Updated: May 20, 2020
If you're planning your future trip to Malang, it'll be great if you know where are you going to stay. Here are some of the best and most unique hotels that we think you should check it out.
1. Kusuma Agrowisata Hotel
Though not located in the center of Malang, Kusuma Agrowisata Hotel has a lot of things to offer. And by a lot, we really mean, a lot. In fact, you’ll find yourself wanting to stay longer in the resort, rather than venturing outside. Horseback riding, a huge swimming pool, riding in a quad, playing soccer on a real field, tennis courts, a big playground with carnival rides for the kids and kids at heart – these are just some of the few outdoor activities that you can do while staying here.
Tired of running and laughing all day? Don’t fret, simply relax in their spa after a tiring day doing all of these activities. And in case you’re not the outdoor type, you can also enjoy a round of karaoke or two. Apple picking is also available next door! You don’t need to go outside and rent a tour bus or use local transport. Instead, you can actually do apple, orange and even strawberry picking in the resort! In fact, this property is the only agrotourism hotel in Malang. So enjoy learning about agriculture while staying here! For those who can splurge a little more, their superior cottage surely won’t disappoint!
Address: Jl. Abdul Gani Atas, Batu, East Java Price: From S$39 / night
2. Gajahmada Graha Hotel
You are still in Malang, Indonesia. You have not traveled back in time to the majestic Roman empire. You are not in Italy. You do, however, feel like you are the moment you arrive in Gajahmada Graha Hotel. It might take you a while to enter the building, as you stand before a picturesque facade that resembles nothing in Malang.
The Roman architecture is made more evident by the statues and paintings that you can see all throughout the hotel. And what else shouts Rome, more than the famous columns? Gajahmada Graha Hotel ain’t short of these either! After a long day of apple picking and sunbathing, you would definitely want a hot tub bath. And thankfully, you’ll get just that since a private bath is included in this affordable price! With the elegant decor of your room plus the awesome bath amenities, nothing can beat this. Gajahmada Graha Hotel is also a popular destination for weddings. And why won’t it be? With their great hall fit for a royal banquet, you won’t be surprised if your weekend getaway involves wedding crashing. And by crashing we mean just probably take a peek.
Address: Jl. Dr Cipto No. 17, Malang, East Java Price: From S$30 / night
3. Kampung Lubung Boutique Hotel
When you hear of a property that’s eco-friendly, you won’t really expect the place to be look grand. Especially if they are reusing reclaimed timber from old Java teak wooden houses. However, lo and behold, a stay at Kampung Lumbung is just like traveling back in time. The property has managed to preserve East Java Kampong architecture.
No other property actually has a place for backpackers, unlike Kampung Lumbung which has special backpacker’s huts. (They can only accommodate a maximum of two people though!) True to their eco- friendly vibes, they have their own garden aka mini-forest too. There, the endangered plant species that they grow in their own backyard are properly labeled. Talk about love for mother earth. Relaxing in their pool is like no other. Why? Though built like a modern pool, the water used is actually spring water!
Address: Jl. Puskesmas Dalam No. 1, Batu, East Java Price: From S$43 / night
4. Omah Kayu Paralayang
The biggest attraction of Omah Kayu has to be the stunning views in the morning and evening. This is where inspiration will hit you. Located at Kota Batu Malang, a beautiful hill top 1,340 metres above sea level, the air is clean and fresh, and the weather isn’t as humid as in the city. There are six treehouses, and each has the capacity to comfortably sleep three people – perfect for small families and gatherings with friends. You can sit on the wooden chair by the balcony and gaze at the wonders of the natural world all day.
You’ll have one bed, a thin but comfy blanket and tableware in case you need it. The two bathrooms are outdoors (not in the room), and equipped with hot water. The place serves a simple breakfast too if you want. This hideaway is pretty far from the busy streets of downtown Malang and Batu (estimatedly 25 km away), but it is situated near Hill Para, a beautiful location for a hike. You might also get a great view of Batu town while you’re there. mah Kayu is relatively new, having opened their doors early February 2014, so rest assured that nothing is rundown. Good fencing makes this treehouse secure, and the walls are made of pine wood, an incredibly durable wood. The roof is made of palm fiber which allows you to be as close to nature as possible. When rain hits