I stayed at the resort for a few days in May 2014, so that some friends and I could explore the nearby park. The "resort" is ideally located for such adventures, but it does not meet typical westerners' standards for comfort. The bathrooms are tiny, and the shower is merely an individual electrical water heater bolted to the wall next to the sink. There is no separate stall, so you will basically have to sit on the toilet to bathe. All four of the rooms we had reeked of cigaret smoke, and all were in need of a thorough cleaning. The aircon was a bit dodgy, but it ultimately got the job done. Expect lots of Malay families, and leave anything truly valuable at home, because there isn't a great means to secure your stuff. The hotel boasts a pool, but it is tiny and not ideally maintained. Similarly, the hotel has a restaurant, but the food isn't high end. It is, however, safe to eat, and the hotel makes a great iced tea Tarik (a local drink that's similar to Thai iced tea). While the staff was courteous, this hotel is only appropriate for the sort of travelers who get excited about a self-drive safari or a backwoods camping trip. The only great thing about the resort was the Explora guide service in the lobby. They did a wonderful job with repelling, and their safety procedures were on par with those I've see in the US and Australia. I think that Explora is run out of Singapore and merely leases space from the hotel, which may account for the sharp contrast in overall quality.
- Also Known As:
- Gunung Ledang Hotel Tangkak
- Gunung Ledang Resort Tangkak, Malaysia - Johor