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Permai Rainforest Resort
Ranked #11 of 55 Hotels in Kuching
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed here (2 adults 2 kids aged 6 and 8) for 3 nights in treehouse 3. It was fab. The treehouse is in need of a little TLC (next doors was being renovated) but it was clean, roomy even with 4 of us in there), had great views and air con! You get very tasty breakfast and evening meals with the price of the room but be warned that they don't serve alcohol so if - like us - you enjoy a cheeky beer at the end of an active day - then good to know this in advance. There us however a shop complex (and bar) a 7 minute walk from the resort and a fridge in your room! So there are at least options...!

We did the kayaking, the jungle trek and the boat trip to the mangroves. All recommended. My kids were a bit too small for the high ropes challenges and climbing wall. The jungle pool is cool and very welcoming after a humid trek and both beaches are gorgeous with lovely sand and incredibly warm sea. Lovely staff and a real wilderness treat for the kids. Definitely recommend.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
5  Thank LucyHudson
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

These are not luxury cabins - but still you are not paying a luxury price! The tree houses are clean with clean linens and working air conditioning. They give you a unique feeling well above the ground and the nearby shore. When lying down you can feeling a slight motion. Your luggage is delivered and collected from your front door. It must be a problem keeping these wooden houses in good condition withe combined effects of the tropical climate and the proximity of the ocean. Several were under renovation when we were there so clearly managent is trying to keep on top of it. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Wllinglyme organized trips for us to the Semenggoh wildlife reserve to see the orang utans using the resort's bus. Breakfast and dinner in the restaurant were very good and cheap.Would certainly stay there again if the opportunity arose.

Room Tip: We stayed in tree houses 5 and 6 and in cabin 1. All were in good condition. Overall, we preferred t...
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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2  Thank pethos
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Our family (two children ages 8 and 10yrs) stayed here for 4 nights and loved it! We were unable to stay in the trees houses as these are only for two so stayed in a single story cabin. The cabin had two rooms each with 3 single beds, shower, toilet and small lounge with fridge and kettle. Our taxi from central Kuching was only RM 58. The staff were all so lovely and more than happy to help in any way they could. Breakfast and dinner were included in our stay. Due to low on occupancy for the first two days, they did not run the buffet but just allowed us to choose from the menu. The food was basic but nice. The jungle walk was great to explore the bush and each night after dinner we walked along the paths of the resort with our torch to see what we could spot. In our 4 days we were lucky enough to see giant ants, a black scorpion, flying lemur, large owl, macaque and silver leaf monkeys, pit viper snake, chameleon, hermet crabs, horseshoe crabs, massive land crabs and bats. We paid to do the evening mangrove boat trip which was fabulous. We headed out at 5pm with our personal boatman and a guide who was awesome. He gave us a lot of insightful information along the way. We stopped to watch dolphins, looked for crocodiles but didn't see any due to the king tide, saw the proboscus monkeys, fireflies and a 150 year old fishing village. We were back by around 8pm. We would definitely recommend this trip to others. Our girls enjoyed playing at the two private beaches and just exploring. As others have said, if you are looking for luxury accommodation then this is not the place for you. If you want a real rainforest experience and to have wildlife at your back door, you will love it as much as we did. Well worth the visit!

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
2  Thank Selina M
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 days and it is what is says it is!!! Jungle heaven sounds of pure wild life. We stayed in the tree house number 9 and it was brillent loved it nice bed hot water and sounds of nature!! We thought we might of got to see more wildlife but we did see monkeys and flying bats at night. We did do the jungle walk at night which was fun and got to see a few more interesting bugs and frogs and little tip if you do the jungle walk have a torch well needed lol. The people there was loveky very helpful. Breakfast is basic but enough to make you feel ful I say just enjoy the experience and make the most of it. And defo go to kutching awsome place loved it!!!

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
2  Thank Emma B
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

the room was very good and clean, great view from the balcony, with resident monkeys and squirrels, the staff were friendly and helpful, there are plenty of activities on offer.
we climbed the local mountain which was an amazing experience, also visited the cultural village which was a good experience. The restaurant serves good value meals and has great views. I would stay there again.

Room Tip: for couples choose a tree house.
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Additional Information about Permai Rainforest Resort

Address: Teluk Penyu, Kuching 93050, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kuching
Price Range: RM315 - RM476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Permai Rainforest Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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