On the positive side, the Lodge is secluded with a nice organic garden from which they farm and cook the food they serve.
On the negative side:
- Far from everything else
- Shared baths and toilets
- No means of activity or buying simple things
- No phone signal or net to contact outside world
- Expensive meals with no price listings
If you do want to disconnect from the digital world and enjoy the solitude and very simple living, you may enjoy this place.
For the price to be paid, I do not. Being 36km from the nearest town, this place is very unpractical in the matters of seeing the Cameron Highlands and partake in tours.
The rooms are extremely simple and reminds me of a school field trip retreat or a fairly cheap hostel. Though rooms are private, baths and toilets are shared. During my stay there was no cleaning or servicing of my room.
With such a secluded place I would have expected some trails or paths to walk or at least something to do. While the gardens and organic farming is nice, they are quickly covered. There is a tv, but otherwise no means to do anything but read a book or whatever you brought with you.
There is no phone signal, 3G or wi-fi though advertised. Not a requirement, but just annoying having to walk 1km to get a phone signal to call a taxi for getting a pick-up.
The lunch and dinner is prepared by whomever is there - not a cook. The food is okay and definitely not bad. But charging 35 RMY for a simple meal where you cannot select from a menu is not fair. Especially considering the nearest town would offer a similar meal for 10 RMY.
It is a no thank you from my side.