The resort is extremely remote, a 2 hour boat ride from town. The grounds are well kept and the resort truly is beautiful. The rooms--well I think the recent complaints about upkeep are based on expectations. Instead of expecting a 5 star European style resort, instead set your expectations for a 2 star Southeast Asia hotel and you'll know what to expect. The rooms are adequate and clean, beds are comfortable---ac works fine. Think of them as bungalows rather than resort style hotel rooms. We liked them.
I am happy to say that the issues which people were complaining about recently have been addressed. Staff, food, etc. (Note: those complaints almost caused us to cancel this part of the trip because there were so many of them.) The staff was courteous and very friendly. Breakfast was basic but adequate but dinner was definitely improved...with a menu spanning several pages. The items we ordered during our 3 days there were actually better than other hotels we stayed at.
So I say, if you want a remote jungly experience with lots of monkey and orangutans, go for it.
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