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Cemara Indah

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Cemoro Lawang T: (0335) 541 019 (0853) 7737 7277(0853) 7737 7277 (0852) 3436 3838 F: (0335) 541 112

Cemara Indah

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Overlooking the caldera at Gunung Bromo, long established (read old) Cemara Indah is one of the very few hotels here that take advantage of the spectacular location.

Unfortunately they also take advantage of this advantage and the rooms here are just passable, and comparatively pricey. We viewed three styles of rooms, and the cheaper Standard rooms offered the best value and you could still sit on your balcony and gaze at the volcano. Brick and stone longhouse style buildings sit mostly side-on to the view, staggered behind the hotel’s restaurant. The neat, clean and compact rooms are comfortable enough, but a little tired around the edges. Wood panelled walls grant a mountain cabin vibe and with the chill in the air it comes across as quite cosy (if a tad dated).

Rooms are a bit frumpy but passable.

Rooms are a bit frumpy but passable. Photo: Sally Arnold

Tiled floors are chilly underfoot, but preferable to the old stained carpets in the Deluxe and Superior rooms. Comfy beds with doonas and blankets look snug and inviting. Bedside tables, decent lighting, sufficient power outlets, cosy slippers, tea-making facilities and a small TVs all sweeten the deal.

The tiled bathroom in the standard room we viewed though basic was cleaner and newer than in the higher rated rooms with a new Western-style throne and hot-water shower.

Caldera views from the balcony.

Caldera views from the balcony. Photo: Sally Arnold

Drink in the view from your private furnished balcony, the place to be and the reason to linger in this otherwise ordinary hotel. Deluxe and Superior rooms offer a size advantage with Superior equipped with two king sized beds, but the old carpet and stained bathrooms had far less appeal and for around the same rate the newer deluxe rooms at Lava View Lodge are a better deal and offer a superior view.

Buffet breakfast is included in the rate and the restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner. If a view is the draw, but not necessarily of the volcano, some of Cafe Lava Hostel’s Superior rooms (but not all) overlook the surrounding farmland and the rooms are an upgrade.

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Walk-in rates at Cemara Indah

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
550,000 rupiah
550,000 rupiah
Superior double room
750,000 rupiah
750,000 rupiah
Deluxe double room
1,000,000 rupiah
1,000,000 rupiah
Room: Standard double room, low season: 550,000 rupiah, high season 550,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 750,000 rupiah, high season 750,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 1,000,000 rupiah, high season 1,000,000 rupiah. Notes:

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Where is Cemara Indah

Cemara Indah
Cemoro Lawang
T: (0335) 541 019 (0853) 7737 7277(0853) 7737 7277 (0852) 3436 3838 F: (0335) 541 112
Coordinates (for GPS): 112º57'47.76" E, 7º55'18.14" S
Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp

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