Getting There: The turn off is at Pandaan and From here it’s about 20 km (12 miles) up the hill to this large resort. Only about US$20 by taxi or rental mini bus. Otherwise catch any bus or mini bus from Surabaya headed in the direction of Malang (south) and get off at the intersection in Pandaan (fare will be only Rp 200 to 300. From here “colts” go up to Tretes (Rp 200).
The best hotel is the Natour Bath, with doubles starting at US$45 a night (plus 21 percent). It has a crystal clear swimming pool. The Dirgahaya Indah also has a large pool, and rooms for about US$20. You can also rent an entire bungalow for only US$20 with two or more bedrooms, and a very deluxw house could be had for US$50 a night. Walk around Tretes and inquire, most bungalows are for rent during the week.
Dirgahaya Indah (12 rooms), Jl. Ijen 5, Tretes, Tel: (0343) 81932.
Natour Bath Hotel (50 rooms), Jl. Pesanggrahan AO 2, Tretes, Tel: (0343) 81161, 81718.
Pelita, Jl. Wilis 19 – 21, Tel: (0343) 81802.
Tanjung Plaza (62 rooms), Jl. Wilis 7, Tretes, Tel: (0343) 81102, 81173.
Tretes Raya, Jl. Malabar 166, Tretes, Tel: (0334) 81902.
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