Need to know
Midday, but possibly later, depending on availability.
Double rooms from $162.81, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
Rates include breakfast, afternoon tea, scheduled in-house activity and a bag of coffee upon departure.
Herbal-healing Jamu drinks are served at breakfast and a Jamu-Master is available for private consultations, offering personal healing remedies.
At the hotel
Spa with Turkish hammam, beauty salon, gym, tennis court, yoga pavilion, billiard table, entertainment stage, giant outdoor chess set, croquet, library, DVD/CD selection, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, DVD player, minibar.
Our favourite rooms
The undisputed honeymooner’s hot spot, Arum Villa 204 immediately seduced us with its vast private balcony looking out onto the untouched forest, and the quaint round water fountain by the whimsical entrance. The grand and imposing Bella Vista Villa comprises two freestanding and three adjoining villas that were once part of nearby Solo’s royal court, and includes a private plunge pool.
The emerald-sheened octagonal infinity pool beside the restaurant is fed with fresh spring water and overlooks the surrounding mountains and forests.
The Hammam Spa has authentic Turkish steam bath, four treatment rooms, a beauty salon and spa gallery. Choose from a variety of Asian-style treatments and massage therapie, including coffee body scrubs and rejuvenating jade facials.
Central Java is prime trekking country so suitable jungle-rambling attire is essential if you plan on roaming around. Don’t forget to leave space in your suitcase for the home-grown coffee – it’s not available anywhere else.
All villas are non-smoking.
Baby cots are provided free of charge. Beds for older children cost US$30 a night, including breakfast. Parents are asked to keep an eye on their kids, as some parts of the resort are off-limits to youngsters.
Not just the coffee, but also the sugar, vegetables, herbs and ingredients for spa products are grown and processed on site.