Stayed here for 1 night because we wanted to see the fireflies. Managed to book an extremely cheap firefly package 190MYR (around £30.--) for 2 people including dinner, breakfast and firefly excursion.
We were originally booked in a superior room (a semi-detached challet), but decided to upgrade to a family cottage (detached chalet) as the walls between the detached cabins were quite thin and we could hear TV noise from the neighbour upon moving in to the original room. This was not too much of an issue as the costs are very reasonable.
Chalets have seen better times, but are perfectly fine. Laminate flooring and perfectly adequate beds, showers etc... It's not great by any stretch of the imagination, but after researching the options in the area, we figured it was the best place to stay in the area). Expect a basic rural cabin and it will be slightly better than you expected when you get there...
People were friendly and the food in the evening was very tasty too. However, don't leave it too late to get breakfast in the morning, we arrived 30 minutes before the end of breakfast time and there wasn't much left... No tea or orange juice, and bread, fruits not being replenished anylonger etc.
We enjoyed the firefly excursion. Being rowed up and down the river in a small wooden rowing boat seating only 4 for aproximately 25 minutes with the bushes/trees lighting up like Xmas treas was a wonderful, unique experience which I have been told you will only find in very few places in the world.
We were also told by fellow travellers who decided to stay in de De Palma Inn after visiting the firefly resort first (which is the other resort in the area), the firfely resort uses boats with 25-30 people, which to us sounds like a less magical experience than we enjoyed.
The overall verdict is: Don't come here for this hotel or resort in itself, but if you want to come and see the fireflies and are looking for a place to spend one night, this is not a bad place to stay, but do consider upgrading to the family cottage and make sure you get up for breakfast well before they stop serving breakfast.
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