Comes with a pool
Under new management, the old Woodland Resort is now called Xcape Resort and they have a fresh new outlook on customer service and a great swimming pool.
A bit isolated for those without transportation, but from the looks of the car park size, they are quite popular with bus tours groups, but if you don’t mind the walk to the local scene, Xcape Resort has a lot to offer for the price. Their cosy chalets are spacious and come with air-con, hot water showers and breakfast. WiFi is available in their roller rink sized lobby, as is a community flat screen TV, although we’re not sure who gets dibs on the remote. But the biggest seller on the Xcape option is their sparkling swimming pool, which you could easily have all to yourself during off-season. Against the Taman Negara jungle-y backdrop it would be the perfect place to while away a few days. They also have a hostel option for pool loving budgeteers. The empty white walls and military-style metal bunks are a bit stark, but a comfortable option for paired up travellers on a budget.
Address: Top of the hill back from main road, Kuala Tahan
T: (09) 266 1111; F: (09) 266 2111
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º24'15.53" E, 4º22'51.05" N
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Room rates: 120 to 250 ringgit
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dorm air-con||170 ringgit||170 ringgit|
|Standard double room||190 ringgit||190 ringgit|
|Deluxe double room||250 ringgit||250 ringgit|
A short contract job in a (Singapore) hospital initially landed Vanessa in Southeast Asia, where she decided to take a break from her medical career for more creative endeavours. She is presently basing herself in Langkawi, Malaysia from where she continues her exploration of Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and other destinations on her bucket list.
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