I spent only one night there before the trip to Ijen but I think it is a quite nice hotel. Furniture is very old and the room might be cleaner, but the rest is perfectly fine. The bed was large and comfortable, room was very large and air-condition worked very well. The hotel has a nice swimming pool and restaurant with tasty food. Breakfast was very good (rather Asian but also you can find some continental). Unfortunately, there is nothing interesting in walking distance but you can consider this hotel as base camp for trip to Ijen
We stayed 1 night after visiting Bromo and prior to visiting Kawa Ijen and and crossing to Bali. The rooms are very basic, but the food is nice, the swimming pool was a needed refreshment after our dusty Bromo visit. Te proximity to the Ferry was also a pleasant feature.
We took the room with a/c and got a room people smoked in before. That's a big minus for me! But the rest of the room looked tidy and clean and the showers are good but cold water only. Toilet paper is missing though.
The place itself is nice, nice building, swimming pool and far enough of the street to have a good night sleep. The mosk nextdoor might wake you up if you're a light sleeper. The restaurant offers a nice menu and breakfast is free. The service however.. not so good, people don't seem to like to work.
On the way from Bali to Yogjakarta I stayed here for a day with my wife in July 2014. I booked an economy room through another booking site for USD 25. I think it was possible to book for less I booked directly. However I was overly satisfied with what I got for the money spent.
Big compound, full of trees. Big room, very quiet. A nice swimming pool. Even nicer restaurant, food tasty and inexpensive. They arranged me a car for Kawah Ijen at a decent rate. I did not expect all these from a small hotel in a small Indonesian town. I will give it a 5 star for this surprise element.
Can't expect too much of this hotel which is located near to nowhere. I was forced to stay here due to my condition, suffered bad diarrhea from spicy foods at Bali. The rooms are rather old and filled with outdated wooden furnitures like in my grandpa's house. The pool seemed no one ever took a swim in for months, althought the water looks clean but I encouraged my kids to play and dipped their hands and feet in to the water, no piranhas sighted, it was safe. The food is a steal, cheap and delicious!! I tried their famous grilled fish, shrimps, squid, kangkung, etc. I can't remember when was the last time I ate that much, but I really needed all the energy to recover from diarrhea, and drive my entire family back home safe and sound. BTW, I made the 2nd visit last Lebaran holiday, just to ransack the restaurant and eat like a horse again. Not forget trolling around the "always empty swimming pool", as my kids playing with the water. I whispered to the Balinese statue on the poolside, "I shall return...."