We stayed at the First World Hotel for 2 nights on 15,16 March 08. We were 7 friends and we had a blast. Sure the hotel has some problems, but if you're not too particular about where you stay, its a great place.
The rooms were clean and comfortable, tho we were hardly ever in the rooms. The bathrooms are small, but one can manage. The check-in takes a long time and we were prepared for it. You need to go take a chit which has a number. We got ours at around 1 PM (no. 484) while no. 250 was being checked in. We dropped off our bags at the waiting counter and went across to survey the place. Lots and lots of places to eat, drink. We hit the casino asap and it was huge, but really crowded.
If you're a roulette fan, this is not the place for you. Its a minimum of 10 ringgit for number bets and 25 ringitts for outside bets (odd/even & black/red) There are so many people at the table, its just absurd. It takes 15 minutes after the spin for the casino to pay off bets which means you have to wait a Loooooooooong time for the next spin.
Hit the touchscreen roulette counter. They have around 75-100 touchscreen counters and a big screen tv which shows the ball being rolled into play.
If you've booked thru a travel agent, please be careful, they give you vouchers with the date on it. We didn't see that the indoor theme park vouchers were valid only on the 15th and we had to forfeit the voucher.
The outdoor theme park is great fun. Lots of rides for people of all ages. Plenty of places to eat as well.
Tip: pick up some bottles of water, snacks from the closest 7-11 at a petrol station on the way as water and drinks are more expensive than in KL.
All in all a nice fun place especially for people in colleges/ youngsters and groups of friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The world's largest hotel First World Hotel is adjoined to the First World Plaza, which boasts 500,000 sq feet of indoor theme park, shopping centre and food galore. A lush, grand tropical rainforest greets guests at the main entrance of the First World Hotel, followed by a spacious Spanish courtyard lobby. All rooms are comfortably furnished with modern amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1st World Hotel
- First World Genting Highlands
- Hotel First World