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MesaStila

Java, Indonesia

At a Glance

  • Located on a coffee plantation

  • Spa with Hammam

  • Stunning views of surrounding volcanoes

  • Daily fitness activities - jungle gym, yoga and power walking

  • Antique villas, each with their own unique style

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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

When you arrive book yourself into an afternoon at the Hammam spa, it’s the only one of its kind in Java. I would recommend the 'Arabian Nights' treatment.

The Turkish hamman baths is a great place to unwind after a long journey - book yourself into the spa as soon as you arrive.

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to MesaStila or take a look at our itineraries to Java

Description

Mesastila is a wonderful retreat in the heart of Java, surrounded by volcanic scenery and within a working coffee plantation. The antique villas each have their own charm and there is an abundance of traditional Javanese activities on offer and a spa.

Situated on a working coffee plantation and surrounded by eight stunning volcanoes, Mesastila has a rather unique location in the heart of Java. It is a wonderful option for those looking for a remote getaway, with a focus on wellness and distinctly Javanese experiences.

The 23 villas are scattered amongst the 22 hectares of tropical gardens and lush vegetation. Each has been reconstructed from an original Javanese antique wooden house, and is unique in style. Each is spacious, with a large living area with air-conditioning and outdoor veranda offering breath-taking views overlooking the coffee plantation or mountains. We love the Arum Villas with mountain views, the veranda is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with a good book. The Amber Villas are also a great option for families.

With such a variety of experiences on offer, Mesastila is a great option for both couples and families alike. For those that want to be active, there is a daily program of complimentary activities from yoga or a jungle gym circuits class to power walks through the surrounding villages. A coffee plantation tour is a must during your stay, learn about the various types of coffee they produce and finish the tour with a hot mug of freshly ground coffee. As the hotel is surrounded by such fantastic scenery, it would be a shame not to make the most of this – enjoy bike rides, walks or horse riding. If you want to go further afield, the famous Borobudur Temples are only 1 hour away.

If it is relaxation you are after, then flop by the picturesque infinity pool and spoil yourself at the spa which has one of Indonesia’s only Turkish Hammam baths. There is a wide range of treatments of offer from body scrubs to relaxing massages. There are even some treatments for children, so the whole family can be pampered.

There are two restaurants, each with a focus on Javanese specialities, using local and organic produce, some of which is grown in the hotel’s garden and harvested daily.

For an authentic experience in Java, Mesastila has it all.

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Accommodation

MesaStila has 23 villas, each has been reconstructed from an original Javanese antique and is decorated with original antiques art collections. All rooms are equipped with coffee and tea maker, safety box, slippers, bathrobes.

Childcare

For children, the hotel offers a babysitting service and there is a small play area. There are even some child friendly spa treatment at the spa.

Facilities

The hotel's two restaurants offer an array of organic, healthy fare and Javanese food. Relax by the infinity pool or enjoy a spa treatment at the unique Hamman Spa . For the more active there are tennis courts, a jungle gym, horse and bikes.

Activities

MesaStila offers distinctly Javanese experiences such as traditional PencakSilat martial-arts; Javanese wellness therapies; coffee scrubs; Jungle-Gym & TRX training. You can enjoy a game of tennis or explore the surrounding area on foot, by bike or horse-riding.

Reviews

5

Louise Brooks (Staff)

This hotel is great if you want to escape the crowds and enjoy Java's stunning scenery and countryside - the views of the surrounding volcanoes are spectacular. The rooms all have lots of traditional character but they are a little dark. The food was fantastic and it is a great place to try Jamu, a traditional local herbal drink. There are so many activities on offer, from yoga and cycling to coffee plantations walks and horse riding so there definitely is something for everyone.

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Amy Ropner (Staff)

MesaStila is a charming hotel in the heart of Java. Something really memorable was a couple of the facilities at the hotel which were really unique; the Hammam spa is very impressive and the only one of its kind in South East Asia. It effortlessly incorporates different authentic healing practices with local ingredients, herbs and spices. After a long journey to Indonesia MesaStila was the perfect place to start, we spent the afternoon enjoying the Turkish baths, steam room, hot room and then finished with a fabulous massage.

Experiences

  • 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

    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.

Location & directions

Java, Indonesia

MesaStila rests in the breathtakingly beautiful rural heartland of Central Java. Java is framed by the Indian Ocean in the south and the Java Sea in the north, with Sumatra on its west coast and Bali to the east. The resort has stunning views of the surrounding volcanoes.

How to get there

MesaStila can be reached by several daily domestic flights to Yogyakarta or Semerang from Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, Bali or Singapore. Mesastila is a 2 hour transfer from Semerang, or a 2 and a half hour drive Yogyakarta.

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