At Innside by Melia Yogyakarta, the brand’s first property in Asia-Pacific, our writer checks in to get a taste of Work, Play, Live.
The hotel is located less than 10 minutes away from the airport, with direct access to Ring Road Utara. It is close to Hartono Mall, a major shopping mall in the city and Prambanan Temple (around 20 minutes away) and some smaller temples in the area.
The hotel offers 242 rooms spread over four floors. Guests can choose from four categories: Innside Studio, Innside Premium, Innside Loft and Innside Lifestyle Suite.
My 26m2 Innside Studio Room was compact but functional, and offered many thoughtful touches to make my stay comfortable. For example, there were power points around the room, and lighting controls were specific to different parts of the room. Wi-Fi was also speedy.
While not the most elaborate, the mini bar is free of charge and replenished daily.
The all-day dining Syndeo Café is located on the lobby level. It is part of an open lobby concept that takes in a lobby lounge, cake shop and reception desk.
The other F&B facility is the Sky Deck Rooftop Bar, a place to chill out while enjoying panoramic views of the city. Guests can also enjoy a private dinner by the pool.
It was a cool and starry July evening when I went up to the rooftop for dinner, a four-course meal that included shrimp with melon and citrus, broccoli cream soup, and wasabi Wagyu Striploin.
On top of a ballroom for up to 300 people and three meeting rooms, the hotel also offers the Big Idea Space. The Innside by Melia signature meeting concept marries work and play.
Instead of the standard meeting room furniture, the room has sofas. The space can also transform into a games room.
The rooftop area can serve as an outdoor, poolside venue. Guests may also enjoy the 24-hour fitness centre on the rooftop.
There is no spa but the hotel works with a day spa to provide in-room massage for guests.
Efficient. Check-in was a breeze, room service was quicker than estimated, and the iron and ironing board I requested arrived promptly too. It is interesting that the hotel has a DJ playing music during breakfast, five days a week.
A trendy hotel, functional and compact in design. It gives leisure and business travellers what they need, without leaving them spoilt for choice.
No. of rooms 242
Rates From US$37
Tel: (62) 274 600 8888