Delta Homestay

Delta Homestay is your perfect choice for a reasonable price accommodation in Yogyakarta.

Surrounded by tropical greenery, Delta Homestay features air-conditioned or non-air conditioned rooms, with a Javanese-style terrace. Each room is elegantly furnished and equipped with practical amenities. Guests can use the outdoor swimming pool, located in the center of the hotel area. Our friendly staff are ready to welcome, serve and guide you.

Located in the Prawirotaman area of Yogyakarta, the Delta Homestay is ideally suited for both business and leisure guests, being only about 3 kilometers from the city center, strategically close to the very heart of Javanese culture, including the Sultan’s Palace, Water Castle, Batik Center, the Traditional Market, Malioboro, Kotagede and the Performing Arts of the Ramayana Ballet.

Duta Hotel Group

Is a group of small hotels in Yogyakarta and is member of the Java-Bali Accommodations, a network of accommodation hospitality business in Java and Bali. The Duta Garden Hotel Group consists of the Delta Homestay, the Duta Garden Hotel and Boutique Villa, and the Duta Guest House, all located in the Prawirotaman area, managed by one of the lodging pioneers in Yogyakarta.

Prawirotaman Area

Prawirotaman is a well-known area in Yogyakarta. It came into prominence in the 19th century as the “kampong” (village), where soldiers of the Yogyakarta Sultanate Special Forces called “Prawirotomo” resided. The Prawirotomo soldiers were renowned for their fighting skills and could never be defeated.

Parade of the Prawiratama brigade, one of the Sultan of Yogyakarta’s troops, presumably on the occasion of Garebeg – Around 1900.
By Kassian Cephas – Leiden University Library, KITLV, image 40134.

 

The word “Prawirotomo” combines “prawiro” and “tomo”. In the Kawi – Sanskrit language, “prawiro” means a brave officer or soldier, while “tomo” means clever or wise. Every Prawirotomo soldier was expected to be a brave and clever warrior, to be wise in the ways of battle.

The descendants of the Prawirotomo continued to reside in the Prawirotaman Kampong. True to its name, the village played a big role in Yogyakarta as a military camp that housed the military forces fighting for independence during the 1940s. In the post-independence period, the village became known in the 1950s – 1960s as a center of the batik industry – managed by the descendants of the Prawirotomo. Since the 1970s, as the batik industry began to decline, the descendants of the Prawirotomo seamlessly shifted into providing lodgings to travelers and Prawirotaman became known as a tourist village.

Entering the Prawirotaman area, you will be greeted with a peaceful village atmosphere right in the center of the busy city. Traffic passes by interspersed by frequent greetings of residents who are generally able to speak English, a skill attained to service the many foreign tourists of travellers who stay in this village.

The area is lined with art shops, souvenir shops, cafés, restaurants, convenience stores, money changers, ATMs, car and motorcycle rentals bookstores and other stores catering to the needs of the foreign tourist.