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Awana Hotel
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Genting Highlands
Reviewed March 6, 2013

First contact after the border in KL is with the lady to book the taxi to go to Genting. Fixed rate of 217,50 Myr. I pay 300.--, take my change and my voucher and leave. I have an habit to check the change I am given back. I should have 82.50 but she only gave me back 72.50, so i go back to the counter and she immediatelly & naturally gave me the 10.--Myr that she was about to put in her bag... First impression tells it all !! Too bad. Now to Awana Hotel in Genting : it should have been top class 25-30 years ago when they opened it. Signs of time already appear everywhere, broken handle at nearly every window, outdoor activities stopped or broken, sport center with no adapted material for kids, only one buggy working, etc etc the list is long. The place is nice, the staff is cool, and the hotel is clean, but it seems to me that this hotel is in "auto" mode and there is no managment or no will to develop or repair things....saddly. The food buffet was always fresh and tasty with ample choice. At the massage center they are very good, and the kids totally loved the heated swimming pool. But few good points compare to many defaults doesn't add it up for me. I will try elswhere with my familly next time.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

I found this resort to be the best one among the entire group of resorts of Resort World. Its a huge , lush green, well maintained resort. Its greenery, huge golf course and calm environment separate this from other properties of the group like First World, Maxim etc. While, the main complex of casinos, theme park and hotels may attract people with small kids and tourists who do not mind concrete jungles even on vacations. However, one could still enjoy these facilities while staying in a calm and beautiful environment, few miles away at Awana. There is a regular bus service at every half an hour from Awana to first world and theme park complex and back. Another exciting way to commute between these two properties is the rope way. Buses ply frequently between rope way station and Awana. when i booked at Awana, it was because i did not get an accommodation at the first world resort. However, after having seen both the places and staying at Awana i really felt good on having booked at Awana! Its a great value for money option too. It has got sports facilities, huge professional Golf course, a swimming pool and lots of lush greenery and a great climate. So, if that is your Idea of vacation, go for it!

Room Tip: Try n book on Higher floors i.e. 10th (Higher the better) and above to have a splendid view.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank indrajitkumar4
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Awana golf and country resort is located in Genting Highland which is the flagship integrated resort developed by Genting Group. It is nestled on a mountain peak (maximum elevation about 1860m) within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia. Resorts World Genting is operated by Genting Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as Resorts World Bhd), which also operates Awana chain of resorts & hotels. It is accessible by car from Kuala Lumpur in one hour, or also accessible by a cable car called Genting Skyway (3.38 km)which at its opening used to be the world's fastest and South East Asia's longest gondola lift. Be enthralled by the Resort's crispy cool air, abundant greenery and lush panoramas. For total comfort and relaxation, nothing beats the newly-refurbished Double Deluxe and Superior Deluxe Rooms at the Resort. These charmingly-designed rooms with delightful fittings, comfortable furnishing and yes, breath-taking views, are truly a “home away from home”. there

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Hotel is surrounded by greenery at hill top. a small pond and very nice sitting place is also there inside the hotel.
hot water swimming pool is just awesome in cold breeze...
staff is very friendly. and good hospitality.
must try place is spa of the hotel.
best foot spa ever had in my life! even better than Thailand.
must go for it.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

We went to awana on 2nd February for a short break and we stayed in deluxe room. It was spacious and i just love it! there are 2 queen bed which is more than i need because it's just the two of us in the room.

CHECK-IN/ CHECK-OUT
everything was smooth except we thought that the check-in time was at 12pm as stated in Agoda. The real time is 3pm. we arrived early and was a bit disappointed. But the reception lady was so nice and greet us warmly. Check-out time is at 12pm

ROOM
We request for a room above 20th floor and facing the golf course which we get it! we stayed on the 24th floor and the view was so beautiful.. It is a bit hot in the evening as it is facing the sunset but it is so great in the morning with the cold weather.

PARKING
No problem.

SKYWAY,GENTING THEME PARK
The resort provide shuttle bus for a transfer to the skyway which only took 5 minutes from the resort and if you would like to go by car to the top, it only take around 10-15 minutes!

RESTAURANT
there are three restaurant at the resort but I only managed to try the breakfast at the main restaurant. Food was nice and there are also food for vegetarian.

ACTIVITIES
there are a lot of thing you can do in the resort. There are swimming pool, Spa, snooker, bird park, jungle trekking and of course, golfing.

overall, this place is perfect for those who want to enjoy great scenery and relax. I choose this resort at first rather than the hotel on top because of the more relaxing environment. Enjoy!

Room Tip: if you want deluxe room, choose the one above 20th floor for an extensive view. Facing the golf cour...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Being an avid cyclist and trekker, I love visiting the places where you have a scope for both and when a holiday plan to the hill station of Resorts World Genting came along, I couldn’t resist the temptation. My friends booked the stay for 3 days at the Awana Genting Highlands, a popular resort there. Antilog Vacations website gave us a very good Malaysia deal at bulk rate( including KL) & was a reasonable tour package.Located between the Selangor and Pahang states of Malaysia at an altitude of close to 2000 mt, the place as well as the hotel (which came under the purview of Awana chain of resorts & hotels) is operated Genting Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as Resorts World Bhd).

Our room was in the tall tower building bordering the reception area and was six or seven levels in height and had awesome panoramic views. Our next door neighbours who incidentally were leaving when we arrived were experienced travellers and had stayed in a number of resorts and they too recommended the place highly as we entered our room.

It was a grand room with an exotic looking carpet which covered the 500 sq ft area in almost its entirety. The resort had both rooms and condo/apartment types. Our superior deluxe hotel room located on the top floor had a balcony with breathtaking view of the green tropical forest and with cool breeze blowing; the evenings were well spent even staying indoors.

The travel operator guy showed us around the hotel and gave us trips to some nearby places like the serene 9-hole Awana Golf Resort. Moreover as the Genting Highlands serve as the end point of the concluding stage in the famous Tour de Langkawi cycling race, I personally requested the manager to arrange for a trip to the same and I was delighted when he complied with my request.

Thus friendly people and an eager tour operator gave us the perfect stay at Awana.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We played golf here for two days. Excellent mountain course. Ofcourse it rains here everyday, but that is part of the fun. The course has a few challenging holes.

The restaurants offer very good food and can customize to your tastes. We had a big banquet style dinner and the food was served promptly. All our needs were met without even asking. Have great memories of this resort and highly recommend this place on your next visit to Genting.

Did not use other amenities, so unable to comment on them.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Km 13, Genting Highlands 69000, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Genting Highlands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Genting Highlands
Price Range: $73 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Awana Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 410
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Indulge in five-star luxury while taking in breathtaking views of a majestic mountain range landscape within the comforts of your room. ... more   less 
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