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My husband and I are originally from Indonesia (Surabaya & Yogyakarta) but now settling down in Utrecht, the Netherlands,
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Overall, we had a very good experience at Ruth's place. While the location wasn't great as it is a bit hard to find (even for one of our taxi drivers), Maria, Ruth's sister was more than accommodating and helped us with everything from booking cabs to finding a driver on short notice. She even had breakfast delivered for us each day and was all around incredibly helpful! As a side note, the wifi was not working while we were there but it seemed to be a short term issue. Thanks for a great stay in Jogja!
The house is clean & has everything we need. Pak Jar is very helpful. And the Nasi Kuning is very delicious!
This house is perfect if you are travelling with a big family. Not for fussy traveller who is looking for a 5 star accomodation as this house has it's basic amenities.
We were welcomed by Ruth sister, Maria who explained all the details to us. Even when she was not around, Maria replied to our messages instantly. On the day of arrival, after the hectic afternoon of not locating the house, we text Maria to ask if there is any food delivery service. Maria then made an exception for us to get her Uncle to buy and deliver the food and even recommended a few dishes to us. The food was amazing. If you happen to be in the area.. go look for Dapur Ibu i think.. for the ikan gurame! Delicious!
The only problem we had was the location, both our drivers could not locate the house. It took a while until the driver spoke to Ruth uncle for location. We used the same driver for 2 days just so we didnt have to go through looking around for the house. It is not a spot where you can easily walk out.
Overall, coming from Singapore, it is definitely different to stay in this kind of house and area. :)
On the day of our arrival, pak Jarmoko greeted us warmly, and he passed the house key. He was kind and friendly. He explained to us of the available services, and also what to do if a blackout happens.
Pak Jarmoko made sure that we get our breakfasts delivered every day, and the menus of the breakfasts are shown with photos on the table of the living room. Breakfasts were delicious!
House is adequately clean, rooms are spacious, and each room's bed is big enough to fit 2 big adults. Every room has an air conditioner, but living room has none, might have been because it is connected to the kitchen and washing area, since there's no wall divider, and the washing area has a half-open ceiling. It can get a bit humid in the living room, but 2 standing fans are provided.
Amenities are complete, so that means we can pack lighter!
In the living room, the TV has only local channels, but it has hdmi & usb slot, and luckily I brought my movies-filled usb disk, and we were watching movies after every day trip.
The house is located in a private housing complex with security guards guarding the 1 way in/out.
Overall, we are satisfied with our stay, and I think it's a great value for the location too.
What an excellent experience! We were welcomed at the house by Ruth's mother and she made sure we were well informed about everything in the surrounding area, especially the restaurants . She checked in on us every day to make sure we had everything we needed or to answer questions . Lanie even made her driver available to drive us to Borobudur and Marlioboro at different days, it was a absolute luxury! The last day her driver dropped us at the station which saved us a lot of trouble.
The house is very spacious and incredible value for money. She gave us a choice from different breakfasts every day that she delivered to the house. The house is in the most beautiful landscape of suburb and rice paddies, great for walking. It was a real adventure. We can highly recommend it!!
Hi Ian, Thank you again for staying with us. Glad that you enjoyed your stay and visit in Yogyakarta.
The house was wonderful, clean and comfy! it took us awhile to find since there were st #. house was nicely equipped with biscuits, water when we arrive. Ruth Uncle is very helpful too, he deliver breakfast, help us call taxi to the airport. the place is quite a distance from the main rd. if you dont have mains of transportation, might be good to taxi booking # in hand :) but we liked that its at a nice and quiet location :)
We liked the house. Everything was ok. The host was friendly and helpful.
Thank you so much Ruth for the pleasant stay experience!! We were a group of 7 adults and Ruth's place was more than enough for us (5 rooms). Good size, easy enough to work our way around the house. Location is good as it is close to Malioboro Road. The photo represents the actual condition of the house. Breakfast was lovely, everyone loves it. Thanks again :)
Hi Inneke, Thank you so much for staying with us and very glad that you and your group enjoyed it..
1. house is fully equipped and clean. aircond works fine. we utalise ruth's washing machine to the fullest :)
2. beds were comfy.
3. quiet neighbourhood. so it was nice after long travel day.
4. breakfast's good. we opted for indonesian traditional bf, and it was satisfiying.
5. ruth uncle and cousin went extra mile when we requested bf to be delivered at 2.30am. of couse it cannot be done but they help to deliver the food earlier than normal. kudos to them!
6. the overall house was satisfying.
can be improved:
1. "5 AC room....", well it means just that, 5 rooms with air-cond but not the living room. heheheh. but ruth provides 2 fans for us to use so its not really an issue. but, if ruth install AC in the living room, that would a plus since usually for a big group like us, we'll gather at the living room, to eat and discuss about our travel plans.
2. wifi connectivity is quite slow. but that may be due multiple user logging in at the same time. but again, since the house can accomodate many people, ruth may want to consider subscribing to a bigger bandwidth :). Or we can just buy mobile starterpack with data which cost u around 30k rupiah only.
3. water tub in the bathroom may want to be clean from time to time
apart from that, we REALLY had a wonderful stay at the house. Will recommend it to my friends.
Hi Haryani, Thank you so much for your review... We will adjust the listing based on your advise ;)
Vam estar tres dies a yogjakarta 4 noies i vam llogar aquesta casa, gran espaiosa i acollidora. Els administradors molt amables i atents amb nosaltres com tambe ens van ajudar en tot el que vam necesitar. recomano aquesta casa tant per families com per grups d'amics, tan sols esta a 10 minuts amb cotxe del carrer principal Malioboro
Thank you so much for visiting Ingrid.. Glad that you enjoyed your stay. Would be more than happy to host you and group in the future..
Ruth and her husband are very nice and kind guests. They left the apartment in good condition. It was pleasure to meet them.
Me and Antonio were very happy to host Ruth and her husband. They are very polite and sunny persons. We gave them suggestions and they were excited to visit our beautiful surrounding.
They always are welcome in our house.
Unfortunately I didn't have the pleasure to meet Ruth because her flight was delayed 5 hours. She called from Amsterdam to advise me about this delay and organized the check in with her siblings. I really thank Ruth for that. It was a very nice gesture. I welcomed her wonderful family to my apartment. They are very nice people and very polite. They left the apartment in perfect conditions. I definitely recommend Ruth to other owners. My door is wide open for Ruth and her family. Thank you, Jose
La famiglia di Ruth e fantastica, sono dei ospiti dolcissimi, puliti e ordinati. Per me è stato un piacere ospitarli e li consiglio a tutti gli host di accoglierli a braccia aperte.
Very pleasant young people! Always welcome
Ruth and her Family were great guests! They were easy to communicate with, kept me up-to-date with arrival details, and followed the house rules.
The guest came on time and left the apartment in a proper way.
Ruth and his Family were lovely guests. She´s keeping everything clean. It was nice to have Ruth here and I wish Ruth all the best! And of course, I would welcome Ruth as guest everytime again. :)