If you and your family happen to be sleeping inside a tree house, then you can imagine how big the tree is. Tree houses do exist and can actually be found in some places on earth. However, there is a different kind of tree house in Indonesian Java’s mountainous cool city of Batu, named Pohon Inn. Unlike other tree houses, this one looks really old. In contrast with its rugged appearance, you will be greeted by front desk officers upon setting foot into the lobby, promising convenience in your tree stay.
Tree-like structure hotel
Wait, we just talked about a tree house, right? Not exactly. Pohon Inn is a tree-like hotel and the word pohon, which is “tree” in English, means this hotel tries to make your stay as green as possible. This is what make this hotel so special, as everything in this hotel was made as natural as possible.
When you see the hotel from far, it looks like a giant topless tree trunk and this part of the tree seems to be a few hundred years old, as it has holes that can confirm its age. Nevertheless, as you get closer, this tree trunk is actually a three-star hotel with many windows to let the cool and natural mountain breeze circulate within the hotel!
Pohon Inn is located between two of Batu’s major attractions, Batu Secret Zoo and Museum Satwa (Fauna Museum), which are parts of Jatim Park 2 (East Java Park 2) and it is also very close to Jatim Park 1 and Eco Green Park.
Pohon Inn and Museum Satwa
Its location makes it the best choice of hotel when visiting those attractions. Walk to Jatim Park 2 or take the round-trip free shuttle train to Jatim Park 1 and Eco Green Park provided by the hotel. Go carless and leave your car in the hotel! It is a good way to go green, isn’t it?
In order to make your stay green, besides its natural exterior, the hotel’s interior was brilliantly designed in such a way that you can always see nature in most parts of the hotel, regardless of where you are. Even in the hotel’s rooms; the bed sheets, curtains and walls resemble tree leaves, as they are mostly green.
Opt for a Balcony View room!
To make the most of nature during your hotel stay, go to your room’s balcony in the morning and start your day with green inspiration from the very best of nature!
Green restaurant too!
Have your meal at the hotel’s restaurant of Jungle Fast Food while being watched by tigers! You know what? They have something hidden in their mind. These tigers do not target you as their meal, but your meal is their actual target. Like its name, everything inside the restaurant is full of real vegetation (not the fake one) and you can actually choose to live in “nature” for one whole day. How? After staying in the hotel for the night and before your Jatim Park 2 visit, have breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant. You can have lunch inside the area of Jatim Park 2 and after the fun in the park, head back to your hotel for dinner at Jungle Fast Food.
Sleep in the middle of the jungle!
Pohon Inn’s deluxe rooms offer something cool. Imagine sleeping at night with tigers, lions, deer and other wild animals roaming close by. When you stay in a deluxe room, you will get that kind of safari sensation, as the room is facing Batu Secret Zoo and as a result you can see some animals in the zoo and especially in the night, you can hear them too!