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Colmar Tropicale, Berjaya Hills
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Reviewed October 28, 2006

Noticed that there are not too many reviews about this hotel in Tripadvisor, so thought it would be useful to put in some of my experiences with this hotel to help other travellers who are thinking of staying here.

The hotel lived up to its French-theme resort in a sort of way....The architecture of the hotel is very unique in a sense that it occupies the entire resort. All the buildings with the flowered balconies are actually the hotel rooms spread across the entire sprawling resort. That said, checking into your room can be a hassle if it is located at the other end of the street. The reception area is located at the front of the resort's entrance while our room is located in Azalea (all the buildings are named after flowers) which is a relatively short walk from the reception area.

The initially feeling once you enter the resort is amazement. We've been to Europe for our honeymoon and the resort actually reminds us of some of the architecture in Germany and Austria (didn't see this kinda buildings in Paris anyway).

THE ROOMS
The rooms we got has two bedrooms with a kitchenette. Although the unit is big, the furnishing seems a little run down. The sofas in the living room sinks the moment you sit on it and the 4-poster bed is way too firm. Feels like cheap quality mattress if you ask me. Didn't enjoy sleeping on the bed.

AMENDITIES
The resort has a few restaurants and the quality of the food is relatively OK., not incredibly good. But if you really don't like the food, you don't have a choice unless you leave the resort and venture into KL which is quite a long drive away. The resort is located in the mountains and it is quite isolated. No cinemas, 7-11, KFC, MacDonalds, etc. Furthermore, not all the restaurants are opened 24-hrs. If you are hungry in the middle of the nite, you have no choice but to eat what is offer by the hotel. Guess that is why they have a kitchenette.

They also have a relatively small swimming pool within the resort itself. There's a viewing tower and a Clock tower which you can climb up and view the entire resort. The Clock Tower is surrounded by a moat with some swans and it looks absolutely wonderful at night. Think there is also a small pub, amusement arcade with a few machines, a pottery/handicraft centre and some other al-fresco style cafe. That's about it in the resort.

If you have extra time to spare, you can take a shuttle ferry to the rabbit farm or the Japanese Gardens where there is a Japanese Tatami Spa (which incidentally is very expensive and over-rated) with a small gift-shop. The ferry service is free, but you need to pay for the entrance fees to the Rabbit Farm.

FOOD
Like I've mentioned, the food isn't really that great, but then again, you don't have a choice once you've stayed in the resort as you simply can't walk to the next alternative dining place...you're on a mountain for heaven's sake. When we were there, there weren't that many people, however the waiters in the restauarants are not able to cope with the workload as they only have a handful of waiters (noticed that this is typical with most of the Msian hotels). As a result of this, getting a table is extremely slow. Because they are understaffed, cleaning the plates off the tables left by the previous patrons is also very slow. In other words, don't expect too much from the dining experience.

CONCLUSION
Although the weather in Colmar is relatively cool, there is nothing much to do there. It is simply a place for you to relax and enjoy the quiet mountain. If you are thinking of bringing teenagers there, there is nothing for them. At least the younger children can be easily entertained by the rabbit farm or handicraft shop.

  • Stayed: September 2004, traveled with family
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13  Thank Raychan
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Reviewed February 22, 2006

My husband & I stayed for 2 nights. The staff were friendly, courteous & helpful. However, the room was a bit dirty and the aircon was working only some of the time. Nature lovers would appreciate this place as you can see giant bugs and very big spiders everywhere. The weather is only cooler at night and in the early morning. Breakfast provided was simple like nasi lemak, yogurt, fruits, tarts, fried rice, fried noodles, etc.

There were some cafes and restaurants but no fastfood outlets. So, you may want to consider bringing some instant noodles to cook in your room if you do not wish to eat at the restaurants all the time.

Overall, it was a refreshing break!

  • Stayed: February 2006
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7  Thank YML
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Reviewed April 13, 2005

Colmar Tropicale resort is less than 45 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur, making it an easily accessible (by car) holiday spot. The resort is supposed to be "Olden Day French" themed, however I don't see how it is "French", except maybe for the design of the building exterior.

Nevertheless, it is a good place to go, especially for the locals or Asian tourists looking for something different. However, you may find the resort itself disappointing with not much to do or places to go. Almost everything at the resort revolves around the cobblestoned courtyard, which from one end to the other is about 250 meters long and less than 50 meters wide. However for our 3 yr. old son, it was safe and fun for him to run around without restraint!

If you are looking to just relax and not do much, the view of the hills and pleasant weather (clear blue skies, fresh air, and less humidity) is great, especially early in the morning at sunrise. Activities include horse/donkey riding, feeding swans, rabbit park, japanese tea garden (very pleasant & cool walk in the shade of trees) and massage/spa. They also have a pool but we did not see any lifeguard or attendants which was very worrying if you have young children that could wander off on their own.

We stayed in a one bedroom suite which had tiled floors, a balcony with a wonderful view of the hills. We chose the hill view for a more picturesque view instead of the golf course and one overlooking the courtyard (very noisy as they have live dance shows - not recommended for kids, about 3-4 times a day, with the last one at 9.30pm). The lounge was spacious, our King Size bed was ok, have slept in much better ones though and the food was good (asian ala-carte at coffee house & pizza shop) and service was good.

Overall, would recommend only a maximum of 3 days / 2 nights stay so you won't get bored. If you have more days to spend for a holiday, then suggest go to a beach resort or if you prefer the highlands, or somewhere even much cooler like Cameron Highlands (though much farther from KL). Would still come back though mainly because it is very close to Kuala Lumpur and makes a good quick weekend outing. It is also good for families with kids up to age of 8 or so.

  • Stayed: April 2005
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38  Thank ms328
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2018
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled with friends
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