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Reviewed April 22, 2009

The stay we had at OJH was great fun. Klaus is certainly a character but he was never rude or unhelpful as others have commented. The rest of the staff were lovely too.

I can't comment on the trips being expensive because I was not aware they were charging more than others. We went though OJH without getting price comparisons...but if they are slighty more so be it, it has not deminished my enjoyment!

We did the lake/cave trip (breathtaking, although the history behind the lake is sad) and also the elephant treks (I was glad to see they were very well cared for) and had a great time! It was amazing to get to feed the elephants by hand after wards.

We also took ourselves off for a walk into the forest which was fun and easy to find your way. Thankfully for us it was dry so no leeches! :-)

I really liked the accomodation. Yes it is fairly basic but that's want you want when you are out in the jungle trying to live with nature and not leave your mark! I liked the fact that the lights were dim & the water cold to save energy. I have only one complaint and that is our sheets or bed did not smell very nice...kinda damp and dirty. This is probably because you are in a damp jungle though...well I hope so!

We had visitors every night to our room - frogs, moths, insects by the dozen, a rodent of some sort, geckos and one night we had a very obliging pair of fire flies that did the most beautiful dance for us above our bed!

Listening to the gibbons call in the morning was magic and watching the daily hussle and bustle of the many lizards was fun too...

The setting rocks! Away from the main track it is a beautiful, peaceful place where the buildings blend in and are hidden by the foliage.

The Thai food was great! The hearty breakfasts are to be recommended too if you have the apetite for them.

One of the things to take away from Thailand is that negotiating is part of life. You could call it a sport or past time ;-) Sometimes you win and probably most of the time you loose...But it's about having a go and paying a price that you think is fair for you. Instead of getting upset treat it as fun and remember, generally you are quibbling over a few dollars here and there...Not that important in the big picture is it?

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank MiniPixie
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Reviewed March 20, 2009

I've just returned from a 3 night stay at Our Jungle House, which is a trip I'd arranged to go on part of the way through our 14 night stay in Phuket. The place is everything we'd hoped it would be- truly beautiful and a real experience. There are a few places where you can stay in Khao Sok National Park but we were please that Our Jungle House seemed to best situated out of the ones that we passed- it was the furthest into the jungle away from the local village which added to its appeal.

We booked New Riverside Cottages 1 and 2 which were delighted with. These too were furthest into the jungle from the 'resorts' entrance set next to the river with stunning views. If you want to be fully immersed in naturte, in beautiful surroundings this place is really worth a visit. It has the perfect balance of feeling like you away from everything but with decent facilities to make your stay comfortable and access to the on site restaurant etc for any meals. There's also a handful of places to eat, get a massage etc in the village.

I have to say that Klaus is a true character and a wonderful host- he adds a unique charm to the place and is really helpful, as are all of the staff. As we had limited time we only orgnaised one trip through Klaus which was the half day jungle trek. Having such a wonderful guide with us was invaluable as he was able to point out so such much that we would have probably missed and his knowledge of the jungle is extensive.

The rest of out time was spent just enjoying the stunning surroundings of Our Jungle House, wandering along the river, visiting the village for a massage and enjoying lots of great food. There's a great selection to choose from for breakfast and sitting of an evening in the open air restaturant listening to the amazing sounds of the jungle, eating fabulous thai food is a delight. If we'd have had more time we would have arranged more trips as there's plenty to choose from but after a busy time in Phuket and the journey up to Khao Sok we were happy to make the most of enjoying our surroundings and winding down.

I'd highly recommend this place to anyone who is interested in a real experience in a unique setting- it was one of highlights of our time in Thailand!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with family
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Thank nicki2
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Reviewed March 3, 2009

We spent 5 nights at OJH and we very happy about everything. After some days in the south with terrible food and water we enjoyed the very good food and the wonderfull treehoueses a lot! Don´t miss the excellent salads!!!
We dont understand the bad remarks about Klaus as he was allways very friendly and helpfull. Every evening he walks from table to table and is very concerned that everybody is happy and has a good program for the next day. HE also helps with tour tips, brings people to the bus station and helps people with tour planning without getting any money for that!
He might be special, yes, but he is a very reasonable and concerned man.
He doesn´t like it when people just drop in in the evening without reservation or booking request. Anyway you should do that, as the 5 beautiful treehouses are very asked!
We stayed there the second time after our first visit in 2006 and we really had to come back because of the excellent food, nice treehouses, amazing tours and because we like the special way of Klaus. He is an original, really! So go and find out about it! :-)

  • Stayed: February 2009
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1  Thank greensoprano
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Reviewed January 15, 2009

We had planned to stay for only two nights at Our Jungle House, but ended up staying four nights - with one night at the lake. We arrived by bus at the intersection to Khao Sok National Park and were driven by a very friendly guy in his car to Our Jungle House, which lies app 1,5 km away from the entrance to the park. We had booked house nr 4, but because of the strike in Bangkok (and almost no tourists coming into Thailand), we had the full choice between all houses. We chose house nr 3, up in a tree right on the riverbank, in the middle of lush green and a great view on the impressive sandstone cliff in front. The houses are cosy and simple (cold water showers and 'natural' air con) and fit perfectly into the 'jungle' surroundings. Look forward to meet Kaus, the german host, who readily tells you his best stories from Thailand and has lots of good tips; his thai wife and their children and family, who will prepare the most delicious food and always have a smile for you; the two friendly dogs, who are specialists in showing you the visiting monkeys in the trees and Joseph, the (almost) tame toad, who makes his appearance by the bar in the evenings. We can recommend the tour up to the lake. If you can afford it, try and book the overnight tour and if possible for two persons only - we did this and: it was pure delight! Beautiful boattours in the morning and evening to see and hear the wildlife (birds and Gibbons), calm canoo trips, a walk through the cave (do it!), good food and knowing guides and workers. Amazing.
The negativ things I can think of: the stay at Our jungle House was too short and normally there are many more tourists in the park ... Actually, we didn't mind the strike that much ;-)

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Kaltemlars
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Reviewed January 14, 2009

After reading all the bad reviews, I was a bit reluctant to go here, but I can say we had a great time and Klaus seemed like a decent guy. All the other guests seemed to be thinking the same. We booked some of our daytrips at another company (booking agency in the village) and Klaus nor the staff seemed to have any problems with that. The staff is realy nice too.
We overheared Klaus talking with other guests about the bad reviews and he said 'I'm not nice to people if they are not nice to me'. Not really the way hospitality works, but acceptable.

It's really not a far walk to the entrance of the park, as you can take a shortcut. And only 20 minutes or so to the other accomodations and shops. There's little to do in 'town', and the food at Our Jungle House was great, so we had little reason to go into town anyway.

Our accommodation (New Treehouse 1) was stunningly beautiful, spacious and with a decent mosquito net covering the bed. Decent shower too, and a big terrace to sit on. The whole premises actually looks very nice.

The only complaints i recognize are the sheets: they smelled mouldy and dirty.

We also did the cave exploring trip. It is indeed scary at some points, but very adventurous. There's just you, the guide and your flashlight. That's it. No stairs, no walkway, no emergency lights, the cave is untouched. A great experience! Just keep in mind that your shoes will get soaked even if you don't go into the cave, so don't bring your expensive Timberlands or runners.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Robino23
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