A group of us had visited the Banjaran last week before having our buffer dinner at the Pamelo restaurant. We are hosted by Mr. Wong, GM of Sunway Ipoh and Adeline from Banjaran.
We do not stay overnight at the resort, but the short visit really change our perception about luxury resort or retreat at Malaysia, especially at the small city like IPOH. The jungle walk from the Lost World of Tambun to the Banjaran is amazing. I could not remember my last trip when I walked in the jungle or bushes not to mention visiting all the caves that feel serene and peaceful. The meditation cave makes me feel very calm and I would love to come back again to have a bottle of wine at the Jeff cellar at another cave. The food at Pamelo is fantastic. My marinated beef is tasty so as the steam salmon. The service is five star and very helpful.
I have visited many luxury resort in this corner of the world, I could recognise which resort is real, which resort is fake. For Banjaran, it is a real resort in a real location. It is so quite, so peaceful, so serene and so natural. You feel so close to the nature, with the mountain as a backdrop. When you pay top dollar for a 5 star resort or retreat, you want to treat your soul and off course your body as well. The Banjaran Spa comes in handy. I would like to stay in a place where you could feel at ease and at peace before you could find your soul. To all the five star resort, like the Aman, taking care of your guest accommodation is the basic requirement; the main challenge is taking care of your guest soul / feeling. That is the hardest part. For Banjaran, the REAL THING makes it easy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is an integrated luxury wellness and spa retreat in Ipoh. The 5-star retreat is situated on a 16.19 Acre valley nestled within a cluster of towering limestone hills and features a combination of natural caves, pristine jungle, waterfalls and geothermal hot springs. It is a self-contained sanctuary consisting of 25 luxury villas offering holistic wellness and spa experiences inspired by authentic Malaysian practices. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat Hotel Ipoh