn’t particularly good, however we really didn’t mind as often we would skip breakfast and make ourselves a light lunch in the kitchen instead.
  • Given the front of Agung Inn Hotel doubles as a travel and motorbike rental agent, we sometimes found it hard to exit the hotel due to the proximity of parked scooters to the door.

The Agung Inn Hotel offers budget-price rooms without the budget room, we paid a cheaper price in cash rather than booking online with Agoda. The room was a good size, well-maintained and furnished and the bathroom was clean and fresh. Staff were particularly helpful and friendly; when they realised that they were fully-booked, they moved us to their sister hotel (usually higher priced), but charged the same room rate. We were dropped off and collected by car from the other hotel, Agung Inn Garden, at no additional cost. If we were to return to Jogja, we would definitely stay with Agung Inn or Agung Inn Garden Hotel again. The best bits for me: pretty much everything but particularly the use of a kitchen.

For our video ‘un-boxing’ of the Agung Inn Hotel, please click here. (This is not a sales video, this is our video of the room upon check-in)

Check rates and availability for Agung Inn Hotel.

Date of stay: 4th – 12th June 2013 (6-9th at Agung Inn Garden Hotel)
Room type: Double Room with air-conditioning and balcony
Cost per night (IDR): 250,000 including breakfast

Reservations can be made with Agoda.com, payment required during the booking process.
Cash Deposit is required upon booking (usually 20-25% of the total fee) Remainder of the fee to be paid on the first day / check-in.
Cards are accepted as payment method with a 3% surcharge.

Address and Contact Details
Agung Inn Hotel,
JL Prawirotaman,
Kota Gede,
Daerah Istimewa
Yogyakarta
Java
Indonesia