Jiwa Jawa Bromo
Set on a verdant green hillside in East Java overhung by low floating clouds, Jiwa Jawa Bromo resembles a small mountain ski lodge and looks out across fantastic Indonesian scenery; here you cannot help but feel peaceful. With a completely sustainable and eco-friendly ethos, you will feel at one with nature while staying at this resort. And at 2,000 metres above sea level you really are tucked away amongst the elements!
The property comprises of 50 en-suite bedrooms, which despite being fairly compact are assembled to a high standard of convenience and comfort. The interiors are simple yet effective, with tasteful furniture, smart photographs and colourful local decorations.
Art is a special feature at Jiwa Jawa as the owner is an art collector, showcasing his varied collection in his hotels. The art gallery is a lovely addition to the hotel and gives a platform for local artists and sculptors to present their work. You will see a noticeable love of photography here with plenty of vivid prints of Mount Bromo and National Park on show along the walls of the hotel. Dining at this hotel is a treat: choose between Indonesian cuisine at The Belanga Restaurant or Java Banana Gallery Café or order international dishes if you are after some home comforts. We recommend trying the Nasi Goreng (spicy fried rice with ribs) served here, as well as their local coffee, both of which are especially good.
Once you have gained inspiration from these magnificent landscapes inside the hotel, venture out to see them in the flesh with the help of the hotel staff, who are happy to provide excursions to nearby beauty spots – our favourite is Mount Bromo, the namesake of the hotel, which we highly recommend trekking to very early in the morning in order to watch the sun rise. You can also easily visit Mount Semeru, Ranu Kombol mountain lake and the Madakaripura Waterfall from here. Mountain bike tours are also available, which are particularly great for a family adventure holiday.
Jiwa Jawa Bromo is one of the top guesthouses in the area and our first choice for those wanting to experience this impressive landscape to its full effect.
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka