Duta Guest House

The Duta Guest House is another lodging under the management of the Duta Hotel Group offering comfortable accommodation with the traditional welcoming Javanese hospitality that makes it a real home away from home.

The Duta Guest House features a swimming pool and a beautiful green that has become its main attraction, offering an overwhelming temptation for guests to take a refreshing plunge in the warmth of the bright Yogya sunshine.

It is located in “International Village” of Yogyakarta, in the center of Prawirotaman area. The main building is a period piece Prawirotaman residence, a classical 1950s tropical house, shared as the residence of the owner of the Duta Hotel Group.

The Prawirotaman Area about 3 kilometers from the city center, a very strategic area in the heart of Javanese culture, close to the Sultan’s Palace, Water Castle, Batik Center, Traditional Market, Malioboro, Kotagede and Performing Arts of 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 Duta Garden Hotel and Boutique Villa, the Duta Guest House, and the Delta Homestay, 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.