d'Omah hotel is located in the village of Tembi in rural Java - but only twenty minutes from the centre of bustling Yogyakarta the cultural centre of Java governed by a hereditary Sultan Hamengku Buwono the 10th. A respite at d’Omah offers the unique experience of savoring life in a Javanese village untouched by the ravages of time, of enjoying breakfast on the edge of rice fields ever changing according to the season, to walk the cobbled streets with the friendly charming people of the village and also importantly to have a base with all modern conveniences from which to explore the important attractions of the area Borobudur, Prambanan, the Sultans Palace and others. d’Omah also offers the facilities of a retreat, with a spa and fitness centre within the compound as well as the opportunity to practice yoga.
Recently added in a large 250 square meter facility combining a gallery and meeting hall ideal for receptions, business meetings and other activities.
Tembi was just a typical Javanese village until Indonesia's handicraft guru Warwick Purser decided to move there and establish the design, production and export facilities of Out of Asia the company he founded which became Yogyakarta’s largest exporter of handicrafts. The purpose was to explore how a rural community and a commercial enterprise could work hand in hand to each group’s benefit. Profiled in TIME Magazine and many other international and national media, Tembi and its outlying areas is now one of Indonesia's major bases for handicraft production.
When the worlds financial crisis meant a reduction in demand for local crafted products for the home d’Omah took up the employment short fall that this created by developing 90 on-going micro finance projects to create local village entrepreneurs. d’Omah was formerly Warwick Purser’s family compound and has been featured in many magazines including Tatler. He still retains a residence on the hotel’s boundaries. Despite these new influences Tembi remains a traditional Javanese village with the early morning prayer call from the mosque, the sound of ducks and geese playing in the water and farmers harvesting the rice. That is the music of Tembi...
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