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“A haven of relaxation - a great base for adventure”
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Treetops Lodge
Ranked #1 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Miri
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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“A haven of relaxation - a great base for adventure”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

At the end of our three week Sabah/Sarawak adventure we rolled into the TreeTops to find an amazing peaceful place - perfect for three nights of relaxation 30 minutes away from the hot bustling metropolis of Miri (4 MYR by bus away). Much better than staying in the city!! The beach is only a short 10 minute walk away...great place for evening walks. We stayed in the room under the main house and had all the creature comforts one could ask for - comfortable bed, fan, and AC. Meals are available on site and are OUTSTANDING. A lady from the village cooks all meals with local ingredients and it was some of the best food we had during our whole time in Malaysia. Trips can be arranged to local sites with a fantastic driver, including the not-to-be-missed Niah Caves which are about an hour or so away. The owners are super friendly and helpful....the place is chock full of surprises...like the amazing garden full of fruit trees and the small pond stocked with fish. If you are contemplating a stay in the Miri area - this is your place.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

Simply the best place on 1year trip. Recovered from genge fever here. Loved the owners an workedm would live to see them again. We stayed fir many days extra. Wonderful. Cannot recommend highly enough

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Borneo is full of bugs, so the giant spider in our room is a natural thing, but it was immortal ;) The staff/owners (English Pilot and a Malay women) was very nice and help full. Ask them for a guy Mr. Chua (driver) that can take you to the caves etc. he was so nice and help full we really enjoyed a trip with him. The food and the view from the balcony was very nice, we had the room on the 0 floor with the AC. Fresh fruits from the garden (bananas, mango, rambutans) just plain awesome!!!!

Room Tip: Don't take the long house it's hot as hell there :)
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 June 2013 via mobile

A simple and peaceful owner-operated lodge about 20km south of Miri. The rooms are either longhouse lodge style or else more like a simple motel room in the main building with fan, AC and private bathroom. There's a small pool, and lovely tropical gardens with heaps of fruit and vegetables - the same ones you'll find in your dinner. Meals can be had at the little outdoor dining room. There are a few western choices but it's mainly local, made with their own produce when possible. The owners are friendly and the rooms are very clean. It's a good choice for simple accommodation and meals in a lovely, peaceful setting quite close to Miri.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

[About us: We travelled as a couple and spent three nights at Treetops Lodge, with a trip to Niah Caves in between. We are vegetarians.]

The good:
-Idyllic setting, far away from town. Short walks nearby. Friendly villagers.
-Laid back, accommodating hosts
-A private beach fifteen minutes away (by foot) from the Lodge.
-Clean rooms with working fans and air conditioners.
-Delicious food, friendly cook
-Very friendly dogs (Sam and Lulu) and cats (with moustaches!)
- wifi

Notes:
-The Route 13 bus (right outside the Visitors' Center at Miri Town, RM 4 per head) takes you to Bakam village where Treetops Lodge is located. Remember to get off only at the LAST STOP (the last three or so stops are all in Bakam village). The lodge is more than a mile away from the main road so call them in advance and they'll pick you up.
-No alternative eating options nearby. If you haven't opted for the dinner-included-package, dinner costs about RM 20 per head. (The food though is delicious. We had vegetarian meals).
-Fresh fruit (grown at the lodge) is served with the meal and costs extra.(about RM 6 per serving)
- Transport from Treetops Lodge to Niah National Park is by taxi and costs RM 80 PER HEAD (return trip). A taxi to Lambir National Park is RM 60 PER HEAD.
THERE ARE NO DIRECT BUSES TO THESE LOCATIONS from Miri Town, we were told.
If you are on a shoestring budget and not driving a car, these costs could quickly add up.
The driver Dennis is an extremely friendly and nice man and will keep you entertained throughout the journey (he also treated us to tea and insisted on paying the bill himself).

Room tips:
Room 2 has a better view (of the garden).
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Miri Traveller Tips :
1. The bus station is located outside the airport. (walkable distance). Route 22+28 takes you to Miri town (About RM 2 per head ).

2. Taxis to Miri town from the airport cost about RM 20 and can be booked in the hall after the Baggage Claim section.
TIP : Avoid the blue taxi stall at the center of the hall - that's the Deluxe Taxi that costs RM 30.

3. The Visitors Center is next to the bus station at Miri Town. Very friendly and helpful. Free maps, advice.
TIP: There is not Left Luggage / Locker facility at Miri town, so you should consider leaving your luggage at the Visitors' Center. (Check their timings)

4. There are no 'touristy' sights to see in Miri town. A visit to the Handicrafts Center (15 mins from the bus station by foot), a meal (look up street food recommendations online) and a walk through the markets should suffice.

(For questions about bus schedules, taxi fares etc, email the helpful folks at the Miri Visitors' Information Center : vic-miri@sarawaktourism.com )

Room Tip: Room 2 has the better view (of the gardens)
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Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

Spent two nights here and absolutely loved it. A gorgeous little place to relax, especially for nature lovers. Didn't even bother visiting the city itself. Hosts were lovely and very accommodating, and the vegetarian food was some of the best I've ever had. Beautiful surrounds - good for walking and running. I even fell in love with the resident dogs! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013
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S.W.France
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

We stayed two nights in oneof the air conditioned rooms of this delightful place. Great breakfast and great noodles at lunch time and a super terrace outside the rooms with comfortable outdoor furniture to sit with a book or a glass of wine or make use of the tea/coffee making facilities in the shared outdoor area. Lovely gardens to stroll around or you can take a dip in the small pool and there's a terrfic beach about 1k away. Laid back hosts who couldn't be more helpful and add to the overall calm amnbience.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Treetops Lodge
Address: Lot 210 | Kampong Siwa Jaya, Miri 98000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Miri District > Miri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Miri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Treetops Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guest house style accommodation in a rural area close by the beach and jungle.Some rooms have en suite hot shower and toilet, whilst the more basic rooms are arranged "longhouse style" on a little dam at the bottom of the garden with shared facilities.Meant as a quiet rest stop for tourists going through Borneo, complete with Internet and lots of travel info plus help in organising your travel plans. ... more   less 
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