Hotel Tugu Malang

Malang, Java, Indonesia

At a Glance

  • Made up of just 49 rooms, Hotel Tugu Malang is a intimate boutique option in the heart of Old Java

  • Quirky rooms make for a unique stay here when traveling through East Java

  • The hotel houses an eclectic antique collection

  • There are plenty of dining options at Tugu Malang from simple fresh local cuisine to traditional fine dining

  • Guests can enjoy a complimentary massage on arrival at the hotel's serene spa

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Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – wet and dry – and there are no extremes of temperature between winter and summer. In most parts of Indonesia, the wet season falls between October and April and the dry season between May and September. December and January see Indonesia at its most humid and rain tends to come in sudden tropical downpours, but it can also rain for more prolonged periods.

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Insider's View

Don’t miss afternoon tea where you can try some delicious local sweet treats

Ask for a tour of the hotel in order to make the most of the amazing array of art and opulent rooms

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Hotel Tugu Malang or take a look at our itineraries to Java


Hotel Tugu Malang in Java certainly packs a punch, this colorful and quirky hotel is full of soul with the owner's extensive antique collection. Along with its unique style, the hotel is ideally located next to the Splendid Market in Malang's Old Town.

The first thing you will notice about Tugu Malang is that it really pushes the boat out in terms of quirkiness, from the vibrant colors to the dramatic Indonesian art, the fascinating story it tells is enough to enthral you for hours.

The hotel is located in the center of Malang Old Town, very near the flower and bird markets which are something to behold.

In Indonesian language, Tugu translates to "monument" and the hotel really does stand out. There are 49 rooms in total, spread across the beautiful landscaped gardens. Each of the rooms in all 8 categories are comfortable with a colorful and eccentric style. Choose from a selection of different rooms which pay homage to the history and notable people of Malang. Each varies in size and amenities, including a spa treatment room perfect for couples or a private plunge pool and spacious garden, perfect for families.

Food in Indonesia is not to be missed and Hotel Tugu Malang offers a wide variety of dishes incorporating Indonesian flavors with Chinese influences. Try the pecel; famous in Malang, this dish combines turmeric rice and vegetables in a peanut sauce, a staple ingredient throughout Indonesia. Off the beaten path, yet still with all the amenities you should expect from a luxury hotel, Hotel Tugu Malang is completely unique .

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Tugu Malang is home to 49 individually designed rooms. Each room is bright and spacious, decorated with antiques.

Apsara Residence

The Apsara Residence consists of one private spa and an antique canopy with a large outdoor tub for bathing in. Guests can expect to find a separate romantic dining area. The spacious sleeping suite boasts a beautiful antique bed, perfect for couples and honeymooners.

Honey Moonlight Suite

Situated on the third floor, the Honey Moonlight Suite faces the main alun-alun. This romantic suite has a intimate outdoor area, perfect for a candlelit dinner under stars, overlooking the alun-alun Tugu.

Excutive Suite

The Executive Suite overlooks the huge water lily pond and the Tugu city monument or onto lush tropical gardens. The suite boasts an additional sitting area with sofa and armchairs and an oversized bathtub.

Raden Saleh Suite

Inspired by the life of Raden Saleh, a pioneering Indonesian painter, the Raden Saleh Suite pays homage to his style as a romanticist. The suite features a beautiful bedroom and a separate living area.

Babah Suite

The Babah Suite is influence by the Peranakan or “Nonya Baba” society in Malang and a fusion of Indonesian and Chinese culture, with traces of the West too.

Superior Deluxe Room

Measuring 26sqm in size, the Superior Deluxe room overlooks the old town’s beautiful lily pond or onto lush tropical greens through private balconies.

The Zamrud of East Java Suite

The Zamrud Suite features the traditional beauty of East Java. Colorful and elegant, it comes complete with antique beds and a strong traditional East Java design as well as all the modern conveniences you might need.


Children are welcome at Hotel Tugu Malang, but please be aware the hotel is suited more to older children and adults.


Tugu Malang's main restaurant is well known for it's traditional Indonesian and Chinese cuisine. There are also some intimate private dining rooms, in addition to the well-stocked bar and wine cellar. There is also a bakery, outdoor pool and spa to enjoy.


During your stay, explore the nearby market, cooking classed or enjoy a walking tour of the city. Tugu Malang is also the departure point for an early morning trip to the magnificent Mt. Bromo.



Amy Ropner (Staff)

Tugu Malang has a lot of traditional art as well as interesting rooms, ask for a tour or simply wander round. Each piece on display has an interesting story and is steeped in history


Louise Brooks (Staff)

Tugu Malang certainly does not lack character. The rooms are colorful and there are interesting antiques everywhere you look. The staff were all very welcoming and the complimentary massage on arrival is a nice touch. The restaurant is a popular local hangout, so it had a real buzz to it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone heading to Malang.


  • Borobudur Temple Tour

    Borobudur Temple is one of the world's most magnificent monuments to Buddhism. Travel from your hotel with your guide and explore the temple complex, walking among its 500 Buddha statues.

  • Cycling Prambanan Village

    This experience takes you first to the village of Kaliopak from where you will cycle to the Plaosan temple complex and Prambanan compound (the most exceptional Hindu complex in the country). Explore the grounds on foot and return to Kaliopak by bicycle.

  • Malang Tour and Temple

    Spend a day immersed Dutch Heritage, temples and thriving markets in Malang. Begin with a visit to the Hindu-Buddhist Jaijaghu temple, then the stupa/temple at Sumberawan. Finally a trip to the bird and flower market ends with ice cream at Toko Oen cafe.

  • Sunrise and Bromo Trekking (Day24)

    Depart your hotel at 4am to be in time to witness sunrise from the rim of Mount Penanjakan. From here you will see dawn break over Mount Bromo, Mount Batok and Mount Semeru. The surrounding landscape offers an unforgettable backdrop to day break.

Vacation Ideas

  • Classic Java & Bali

    Tanjungan, Malang, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Par, Jimbaran Bay

    from $3700 pp 11 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Malang, Java, Indonesia

Tugu Malang is located in the center of Malang's old town which is in East Java. It is walking distance from the Splendid Market, which is home to many stalls selilng anything from flowers to birds.

How to get there

Tugu Malang is located 3-hours from the nearest airport, Surabaya. You can also take the 8 hour train journey from Yogyakarta.

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