I booked this accommodation knowing that it had some English ambience. Just how much, I wasn't prepared for - low ceilings, Tudor windows, dark wooden beams, and lots of big comfy chairs. It did feel odd at first, but after a while I began to appreciate it all. The windows look out onto a beautiful and lush garden. The bedding was comfortable and clean, as was our bathroom (which had a separate shower and a bath). Furniture is old fashioned but it suits the old English theme. Initially, we had a problem with accessing the Internet, but after a chat with the barman (who is the IT guy, I think) a simple 'reset' put it right.
We ate at the restaurant and the food was good and tasty. Now I can't recall what I ordered, but I do remember that I cleaned my plate. While waiting for our food to be prepared, we waited in the relaxed 'English style' bar with a drink. You are escorted to your table when the food is ready. What a good idea!
I had heard from fellow travelers in Penang that all hotels in the Cameron Highlands were along the road which was busy and noisy. The Smokehouse is off the road a little and we slept soundly. Actually, even during the day, I couldn't hear the road noise.
The only possible drawback about its position is that the Smokehouse is a long walk away from the town of Tanah Rata. If you aren't fit, you need to use taxis to take you in and out of the town. This wasn't a problem for us as, compared to back home in Australia, taxis in Malaysia are amazingly cheap.
Also, as we were leaving too early to have our inclusive breakfast on our final morning (7am), a picnic of sandwiches, fruit, shortbread biscuits and water bottles was left at reception for us. It was much appreciated!
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- Also Known As:
- The Smokehouse Hotel And Restaurant By The Golf Course
- Smokehouse Hotel Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata