We came to The Dusun for one night, and could have stayed forever. Only an hour away from KL, it felt like the highways and malls were a million miles away from our balcony nestled in the middle of the beautiful rolling orchards and jungle. The calm is unlike anything you'll find elsewhere - there's not the dead silence of an air-conditioned, double-glazed city hotel, but rather the constant hum of nature. The last hotel in KL I stayed in had an 'ambient' TV channel to try to fake this for over-stressed businessmen. Here, it's the real deal.
The Dusun is beautifully and thoughtfully landscaped, with hidden benches positioned perfectly to watch the sunset over the valley in the midst of winding, fruit tree-lined paths, and the two infinity pools also have totally killer views.
Our house was the ultimate getaway with just the right balance of luxury and simplicity. Waking up in a super comfortable bed to an unobstructed orchard view, only to have breakfast bought to the room a few minutes later was utter heaven. But also being able to fend for ourselves, cooking our own barbecue supper on our deck, made the stay so memorable.
So much work and careful thought has clearly gone into making The Dusun somewhere truly unforgettable. It's no Hilton, and it's all the better for it - concierge service can wait when there's rolling misty mountains, waterfalls and candlelit balconies instead.More