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Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta, A Legacy of Culture.

Discover the simply elegant facilities and services offered by Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta, the city’s finest 5-star luxury hotel. From the precious history of the building to the fancy yet tantalizing delights.

Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta
has a long early life story from the establishment of “Jenu” which was a royal
garden in the reign of Sultan Hamengku Buwono II on 1792 until 1812. It was
still used as a royal garden until the reign of Sultan Hamengku Buwono V. In
his era, “Jenu” was changed to “Pesanggrahan Harja Purna” which was once used
as a place to welcome special guests outside the palace. In 1898, the era of
Sultan Hamengku Buwono VII, “Pesanggrahan Harja Purna” was- transformed into
“Kedhaton Ambarrukmo.” His Majesty furnished the place with additional buildings
similar to Kraton Yogyakarta. It was used as His Majesty’s home after he
abdicated the throne. Sultan Hamengku Buwono VII spend most of his time here
until his death.

During the reign of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX, “Kedhaton Ambarrukmo” was
often used for public interest. For instance, in 1947 this beautiful place was
used as the administration office of the Sleman government.

Long journey short, in around 1960, by the suggestion of Ir. Soekarno who
was the first president of the Republic of Indonesia, both Ir. Soekarno and Sri
Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX decided to build a five-star hotel with a signature
touch of architecture from Ir. Soekarno. They used the pampasan fund
from the Japanese to build one of the first five-star hotels in Indonesia. The
hotel was named Ambarrukmo Palace Hotel. Onwards, in 2011, this magnificent
hotel got a big renovation and transformed into Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta, a
five-star hotel that is famous for its Javanese culture and tradition.

“Kedhaton Ambarrukmo” heritage complex consists of Pendopo Agung Kedhaton
Ambarrukmo, Ndalem Ageng, and Bale Kambang. The Pendopo is usually used for
traditional Javanese activities such as Javanese dance activities, Javanese
creation dances, Siteran, Suling Bambu, as well as Jemparingan or traditional
archery combined with Royal High Tea Patehan.

Ndalem Ageng nowadays is used as a private museum, which before was used as
the place of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono VII and his family rooms. Today, it has
a wondrous Gamelan named Kiai Yasa Arum and a set of wayang kulit. The museum
also has many batik clothing, various kinds of Batik, and also pictures and
paintings of the Kasultanan family. Meanwhile, Bale Kambang is a stunning water
castle located behind Ndalem Ageng, which used to be a place for Sultan to

Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta is famous for its signature Royal Moments,
Patehan and Ladosan Dhahar. Patehan is originally a traditional tea ceremony at
the Sultan Palace, served with a special procession of Abdi Dalem dressed in
traditional Javanese clothes. The dish will be carried in a parade of Abdi
Dalem and the tea will be poured with appreciation towards participants and a
prayer for the earth’s harmony.

Meanwhile, Ladosan Dhahar is a luncheon or dinner ceremony which begins with
Jodhang (wooden box to carry the meals & offerings) ceremony, the
Jodhang will be carried by Abdi Dalem. The dish for Ladosan Dhahar are Sultan’s
favorite dish, known for its delicacy and rich flavor.

The upcoming Royal Moment that will be launch is Pradangga. A luncheon or
dinner offering a traditional lavish Javanese cuisine accompanied by wayang
kulit performance and melodious sound of Kiai Yasa Arum Gamelan.

Discover the allure of Royal Ambarrukmo, an integral part of the esteemed Ambarrukmo Group, where timeless Javanese
hospitality merges seamlessly with contemporary luxury, inviting travelers to
indulge in an extraordinary journey through the heart of Java.

For information and reservation just visit or check out
the Instagram account @royalambarrukmo and Facebook Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta
for promo and events.



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