We (groups of 4 ladies) booked for the hotel via their direct website for 2 deluxe and was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from the front service manager, Allan that we've been upgraded to a suite FOC. I supposed they're trying to maximize occupancy rate and hence the upgrade.
We have read about the hotel online and have chosen these over others based on the reviews. We weren't disappointed. My peers were thankful for the consistent wi-fi all around the hotel and the great views we had, with us looking out at the golf course from the balcony. There were 2 bedrooms (1 king bed, 2 twins bed), 3 washrooms as well as a living area. There were total 3 balconies in total (and we didn't had any problem with noise at all during our stay). The rooms were tastefully designed with a vintage fan in our room while the reading room (next to the dining room) were equally tasteful in its design; equipped with a fireplace and comfortable sofas. There's books on the bookshelf available but for avid reader I'd recommend bring your own readings as choice is limited.
The hotel is in between 2 towns, Tanah Rata and Brinchang. We walked to Brinchang town with a 15mins walk and from there to the famous Brinchang Nightmarket. In Brinchang you can find grocery shops and there's also many steamboat restaurants in the area using organic vegetables.For those who do not want to walk, share a cab! It's only RM8 per cab from hotel to Brinchang. You can't walk from the hotel to Tanah Rata, but a RM10 cab will do the trick. There's travel agencies, Starbucks, foot reflexology, grocery shops, coffee shops serving chicken rice etc and restaurants serving fusion cuisines.
Afternoon tea in Jim Thompson Tea Room was relaxing and good. At RM60, you get an afternoon tea for 2pax or 35RM for one. You get good sandwiches, an assortment of cakes and pastries and their freshly baked scones (ohhhh I love it with their "Devon" clotted cream!!) You can also choose from one of their Seri Songket tea selection.
We also had breakfast and dinner in the dining room. Breakfast was okay but dinner wasn't outstanding. This, I think is the only fault I can find with the hotel. There's also a Japanese restaurant in the hotel but during our short stay there it was booked for an event so we didn't have a chance to try it out.
In general, staffs were happy to serve you but if you're looking for tours I'd recommend you check out online before your trip commence or check out other options in Tanah Rata before going to the hotel for recommendations as it is going to be more expensive that way. The food was a little of a letdown for the hotel. Rooms were clean and tastefully designed while service was prompt and courteous.
I'd recommend this hotel to anyone who is interested to go to Cameron Highlands. (P.S: I did not see a swimming pool in the hotel)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amidst tea plantations and rolling hills, this boutique hideaway promises all the splendour, romance and nostalgia of Cameron Highlands’ grand colonial heritage.Tall French doors, timber-beamed ceilings and plantation shutters add colonial charm and a touch of nostalgia to our rooms.Enjoy a refreshing round of golf, a pink-cheeked ramble along jungle trails, or a leisurely walk through tea plantations and strawberry farms. To recover, you can have a cup of tea in the drawing room, or a tea bath at the Spa Village, or you may simply choose to spend the day curled up with a good book by the fireplace.Cameron Highlands Resort is situated on the largest hill retreat in Malaysia, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, lush greenery, rolling hills and Tudor-styled cottages. The luxurious boutique Resort features 56 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites, and fronts Cameron Highlands' 18-hole golf course. It also houses the third wellness centre of the award-winning Spa Village group, which offers exotic treatments focusing on the healing and restorative properties of tea. Located in the state of Pahang, approximately 200 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands is a beautiful holiday destination and the only place where you can find tea plantations and strawberries in Malaysia. At about 1,500 metres above sea level, it is the highest area on the mainland and enjoys a cool climate and fresh air, with temperatures ranging between 15° and 25° Celsius. Much of the character of the highlands remains unchanged since colonial times. It is endearingly known to some as the 'little corner of England in Asia'. The cool climate on the picturesque plateau and its surrounding hills and forest make this a popular retreat for golfing, jungle trekking and exploration of the many plantations and gardens. Cameron Highlands Resort is ideal all year round for families, honeymooners and holidaymakers out to satiate their appetites for trails, tales and tradition. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cameron Highlands Hotel Tanah Rata
- Cameron Highlands Resort Tanah Rata