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“Ended up in a jungle” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Felda Residence Tekam
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Jerantut
kuala lumpur
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ended up in a jungle”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2010

The hotel is surrounded by palm oil plantation...if you chose a chalet, what you get is actually a refurbished old 'felda' original 'peneroka' house. The look from outside the chalet may not give good impression but the inside is hmmm....acceptable....comfortable but not luxury....the bed sheet should be replaced with more comfy materials...

A strategic stopover if you plan to go to the Taman Negara....which is just an hour journey from tekam...the hotel has nothing else to offer but a complete peace.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2009

As a hotel, Felda Residence Tekam is adequate. It is the experience of the whole place which is something different.
We went there on the 'exotic family package' which was a 3D2N stay for 2 adults and 2 kids ( mine were 4 and 7y.o.) and was inclusive of meals, a plantation tour, a caving tour and a herbal garden tour. We couldn't go for the herbal garden as it was closed for the national day holiday and the staff were apologetic and reimbursed us the entry fee from the charges.
The Tun Razak Agricultural Research Centre (where the residence is in) is where you learn about Malaysian Agriculture. There are fruit orchards including Durians which we unfortunately did not get to try as it was out of season, coffee plantations, rubber trees, cocoa plots and of course heaps of palm oil plantations. On the plantation tour, we were taken to all the different plantations. The guide explained to us the different palms planted, the research on them, pest control and basically everything you would want to know about palm oil as a lay person. We tasted fresh cocoa pods (they don't taste like chocolate, The seeds are where you get chocolate from!) and tapped rubber. As a city slicker, experiencing Malaysia's agricultural contribution to the economy was a true eye opener.

in the afternoon, we were taken to the Kota Gelinggi cave complex. Can't remember the full details but it is a series of caves ( all under the supervision of Felda) and we went into the Gua Terang Bulan ( Bright Moonlight Cave) which is suitable for kids. The same guide took us on the tour and did an adequate job explaining the cave's history, stalacmites and stalactites and pointed out the natural formations in the cave. It's not my 1st time exploring caves so it was a so-so tour for me but the kids enjoyed it and were constantly pointing their torchlights up looking for bats!
Back to the hotel.
As it was a relatively quiet time, we were given the option of choosing our accomodation. They had rooms in the main hotel complex but we decided on the deluxe chalet which has a double bed and two single beds. It's housed away from the main complex so we needed to walk for 5 minutes or take a 2 minute drive (yes, it was the lazy option for me considering the car was just parked outside the chalet) back to the main complex for our meals. The main grouse we had were the constant stream of black ants at our entrance and the bathroom. Bug spray kept them away for a few hours but they would return soon after. I know we are in the middle of a plantation but they could have had better pest control for the rented accomodation. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout.
The Tun Razak agriculture research centre is well planned out with courts and parks for nearly EVERY outdoor sport played in Malaysia, i kid you not! There is a mini-market and petrol kiosk in the compound. It is kept very clean and the staff said they were trying to model the centre as a mini-Singapore in term of general grounds cleanliness. The kids enjoyed the playground and we had a swim in the landscaped pool on one of the evenings. The pool has a water slide for the kids and they had a fun time whizzing down the slide.
The restaurant served generous amounts of food but taste-wise, was nothing to shout about. Serving mainly malay food, the variety of meats and veges where good but the cooking style was similar throughout and we got bored with the cooking style pretty quickly. We decided to miss one of the dinners and drove to Jerantut, some 30 kms away for something different.
For me, the experience of the centre is priceless. You don't get to experience these sort of things everyday. It was educational yet fun. However, nights can be an abosolute bore as there is nothing to do.
For tourists to Malaysia, best would be to hit this place for a night before or after going into Taman Negara.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank tomanwang
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2009

stayed for 3 nights... didnt experience much, but was ok stay. the surrounding was nice, very green & very peaceful. you can rent bike for minimum charge or laze aroun the pool. suitable for families with small kids aswell.

the restaurants are pretty good, cheap foods. room service is reliable. would probably come back during fruit season to experience malaysia's famous king of fruit; Durian.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank apc890
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Additional Information about Felda Residence Tekam

Property: Felda Residence Tekam
Address: Tun Razak Agricultural Research Centre, Jerantut 27000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Pahang > Jerantut District > Jerantut
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Jerantut
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,227 - ₹ 4,023
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Felda Residence Tekam(formerly known as Tekam Plantation Resort) is nestled within the lush forests of Jerantut on hectares of plantation land harvesting rubber, cocoa, palm oil, various local fruits and gringing on one of the world's oldest rain forests. We have a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets for families, school groups, conferences and weddings. ... more   less 
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