Spend the night at the slopes of Mt. Ijen. One possibility is the relatively new and small Ijen Resto & Guesthouse.
Nice views from all bamboo houses.
Ijen Resto & Guesthouse offers bamboo houses in a garden setting. The smallest (13,5 m2) bamboo houses carry the name Lily, but have the same nice view at the garden as the others. The bathroom does not have hot water. Anggrek I and II have a surface of 17,5 m2 and hot water. The biggest bamboo house (21,5 m2) is Dahlia. The price includes breakfast. You can either choose fried rice or toast. From June till August the management adds an additional IDR 50,000 to the price and 10% tax is also not yet included.
The restaurant serves traditional local Javanese food. Popular dishes seem to be fried duck (bebek goreng), grilled fish (ikan bakar) and fried rice (nasi goreng).
Activities in the neighborhood
When you are on the southeast side of the mountain, you find less interesting activities compared to when you stay in the coffee plantation Blawan. There is a plantation with coffee and clove trees. Or, you can take a look at the sulphur factory. Bring some cigarettes to offer the only eleven laborers working there.
Price per night in IDR for Ijen Resto & Guesthouse
These prices are valid for the year 2016. Catimor Homestay has several types of rooms available. Those in the bamboo building are of better quality than in the brick building.
Table 1. Price per room per night in IDR
No. of rooms
Note: the price includes breakfast