The PR material actually very accurately and honestly describes the resort as "a private retreat attempting to tread lightly on the land. The very transparent and open sheds celebrate the beauty of the natural environment surrounding them. The sheds are intentionally kept basic and free from lavishness. They are seen more as ‘glorified tents’ to provide basic shelter for its inhabitants as they commune with the land." And I agree that it is indeed so. But one has to live in to see and understand the subtle message the owner is sending us.
Although some viewers in this forum consider it too basic (towels & toiletries are not provided - but toilet rolls are there!) and overpriced but I think if the group is big enough - six to eight, it works out to be M$80 to M$100 per persons for the most expensive building (timber shed). The glass building and mud (cement) are within the range of M$330-M$500). Pay more for weekends.
The only shortcoming if I may say, is the location is not easy to access. Although it is not that far to drive in from the main road, it lacks directional sign to alert drivers to turn in. And it rightly warns that the GPS map may not point to the right route. Actually a simple and more reliable method is to erect one or two small signboards along the trunk road. But I suppose the owner may not want to make known this place too much as it has only six sheds (buildings) to rent out. So not for big group, unless one could book the entire resort (good for about 40 persons). If lost and have to ask for direction, do not use the official name as the locals only known this place as "Glass House" (玻璃屋）probably after the two glass sheds.
During my stay, my cheap $30 handphone was able to receive quite clear signal, so I suppose it boils down more to the quality of telco providers.
One other advantage of staying in this resort is the free waterfall nearby - 15 minutes walk or 3 minute drive. It is quite safe to swim there. For those who like fishing, there is also a fishing pond (nearer to the resort) on the way to the waterfall.
To me, the most important consideration is that the Serendah old town (less than ten minutes drive from the resort) has one of Malaysia's best coffeeshops where one could still taste old fashion coffee and tea-C. In fact, this small town is worth visiting eve if you have no intention to try the resort.
- Also Known As:
- Sekeping Serendah Retreat Hotel Kuala Lumpur