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“Excellent Hospitality with homely feel”
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Orchid Lodge
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Stayed at Orchid Lodge during the weekend of 28 Dec - 29 Dec. Mr Kassim hospitality extend even before arriving to Cameron Highlands and Orchid Lodge itself. Before the trip, the correspondences with Mr Kassim was very positive, he offers tips and suggestions to make our trip a memorable one. Upon arriving at Orchid Lodge, we are greeted with hospitality and the warmth of Mr Kassim, the place itself gives off a homely feeling.

One of the must do would be experiencing the cooking class. We cooked fish head curry, was a really good experience in preparing the ingredients and helping out in the whole process, which is really unique experience for us all.

Facilities wise are good, had a good quality sleep. The location itself is convenient too with shops and eateries within a stone throw.

The only regretful thing we have is the duration of our stay, which was rather short. Definitely would stay at Orchid lodge the next round.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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orchidlodgecameron, Manager at Orchid Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2014

Dear Dominic,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Cameron Highlands. And million thanks for your wonderful review. Your comments really inspired us to make our guest house better for my next guests.

We would be very happy to have friendly guests like you and your friends. And we really hope you will stay with us again in your next visit to Cameron Highlands. Please make sure you take longer holiday! Send my regards to all of your friends. Thanks.

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

This has got to be one of the friendliest places I've stayed in in my time. Kassim really goes out of his way to welcome guests and make sure they gave a good stay. It creates a really comfortable, homey vibe where guests hang out and chat and share meals. It's true that the jot water was iffy and the wifi wonky; I didn't have any problems with the noise. But the character of the place made up for it.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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orchidlodgecameron, Manager at Orchid Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2014

Thanks for your review and for staying with us during your visit to Cameron Highlands. As I was told you earlier, my guest house considered a new guest house. We start from zero and we continuously improving our services. Regarding hot water, if you told me the problem during your stay here, we can tell you how to get hot water for your shower. However, we will take note every guest comments or suggestions to give better services to our next guests.

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Reviewed December 21, 2013

To be honest it is not possible to describe the stay with words. All in all it was the best accomodation in the last 2 months on our Asia trip, and the reason for this was Kassim the owner of the orchid lodge. During our stay we felt like a family member, we had great talks, amazing cooking lessons with kassim and Strange to say a "dressed up like an Indian" evening. In summary i really recommend the orchid lodge for everybody who is not looking for an 0815 accomodation...

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
Thank Veronika O
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orchidlodgecameron, Manager at Orchid Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2013

Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for staying with us and your lovely comments. We also enjoy during your stay at Orchid Lodge and it will be great to have friendly guest like you. Your comments really inspired me to give better services to my next guests. We hope you will stay with us during your next visit here.

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Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is one of the most memorable places, we have been to in Southeast-Asia. Once you enter this guesthouse, you will feel at home immediately. The place is nice and clean and has a great atmosphere! We loved the big lounge and hanging out there with fellow travellers. Kassim was the greatest host, we ever met! He can also give you good recommendations about the hiking trails and where to go. Thank you so much Kassim, for giving us such a warm welcome and for taking so good care of us :)
We would always come back here and we highly recommend this place to everybody, who enjoys meeting people, sharing your stories and cooking together!

Room Tip: We had the biggest room (I think it was Number 7), it was very nice, with own bathroom and a small b...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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orchidlodgecameron, Manager at Orchid Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2013

Dear guest,
Firstly we would like to thank you for staying with us and your lovely comments. It was a great pleasure to hear that you enjoy staying with us. We promise to continue our effort to give best service to our next guest. Don't forget to stay with us again in your next visit to Cameron Highlands.

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Perfect way to describe this place is by comparing it to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. If you have seen that movie...this is the Malaysian version of it. The guy means well, and you can tell that he genuinely seems to care whether or not you are enjoying yourself, but...
-This is located on an incredibly noisy street. There was only about 1-2 hours every night where I could expect to get uninterrupted sleep, and those 2 hours were not consecutive.
-The water didn't work for 75% of our 2 day visit. He told us that the water main had broke and they were fixing it, at the end of day 2, we were finally able to shower.
-The shower water is luke warm, at best. No hot water, but the pressure is decent.
-The owner booked an excursion (jungle trekking) for us through a company that he strongly recommended. The company (Hilltop) vehicle had terrible exhaust problems and we all had terrible headaches after riding in the "land rover". The vehicles for the Eco tour company looked much nicer. I don't recommend using the Hilltop company. Not good.
-We wanted to take his cooking class, but we couldn't because the water was shut off.

Summary: No sleep, no cooking class, no hot water. The only things that this place has going for it is the owner's strong will and proximity to the bus station in Tanah Rata.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jennifer E
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orchidlodgecameron, Manager at Orchid Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Dear Guest,
Firstly, I would like to thank you for staying with us and your comments. I have tried my best to give an excellent service to all my guests but nobody is perfect. And your review is the first review which gave me critics.

-Noisy street- you should understand that Orchid Lodge is not a 5-star hotel. It is only a budget guesthouse which located on the public street. But the noisy appear just once in a while as Tanah Rata is only a small town.

-Water shortage- That was the first time ever we experience water shortage! Maybe because of your bad luck during your visit here like your bus breakdown on your way to Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur. The water shortage was beyond our control as it was occurred at main pipe and also affected the other hotel/shops in Tanah Rata. But we even gave you discounts on your room price due to that problem.

-Hot water- All of our toilets are provided with instant hot water with pump. You should let us know if the water is not hot enough and we will teach you how to use it.

-Tour- All of tour company in Cameron Highlands used the same type of vehicles. Sometimes the vehicle have problem. But the guides different. We only recommend the company with better guide to give helpful information to our guests. Maybe your have bad luck to get in the problems 'land rover'.

-Cooking class- we would like to apologize for the cancelled cooking class due to the water shortage. We really hope our next guest will have good luck to enjoy cooking class with us.

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Reviewed December 15, 2013

We had really great stay at Orchid Lodge and Kassim is the best host ever. He is very kind and taking good care of his guests by giving the tips about the tours, hiking trails and restaurants. The lodge is cozy and homey, rooms are clean and big enough. We highly recommend Orchid Lodge!
Thank You Kassim and greetings from Estonia ;)

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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orchidlodgecameron, Manager at Orchid Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2013

Thanks for your lovely comments. We really appreciate it. Thanks again for staying with us during your visit to Cameron Highlands. We try our best to make our guests happy and we will continue our effort to give better service for our next guests. Don't forget to stay with us again in your next visit to Malaysia.

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Reviewed December 15, 2013

From the first time you step into this lovely furnished and very clean appartement you feel really great. But when you meet the owner Kassim its makes everything complete and you feel like staying home here in the Orchid Lodge. He take care of his guests like a mother ;-) We had an amazing time on our trip here and when I come back to Malaysia one day this is the first place to visit again.
Thank you Kassim for everything and good luck with your second guesthouse!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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orchidlodgecameron, Manager at Orchid Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2013

Dear Martin,
We would like to thank you for staying with us and your lovely comments. We also appreciated to have friendly guest like you. Your comment really inspired me. And we cannot wait to meet you again in your next visit here.

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Additional Information about 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 22 Specialty Lodging in Tanah Rata
Price Range: $13 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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