I travelled in Feb 2013, the hotel is amazing, given that in my life I have never seen a hotel with 6000 rooms.
Beautifully located, lovely check in process for World Club Room Guests, feels sorry for normal guests as the queue for check-in was way too long.
Nice decent size rooms, clean, lovely bathrooms and most importantly it was at 24th floor, so the view benath was stunning and breathtaking. Again, normal rooms are of a mediocre size and am sure people booking that would feel too suffocated given the size and structure.
Its a nice hotel, but given the size and no of rooms, you feel too much of a crowd all around you and the place is constantly buzzing with noise. At times its irritating and you beg for silence.
For Indian vegetarian food lovers, you have First World Cafe & Spice Garden (Genting Highlands) which serves decent veg food. Breakfast again is good at First World Cafe. For all Indian Jain Travellers, there is no choice but to eat Jain food at the above mentioned places, not to say that they serve non-veg too.
First World Genting is way to good at technology usage, the ease of check-out, ease of check-in using kiosks is brisk, simple and quick. Only pointing factor is the hotel oesnt provide Wi-Fi services.
Climate wise, we faced around 10 degrees throughout our stay and during our interactions with locals, we also got to know that throughout the year Genting has similar climate. So its better to keep some thermal or wollen stuff along.
Activity wise, Genting first world hotel is buzzing with Indoor and Outdoor Theme Park activities, but the activities do not seem to have much of an added value or fascination factor towards them. Dont know why they are so over-hyped. Casino is fun and open all throughout, this is one good cool thing.
Possibly can give this place a miss, nothing much to crave about. But if going, please book World Club Rooms only.
- Also Known As:
- 1st World Hotel
- First World Genting Highlands
- Hotel First World
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The world's largest hotel First World Hotel is adjoined to the First World Plaza, which boasts 500,000 sq feet of indoor theme park, shopping centre and food galore. A lush, grand tropical rainforest greets guests at the main entrance of the First World Hotel, followed by a spacious Spanish courtyard lobby. All rooms are comfortably furnished with modern amenities. ... more less
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