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“cosy accomodation in the centre of Tanah Rata with familiar atmosphere”
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Orchid Lodge
Strasbourg, France
2 reviews
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“cosy accomodation in the centre of Tanah Rata with familiar atmosphere”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We spent 2 nights at Orchid Lodge. After a warm welcome we had the pleasure to join a commun dinner with all other guests. The owner cared about everything and made it possible to stay one additional night although the Lodge was completely booked out. We stayed in his personal room! That was great!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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orchidlodgecameron, Manager at Orchid Lodge, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you very much for staying with us at Orchid Lodge and for your excellent review on Tripadvisor.
We hope that you will visit Orchid Lodge again.
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Lasko, Slovenia
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Yes, that is it. It was too short visit. I made a reservation through email and room was waiting for us. We came directly from Perhentian islands and Cemeron Highlands was a nice place to chill down a little bit. At the time of our arrival a welcome notice was hanging on the front door and welcoming us inside that we are free to enter and feel like at home. In next 20 minutes Yasin arrived. He is really a guy with full heart and passion devoted to make you feel comfortable, full of humor and he really put lots of passion into things specially taking care of this place. Place is very conveniently located. It is 5 minutes away from the BUS, few steps away from restaurants, bank, ATM, tour agents, grocery store etc. Place is located in 3 level building and you will find this place above the Gossip Corner restaurant. You just walk up the entrance and all the way up and you will arrive to the Orchid Lodge. There is not so much rooms available so book so if you intend just to walk in you might not get a room. A prior contact is much advisable.

Staying at Orchid will be like coming to your second home. You have everything on disposal to use, tea or coffee all the time. Place is located very central so I recommend that you use earplugs as one restaurant below is just a bit noisy but it is not a drastic problem. Otherwise rooms are very clean and colorful. You will also receive fresh flowers into your room. So that is a service that goes beyond very expensive hotels.

Yasin the manager will explain you all the basics about Cameron and also he will tell you that if you want you can participate at the cooking, dinner party together with other guests and his friends who are also local chaps and very friendly guys. Common dinner is certainly an experience as you will learn how to prepare Bangladesh/Malaysian dish and also enjoy it on a traditional Malay way. Me and girlfriend decided that we will organize one special dinner one evening where we will cook authentic Tom Yum (girlfriend is a professional cook). We went to the local market bought all ingredients, chicken, spices. We invited all his friends and other Malaysian guests who stayed there at that time. It was a memorable dinner and people ate everything :).

If you plan to go for some trip just don't look anywhere else as Yasin will provide you the cheapest option. He will book for you a trip but he will not take a commission so the trip will be cheaper if you go to the tour agency and book for yourself. We took a Mossy Forest and Tea plantation trip and it was superb. We went with Eco Cameron and there was a wonderful genuine local guide by name Wasu who really knows about the nature, plants, and all sorts of interesting secrets of Cameron Highlands. It was very educational and inspirational trip so I certainly recommend it that you go organised as you will hear and obtain so much interesting knowledge.

If you plan to eat outside there is a variety of options so certainly you can taste dishes varying from traditional Malay to Chinese, Indian, etc. We also wanted to try steamboat so we went to the restaurant not far away from Orchid and it was cheap and really delicious. Ask Yasin and he will tell you.
Thank you Yasin it was a memorable stay, we enjoyed your friendly hospitality where you went above and beyond. It was an experience that goes beyond any 5 star hotels. If again in Cameron Highlands we certainly know where we can find our friend. All the best. Davor and Au.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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orchidlodgecameron, Manager at Orchid Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your wonderful and nicest long reports about staying at "Orchid Lodge".
We are really happy to see about your review.
Photographs which you putting in website are also nice and helpful for us and other guests.
Thank you so much!!
Hope that you will come back to Cameron Highlands, and visit to our place again.

Best regards,
Orchid Lodge
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

This place is fantastic, extremely clean and new. Yassin who runs it is the nicest most friendly man we met. He was so friendly we wanted to bring him home in our bag! He made us endless cups of tea (free) and arranged a whole day tour which he got for a discounted price. This was our best day of our holiday. His place is absolutely spotless as he says cleaning is one of his hobbies! As the name suggests, he has loads of orchid plants everywhere. This place fully deserves its Tripadvisor number 1 status as it is PERFECT. Plus Yassin is the nicest, kindest man. You can spend hours talking to him (and probably will). He is an absolute legend. If we come back to cameron highlands, we would only stay at Orchid Lodge. We saw some of the other places and heard some horror stories. Don't bother with anywhere else, book here, seriously! He also recommended a restaurant in the village (kumars), which was brilliant. A massive thank you to to Yassin. An absolute superstar. Hopefully see you again,
Nick and Sharon (from near Manchester!!!!)

