Kang Travellers Lodge (Daniel's lodge)

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9 Lorong Perdah, Tanah Rata, Malaysia
Coordinates
4.470932, 101.376255 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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05 4915 823
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05 4915 829
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(253 ratings)
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Quite nice and good people there vere friendly
the environment very nice and quiet. the staff and people there very friendly. Its jungle bar just behind the guesthouse but the place just sell drinks.
Misu
Age 18, Malaysian
2013-11-15
 
Dirty
Good location, owner not so friendly and very dirty. I ran away as fast as I could!
Michaela
Age 30, Italy
2013-09-10
 
Real value for your money
Friendly and helpful response to phone enquiries; fast and easy booking confirmation (just fax in Pay-in slip to their bank A/C); centrally located with easy access to a very wide variety of food (Asian, European, American); very clean and comfortable room (mine even had an exhaust fan to keep it well ventilated); courteous and helpful counter staff, right up to the man who founded and runs the lodge, Daniel himself, including his charming wife, Karen. Even his two very lovable pet dogs extend warm welcome to all. (Our fifteen-year-old Cocker-Spaniel was indeed very much at home there. Dog owners/lovers are "welcomed" -- a rare privilege in this country.) I've been visiting Cameron Highlands regularly since the 1950s and have stayed in several hotels (including four-star establishments) each time, but have not found "real value for money" until I discovered "Daniel's Lodge" when I was there recently for two nights (10 and 11 Nov. 2007) with my wife and our teenage foster daughter plus Witty, our pet. The only "wish list" I want Daniel to consider is to offer Credit Card online booking since he already offers free Wi-Fi facility. We plan to stay a full week in the future.
RK Wright
(Residing now in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MALAYSIA)
2007-11-13
  We enjoyed a superb five star evening at the nightly bonfire place with excellent discussions amongst mostly foreign students and academics until 5 a.m. Very reasonable prices. busy place -- better book. Rooms are clean and bedbugs are not possible above sixteen hundred meters. There is no breakfast, but friendly coffee service. We ate few yards down in the town, near where we had the evening before a nice steamboat. Our second choice for accommodation would have been five times the price, much further away from town, and half the fun as we found out later. We will definitely come again despite the small bathrooms and the simple flooring. It's a hostel and not a five-star resort but an excellent backpackers place and value for money for holiday makers with a small budget. Daniel and Karen dont mind if you bring along dogs as they have two very friendly nice dogs of their own.
Max
2006-10-09
  Two of us checked in without any reservations as was given a four-bedded room without any increase in fees. The next day we moved into a two-bedded room when made available. There have been significant attempts to raise the level of cleanliness. No bed bugs, no smell, and a few staff (including Daniel) running back and forth keeping things tidy. Friendly atmosphere still there, bar is great, two nice dogs (one Shih Tzu with hair cut short) following you around. If you don't like dogs, stay somewhere else. Uncle Box is the resident tour guide (he stays there) and he's also an experience forest ranger who gives you lots of tips on jungle survival, plants, hints along the way to see an actual blooming Rafflesia (not those dead ones from other tours). But be prepared to walk far as required. If you're not fit (can't jog five kilometers non-stop), don't go because the pace is fast. Overall, a good package unless you need something more formal.
Dogbert
2006-08-21
  At february 2006 I found indeed bedbugs in my bed (or it may be fleas), but my biggest problem is the incorrect information given by the staff: When we arrived in the hostel the rooms were different and more expensive than us was told at the bus station. When we booked the rafflesia tour -- it should be completely different then the tour we booked the day before. It turned out to be exactly the same program except for the flower itself. It doesn't matter what the staff tells you, but at least it should be the truth. And one very positive thing, the bar is really nice!
Merel
2006-07-16
  I am being forced against my will to write a very complementary and positive opinion of this guest house. The staff are extremely friendly(when they aren't making you promote their excellent guest house!!) and they have the facilities to offer very active and extensive tours or just to be lazy and watch films all day. I also received a lot of good advice on the local trails to go and explore alone(and get lost). The place has a very homely atmosphere and I've had no problem staying on at this guest house where the weather on the East coast has prevented me moving on as soon as I planned. Would definitely recommend staying here as a perfect base for exploring the highlands and winding down at the end of a long day trekking in the rain!!
Brian
2006-02-12
  I go to Cameron Highland every year and this is the only guest house I'll stay at. It has the best location, best hospitality, and best price. Luckily I checked it out myself even though other backpackers told me it's not a nice place to stay.
David
2005-11-29

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