The main square, central market, bird and flower market are great and interesting places to visit in Malang but really, upon reflection, it is this hotel that made our stay in this city memorable. The Tugu Malang is far larger than initial first impressions and its various rooms and spaces burst at the seams with antiques and gorgeous artifacts (although our room was lacking with these curios) Unlike the rest of our trip across Java, we ate at the hotel restaurant on both our nights and we were not disappointed: the restaurant and pool area is beautifully lit and makes for a lovely dining atmosphere. Prices aren’t crazy and wine is reasonably priced starting at 380,000 for a bottle (of which there are several good choices including our Kiwi Sauv Blanc). Breakfast at the Tugu is second to none – it is fantastic with such a wide and generous selection. It isn’t a buffet but rather a choice of different set options however, we had no problems with mixing it up a little. Sadly there was no time to use the pool but it appeared clean and well maintained and actually larger than I had anticipated although you would struggle if you intend to do some serious laps.