The building was carefully renovated to preserve its artistic, charismatic, and historical characters. Hotel Tugu Blitar also features the Sang Fajar Suite as a tribute paid to the late first president and proclamator of independence of Indonesia, Soekarno. The hotel's restaurant serves the best dining in town, ranging from traditional Indonesian, Chinese and European Cuisines, and was given awards by the local government for its uncompromised hygiene qualities. To discover the real, unspoiled East Java means a visit to the town of Blitar, Blitar's beautiful temples and beaches, and the first president's grave.
Blitar kept its indigenous Javanese character: traditional markets, an old town-square 'Alun-Alun', public transports dominated by becaks.
How to get to Blitar:
A 1.5 hour drive from Malang through picturesque natural landscapes of ricefields and East Javanese villages. If you fly, the nearest airport is Surabaya airport - Malang airport is to be opened for commercial use soon. The hotel can arrange pick up service from the airport, or you can take an air-conditioned taxi. The ride takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes along a beautiful scenic road from Surabaya.