Not even the intermittent rain at Cameron during this time of the year can stop us from enjoying a belly-filling steamboat at Kea Farm, breathtaking view of the rolling hills at Sg Palas, and spending two nights in Parkland Hotel. :)
It wouldn't be fair to say that Parkland Hotel is 'just another budget hotel' just because it's located along the same row of other budget stays, considering that the hotel has really done a good job in upgrading the place to give each room a glossy finish with its modern flooring and lighting while keeping it to the basics, just like a classic Tune hotel. In fact, if you're familiar with staying at Tune, you will definitely appreciate the effort that Parkland has done to stand out from the rest.
The room that we slept in, showered and watched Astro channel shows was surprisingly spacious for two of us. Clean bed sheets, no cheesy dresser, enough bench table to place our belongings, and most importantly, hot shower! which I feel the hotel does its best to provide. The bathroom however, could improve and do without the glass piece separating the shower place and toilet. Depending on which floor your room is, the open window could expose you to the noise from traffic or worse, mosquitoes! (as we've unfortunately experienced on our first night) so it's best to get your repellent ready.
There's even a filtered water dispenser outside the hotel room so you won't need to worry about paying for expensive bottled water elsewhere. Probably the only let down we could find is the absence of lift which could be a disadvantage for the disabled and our lazy butts to climb up the stairs all the way to third floor.
Budget travellers will find it very convenient knowing that there are a variety of shops and affordable eateries available around the area, and the fact that pasar malam is within short walking distance. If you're looking for ground arrangements to explore Cameron, there's a travel agency office next to the hotel.
Though we have not experience overnight at other hotels nearby, we know for sure that Parkland will not disappoint.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the center of Brinchang town, Parkland Hotel has 30 newly renovated rooms. All rooms are attached with modern comforts, WiFi internet access and satellite TV. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parkland Hotel Cameron Highlands/Brinchang