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Permai Rainforest Resort

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Teluk Penyu, Kuching 93050, Malaysia
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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wooden house on stilts, set in the jungle, facing the ocean. Always in the tropics the damp erodes, and this was no different. One of the steps was loose. You had to step carefully. Some floorboards creaked. Lying in bed you could feel a slight sway. But, this was one of the most incredible places I have ever stayed in.... More 

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Martock, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights over the Christmas period . We arrived by private transfer from Kuching , if you require picking up then please contact them as they do an airport shuttle . The journey from Kuching to Permai pending on the time of day is around 1 hour . As you make your way to the reception... More 

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Mukah, Malaysia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We booked rooms in Treetop House 5 and Cabin 9. For the treetop house, it had air-conditioning and celling fan, 1 queen size bed, 1 bath with hot water and a balcony overlooking the South China Sea with amazing views. The room was set in a romantic atmosphere with dim yellow-orange lighting (perfect for honeymoon couples and small families). It... More 

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manchester
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229 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

What can I say about this place? Well firstly I'm mad about the negative reviews, it's simple, don't sign up to stay in a treehouse in the rainforest then complain it's 30m high and damp! Yes, it's a wooden treehouse in the rainforest and guess what - it may occasionally feel a bit damp. Me, I thought this place was... More 

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lancashire
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This place is NOT a hotel .... It is a run down dilapidated collection of shacks in the forest !!! We checked in last week and checked out the day after. Supposed to stay for 4 nights but it was awful, the worst place I have ever stayed in , in 20 years of visiting the Far East . It... More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The treehouse staying truly offers a fantastic getaway from the hustle n bustle of city. The best thing about treehouse is to fall asleep in an ambience surrounded by fresh forest air, cool sea breeze, harmonious cricket sound and calming waves crashing sound. The breakfast buffet choice was limited but quality was averagely good. The location of this resort also... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you don't like monkeys jumping on your roof, then this is not the place for you. Breakfast was very good and filling. The restaurant was very good and relatively inexpensive for a hotel restaurant. The nature walk is a great challenge. I was lucky to see the probus orangutan. Kayaks were $5 an hour. You can hear the ocean... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I was really excited about coming here. The price is expensive for Malaysia, but I thought it would be worth it for the unique experience of staying in a treehouse (to put the price into perspective, we stayed in a 5* hotel in KL the previous week for only £5 a night more and it was the most incredible place... More 

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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We couldn't get accommodation here as it was fully booked for our selected dates but we stayed nearby and visited for a trek and dinner one day and watersports followed by lunch the day after. We thought that Permai was great - a truly magical place capturing all that Borneo has to offer. The restaurant served fantastic food with amazing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

It is quite confusing why this resort can get lots of 5 star reviews and 1-2 star reviews at the same time. I spent one night in cabin 17 and one night in tree house 10 and can explain the reason. The cabin is if I'm being polite, basic. In some ways it's simply run down and in need of... More 

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