Borneo Highland Resort which is located on top of the hills at 1,000 metres above sea level is a place where you can have the peace and quiet that you cannot have in the bustling city down below. You watch the beautiful sunrise and watch the cloud shrouding the hills in the morning. Breathe in the cool and crisp mountain air.
The resort has a golf course which you can try. For nature lovers, you can book a ride at the lobby to reach Kalimantan Border Lookout Point, Flower Gardens, Rabbit Park, Swan Lake and Horticulture Nursery. The resort also held a yearly Borneo Bird Race for bird watchers, where they can find various species of birds there. If you are up for some excursion, the tour desk can arrange horseback riding and bicycle rental for you.
The guests can walk across the pathway by the golf course to reach the forest. You can relish in the sight of the rainforest while inhaling fresh air. There is also a Jungle Spa at the ground floor of the hotel. The spa is usually not crowded, so you can enjoy the spa to your heart’s content. There is a huge man-made hot spring outside. You can also book some therapy and treatment sessions from the hotel.
The rooms at the resort can be categorized into Par Room, Birdie Room, Eagle Suite and Albatross Suite. Par Rooms are furnished with a Queen sized bed, while Birdie Rooms have a King sized bed in each room. The Eagle suite is a family room, and it has one King sized bed and two single beds. There are only 3 suites available at the resort. Albatross Suite is the honeymoon suite. It is a perfect room for honeymoon vacationers who want to have a peaceful and romantic honeymoon.
While the resort has rooms at the clubhouse, it also has 10 units of Jungle Cabin which are located about 2 km from the clubhouse. Each cabin rooms have two single beds and a balcony to view the magnificent hills.
Here are the reviews of the guests. It may sound perfect for some people who want to have a quiet weekend getaway, but some people also find it quite boring. Golfers may find this resort appealing, as the golf course is one of the main attractions there. Besides visiting the Kalimantan Viewpoint, jungle trekking, spa or visiting the park which is quite far from the resort, there is nothing much to do there.
There are also some comments from the guests which complain that the fee for pickup service from foothill to the resort is a bit expensive. The guests also complain that they had not been informed in advance about the fee. However, for in-house guests, they can drive up the hill without additional charges. For those who are not checking in, they have to pay RM8 for entrance fee per person.
Nevertheless, when you drive up the hill, you will notice a serene waterfall by the roadside, which is a bit deserted. You can stop by for a dip at the cool waterfall and have a picnic at the wooden hut by the waterfall. It is actually quite fun to enjoy the swim without strangers around you.
Even with some complaints, the resort is still a perfect weekend getaway. You can also enjoy the sight of different bungalows nearby the clubhouse, and each bungalow has different designs which made it more beautiful. Borneo Highland Resort can be your quiet weekend getaway if you are into peace, quiet and nature to relax your mind, body and soul.