  • Stayed August 2013
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orchidlodgecameron, Manager at Orchid Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear Nick & Sharon,

Thank you very much for your great review on the website for Tripadvisor !!!
We are so happy to see about your nice reports, and also you enjoyed yourselves
for staying " Orchid Lodge".
Hope that you will visit and stay for our place again.
This time, it is really nice to meet 2 of you!
Thank you so much!!!

Best regards,
Orchid Lodge
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Bristol
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here a couple weeks ago for three nights and our only regret is not staying longer! We have travelled around Asia and this has been my favourite place to stay. The man who runs it, kassim, is the kindest and most welcoming person I have met! He helped us plan what we wanted to do in the cameron highlands. He booked a tour for us and we got a discount because he doesn't take commission. Kassim cooked for us and gave us lots of fresh fruit the first night. The second night he gave free cooking lessons to everyone staying and even two girls he met that day on the street! We just chipped in for the cost of the ingredients. It was so much fun, and a great way to meet people. He also makes great ginger tea!

Our room was very comfortable and very clean. The shower was really hot, which was great because it's very cool in the cameron highlands. I really liked all the orchids kissim had in the lounge area. The place felt really special and we felt at home. It is close to lots of great restaurants. It was a little bit noisy in our room cause of the restaurants and we faced the street. But I had ear plugs so really it was no problem.

On our last day kissim gave us photos he had taken of the cooking class and had printed. He is so kind and we will treasure our photos. I would like to thank kissim for his welcoming smile, humour and for making our experience of the cameron highlands the best!!

Ashley and Adam

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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orchidlodgecameron, Manager at Orchid Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear Ashley & Adam,

Thank you very for excellent review on the website for Tripadvisor.
We are like it very much and so happy that you enjoyed staying " Orchid Lodge".

Hope that visit and stay in our place again!

We will welcome 2 of you anytime with full of smile!

Best regards,
Orchid Lodge
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed our time in the Cameron Highlands. The room we stayed in was newly furnished, clean, and comfortable. Kasim always made us feel at home. We enjoyed the fresh pot of tea and cooking class. The briyani was delicious and fruit plentiful. It was also a great place to meet other backpackers. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed July 2013
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orchidlodgecameron, Manager at Orchid Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your excellent review on the website for Tripadvisor.
We like your review very much and so happy that you enjoyed staying "Orchid Lodge".
Hope that you will come back again!
We are looking forward to welcome you next time!

Best regards,
Orchid Lodge
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Vancouver
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Owner Kassim will make you feel at home. Our room was clean and comfortable with a lovely display of soap and towels on the bed. Kassim helped us choose and book our cameron highlands tour and invited us to join his cooking class (we made biriyani and chicken curry, yum!). In all, a very cosy, friendly and welcoming place. I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank nicetraveller02
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orchidlodgecameron, Manager at Orchid Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your excellent review on the website for Tripadvisor.
We like it very much and so happy that you enjoyed staying " Orchid Lodge".
Hope that you will visit and stay in our guesthouse again!
We are looking forward to welcome you next time!

Best regards,
Orchid Lodge
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Munich, Germany
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I booked at the Orchid Lodge because of the trpadvisor reviews and it was the best thing i could do. We stayed two amazing days there and met some dutch, german and some swiss guys there. On our last evening the owner of this place organized a dinner for all of us. Although this place is basic the room and the common rooms are very clean. We felt very comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Irene F
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orchidlodgecameron, Manager at Orchid Lodge, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Thank you very much for staying with us at Orchid Lodge and for your excellent review on Tripadvisor.
We hope that you will visit Orchid Lodge again.
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Property: Orchid Lodge
Address: 82D, Persiaran Camellia 4, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Cameron Highlands > Tanah Rata
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Tanah Rata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Orchid Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orchid Haven in Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, provides bed and breakfast where you'll get a safe, comfortable, clean room with private bathroom (hot shower) and balcony. Satellite TV and WiFi are available. Orchid Haven is located within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. Also we provide sightseeing tours, jungle trekking, visiting tea plantations, strawberry farms and cooking classes. ... more   less 
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