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Permai Rainforest Resort

Teluk Penyu, Kuching 93050 Malaysia
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#11 of 78 hotels in Kuching
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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escaped2c wrote a review Sep 2008
UK11 contributions14 helpful votes
My family arrived at this resort after visiting Bako and also an Iban longhouse in Batang Ai. We are no softies and enjoy being close to nature. However, I was disgusted by the a/c cabin we stayed in at this resort. It was dark, smelly and filthy. There is a big difference between being close to nature (we were more so in Bako and Batang Ai) and being squalid. In remote places it is part and parcel of the experience to have no hot water but when you are just along thebeach from big hotels it adds no charm. The beaches and surrounding grounds were lovely and the nearby Sarawak Cultural Village unexpectedly brilliant. However, if you choose Permai my advice is to make sure you stay in one of the treehouses or newer non a/c cabins.
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Date of stay: August 2008
mymemory wrote a review Jul 2008
Jersey12 contributions5 helpful votes
While traveling Malaysia last year we book to stay in Permai Rainforest for 3 nights. Once there we extending our stay to 5 nights as we loved it so much!!. We had one of the tree houses which are really great, plenty of space and aircon too! watch out for the monkeys in the morning. The resort have plenty of activities available which need to be booked 24 hours in advance....be sure to book early as most activities are done by staff outside there usual working hours. The guides in permai are by far the best guides we had during our travels, very friend and helpful bunch of guys who love to show you their country. Restaurant had good food if you are planning a long stay you might want to venture out a couple of evenings as the menu is not very large. All in all a brilliant place
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Date of stay: September 2007
rummycakes wrote a review Jul 2008
Houston, Texas10 contributions13 helpful votes
I am an American expat living in Sarawak, Malaysia. Our 23 yr old daughter and 5 yr old grandson came for the summer of 2007. We planned a trip to Kuching for July, and I have to say we had a wonderful time. I had been to Kuching and Damai Beach before, so I was familiar with it already. I had not stayed at Camp Permai though. When I was planning the trip , I knew I wanted something that would stand out from the usual hotel room, was leaning towards a longhouse stay, but then stumbled upon Camp Permai. As soon as I saw the pictures of the treehouses I knew my daughter and grandson would love it, and they did. I booked the Holiday Inn Resort for the first night, and the 2nd and 3rd night I booked them a Treehouse, and my husband and I opted to stay next door at the Holiday Inn
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Date of stay: July 2007
chinyman wrote a review Nov 2007
usa2 contributions8 helpful votes
We booked two nights here and within 15 minutes, we went to the front desk to cancel the second night.... its was so unkept at least the cabins with a/c. The a/c cabins are the older ones, 19 years old and looks like it wasn't even painted in 19 years! The children and adults freaked out! Really gross. Bathrooms made me want to puke! The cabin had lights, but you can barely see your feet it was sooo dark and gloomy!! The newer cabins have no a/c, those might be ok, not sure, but you would think the newer ones have a/c? The treehouse I'm not sure either... The food was good from the cafe, but if your planning to go to Daimi Beach in Kuching, stay at the Holiday Inn Resort next door, same beach, newly remodeled..... Permai sounds and looks great on the website.... so
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Date of stay: November 2007
US$67 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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