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Permai Rainforest Resort

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Teluk Penyu, Kuching 93050 Malaysia
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#11 of 87 hotels in Kuching
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Permai Rainforest Resort is an eco-resort set in pristine Borneo rainforest located by the beach at the foot of mystical Mount Santubong, Sarawak. Carefully designed to minimize impact on the natural environment, it offers a unique rainforest experience and a variety of activities from dolphin watching to high ropes courses and guided kayaking tours. Just 40 minutes from the Kuching, its an ideal way to experience Borneo.
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Free parking
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Canoeing
Shuttle bus service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Malay
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Sue J wrote a review Oct 2019
Portarlington21 contributions8 helpful votes
Room was fun as in a rainforest hut. High up with stairs. Not for elderly or disabled as no access. Food was very disappointing and did not vary much. Watered down juice, not enough fruit, and cafeteria food of the most basic kind. Salvation is by way of a 10 minute walk to the small hawkers corner in the nearby village opposite the sarawak Cultural Village. They serve great cheap food, hot and tasty with good prices. Ditch the included meals at Permai RR and eat out. Help with bags on leaving was non existant. Do the nature walk on your own and allow two hours. The evening night walk was excellent and the young female guide was knowledgable and professional.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Mrssma10 wrote a review Sep 2019
Birmingham13 contributions7 helpful votes
Overall I've given 3 stars but it was a mixed experience.... Overall I really enjoyed our stay, but there were some negatives. I'd booked via Facebook messenger, or so I'd thought. I'd taken our messenger conversation to be a booking, but the person had not entered it into the system and so when we arrived we didn't have the modernised treehouse we'd wanted. So be aware, from here you would receive a booking confirmation by email. The did get us into a standard treehouse which obviously wasn't as smart as the modernised one, but was cheaper... The staff on reception tried to make up for the error, and gave us free drinks, let the kids order a la carte when we paid for the buffet. The treehouse - as in other reviews, the standard ones need modernising, or at least a lick of
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Date of stay: August 2019
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rosh wrote a review Aug 2019
Dorset, United Kingdom56 contributions14 helpful votes
Pros: - beautiful beach/rainforest location - view from tree house to the sea is picturesque - air con in room - there are kayaks etc available if you want to pay for them - snacks and drinks available to purchase on site - food was simple but plentiful Cons: - no towels provided in rooms - rooms need a lot of TLC. They were satisfactory at best but had broken shower tiles, broken windows etc - restaurant needs a good clean,flies everywhere, spiders hanging from all over the ceiling, full of cobwebs. We stayed in other rainforest resorts and expect to be amongst the wildlife but there was no reason for it to be so bad. - no info pack in rooms - it would have been useful to have a little pack of times, activities etc. You are only given a paper map which if you arrive in the
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Moleseyboy wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom388 contributions197 helpful votes
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We arrived at Permai at 12 noon, but the room was not available until 2pm, so we had lunch at the cafe in the resort. My wife made use of the communal women's toilet and discovered that it was blocked; the bins were also overflowing with waste. There was also no soap/soap dispensers/paper towels, etc. It didn't make a great immediate impression. When we finally were allowed into the cabin at 2pm, we were pretty dismayed. The whole building was in urgent need of renovation. The wire frames in which the mosquito netting was fitted in the living room were rusted, flaking and dirty and the door itself was only opened with difficulty with a key as the lock was loose. I noticed that there was a sizable gap between the glass and the door frame through which insects, particularly
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Date of stay: July 2019
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John T wrote a review Jul 2019
Wingham, United Kingdom224 contributions93 helpful votes
Stayed here on the first 3 nights of my Borneo adventure. I was slightly concerned having read some earlier reviews. I didn’t need to be, stayed in TH3, which was clean and tidy, everything worked, and the balcony overlooked the sea. My tour company booked excursions for me. I did do the jungle walk which is quite steep and rough in places near the waterfall, look out for pit vipers! The food was OK but perhaps could have done with being kept a little warmer, the staff always friendly and efficient. You can hire various items like kayaks, and some games etc. This is not five star but represents excellent value.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$67 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
permai rainforest hotel kuching
LOCATION
MalaysiaSarawakKuching
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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