Banjaran Hotsprings resort is truly an oasis of calm - I felt all my stress and worries melt away once I arrrived at the resort. It is a far cry from the old Tambun hotsprings - but the lush surrounding with the linestone hills and caves remain, and is made more majestic with some man-made landscaping. It is also everything they describe it to be espcially the luxurious comfort of our garden villa with its private plunge pool.
We had planned this trip some months back and took a package that included meals at Pomelo and Jeff's Cellar as well as a spa treat. Everything was simply amazing from the service to the ambience and comfort. We could have spent a few more days enjoying the facilities - our villas, the yoga sessions, Jeff's Cellar (breathtaking restaurant in a limestone cave), steam cave, hot and cold dipping pools, Dr Fish spa, crystal cave and the jewel in the crown? - the Spa. All of us were very happy with our massage therapists who were well-trained and worked their magic well on us.
The GM, Ms Lyba Godio and her team are doing an amazing job with the place and in making their guests feel at home. The staff go out of their way to help, and was pretty resourceful in helping us take pictures and solving problems, even late into the night!
We think that the fish spa do not have enough fishes - they don't "bite" in the evening after having their fill throughout the day. And one other issue we had were the monkeys - there could be more signages on their presence and what not to do - we had monkeys raiding our villa (as we had left some food out on the table) and "harassing" one of us on the common walkway.
Despite that It's an ideal place to spend some quality time with either your loved ones or with your friends. I'd go back there again!
- 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 22.7 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 45 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