We stayed at Kampung Lumbung for three weeks recently with three other couples. The hotel and surroundings have left such a memorable impression that we already look forward to returning there. The hotel itself is an eco-friendly complex using recycled materials from authentic Javan buildings and therefore both preserves heritage and reduces any impact on the environment. Food was excellent, both at breakfast (which was varied and delicious) and at the Greenhouse Cafe, consisting of traditional Javan dishes. The ginger tea or Te Jahe is also wonderful! Relaxation, rest and tranquility are the key words, with wonderful views of the mountains and a tropical garden filled with a myriad of colourful butterflies and birds, making it a nature-lovers paradise. The prayers from the nearby mosque became a hallmark of this landscape and did not intrude on our rest. I saw it as part of the local culture and grew to appreciate it very much. The rooms were cool, clean, very comfortable and spacious on the first floor with marvellous views and a balcony from which to enjoy the gardens and nearby wooded area. We had warm water most of the time but since the temperature is warm I did not mind sometimes showering in the evening in lukewarm water as it must be borne in mind that this is an eco-hotel. Airco is not necessary and we had no mosquitoes in the room and very few mosquitoes in general because of the cool mountain temperatures. There are also a series of beautiful villas, constructed of authentic materials, but we did not stay in one of these. These are located on the lower garden level and were therefore slightly less accessible but very beautiful. We also made use of the function rooms for a farewell party on our last night and this was also a great success with compliments to the staff for all their efforts. All staff members were wonderful and could not have done more for us. We did not try the spa but maybe next time! The location is perfect for visiting various places of interest, but it was always nice to return 'home' to Kampung Lambing! Batu town centre is not far away and there are also places to eat close by if you want some variety. The kampung experience is intensified by the drive to the hotel which involves driving through a real life kampung so you feel close to the local people and less of a tourist. It is a perfect place to leave your worry and stress behind and be pampered and rejuvenated! If I were to describe it in one word, it would be 'Paradise'! Special thanks to Bambang and all his staff! We will return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- an ECO Friendly Boutique Hotel, 850m above the sea level, average temperature 19C, building made from rebuilt old java teak house and furnished with reuse teak wood, serving premium Java Coffee and tasty food. 100% pure spring water. Mountain view, spectacular sunrise, 10 minutes drive to theme parks, 2 hours to Mt Bromo, 45 minutes from Malang air port. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kampung Lumbung Hotel Batu