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The Cliff & River Jungle Resort
Brisbane
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97 reviews
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“Beautiful scenery, rustic rooms ”
Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

I did not come here expecting a 5 star experience but to be close to nature in beautiful scenery and that's what I got, couldn't be in a better location! So beautiful. Our room was rustic but quite romantic if you aren't expecting the hilton standards! The water temperature was not hot at all but I loved the outdoor shower and toilet! But really what is the point of a tv if it doesn't have reception? The food was amazing, best Thai I have ever had. Bkfast was a bit disappointing with not much variety and it doesn't change... Overall I would recommend though, it has an overall romantic rustic feeling that I enjoyed

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

The resort is exactly what its name says. It is situated in the jungle, facing limestone cliff and the restaurant overlooks a river. Beautiful!
I spent 3 nights here and was quite happy with the stay. Love the views from the balcony. The pool is small but adequate.
I stayed in September which was supposed to be the rainy season but none of my outdoor day activities was affected as the rain is usually comes in the evening or at night. Highly recommend staying in the low season as there are few guests around which makes it very peaceful and I often have the entire pool to myself.
Staff are friendly and the restaurant serves good authentic Thai food.
One thing I didn't enjoy is the outdoor shower and toilet as there's a lot of insects and lizards.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I was so looking forward to our stay there but was totally disappointed when we got there. It must have been very nice once but the grounds and rooms were poorly maintained. The rooms were musty, air conditioning did not work well and you could smell sewage from outside. The only upside was the staff who checked us in, they were helpful and friendly. We will not be going back there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Beautiful resort, spread out, so the bungalows feel private enough.
We were in a bungalow up the hill, so a little bit of a walk to the restaurant for food.

You really feel like you're in the middle of nature, you can see the stars in the sky, and hear the insects in the forest, and see the geko's in your bathroom!

We got a train in from Bangkok which was 3 hours late. We were worried that the transfer we had booked would have gone, but they were still there waiting at the station, great service.

The only down side was the bedlinen, there was just a very simple bottom sheet, and no top sheet, so if you like something on top of you then you're out of luck.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

I have just returned from 2 nights staying at the Cliff and River Jungle Resort. I was quite excited to be staying here after seeing the photos on their website, but I must say the room did not meet up to my expectations. There were holes in the floor and you could see down to the ground below, the furniture was worn and tired, the sheets were dirty and the hot water was tepid. Breakfast was included in the price, but there were no vegan options on offer. The staff were however accommodating as they could be and provided Corn Flakes when asked (to go with the soy milk we bought ourselves).

Good points about this resort was the surroundings. It is in a beautiful location and not too far to drive to some beautiful landmarks. Food on offer at the restaurant for dinner was good and varied and the dining area was nice. The pool was also lovely and sitting on the deck was nice.

In all, not a terrible place to stay but over priced considering the state of the room.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Okay, when we arrived here, I really felt like entering Jurassic Park :) What a great place! You're not actually in the Khao Sok National Park, but the nature here is just as great. We stayed three nights here (you shouldn't stay longer), and just spent an entire morning sitting on our great bamboo balcony and watching the jungle breathing in and out and the mist flowing over the cliff top. That brings me to my most important advise: be sure to rent a cliff top view room!! We were glad not to stay in one of the houses near the river (near dark jungle and wild yellow water). In the restaurant, you should really try the different curries or a freshly catched fish. When you want to go to the National Park, just ask someone of the staff and they will bring you for a few 100 B. Not so great: the bed linnen with some stains on it, but hey, you're in the jungle ;-)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

This place is somewhat isolated, sitting by itself off the main road, a few kilometers/miles from the turn-off to Khao Sok national forest. It's on a steep slope down to a river, with cabins at three different levels. Opposite are some of the stunning karst rock formations that soar into the sky, clouded in mist during the rainy season. We stayed in the cabins at the bottom by the river. There are about 30 cabins in pairs around a grassy area that is planted with rambutan (fruit) trees. The cabins are basic but have a/c, a fridge with three bottles of water, balconies with chairs, a TV but no phone. The bathrooms are open-air, they work fine once you get used to the bugs. Luckily, mosquitoes didn't seem to be in season when we were there, but a largish moth cast a circling shadow over the sink. There's an open-air restaurant in the garden area that served decent food for breakfast and dinner. Nothing special, but you're there for the scenery. It's about a 45-minute drive to the pier for the reservoir (created by a dam) where you can take two-hour boat trips to see the karst rock formations jutting out of the lake.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Cliff & River Jungle Resort
Address: Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Surat Thani
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 98 Speciality Lodging in Surat Thani
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Cliff & River Jungle Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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