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Cemoro Lawang, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park 67254, Indonesia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Cafe Lava for two nights, leaving at 3 am during our stay to experience (along with the world and his wife) the famous Bromo sunrise and then hike up Bromo. We had one of the 'luxurious' triple rooms which are located across the street from the reception/restaurant area. And wow, what a view...the building site is amazing!... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great location for travellers who are looking to scale Mount Bromo. Room was pretty basic and so was the toilet. It seemed rather dated but it was just a stopover place for us as the highlight was Mount Bromo. The restaurant serves pretty good food too; you can find local and Western cuisine here. It's great for a short... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first off, we found it difficult to reserve a room- but you can email them at cafelavarsvn@gmail.com even if online websites say they are fully booked. They only had an Economy room left and that was small (enough room for a bed), but cosy and okay if you're just staying a night like we did (it cost us 175,000Rp). The... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is OK, nothing special, but in a good location for visiting Bromo with a decent restaurant and a good place to meet other travellers. On the downside, it is very damp (as I expect everywhere up in the mountains is) and the price is very high for the family room (almost £40 GBP) - when you think we... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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39 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The main reason to stay here is the location close to the caldera rim. Thus you can just walk to Mt Bromo and the sunrise viewpoint 2 from here. Otherwise the hostel is unimpressive: Rooms are clean but dark and moist (no heating at night), the cafe is rather dark as well. But given the lack of alternatives, it's perfectly... More

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Ixelles, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We got a standard room which was way too expensive for what you got in return: the smell of mould was very apparent. The room was very dark with the dark brown wooden plates nailed to the wall and ceiling. We also had a huge cockroach that fell from the ceiling on our floor. It was not a surprise that... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The facilities are normal. Good wifi connection in the restaurant. I stayed 1 night for a jeep tour to Bromo. Good location. The breakfast does not worth Rp40K with its quality. Steady hot shower. I'm sure I'll come again.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at Cafe Lava, The location is excellent as it was situated along the main Road with a few shops, local restaurants and very near to entrance of the National Park. It is just a few mins away to the view point on the edge of the ancient Caldera Rim of Mt Tengger that gives you... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stayed at Cafe Lava Hostel for one night before visiting Bromo. We stayed in an Economy room for 175,000 Rp. The room was as small as it could have possibly been. It was just a bed and a small table. The room was almost too small for two people to stand in there at the same time with the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed for one night at Cemara Indah and were then moved to Cafe Lava as they were full. Cemara Indah has a great viewing platform, but the rooms are pretty basic and only 2 rooms actually have views of the crater. We much preferred the rooms in Cafe Lava and the staff seemed more friendly and helpful - not... More

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Address: Cemoro Lawang, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park 67254, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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