Location: Malang is one of Indonesia's most beautiful Dutch colonial towns, and Tugu Malang is in the heart f the Old Town.
History: Tugu Malang looks out over the city monument in front of the old town hall. Inside, many ethnic Javanese Babah Peranakan are on display.
Service: Guests can enjoy 24/7 service and classic Javanese hospitality that includes a welcome foot and shoulder massage.
Set in a beautifully restored Dutch colonial mansion, Tugu Malang is filled with antiques and artworks to give it a charming and intimate old-world feel. This boutique property has just 49 rooms, all with complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, DVD player, free newspapers and tea/coffee facilities. The Tugu hosts a number of restaurants, including the upscale Melati Restaurant, which serves Indonesian delicacies, Dutch Colonial fare, and Peranakan, or Chinese Malaysian fare; the romantic Silk Road, a private-room, reservation-only dining experience; an upmarket, refined Javanese tea house; an elegant wine shop and bar; and a bakery. Other amenities include a business center, outdoor swimming pool, meeting room, full-service spa, and a luxury jewelry boutique. The Tugu Malang lies approximately 26 minutes from Malang’s airport.
Tugu Malang's luxurious modern rooms convey a traditional Indonesian feel with all the modcons of an upscale hotel. Decorated in bright colors and featuring local indigenous art, rooms have a warm, welcoming ambience and provide ample space for rest and relaxation. All rooms include hair dryer, safe, LCD TV, CD/DVD player, minibar, cable channels, coffee and tea maker, complimentary drinking water and WiFi.
Decorated in contemporary Southeast Asian style, these romantic rooms are slightly bohemian in style, with apsara wall mural and low bed. Bathroom features tub and separate shower.
Executive Suites offer 312 square feet of space, with king or twin bedding and views over the gardens from a private terrace. Suites feature a large bathtub and separate shower, plus sofa seating in the main living area.
These large suites offer views over the town square and city monument and feature king bed, luxurious bathroom with tub and shower and floor-to-ceiling windows that stream in natural light. A private terrace sets the scene for candlelit dinners.
Measuring approximately 280 square feet, these rooms provide accommodation for up to two adults and a child under eight with king or twin bedding. There's a work desk, with some rooms featuring a writing nook at the window with views over the garden. Luxurious bathrooms have a bathtub and separate shower.
A must for any visitor, this superlatively romantic spa offers a range of unique treatments, including a Yin/Yang ritual that combines the dance of the Apsara with deep tissue massage. There's also a four-hour signature journey using all natural local herbs and exotic spices. Guests can also learn traditional beauty treatments here usually reserved for Javanese princesses.
For executive guests, the Tugu Malang offers the use of a business center with meeting facilities, WiFi, postal and shipping and secretarial services. There is also a library full of books, magazines, DVDs, and CDs for guests to enjoy.
To take home some local knowledge, guests can join a cooking class as learn how to make traditional Javanese treats, beginning with a trip to the local market and ending with a delicious lunch.
The centerpiece of the property, the Tugu Malang's swimming pool is surrounded by tropical greenery and comfortable sun loungers.
Here, guests can enjoy sampling from a large range of wines and spirits. Ban Lam features an intriguing collection of art from the owner's private collection and retails wine for takeaway guests.
This nostalgic restaurant features home-style Indonesian cuisine, featuring Chinese Peranakan cuisine as well as colonial Dutch recipes and fresh-baked bread from the in-house ovens. Open 24 hours a day, it's particularly popular for breakfast and brunch. In the evenings, a live band entertains guests.
The Roti Tugu Bakery is famous for its fresh-baked preservative-free breads and cakes. Aside from bakery items, it also offers Malang treats, ice cream and colonial Dutch fried steaks.
Hanging lamps and draped silks characterize this restaurant, which offers four different dining rooms and a romantic main hall. Indonesian cuisine, local colonial Dutch favorites and international dishes are available.
Guests can sample local teas, coffee and traditional snacks here, with complimentary afternoon tea served daily. There's a beautiful view over Malang town square and a stall selling Javanese sweets at this popular meeting point.