Romance of Indonesia
Hotel Tugu Malang
The Art, Soul and Romance of Old Java
Malang, a cool-weathered town once dubbed ‘the Paris of Southeast Asia’, 800 meters above the sea level is surrounded by lush rolling green hills of apple, tea, coffee plantations, waterfalls and tropical forests. It was once the town where all the Dutch plantation masters retired in beautiful colonial houses. It is a perfect base for visiting the majestic volcano Mount Bromo, and is surrounded by Hindu temples ruins from centuries-old kingdoms.
Tugu Malang is located at the heart of the old town, looking out to the main monument of Indonesia’s struggle for independence and a beautiful lotus pond park. Tugu Malang houses a vast, priceless collection of antiques influenced by the Javanese Babah Peranakan (the hundreds-years-old mixed culture between the Chinese migrants in Java and the native Javanese). Tugu Malang is more than just a hotel; it has become most indigenous, most essential in experiencing the beautiful richness of the history of Java.
Hotel Tugu Malang is the first property of all Tugu Hotels, built and designed by the founder of all Tugu hotels to house the largest antique collection in Indonesia. It has legendarily hosted every president of the country, world personalities in politics and entertainment, and has been constantly listed as one of the best and most unique hotels in the world.
Malang has its own airport servicing flights from Jakarta and Bali. Malang airport is 30 minutes drive from Hotel Tugu Malang, whereas the international airport of Surabaya is 2.5 hours from Hotel Tugu Malang. Hotel Tugu Malang is also easily reachable by train from Jakarta, Jogjakarta, Surabaya, Banyuwangi and all cities in Java. The train station is only 2 minutes from Hotel Tugu Malang
We spent four nights at the Tugu last week as part of a holiday intended for rest and gentle exploration of the area. The hotel is lovely: full of beautiful antiques expertly arranged in public areas and in rooms which are spacious and very private.The gardens are lush and lovingly maintained. But the people are what make it. The staff are very welcoming and friendly and they are genuinely committed to making your stay memorable.
This was our favourite hotel in Java. Not only are the staff helpful and friendly and the food is wonderful, it is a museum. The 'exhibits' are in every room, including the room we stayed in. The collection is amazing. It was a very special experience. It is in an old Dutch colonial villa which has been built on to in order to house the owners collection. The room was large and comfortable, the bathroom quirky. I always appreciate the flowers and welcome drink. we can highly recommend this hotel and wish we had had the time to stay longer.
A bit late review to thank the owner and the whole staff for the most memorable event during our daughter wedding.All the guest are pampered and full attention.beautiful upgrade suite,cake,flowers,dinner..u name it.ibu Wedya.ibu Criss.p Bagoes.Tugu will be,always our favorite place where East meet West in harmony.
One of the finest of over 500 hotels in which I have stayed. This absolutely super-excellent hotel just knocked off my socks when I entered its lobby. Then I checked into my fabulous room with teak wood floors, a private sitting room with a large bowl of fruit on the table, a wonderful chest of drawers, a king-size bed, and a bathroom with a stainless steel lining and all the amenities that one could wish for. I was in heaven! The restaurant has a huge menu. Better yet, the food was excellent, well presented, and graciously served. I'd stay at this hotel in a heartbeat!!
When I arrived here, it felt like through back the time. The lobby feels like dutch with chinese interior in several point. All the employees wearing traditional uniform, looks so elegant, charming, and humble. This hotel build with fusion of Sundanese, Javanese, Chinese, and Dutch. There are several statues, painting, and several old stuffs so it feels like life in the museum.
We stayed here for 1 night and had the best experience! The food was delicious, service was impeccable, the room was spacious, clean, beautiful! I had to attend a business dinner and the hotel had kindly assisted me with ironing and pressing my clothes at such short notice and on time. If you are after a 5 star authentic cultural experience in Malang, this hotel delivers it on point and more
FROM TUGU,WITH LOVE
Tugu: The Art, Soul and Romance of Indonesia
Tugu, in Indonesian language, means ‘monument’. Tugu Hotels are small privately owned and designed collection of luxury art hotels born out of one man’s love and passion for Indonesia’s romantic history. Tugu Hotels’ founder, Anhar Setjadibrata, once upon a time a medical student-turned-lawyer, and now the owner of the biggest collection of fine Indonesian art and cultural antiquities in Indonesia, designed these beautiful boutique museum hotels to house his antiques and to share with the world the romantic stories and legends of ancient kingdoms of Indonesia.
The Tugu mission is to bring back to life the art, soul and romance of Indonesia’s yesteryears. This fully Indonesian experience is achieved not only through the artful design and themed décor, but also from the various cultural experiences that guests can only have in the hotels. From lavish feasts and banquets of kings from the 14th century Majapahit Kingdom with parades of soldiers, dancers, and offerings, to humble village dinners of Java and Bali with old ladies cooking in terracotta pots, wood-fire, and eating with bare hands. The Tugu Spa treatments include offerings of traditional jamus in the herbal apothecary that don’t exist anymore in modern Indonesia, as well as spiritual treatments such as Mantra therapy and other inner healings.
The first Tugu in East Java, Hotel Tugu Malang, received its name for its location facing the central monument in downtown Dutch colonial-era Malang. Now Tugu Hotels & Exotic Spas in Bali, Lombok, Blitar and Malang, all stand as unique monuments of forgotten art, culture and romance of the thousand-years-old Indonesian archipelago