Located only 20 minutes from the centre of Yogyakarta is the unique d’Omah Hotel Yogya, which is known for its holistic theme and a place where guests can find rest and respite.
When you’re in Yogyakarta, visiting Borobudur Temple, your body, mind and soul are automatically set to relax mode, which is why d’Omah Hotel Yogya is the perfect home away from home while you’re in the cultural centre of Java.
Set in the village of Tembi (about 20 minutes from the centre of Yogyakarta), d’Omah offers guests the experience of living in a Javanese village amid cobbled streets, ricefields and friendly villagers.
There’s nothing ostentatious about the hotel, which is what makes it so charming. When translated from Javanese, d’Omah means “at home”. This is exactly how hotel staff would like you to feel when you check in. Accommodation is in the style of an artistically restored old Javanese house and is decorated with Javanese antiques and contemporary Indonesian art. There are five room types available – the most luxurious being the Garden Villa, which has its own swimming pool fed by natural spring waters; a living pavilion and comes with a personal butler.
Rest and relaxation in d’Omah
While it may feel as if time stands still in the tranquil grounds of d’Omah, the facilities take you back to modern life should you feel the need to connect with the outside world. A bar and restaurant overlook the ricefields and serve Asian, Western and Javanese specialties. The open air fitness centre is surrounded by a tropical garden to give your daily workout a different feel from the usual gym.
One of the highlights of d’Omah is the treatment centre that includes a pavilion for yoga and massage rooms. Book yourself a massage or spa session with d’Omah’s experienced therapists. Extend the pampering to the outdoor Jacuzzi, which is set in the tropical garden, or to the sauna where you can soak your blues away.
Hotel staff can also arrange tours to major places of interest in the area, in particular the famous Borobudur Temple, the Hindu temple of Prambanan and the Yogyakarta Palace. Bicycle and small horse-drawn carriage tours are also available with a guide so you can experience village life first hand.