1. Upon arrival,owner is not there went for kenduri. No one entertain us.We find room ourself.
2. No mosquito net set up at the chalet I stayed. My 2 years old son, husband and I had bad bite in midnight.We didn't manage to sleep well. It's nightmare for me as next morning I notice my son's face full of mosquito bite like ppl caught by chicken pox.
3. A group of teenagers played guitar, sang n talked loud at midnight till 130am just next to our chalet. Owner is not present to stop them.
4. Dinner and breakfast meal arrived very late.Kid and eldest grandparent was hungry deadly.During food catering request, owner didn't informed there is food stall outside easy to access. So actually no food catering needed.
I would not return to this place anymore.
Was there over the weekend with my team for a farewell party. This place is great for large groups with lots of booze. There is ample space in the middle with all the rooms scattered around the field and there is a river that flows through it. This is not a five star resort and the price very clearly reflects that. It is very basic, but the beds are clean. For our room, we had a mosquito repellent which is great as it kept the insects out, but for some, there isn't, so there were insects and some mosquitoes.
Generally, everyone had fun. The owner is very friendly and constantly popped by to see how we were doing.
For those of you who enjoy nature, this is a great place.
I had a great one night stay experience with my wife. We planned for a 'nature' stay instead of hotel, to try a new experience. Stayed in the private chalet, unfortunately the toilet is outside, so a bit troublesome for us, nevertheless, a wonderful stay in jungle!
Woke up in the morning, you can hear the 'azan' - recite for the Subuh prayer, with a mixture of the river flow sound, the birds chirping, really awesome!
The room has a very BASIC things, should improve it, by putting additional kettle, and also direction for 'kiblat'. I have to be frank that the kitchen is a bit poor maintained, the kettle is very rusty, need to be changed.
At night, after dinner we reached chalet at 8pm, it was REALLY DARK. No light at all. Fred & Zaini should at least install a SPOTLIGHT at the entrance, its a bit freaky to walk in the dark. And also put some other lights at the walkway to chalet.
Despite all that, the room is clean, and its SAFE!!
Keep up the good work, Fred & Zaini!!
Stayed in Zaini Guest House from the 16-17th of March 2010, with approx 20 colleagues for an office retreat.
First impression as we arrived: BEAUTIFUL. Greenery everywhere, and a definite aura of peace and tranquility. A serious back to nature, no-frills place - do not expect TV, or radios, or wifi access. Chalets were wooden chalets, with mattresses, pillows and blankets. Definitely not the type of place you want to go to if you're expecting room service/housekeeping and 4-star treatment!
The build-up area is huge, with loads of place for games and activities. There is a hammock, and you can basically lie on the grass and appreciate nature. There are 2 streams in the area - one at the entrance, and the other just off the club house. The kitchen is an open air kitchen, and well-equipped..there's even a fridge! There was even a designated area for a campfire at night!
Zaini and his French wife Fred, were the best of hosts. Ever accommodating, they spent time with us, talking about themselves, and the history behind their homestay, as well as recommending places to go around the area. Ever willing to go the extra mile, Fred came to pick a group of us up after we had gone trekking (the guides were awesome) and were running behind time on our schedule!
Accommodation-wise - The family chalet is the only chalet with hot water and attached shower/bathroom. The other bathrooms are open-air bamboo shower rooms with fresh cold water and modern toilet facilities. No air-conds, but you won't really need them as the place is refreshingly cool at night. You can cook your own food, or go to the restaurant next to Zaini's, or down the road.
As for images on the website - I managed to see most of the images in real life (except for the animals/insects!)
Zaini and his crew also serenaded us at night, with their flutes and rhythmic beats that truly suited the atmosphere. A campfire, good music and good food - awesome! Truly a beautiful place, an amazing getaway from the hustle and bustle of town life, and would definitely return (am already missing it!).
Would definitely recommended this to those who want to spend time with nature!