a relax rural detoxing weekend
My husband and I booked the place with one thing in mind, getting away from all the hustle and bustle of our everyday urban life and relax our minds to somewhere secluded and relaxing. Treetops lodge had greatly offer that relaxation we had been meaning to have for a very long time.
Getting to Treetops will be a challenge without any phone map as the road leading there is dark at night but we had no problem looking for it since we had GPRS in hand and Treetop Lodge has strategically placed their signage at the main junction along the Jalan Bakam road. Treetop is about an average of 30mins from Miri town and is quite out of the way from anything (no walking-distance minimart, restaurants etc).
During our stay, Connie (and her lovable toddler, Tristan) had been nothing but accommodating and made our stay special and felt like home. Our room (Room No 4) condition exceeds our expectation where the mattress is very cosy, there is a remote air-conditioning AND also a remote ceiling fan in the room along with hot shower available 24/7. The room gives us the 'kampong'-vibe feels that we have been longing for. We had no serious mosquito-bitten incident within our room and our outside porch as the owner was thoughtful to leave a lit mosquito repellent outside, next to our front door. Their surroundings are well-kept with loads of greens and flowers.
Breakfast served is just the basic hot beverage, toast & jams, fresh fruits from their garden and the all-time asian favourite instant noodles, maggi mee, either fry-cooked or the soup-based style noodle. (P.S: go for the fry-cooked! Delicious). If you want to have dinner here, you'll need to inform them in advance (we didn't since we had a car to drive out for dinners).
There is a limit of internet usage per device, so be aware once you use them all up, you will no longer to have any more internet connection. We have not much to complain about it since we came here to switch ourselves off from our busy everyday life.
Overall, I would highly recommend to people who is wanting to have a good getaway from their city life and connect with nature.
Couples - Apr 25, 2017