MesaStila Resort and Spa
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast, an afternoon snack and a choice of wellness activity each day
- Javanese cuisine with a healthy, organic twist at Java Red
- Being surrounded by volcanoes and villages
- Mother Nature at her best: wildflowers, singing birds, fresh air
- Every guest is invited on a plantation tour, which includes a cup of rich, dark coffee served with palm sugar
What To Know
- The huge villas start at 861 square feet
- This is a secluded area close to the Borobudur temple
- The restaurant, yoga pavilion, clubhouse and bar are linked by stone walkways that are lit at night
- Best for those looking for a quiet stay focused on wellness
- MesaStila is 75 minutes from the Semarang airport; the hotel can arrange transfers for an additional fee
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
In serene central Java you’ll find the secret to Indonesia’s restorative powers. Set in the middle of a 55-acre coffee plantation, MesaStila is completely committed to wellness, healthy eating and mindful relaxation. Begin the day in the top-notch spa, which has its own Turkish hammam, and end it with a mocktail of local watermelon, pear and carrot juices. In between, you can experience boot camp–style sessions of cycling, martial arts, aerobics and more in an idyllic tropical setting.
Bed and Bath
The 23 Javanese guest villas dotted about the estate have an unmistakably colonial feel, with romantic, spacious interiors of cool tile, four-poster beds, antiques, Indonesian artworks and engraved wood furniture. Each has a vast balcony or terrace with views of the surrounding mountains and coffee plantation. The guestrooms are huge, starting at 861 square feet, with mod cons including TVs, DVD players and free WiFi.
There’s much to do here. Morning yoga is a highlight, and wellness retreats include fitness, destressing and cleansing programs. A coffee soap and hammam scrub is essential, as are such spa therapies as traditional Javanese massage, ideal for fatigue. There are mountain-biking trails leading to hot springs, or you can work out in the jungle gym, hike to the top of one of the eight surrounding volcanoes or join locals in the nearby fields. Guests are fueled by the wholesome spa cuisine at Java Red, where the specialties include prawn crackers cooked in heated volcanic sand. The traditional Javanese herbal drink jamu is on offer at breakfast (you can learn how to make your own with the local tabib, or village healer).
In the Area
The hotel staff can arrange a hike to the summit of the nearby volcano, Mount Andong. Or you can spend the day exploring the Borobudur temple complex, the largest Buddhist monument in the world. After your stay at MesaStila, consider seeing other parts of up-and-coming Java, like Yogyakarta, the country’s center for culture (ballet, batik, puppet shows) and shopping. Don’t miss a trip to the Kraton, a walled city built for the sultans of Yogya; today it’s home to a bustling market and around 25,000 people (around 1,000 of whom work directly for the sultans).
How to Get There
Around a 2 hour drive from Yogyakarta is the MesaStila resort formally known as the Losari coffee plantation.
The grounds are extensive of which half is devoted to growing coffee, the other half is the resort. The staff are helpful and efficient, luckily for us there English language skills are mostly good. There are approx 35 independant villa's of differing shapes and sizes set in the grounds. Ours was large and our terrace alone was bigger than most hotel rooms with glorious dense forest views. Separate on suite bathroom and wardrobe area. Vast plentiful and distinctly Asian. Very nice - weaknesses, they could refurb the dressing-room and toilet areas, also we could hear traffic noise especially at night. The noise can only be heard in certain parts of the estate.
The spa was very nice and reminded us of Bali, unusually for an Asian spa they had a functioning Hamam which was hot, steamy and fun.They also hold free meditation and yoga classes
There is a nice restaurant which sells both Asian and International food. A stand alone bar which is underused and the main building where you check in & out and go for free afternoon snacks, tea and of course coffee.
At MesaStlla which is a wilderness resort so you really don't need to use the internet very often, but when you do, it mostly works, but it does go down, mostly lasting less than 30 minutes, but we did experience a 24 hour outage, so if the internet is important to you, you do need to take that into consideration.
Would we go back? Yes we would and hopefully next year.
I can only say: if you have the opportunity..... GO.
You will not be disappointed in any way. Accomodaties is more then nice , gardens are awesome, staff is most friendly, spa is great.
Enjoy the infinity pool. Just go and enjoy!
We started today with yoga and will finish it in the spa. Amazing views of volcanoes and the countryside from our room overlooking the garden. Nothing is too much trouble. Last night Eid was being celebrated all night. Ear plugs had been put in our room so we could sleep!
It is an excellent location for visiting heritage sites, volcanoes and cities. We are doing three days of culture, two days of relaxing, two days of culture. Then back home. Perfect.