Is The Dusun a hotel?
The Dusun is a relaxing off-the-grid experience with plenty of privacy and gorgeous views. It’s perfect for families and couples looking to spend quality time. We don’t have TV, so do bring a book, music and board games if you like.
The Dusun is a self-catering nature retreat. Our houses are open-concept to invite views and winds. We do not have services after 7pm except in emergencies. Each house has a fully equipped kitchen and barbecue, you’re welcome to bring your own food and drinks. Our houses are spread out over 5 acres, so wifi is only on the dining patio.
How do I book or check if a house is available?
Please enter your dates here and click GO to proceed. The houses available will show on the following page.
What time is check-in and check-out?
Check in is 3pm, check out is 12 noon.
Do you provide food?
We provide breakfast for a fee but do not provide lunch or dinner starting February 16, 2020. Each house is equipped with a kitchen (with stove and fridge). You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks.
How do I get there if I’m not driving?
Recommended public transport:
From Kuala Lumpur: KTM Kommuter from KL Sentral to Seremban.
From Singapore: Fly to KLIA or KLIA2 or Bus from Singapore to Seremban.
All about Taxis:
We have a trusted taxi driver who speaks English (based on availability). We recommend letting us book the taxi for you.
We have had guests arrange their own taxi with no problems. However, some taxis get lost and others don’t want to drive up our hill. We are not responsible for taxi services that guests arrange independently and cannot arrange for taxis who are not our trusted transport partners.
Seremban – the Dusun one way: RM35
KL Airport – the Dusun one way: RM160 for 2 people with small luggage.
KL South or City Centre: RM220
KL North and West (PJ/ Subang etc): RM270
Once you book online and receive the email from the booking team, just reply to make a taxi booking. 12 seater vans can also be arranged based on availability.
What are the precautions you are taking to prevent the spread of Covid-19?
The Dusun is the ideal place to keep your distance and still enjoy walks and views. You will have space to yourself. These are the additional precautions we are taking:
Very Few Guests
We have only 6 houses, widely spaced over 5 acres. Guest numbers have been cut for Tapir, Emas and Lanai houses. Maximum numbers are now 15, down from 21. Perling will be rented only as one unit. Either to a family using both rooms or to a couple using one room.
Self Catering; Patio Dining Closed
Every house has its own kitchen, BBQ and fridge. Bring your own food and cook as a family. Breakfast, if you want it, will be delivered to your house. You can order lunch and dinner from our trusted caterer; same SOP.
Walk, Jog, Bird Watch – No Pools
We have 2 forest walks on the 12-acre The Dusun, a sunset viewing path and jogging roads around Pantai Hills. More birds than before the lockdown. You can do all that, so long as you social-distance. The Berembun Reserve, playground, massage and pools are closed as per MOH nationwide requirement. Allowing the public to use our pools could risk us being shut down, thank you for your kind understanding.
No Housekeeping: Full Clean Between Guests
We would like your stay to be as contact-free as possible for your safety and that of our staff. If you need anything during your stay, please call GuestCare.
No Cash; SOP Checkin
We will follow WHO guidelines to safeguard our staff and guests, and avoid any spread of Covid-19 on our premises. For check-in this includes, temperature checks, health declaration, full contact details and sanitisers. You are also required to download MySejahtera app. Masks must be worn outside your house. Checkin is 3 pm and intensive cleaning does not allow early checkin.
To be honest, operating while Covid-19 is still a global pandemic is a high-pressure task. We have read extensively and taken great care in all our decisions that we feel will protect our guests and staff. Many of them include higher costs and lower income.
We understand that many have been trapped in their city homes for months and we would like to offer a safe opportunity to explore a bit of our tropical outdoors. We don’t like some of these new rules either, but right now, we must trust in the government guidelines that have taken us this far. At the same time, we need everyone to abide by these government guidelines, thank you for your kind understanding.
Can I come just to see the place, not stay the night?
We want to protect the privacy of our guests and ourselves. We have limited parking and we try not to crowd the facilities. Only those with prior bookings may enter this property.
Are there mosquitoes there?
Mosquitoes are part of nature; they do exist here. We provide vapemats near the beds; fans and the wind will protect you at night. Mosquito coils are available. Please use the holder provided and be aware of fire safety.
