At first, i was a bit turned down by the reviews which were mostly negative. But then I saw that these feedbacks were made years ago, so I decided to experience it myself now in 2010. To my surprise, it's not that bad at all. Here's my point of review:
1. Accommodation - the CEO village they called it, is like an old wooden malay house with 1 living room & 2 bedrooms/bathrooms. The layout of the bathroom is unique. It is almost outdoor and the floor is embedded with river rocks which is good for foot therapy. It has a small swimming pool too!
2. Food - our package includes welcome drink/fruit samples, dinner & breakfast. Dinner is good with a tasty nasi goreng and fried chickens. Only breakfast which need some improvement - only nasik lemak & roti bakar? More variety please..
3. Activity - I am thinking that my trip is at the wrong time of the year. We should have come during the durian/manggis/rambutan/rambai seasons. I bet that during these seasons you would fill up your tummy with nothing else but fruits. Plenty of fruit trees awaiting to satisfy your appetite. This is your primary activity. So please plan accordingly.
4. Hospitality - Salute to the staff there who are always smile and eager to help and assist on every activity that you want to do. Just FYI, the staffs there are real natives people ( at least this is what they told me) coming from suku kaum sarawak and all. So they know what they do, no fake/acting.
Now here's some suggestion on improvement (hope they read it):
i. Washing basins section should be available inside cafe area. Currently you need to walk to the nearest washroom.
ii. The resort big swimming pool should be made available by now. Currently seeing it still under renovation.
iii. Each guess should be given fruit samples before they leave as a gift. Some of them are too shy to ask to hand pick those fruits even though they are free. So the staff need to inform them, which one can be picked.
iv. Safari night - please extend to 2 hours. 1.5hours is too short for us to learn about nature.
So, there you have it.
A 3 out of 5 stars from me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- D-Paradise The World's largest collections of tropical fruit tropical forest little Taman Negara at Melaka. Find out more tropical fruit, forest, tropical forest, Malaysia native, nature in Malaysia, discovery in Malaysia adventure & discovery in Malaysia. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- d-Paradise Park Hotel Melaka