Built in ` as the residence of a wealthy batik merchant, this is a wonderfully atmospheric haven on the edge of the former royal capital. Lovers of Art Deco style will adore its beautifully preserved interiors, which have been painstakingly restored and refurbished. The antique beds, vibrant stained-glass windows and liberal use of dark, polished wood all underline the heritage pedigree, as do meals in the open-sided dining area, which has the feel of a bygone era. The cuisine is refined and service gracious. Visits to a nearby batik village are a must, and for the musically inclined there are lessons from an in-house gamelan teacher!