We are careful that there is no standing water in drains, and we rear fish in all our water pots to eat mosquito larvae. However, when you are walking around the orchard it is advisable to use spray-on repellant.
Do you have air-cond?
We are an eco-resort and have made social and environmental commitments, so we do not have air-cond. Instead, we are 800 m above sea level and have giant trees. Instead of closed up houses, our houses are open to views and air flows.
How do I book the jungle guide?
It’s best to take the trek in the morning after breakfast to avoid rain. You may book the guide when you arrive.
Do I have to bring charcoal and wire for the barbecue?
We do have these available for sale. But you’re also welcome to bring your own.
Can I add extra mattresses and have more people if I pay extra?
Our concept promises space, privacy and peace. This is something guests will not enjoy if houses are filled overcapacity. Maximum numbers are non-negotiable for everyone’s comfort.
Why can’t I book a 1 night weekend stay much earlier?
We only take one night weekend bookings 2 weeks before the date in question. For example, if you’d like to stay on Saturday, January 14th, you would only be able to make that booking on January 1 or later.
We try to prioritize longer stays on the weekends. We feel these guests have a more relaxed experience of the Dusun.
Can I do a company trip to the Dusun?
Yes, we cater for small events. 21 adults overnight or 40 for day guests. Please find out more here.
Can I throw a party?
You’re most welcome to celebrate a special occasion at the Dusun. However, most of our guests are here for the peace and quiet. We do not tolerate loud parties or behavior that disturbs other guests.
The sounds of nature are serene and a rarity in the modern world, we try our best to preserve them here, we hope you will too.
Do I need a 4-wheel drive to get to the Dusun?
We are located on a hill to enjoy great views. We have had all types of cars come up here, from Kancils to Porsches. Just drive on the lowest gear when going up and down. When going up, you need a little momentum; when going down drive slowly.
There are 2 entrances to the Dusun. The one to the main resort is steeper; the one to Perling House is easier. Any guest is welcome to park at Perling House.
Do you have Wifi?
We have wifi on the Dining Patio but not in the houses. Our wifi is limited. If you would like to watch something, we suggest downloading it before you arrive.
Is there mobile phone service there?
Yes, we do receive mobile service from Celcom and patchy service from other providers.
What do you mean by self-catering?
Once you arrive and are shown to your house, we pretty much leave you alone. Staff clean occupied houses in the morning (for those who stay longer than 1 night). We do not have 24-hour reception. We have staff on duty from 8am to 7pm. If you need anything please make your request before 7pm. However, there is always someone available to attend to emergencies at night.
Is the Dusun dog-friendly?
Berembun House, Tembusu House and Emas Houses are dog-friendly because they have large decks within the houses and have dog gates. A maximum of 2 dogs are allowed per house. Dogs:
- are not allowed in the pools.
- are not allowed on any furniture.
- need their own feeding bowls and beds.
- should be on leashes when not in their houses.
- should not poop on the paths. If they do, the owner should clean up after them.
- that are trained to guard or that bark at people a lot are not allowed.
- should not get close to Muslim guests.
Please respect these guidelines and be sensitive to other guests who are not dog-friendly so we can continue to host dogs.
Can I bring friends who are not staying the night?
We do not allow day guests. Extra people can overwhelm our facilities and other guests.
Is the Dusun wheelchair friendly?
Unfortunately, no. We are on a hill and there are many steps between all the different areas.
Is the Dusun suitable for children?
Many children have enjoyed the Dusun. It is a different experience from the city as they can peer at fish and tadpoles, watch frogs hop around and look out for birds in the trees. We have a playground, a kid’s pool, a high chair available for guests. We also have a little deer park. We recommend bringing mosquito repellant cream for children.
Please do not add children to your booking request as our booking system does not allow children, but we do. Please email us if you have children with you so we can prepare the room.
Please keep a close eye on your children while you are on the Dusun.
What is the cancellation policy?
- Cancellations before 14 days of the booked date can be changed to another date at no cost.
- Cancellations 14 days or less before the booked date will be charged one-night stay.
- Cancellations within 48 hours of booked date will be charged the entire stay.