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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2014

To be honest, I was hesitant about booking here because of all the mixed reviews I had read on the internet. But I am so glad I did - I have no idea what everyone is complaining about on here! We stayed in treehouse no. 9 for three days and I wish we stayed longer. The air con worked fine,...

12Thank Laura P
Kuching, Malaysia
Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

If you're into modern facilities, then maybe this is not the place for you. Wifi is only available at the reception and restaurant. There is no television in the room. We stayed in the Treehouse. It's beautiful and unique. But unfortunately the floor did not feel too clean (it was dusty and rather sandy) and the balcony was not clean...

1Thank angie j
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 10 October 2014

We stayed at the Permai Rainforest resort for a company team building retreat, in summary it is a beautiful location but let down by the quality of the accommodation and food (with the exception of the desert made by the very friendly lady from Perth, thank you). We stayed in some wooden cabins, very basic, dirty with no air-con in...

Thank PeteFeran
Reviewed 27 September 2014

We had heard good reviews about the Permai Rainforest Resort, both online and straight from the horses mouth. Our experience has been nothing but poor. We booked the treehouse for 7 nights, but we are now checking out and moving to another hotel on the morning of day 3. The BAD things - Upon arrival in the evening we saw...

4Thank mrnmrssmith22
Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

Used the hotel's pick up service, 30 RM for 2 persons from Kuching city centre. We stayed in a treehouse which was a great experience. Looks very basic from the outside but has everything you need on the inside. Warm water, AC, fan. This doesn't mean that the insects will stay out...:-) Staf were OK but not really involved. Resorts...

1Thank J W
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We stayed there for 3 days in February 2014 with our 7 month old and went jungle trekking etc. It was good value for money and clean. Food was ok and reasonably priced. We met the restaurant supervisor/manager there, Cheryl and she was a gem. Would love to go back one day with our daughter when she is older. Overall...

1Thank SarahN1972
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Luckily we only stayed one night. Its a shed in the forest. No hot water. No air con. Torn fly screens ensure attack by insects during sleepless night due to the heat staff are slow and unfriendly. Food was terrible. would never come here again. Almost prefered to sleep in the hire car. Booked with agonda and not so cheap...

3Thank Chris W
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 September 2014

My 21 year old Daughter chose this Resort as she loves the outdoors and jungle etc. We really enjoyed the Tree House ( #10) which has an extra balcony to overlook the water. The accommodation is not the Hilton but well kept and clean. The Restaurant has a fantastic position, especially at sunset and the food is good and reasonably...

1Thank Greg_Ak48
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We stayed for three nights in a treehouse. From the sea it could be hardly seen as it was tucked away between the trees. Every morning the squirrels came by to say hello. The treehouse was great! Good bathroom, good bed, smally refrigerator to keep our sons milk cool and to make a coffee in the morning. It is possible...

Thank Il E
Minusio, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 August 2014

After we did our check in, which was just business, and not friendly. I asked for the trip to Bako and the evening mangrove trip, which both were possible for the next day! ( better do an early booking because they have limited places) So we booked for both trips and di ceded to do also the night walking! already...

2Thank Ticino4

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Permai Rainforest Resort is an eco-resort set in pristine Borneo rainforest located by the beach at the foot of mystical Mount Santubong, Sarawak. Carefully designed to minimize impact on the natural environment, it offers a unique rainforest experience and a variety of activities from dolphin watching to high ropes courses and guided kayaking tours. Just 40 minutes from the Kuching, its an ideal way to experience Borneo. ... more   less 

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Address: Teluk Penyu, Kuching 93050, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Price Range: $109 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Permai Rainforest Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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“Away from beach due to noise by groups in morning”
 of 5 bubbles wanderlustingk, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Any Tree house”
 of 5 bubbles 646ianh, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Couples would love the treehouse, especially Treehouse 10! :)”
  • View of the beach from our room!
  • Our very cosy king sized bed!
  • View of our treehouse from the balcony!
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“resort ini ada tree house yang bisa menampung maks 3 orang sedangakan yang family room or cabin room menampung 6 orang dengan 1 ekstra bed”
  • hutan hujan tropis
 of 5 bubbles annisa17na, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The treehouse is a must for the rainforest experience.”
 of 5 bubbles Hagar_the_Horrible, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
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