There comes a time when you have had enough of the concrete jungle, and decided to go to a real jungle instead. You will not be disappointed with The Dusun. At only 1.5 hours drive from KL, it will bring to you a complete change in scenery. Steep slopes and careful driving aside, once you get inside The Dusun, you will forget everything you left behind.
I stayed in 2 houses for 2 different nights, due to the busy season of December. However it's a good opportunity to try out more than 1 house and get a feel of the place. It's a self service accomodation, so you get a kitchen, fridge, and other amenities like mosquito mats, hair dryer, and thankfully towels too. Meals can be catered if you don't feel like cooking. I highly recommend you try the Minangkabau meal, it was delicious.
Day 1: Berembun house. This is the house that caught my attention and the reason I signed up. You will be greeted by a glorious infinity pool overlooking the Berembun jungle, deck chairs and a quaint Malay style wooden house that sleeps 2 comfortably. It is also the nearest to the dining area for breakfasts. Make full use of the outdoor kitchen and the mosquito net to keep away unwanted insects. If the thought of insects scare you, think really hard before you commit to staying at The Dusun. Parts of the houses will be semi open air so seeing them will be inevitable. My favourite is still the pool, haha! There is an even bigger pool near the Perling houses just a short walk away.
Day 2: Tembusu house. This one is a bit more hardcore. With only 3 walls, you are really exposed to the elements. It was raining the day we were there so it will be a bit cold and damp, but the rain will only make the balcony a bit wet. There is a nice kitchen and bathroom downstairs though. Your endurance and bravery will be tested at night when the insects, moths and bugs are attracted to the lights in the house. Just be calm, and make full use of the mosquito net. You will get lovely surprises like a few fireflies flickering around the room. Gets better in the morning when u get a view of the trees when you wake up.
Overall its been a humbling and wonderful experience. Helen, her daughter Haanim and the staff there are excellent in making sure all your needs are met. Good job guys, thanks so much for having us and sharing such a lovely place with us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dusun is a small resort on a fruit orchard with views of the Berembun rainforest reserve. Set on a small hill, the Dusun rents out houses that are set apart from each other not only to offer peace and privacy, but also to catch the winds with traditional architecture and enjoy lovely views. Each house has a fully equipped kitchen for those who love to cook and a barbecue on an open deck for lingering dinners. Breakfast is provided while lunch and dinner can be catered if you prefer not to cook.We are just an hour south of Kuala Lumpur. KLIA or Kuala Lumpur International airport is in between us and Kuala Lumpur city so we're the perfect nature escape for those in transit who would prefer to give the city a miss. The Dusun honors sustainable practices in farming and building, which has created a beautiful and healthy environment. As the family enjoys a good relationship with the local community, the business only hires from the nearby kampungs and shops from small entrepreneurs or other interesting responsible businesses as much as possible. All activities that guests enjoy here were created to raise awareness of Malaysia’s beautiful natural heritage and support local traditions, communities and NGOs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Dusun Hotel Seremban