Want to visit Bromo mountain? Bromo, an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia, is part of a pristine nature reserve known for its scenic beauty. Visitors can ride a horse across the Tengger Sand Sea, take a jeep tour or hike to the volcano, then ascend a concrete stairway to the rim of its caldera. A handful of hotels and resorts welcomes tourists in the vicinity of Mt. Bromo; the city of Malang, about 30 miles from the volcano, offers additional lodging options.
Bromo Cottages Hotel
Bromo Cottages Hotel (bromocottages.com) occupies a five-acre property in one of the closest villages to Mt. Bromo. The hotel offers 80 guest rooms, three suites and 20 cottages, all with mountain views. A wide range of guest services includes currency exchange, car rental, room service and an on-call doctor. Traditional Indonesian massages are available in your room. The on-site restaurant serves European, Chinese and local cuisine, and a bar is at the hotel; a daily breakfast is included with the room rates.
Java Banana (java-banana.com) is a mountain lodge, fine art gallery and gourmet cafe at Wonotoro, where the views of Mt. Bromo are unmatched, at sunrise and sunset, in particular. Accommodations consist of a group lodge with a kitchenette for up to nine guests and guest rooms or suites with one or two bedrooms in the main lodge. The suites features a fireplace, one or two balconies, a dining area and living room. Every unit has an LCD-screen cable television and is decorated with panoramic photographs of Mt. Bromo. Mountain bike rentals are available through Java Banana, as are biking tours, sunrise tours, rain forest and volcano tours. You can also arrange airport transfers through the property.
Inna Tretes (innatretes.com) is a 70-room hotel that is conveniently located for visiting Mt. Bromo, as well as other local attractions such as the Jawi Temple, an ornate Buddhist funeral temple built in the 13th century. Guests can choose from 34 standard rooms, 34 deluxe rooms and two suites, all of which have contemporary decor and furnishings accented with brightly patterned textiles. Amenities include wireless Internet access and a mini-fridge stocked with complimentary bottled water. Room rates include a buffet breakfast, and room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel features two outdoor swimming pools, a jogging track and a tennis court. The hotel also has a playground for children.
Royal Orchids Garden
Royal Orchids Garden (royalorchidsgarden.com) is located at a temperate 1,950 feet above sea level just outside Batu, a city surrounded by the Bromo, Panderman, Banyak and Arjuna mountains. The hotel takes its architectural inspiration from the colonial era, and the grounds feature manicured gardens, a heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and an orchid shop. Children can also find a playground and a miniature zoo. Dining options include two restaurants and a casual pub and grill. A total of 113 guest rooms and suites, and 19 condominiums are also available. The rooms feature satellite televisions, tea- and coffee- making facilities and mountain or garden views. The presidential suite comes with fruit and snack baskets, a flower bouquet and wine or champagne. source: Travel Tips, USA Today