Ijen, Catimor Homestay
Catimor Homestay is partly constructed in an bamboe building, constructed in 1894 by the Dutch. A newer brick building contains more basic rooms. This homestay is most closely located to Mt Ijen. It can be very cold at night, around 9°C.
Catimor Homestay has a hot tub filled with water from a natural hot spring containing sulphur. The tub is filled around five or six o’clock in the evening and the water is always running. Besides, they have a swimming pool with fresh water. You can freely coffee or tea. The coffee is from the surrounding plantation Blawan and you can actually buy the coffee if you like the taste. They also sell coffee luwak.
They serve breakfast (included in the price), lunch and breakfast. Or, you bring your own food.
Activities in the neighbourhood
There are quite a lot of possibilities to pass your spare time. Next to the hotel you find one of the two coffee factories that are established in the plantation Blawan. The coffee plantation is also from the year 1894. You can get a very interesting tour through the factory, just ask the staff of Catimor Homestay. It will cost you Rp. 15,000.
If you follow the signs in front of the homestay, it is a short walk to the waterfall and hot spring. For both the entrance fee is Rp. 2,000. Before you reach the hot spring you find on your left hand a shelter with luwak. These animals produce the coffee luwak. A few metres further down you can enter on your left side the garden where young coffee plants are grown and experiments are carried out. These are used to provide the plantation with new material.
Rates Catimor Homestay
Catimor Homestay has several types of rooms available. Those in the bamboo building are of better quility than in the brick building. You can book the rooms by calling directly or sending a sms to Mrs. Nengrum at Catimor Homestay: (+62) (0)81 336 243 055 or (+62) (0)81 357 999 800. Often the signal is very weak, you have the best change at contact by sending a sms.Room Rate (Rp.) No. of rooms
Bug superior room 270,000 2
Small superior room 200.000 4
Standard triple 180.000 14
Standard double 135.000 10
Extra bed 40.000 d.d. 30-04-2011