173 Merdeka Street , Blitar , East Java 66111 , Indonesia View hotel location on the map
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
To discover the real, unspoiled East Java means a visit to the town and surroundings of Blitar. Blitar is where most of the remains of Majapahit Kingdom still stand timeless, including the largest and most beautiful Hindu temple complex in East Java, Candi Penataran. This nostalgic town portrays the untouched, exotic Java, surrounded by some beautiful, unspoilt beaches, tropical landscape, beautiful rice fields and countryside sceneries. It also has a romantic flair of the early days of Indonesia; in fact Blitar is where Soekarno, Indonesia’s first president who proclaimed the independence of this country, was born and buried. Blitar kept its indigenous Javanese character: traditional market, old town-square ‘Alun-Alun’, and public transports dominated by becaks (old-style tricycle vehicle).
Hotel Tugu Blitar, unprecedentedly the best hotel and restaurant in town and located at the heart of the city, is housed in a colonial building that was built in the 1850s, and was previously owned by a distinguished family of Blitar. After the second World War, the hotel was called Hotel Centrum; many years after the name was changed to Hotel Sri Lestari. Hotel Sri Lestari still exists until now as a neighboring hotel to Hotel Tugu Blitar - both hotels are now one entity called the Tugu - Sri Lestari. Although located in the heart of town, the hotel buildings blend into a large lawn of lush, hundreds-years-old tropical trees, and are preceded by a long driveway well-shaded by tropical hanging plants.
Being the oldest hotel in Indonesia, the hotel building appears as a beautiful East Javanese mansion from the Dutch colonial times, with giant white-washed pillars, furniture from the late 19th century and the early 20th century, nostalgic photographs and elegant chandeliers. The building was carefully renovated to its every detail in the beginning of this century, to preserve its artistic, charismatic, and historical characters but blending them with modern luxuries. Hotel Tugu Blitar features the Sang Fajar (The Dawn) Suite as a tribute paid to the late first president and proclamator of independence of Indonesia.
Sang Fajar Suite
A most unique, extraordinarily spacious suite dedicated to the first president of Indonesia, Soekarno, who was also the proclamator of independence of this country in 1945. Soekarno, a handsome gentleman loved by the people of Indonesia for his charming charisma, was born and buried in Blitar. With separate living room and bedroom, this grand presidential suite features several memorabilia of the late president, and presents a style of the earlier years of Indonesia.
Spacious suites dominated by large canopied bed, authentic East Javanese flair, beautiful outdoor bath and old terrazzo tiles. Tugu Suites are located in the main colonial building from the 1850s, and are the perfect relaxing home to return to after a day of cultural and sightseeing experience in Blitar area.
Twin beds, hot and cold water bathroom, air conditioning, telephone
with direct dial, television, fruit basket.
Bedroom with double and twin beds, hot and cold water bathroom, air
conditioning, telephone with direct dial, television.
Bedroom with double and twin beds, air conditioning, cold water bathroom,
telephone with direct dial, television.
TYPE OF ROOMS (19 rooms)
Tugu Blitar-Sang Fajar Suite
Suite Tugu Blitar-Tugu Suite 40 m2 10
Tugu Blitar - Executive Suite
30 m2 8
Waroeng Jawa is a popular local meeting point especially in the late afternoon, where guests gather for afternoon tea and cakes (complimentary for in-house guests). A humble traditional Javanese-style stall lit by oil lamps, featuring a variety of traditional snacks and cakes as well as a vast choice of local tea, coffee or herbal drinks are attended by Mbah Man (Grandfather Man), a sweet Javanese man with the warmest toothless smile and most humble Javanese hospitality. Mbah Man is now more than 80 years old, and has been working at the hotel since he was a young boy.
The Colony Restaurant
The hotel’s restaurant serves the best dining in town, ranging from traditional Indonesian, Chinese and European cuisines, and was given awards by the local government for its uncompromised quality. The restaurant has an exotic East Javanese atmosphere from the Dutch colonial era, characterized by giant white-washed pillars, furniture of the similar period, and candles every evening.
Check in from: 02:00 am
Check out by: 12:00 noon
Sang Fajar Room
Step back in time and experience the grandiose atmosphere of the room of the First President and Proclamator of Indonesia, at the turn from the colonial time Indonesia to the early years of independence. Here one’s imagination travels to a setting of the early to mid 20th century, to a grand yet beautifully simple room which was the headquarters of a young, high-spirited and nationalistic team of intellectuals, from where they set up a whole nation and brought millions of people together. A unique place to host private meetings for up to 35 people.
The most elegant setting in the whole town, this is the main hall of the original hotel building from the 1850s, which has been completely and carefully refurbished during the beginning years of the 21st century, to keep its original atmosphere of a mix between old Java and Dutch colonial times. With high ceilings, Javanese chandeliers and a beautiful, wide open-air verandah dotted with giant white pillars, the Tugu Hall is a beautiful venue for unforgettable weddings, seminars and meetings. Guests enter through a long driveway leading to a large courtyard of shady trees, before entering into the elegant 19th-century mansion. The Tugu Hall itself can host parties for up to 250 people, and combined with the verandah and outdoor courtyard, it can host parties for up to 500 people.
The Lobby Hall has the atmosphere of a library or an art room in a mansion in East Java in the late 19th century and beginning 20th century. With giant white-washed pillars, this room features furniture and artworks from the late 19th century and the early 20th century, with nostalgic photographs and elegant chandeliers. This hall is mostly used to host wedding receptions, meetings, and private dinners up to 100 persons.
With giant shady trees streaked with romantic afternoon sun, this large garden courtyard is a perfect venue to host an outdoor party for up to 1000 guests. When the sun goes down, the courtyard is lit with hundreds of torches, candles, oil lamps hanging from trees, creating a romantic ambience that could be the exotic interpretation of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.
A. 1.5 hour driver from malang and if fly, the nearest Airport is malang Airport and Surabaya airport, the hotel can arrangge pick up service from the Airport, or you can take by air conditioned taxi the ride takes approximately 3.5 hour from surabaya
Secure on site parking