Surrounded by tropical rainforest and located only 10 minutes from Gunung Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa is a celebration of nature. Rooms are designed to resemble traditional Borneo longhouses and are connected by wooden walkways, bringing the hotel and nature closer together.
We stayed two nights in the only 5-star hotel in Mulu at the Marriott, which has a completely different atmosphere than the Marriott Resort in Miri.
As the hotel is located near the UNESCO World Heritage Site, it tends to be fully booked on holidays and on weekends, so you may not be able to get a room unless you make a reservation early!
A lorry will pick you up from the airport according to the arrival time of your flight. This lorry was previously used.
The resort is just across the bridge.
Arrival time was earlier than the check-in time of 2:00 p.m., but everyone on the same flight seemed to check in early and smoothly. Some of them headed for the cave tour right after check-in.
Premier Suite Room
The room is 61 square meters in size and has a living room and a bedroom.
The living room has a balcony where you can relax and enjoy the nature of the rainforest up close.
The large king size bed was soft and fluffy, the perfect bed to recover from the tour!
In the drawer, a capsule coffee and tea(Lipton) set were provided.
The bathroom was spacious, with separate bathtub and shower rooms. However, the hot water runoff was poor and it was difficult to store hot water in the bathtub!
Toothbrush, shower cap, shaving kit, sewing kit, body cream and shoe mitt are provided.
The pool was kept clean and free of any insects or fallen leaves, despite being in a tropical rainforest! It also had a jacuzzi, so it would be a good place to relax after the tour finish.
If you don’t walk enough on the tour, you can also exercise in the gym’s aerobics in front of nature.
It rained during the three days we were in Mulu, but fortunately the weather cleared up and we were able to go for a walk!
Looks like a bamboo forest!
If you sign up for a tour at the hotel, a boat will depart from the hotel pier and take you to the national park registration office.
The wooden walkways are three meters above the rainforest floor and enhance the spectacular views surrounding the resort.
Handmade bags of local traditional crafts are available at the hotel’s souvenir shop.
There are several cute cats owned by the hotel staff.
Dinner at Marriott Cafe
There is no restaurant near the hotel, so most guests will probably have dinner at the Marriott Cafe, the only restaurant at the resort.
There seems to be a buffet every night, but you can also order a la carte meals.
Due to the location of the hotel, food is limited and there is not a large variety for breakfast, but we had Malay, Chinese, and International buffet.
Not available in guest room
Only available in reception, cafe, lounge
|Value for Money||8.5/10|