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16 Oct 2012

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Review: Cameron Highlands Resort

Last year, Capt'n Hook booked us into Cameron Highlands Resort (CHR) to celebrate BoiBoi and my birthday. We stayed a total of 2 nights and we have to say we're charmed by not only the resort but the staff as well.

A Welcoming Hot Chrysanthemum Tea & Warm Towel

Jim Thompson Tea Room

Highlands Bar

Jim Thompson Tea Room

Sitting Area In Front Of Koi Pond

We have stayed here, formerly known as Merlin Inn, prior to YTL's refurbishment of this building across the golf course. Since this is a YTL's resort... everything just spell posh and the best thing of all... is the service which is of course excellent at all times. Kudos to the management in training the staff to be on all alert. Every little gesture is appreciated.

Four Posters Bed in Deluxe Room

Sitting Area in Deluxe Room

Dressing Table in Deluxe Room

Bathroom in Deluxe Room

As I've read the reviews on Tripadvisor, CHR have this ceremonial of lighting up the fire place at 7.00pm everyday and they actually allow guests to do the honour. Capt'n Hook arranged to have this done for both of us as he casually mentioned that it was our birthday. We were even served cocktail after that. The staff had a little accident while doing that and the manager on stand by was very apologetic.

By the time we got back to our room after dinner, surprise surprise... we have a beautiful birthday cake together with a framed picture of BoiBoi and I lighting up the fireplace.

The Cake On The Left Is Ordered From Normah And On The Right Is By CHR, Both Choc Fudge!

One thing to highlight, they have turn down service and on the first evening, BoiBoi's Beary got a star treatment as he had left Beary on the bed before we went out for dinner. The next night, the rose was casually placed on the bed.

After Turn Down Service

Beary & Rose

To summarised, CHR is a nice place to chill out with every little attention of details taken care of, all you need to do is a book and a mug of hot chocolate to sit by the fireplace or balcony. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The only one nagging thing which almost every guests would complain is the noise from the vehicles passing by the main road. In the still of the night, the sound does get magnified. Since we lived in a noisy area, it doesn't really posed a problem for us. If you're a light sleeper, just let them know when you place your booking so that they'll place you on higher floor.


Other Cameron Highlands posts in this series:

Cameron Highlands Resort
By The Golf Course,
39000 Tanah Rata,
Cameron Highlands, 
Pahang, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3 2783 1000
GPS: N 4° 28' 15.67", E 101° 22' 12.41"


choi yen said...

Very nice hotel indeed~

Baby Sumo said...

We've stayed here 3 times, really love it. I heard they're gonna install a heated pool soon.

Sean said...

i've never stayed here before, but i'd like to. looks like the perfect place for an idyllic escape =)

Little Corner of Mine said...

It sure looks very nice, like the deco. and everything.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

what a place for a holiday! i miss holidays!

babe_kl said...

Choi Yen, yes it was

Baby Sumo, seriously? Where do they find space? lol my BoiBoi would love it!

Yes Sean but if you have problem with noise at night, it might not be that quiet

LCOM, yeah, it was kinda English

Rita, I thot you just went for one??? hehe but we won't get enough of holidays, don't we?