Best hidden gem in Indonesia

We’re currently living in Jakarta, and sometimes you need a little getaway from the Big Durian. Malang is it – and this is the hotel to stay in. I loved everything about this place. The hotel staff are really friendly – arranging early check in and late check out with no problems and playing with my baby. The rooms are gorgeous, really comfortable beds, huge beautiful bathroom with really nice products, and wood floors (great for a crawling baby). The grounds are like a museum with so many places to walk and explore. The hotel is located in a very walkable location and the hotel staff are helpful with recommendations. The restaurant has the best Indonesian food I’ve had in Indonesia. They’ll modify for vegetarians – try the Nasi Campur. The breakfast that’s included is also incredible – you can order off the menu and take from the buffet – all included! The coffee is amazing – we took home 2 bags of beans, very reasonably priced. The afternoon tea that’s included offers a wonderful selection of Indonesian snacks to try and great tea and coffee. They include a welcome massage of 15 minutes, and we bought a full massage, which was really high quality and totally worth it – and reasonably priced.