I just returned from west Java tour. Started in Bandung and stayed in Permita Hotel. The hotel is relatively expensive ( three-bedrooms apartment ) cost Rp. 890,000 net including breakfast for 6 . The best thing about this hotel is the location, near good restaurants , Thai , Indian , Chariness , you name it. Near two supermarkets and SPA and best of the entire hotel has a Mosque. The city is wonderful, the weather is excellent during the night and most morning. Shopping was fine, similar to Jakarta. We have hire a van to tour the volcano and other sightseeing such as waterfall.
Then went by train ( executive ) to Joga and we stayed at the newly built hotel Mercure , excellent and above any 5 star hotels I have ever seen. Did the routine , touring the city . The city remarkably has superb clean restaurant. The hotel location has added to its value. All major activates is near by.
Than took a taxi to Solo . we stayed at Lor-In resort. I can not describe the resort because all of it is excellent . It is a must for any one coming to Solo to stay there at least few days.
All the above hotels have one common factor , excellent selection of staff , starting from the receptions and end-up from their room service.
My family and I has enjoyed our 2 weeks tripe to west Java.