Duta Garden Hotel & Boutique Villa

The Duta Garden Hotel & Boutique Villa is conveniently located in Kampong Timuran, in a corner of the popular Prawirotaman tourist area of Yogyakarta. This area is about 3 kilometers from the city center, strategically located close to the heart of Javanese culture – the Sultan’s Palace, Water Castle, Batik Center, Traditional Market, Malioboro, Kotagede and Ramayana Ballet Performing Arts.

Despite being only about 200 meters from the main road, the friendly and calm village environment provides a unique experience when you stay at our hotel.

The natural atmosphere typical of mountain villages is a main attraction of the hotel. Your exploration of the natural elements starts from the architectural and landscape design that harmoniously blends the use of vintage Javanese interiors elements that best expresses the romanticism of Yogyakarta in the past.

The hotel and villa surrounds the pool, fish pond and garden that serve as an organic center of orientation. The sounds of breeze passing through the tall trees intermingle with the rush of water and melodious chirping of birds to provide the perfect relaxation for you.

In the evening, you can stroll into the center of the crowd Prawirotaman, enjoy live music in the cafe with friends or with a fellow traveller while planning your next day’s trips.

Duta Garden Hotel& Boutique Villa is an excellent choice from which to explore Yogyakarta or to simply relax and rejuvenate.

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.


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