We stayed at this place for one night after paying for five. It was the worst hotel experience. We had been to Vietnam the previous two weeks and thought we would unwind and treat ourselves in a luxury stay, which the hotel's photos suggest.
The hotel is basically a suburban house set amongst industrial premises situated on a busy dual carriageway. The owner has added sleepouts and additions, which are basically bad DIY attempts, to try and make a business.
We booked also based on write ups on websites. I am really not sure who writes these. The place was dirty and amateur. Our faces dropped as we approached the hotel when we saw it's location. ..nowhere near a beach, mountain, decent restaurant. ..although if you want want your car or motorbike fixed there were plenty of places over the road to go to !
There was a small home made pool and waterfall and a jacuzzi which had a sign" clothing optional" . This was a little creepy and sickened my partner who is pretty liberal. The room was damp and smelled. It overlooked the main road and a neighbours' house . The stairs and walkways were wooden and makeshift.
The downstairs bar area was busy with local youths smoking and basically "hanging out". This was meant to be a holiday hotel not a youth club. We were the only people staying there.
The place was awful. It was amateur. We decided to check out the next morning and go elsewhere. We lost $400 as the owner refused to refund us. It was better losing this than having to stay another minute.
We have travelled extensively throughout Asia and Malaysia and have never experienced anything so dreadful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Step into The Secret Sanctuary, a haven of peace set in. The place of Oneness. You get in touch with individual who share the similar soulful interest, in awakening consciousness-thing that truly matter are Beauty, Love, inner peace, creativity and joy. Specially designed by the owner for the last ten years, the journey in search of meaning of life. Located 10 mins from airport and 10 mins to the city center. Walking distance 10 minutes to the local market selling jungle produce or take a stroll in the nearby monkey forest where monkey wander freely. The reason why many people choose to stay with us because we are holiday home and living in the midst of heaven. Equipped with waterfall, swimming pool, garden, green house with pitchers plants, fish, spa, steam sauna, infra-red sauna, whirlpool, pool, jacuzzi, sun deck, honesty bar, fruit bar, draught beer & wine air con bar, gastrolounge, restaurant serve wonderful western & local food. Jungle cuisine, fresh live seafood, bbq lamb, seafood, chicken to baked pumpkin. Its central location to the national park around Kuching. Our own driver will arrange your tour around wildlife center or beaches with the comfort of our own car with ice box with drink (beer, wine, soft drink, mineral water, etc) all the time. Special rate for all tour destination.Special SERENDIPITY gastronomic seafood & wine tour to fishing village with beautiful scenery along the way . wildlife,frog tour at mountain side from 7pm to 11pm available . ... more less
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