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“Rooms are perfect but grumpy owner”

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Eight Mentigi Guesthouse
Ranked #6 of 29 Tanah Rata B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed one night in the dorm.The room was perfect, nice living room area where you can have some coffee and drink a beer. They only had 2 showers for the dorm rooms which was not enough. The location was good, nice tetras. The owner was very grumpy though, he kept asking us to pay and to write down our passport number every 5 minutes untill we did it. There were no lockers to keep your valuables and the room could not be locked. He said he could keep our valuables but obviously he didn't trust us so I saw no reason to trust him with my passport etc.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed at Eight Mentigi in the secondary house in April 2013 for 4 days.

The Good:
Location was pretty good – 5 minute walk to Tanah Rata's Main strip
Super clean and comfy beds
Free Tea and Coffee
Nice manager
TV's in the main area for those rainy Cameron Highland Days
Hot showers
Great value

The Bad:
Attached bathroom was a bit damp, and not totally closed off from the room
A tad-bit on the loud side.

The Ugly:
Not the guesthouse's fault, but Eight Mentigi damn-near flooded when we were there. We saw a fully submerged truck on the road in front of the guesthouse. Something to consider if you're traveling in the rainy season and don't like walking through knee deep water for a meal.

Front of Guesthouse:
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Flooded Road:
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Sandbags Deployed:
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Flooded Road Day 2:
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights and the hostel is OK but very basic. The bathroom wasn't very clean but usable. The main reason to stay here is the nice commened area. If you want a silent room, ask one at the back of the house. The staff is also very helpful and can arrange all kinds of trips!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

My boyfriend and I spent three nights here and had a really nice stay.
Rooms were reasonably priced, clean and well kept.
Really nice communal area to chill and meet other travellers.
Tea and coffee complimentary too.
Helpful and attentive staff.

Great location also - two minute walk from 'town'. Check out Bunga Suria restaurant, South Indian fare, dirt cheap and delicious.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank katieepsomuk
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights and it turned out to be a good chose. Very friendly owner with good advice about places to eat and booking tours. He has a great sense of humor, so he is not only friendly, but entertaining as well. Would definitely recommend this place. It's clean, pretty cheap (good value) and close to everything you want to visit in the center, but still very quiet.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

On First inspection the staff were really friendly and the rooms cheap. This is of course a backpackers hostel and you pay your money you takes your choice. It was cheap but also damp, not very clean and the rooms were infested with mossies and we found at least 1 cockroach. Great location, cheap, beer for sale, but unclean, damp, and insects spoiled our stay. Should have opted for Fathers Guesthouse just around the corner

Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

The owner was friendly and helpful. We booked a tour via the guesthouse and it was excellent. Knowledgable guide. The room on the surface appeared clean. On further inspection this was not the case. The rooms were infested with Mosquitos and windows difficult close. Noisy rooms in the house, due to internal slat windows aligning the corridor. The beds felt damp. The stay was cheap and geared up for young backpackers.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Tegandoo
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Additional Information about Eight Mentigi Guesthouse

Address: No 8 & 8A, Jalan Mentigi, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Cameron Highlands > Tanah Rata
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Tanah Rata
Price Range: $23 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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