Booked a superior room using Booking.com at a published rate of RM 119, which is the rate not including the 6% government tax. The rate inclusive will be RM 138. Receptionist was very professional and check in was smooth. Parking security was provided so don't have to worry about your car. But negotiating the entrance to the basement car park can be a challenge, the turning was quite narrow and sharp. The superior rooms are the ones not facing the Lake Gardens, but nevertheless the room is of excellent quality, was complete with basic toiletatries and coffee maker. It is adequate for a good night rest after a long day work.
Breakfast was excellent with plenty of Malaysian and Western dishes to choose from.
At Skybar the choices of alcoholic beverage is rather limited, with Tiger, Calsberg, Asahi and Hoegarden in the menu, but nevertheless the ambiance was very relaxing and the waiter was friendly. Great to have a chilled beer while watching the sunset over the Lake and nearby hills.
The location: Within the Taiping Lake Gardens, 10 minutes to Taping Zoo, 5 minutes drive to Taiping town and 10 minutes to Bukit Larut( Maxwell Hill). The Lake Garden and Maxwell Hill view from Skybar/ Swimming Pool is breathtaking. Overall the most breathtaking hotel in Taiping, even when didn't get the rooms facing the lake.
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