Templer Park Rainforest Retreat in Rawang, Selangor is listed as one of the top rainforest retreats in Malaysia. It offers relaxation and refuge from the hustle bustle of the concrete jungle amidst lush greenery and a tranquil scenic setting. A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to visit and spend a night at the retreat’s Villa thanks to a friend of mine who organised a private gathering at the venue and it was a wonderful experience worth sharing. 🙂
Templer Park Rainforest Retreat in Rawang, Selangor
Templer Park Rainforest Retreat is located on a hilltop surrounded by the Kanching Rainforest Reserve in Rawang, Selangor. It is a mere 30-minute drive away from the centre of Kuala Lumpur. Getting there requires guests to go through a security check in a gated, guarded community.
The retreat offers two types of accommodation – the Villa and the Container (under construction). They are located 60m apart from each other, shielded by trees and shrubs for space and privacy. The retreat boasts scenic views overlooking mountains (Bukit Takun and Anak Bukit Takun), a lake and even a golf course.
The lovely and relaxing setting of the retreat makes it a popular spot for garden weddings, private gatherings and such. Nearby attractions include Kanching Waterfall, Selayang Hot Springs, Taman Rimba Komanwel, Batu Caves and Templer Park Country Club. TESCO and some eateries is only 8 minutes drive away.
The Villa – An Infinity Pool, Main Pavilion & Gazebos
The Villa at Templer Park Rainforest Retreat is a 4-bedroom double-storey building. The Villa is able to accommodate 6 to 16 people a night (only 1 group per night). All four bedrooms (two on each floor) have fan and air-con, attached bathroom and cold/hot water showers. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms, but only the upper floor family bedroom has a TV with HyppTV (IPTV).
The Villa comes with its very own outdoor kitchen/cooking area (utensils, BBQ, steamboat pots, etc are provided) in a gazebo adjacent to the main pavilion for hosting private parties, family gatherings and such. There are hammocks, swing chair and more gazebos for guests to relax, de-stress and rejuvenate in a serene and tranquil natural setting. There is an infinity pool for swimming with jet spa, a splash pool and an outdoor sauna for guests to use.
The rent for the Villa is RM1000/night (Sunday to Friday) or RM1500/night (Saturday, public holidays and eve of public holidays) for the first 6 guests. Each subsequent guest is charged RM120/night (up to 10 guests). Guests with visitors that come, but do not stay for the night are charged a fee of RM50/person.
A Merry Gathering & a Good Night’s Stay
I was one of the guests who stayed for the night after the gathering was over and I was impressed with my stay at Templer Park Rainforest Retreat in Rawang, Selangor even though it was only for a night. There is nothing not to love at the Villa or the retreat per se. I enjoyed the tranquil and secluded environment of the retreat – it was a pleasant and fun setting for having conversations and catching up with friends. 😀
I slept in one of the beds in the family room located on the lower floor of the Villa. The room was clean and spacious, so was the toilet. The hot water shower was working really well. Towels, soap and shampoo were provided. As for the bed, it was comfortable and I had a good night’s sleep and much needed rest.
The features and facilities at the retreat made our day. My friends and I had a fun time lazing in the hammocks and swing chair, had a good laugh and a splashing fun time in the infinity pool (colourful fun floats were provided) and lounged by the pool. We even explored our surroundings and admired the view of Bukit Takun, Anak Bukit Takun and the golf course before us.
In a Nutshell
Templer Park Rainforest Retreat in Rawang, Selangor certainly lives up to its name and reputation as one of the top rainforest retreats in Malaysia. I managed to spend some quality time catching up with my friends while having a jolly good chill-out time at the idyllic retreat. Should the opportunity arise for me to visit the retreat for the second time, I will most certainly grab it. 😉
Address: 22, Jalan 3/2, Templer Height, Templer Park, 48000 Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +6 016 203 8562