We had a group of 7 people and had booked our own hotel at Cozy, you can read that review. Basically every 6 months, i organise a weekend away for a group of colleagues and we decided on Mount Bromo, after a trip in Jakarta. A few of us came from a business trip from Jakarta, some from HK and the others from Singapore.
I started communicating with Martha on what we wanted to cover, the restaurants we wanted to visit, the spa place and our whole schedule for our 3 night stay! Martha was brilliant, she was very quick to respond and arranged everything based on my schedule the way i wanted, with her guidance on what made sense!
Even when Sempu Island lagoon was closed, she emailed me and gave me other options. Further, we changed the plan, so she was able to manage that for us. She made all the restaurant bookings and spa booking for our group. Our selected guide was Dani, who was amazing!
He was courteous, well groomed and really intelligent. He knew his stuff and was very diligent with the group. He was punctual and provided the right level of information, not over, not under, just the right balance. Of course, we were a group of 7 people and a little rowdy and he knew how to manage us, so the perfect baby sitter for us!
Our schedule was fun, a little intense with alot of driving, however all worth it and if i did this again, i would only do so with him! At our dinner at melati, we got him to select all the food and he did an amazing job, picking all the local dishes that perhaps we would never have selected, so we got to have an authentic experience.
Two of our folks got a little sick and he helped them too. What i really loved about him was when we climbed the crater, all at different paces, he maintained his watch on everyone and slowed down to ensure everyone was together. He took amazing pics of us.
His just a really caring guide, honestly it felt like he was our local friend hosting us! The group really adored him and had an amazing time with him. So am happy everything worked out and was an amazing weekend.
I highly recommend Martha and her crew, there is nothing i could fault them on, so you will have the perfect trip! Dani is the best guide you can get in Malang, so honestly request for him!
On our final dinner, we got Dani to say one word that reflects each of our characteristics, he said perfection for me, and guess what he made this trip perfect for us!