Where to stay in Taman Negara
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Nov 22, 2012 6:52 PM Last Post By: Jeanique
Nov 15, 2012 4:58 PM
Where to stay in Taman NegaraI know, there is a lot to read about and I really did, but up till now, all places to stay have *bad reviews*!
We want to go there with our 2 teenagers at the end of december for 2 nights. We want airco, clean sheats and a great shower.
Do we book a chalet in Mutiara Taman Negara or at the *other side of the river*? Perhaps Mat Leon Village? I thing Yellow Guesthouse like LP suggest have only fan and no aico.
I know, Mutiara is very expensive, but is it worth while?
What can you suggest us?! I've read a lot of negative reviews about all the places!!
Does anybody know if the boatride of 3 hours to Mutiara is included when you book a chalet there?
*Thank you for all information*!!
Nov 16, 2012 3:46 PM
Nov 18, 2012 6:55 AM
2Okay, as greenmango says, part of the experience is not to have the five star luxury you would have elsewhere, but just for your info ...
The resort you speak of has all the mod cons you could ask for. It will be relatively comfortable, and you will pay through the nose for this privelige. I never stayed there (I couldn't afford it on a backpackers budget, I stayed across the river), but I did eat at the restaurant and I found the service to be appalling and very ignorant. I can't say if this is typical of the whole place of course, but if it is, I wouldn't be happy about staying there.
The places across the river are a fraction of the price. It is a bit hit and miss so definately check a few out personally before you commit. There are some awful concrete bunkers with no ameneties, yes, but there are also a lot of pretty nice places. You may not have all the comforts of home, but it really doesn't matter. You will have a bed, a nice shower and a fan. What more do you need?
As for the boat rides, this depends. Some people get 'all inclusive' packages which include the boat ride and pay through the nose for them, others like myself prefer to just rock up and do it ourselves for MUCH cheaper.
It really depends on what your priorities are and what your price range is to determine wether the resort is 'worth it' or not.
Nov 22, 2012 6:52 PM
3Thank you Mike, for the advice.
I would normally go there and look for myself, but we are travelling with 4 persons during holidayseason, so I'm afraid there will be no (decent) room left for us. That's why I want to book in advance.
If anybody could suggest a nice place to stay across the river, please do!
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