First World Hotel

Genting Highlands Resort, Genting Highlands, Pahang, 69000, Malaysia
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Fourth Largest Hotel in the World

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 14, 2011

it is a third class budget hotel in the Genting Highlands Area and it has the larges shopping cum dining cum amusement park area in the Genting Highlands area. This huge hotel is the fourth largest hotel in the world by room counts at 6118 rooms (although the rooms especially the standard ones are really small hehehe) of which the Palazzo in Las Vegas is the largest hotel at present). 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 (please see my separate tips on these establishments ok). First World remains one of the favourite hotel among holiday makers in Genting Highlands and this joint is Operated by Resorts World Genting which also owns the Upscale Hotel Genting Nearby.

Unique Quality: besides being the fourth largest hotel in the world (again the rooms are very small see my pictures but if you upgrade to a world club room then it will be bigger). The Tv has no remote so you have to operate is manually and is not connected to international TV channels. They have no air conditioning but only ceiling fans (but hey it is already cold here at 5,700 feet above sea level ok). Just nearby is the casino and the amusement park and the first world plaza.

a caveat: checking in here especially on a friday can really bew a hassle as we waited for 2 hours just to get 4 rooms for our group.

Directions: Genting Highlands Resort, Genting Highlands, Pahang, 69000, Malaysia

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Crampy Ol Place

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 1, 2008

I was always reminded my colleagues to think positively. Think of challenges as opportunities. Well, this hotel gives me the opportunity to put positive thinking into play.

There are really three reasons why you should ever stay in this hotel:- 1. Your tour agency put you into this, 2. You are at Genting only for gambling, 3. Cost is a concern. Let me tackle this one at a time.

1. Tell your tour agency to allow you to move to another hotel if they are agreeable. The other hotels are not too costly in the first place.

2. Yes, this will be a good hotel for you.

3. Refer to point number 1.

So yes, this is a good hotel for those who are gambling all day and for those really living on bread and water.

Unique Quality: This three-star hotel is said to hold the distinct honour of having the most hotel rooms. Other than that, it's a plain jane and the furniture are pretty spartan in nature. The nicest thing about the hotel (and it's only so-so) is the vibrant colour seen on the exterior of the hotel. That speaks volume doesn't it? Avoid at all cost unless you want to experience what a caged animal feels like.

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Genting's most crowded Hotel

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 28, 2007

Don't go for this Hotel unless you are too specific about $$. We reached Genting at around 2 pm and it took 2 hours for us to Check-In to our room though the check-in time is 2 pm. Being world's largest hotel (in terms of no. of rooms), the service is very poor. They had very limited staff for the huge number of people.

I really felt bad about booking in this Hotel. For the Check-in you should take a token and wait. For me they asked to come after 1 hr after getting the token. There were only 4 counters for 1000's of people. I'm not sure how it will be during off season. I went there on 22nd December.

Unique Quality: The Hotel is quite big and rooms are neat. Television was not working properly, otherwise it was good. The indoor theme park and outdoor theme park is just next to the hotel.

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All in One

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 24, 2007

A relatively affordable accommodation with alot of amenities and facilities. The hotel has a casino, mini indoor theme park, located just next to the outdoor theme park and has plenty of shopping and dining areas.

Rooms are clean, nice and can be freezing cold if it rains. So do remember to pack some warm clothing.

Basically, it has nearly everything a family needs in Genting. Do checkout their haunted house and Ripleys' Believe It or Not attraction in the shopping mall.

Unique Quality: A lush, grand tropical rainforest greets guests at the main entrance of the First World Hotel, followed by a spacious Spanish courtyard lobby.

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Budget Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 12, 2007

1st night I stayed in the standard room which is small, with only a 2 single beds, 1 toilet and 1 shower room which is also SMALL, but of cos the price is cheap.

2nd night, stayed in the deluxe room. Its much more brighter and spacious. It also has 2 single beds, sofa, and bigger toilet. but the price is double of standard room. Breakfast included for 2. But food variety in First world... hmm.. can give it a missed.

Unique Quality: some rooms have windows but faced the wall, or another person room. Some rooms will be great views of Genting.

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World's largest hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 23, 2007

With 6,118 rooms, First World Hotel at Genting Highlands is now recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's largest hotel.
Besides recognition from the Guinness World Records, First World Hotel was also awarded a certificate for being "The Largest Hotel in the World" by "Ripley's Believe It or Not" in June 2006.

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.

Unique Quality: Banquet and meeting facilities,
business centre,
indoor theme park,
shopping centre,
cineplex,
casino,
non-smoking rooms (selected rooms),
connecting rooms (selected rooms),
handicapped facilities,
Internet access (selected rooms),
hot/cold water dispenser at the corridor,
car park (free parking)

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First World Hotel

by written on October 15, 2006

This is the newest hotel at Genting Highlands with its own indoor theme park and shopping centre. In fact, it is supposed to be the world's largest hotel, 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. I did not stay at this hotel but would like to try it when I visit Genting Highlands again :)

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Best hotel in store for us

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 3, 2006

Its a huge hotel having nearly 25 floors and 50 rooms on each floor with 10 lifts working, comfortable and fits in budget. The food is specially divided into Veg. and nonveg. section and the names to these sections are given as the INDIAN section and the MALYSIAn-FOREIGN section as the Indians are mostly Veggies.

Unique Quality: Cozy and comfortable rooms with 24 hrs room service, good Indian Spicy food and cheap.

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Colourful Great Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 26, 2006

A very fun hotel, good for family travelling with kids. So many unbelievable things. Forest in the lobby, with animal hanging on the tree and you can also hear many animal sounds. The room is ok, the good thing is you don't have to buy any mineral water cause they provide tap wateR (HOT & NORMAL) just outside your room. Isn't that good? save money .
theme park is just a step away from your hotel, also the food court.
Don't forget to bring your sweater, it's c c c cold.

Unique Quality: tap water

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Genting's Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 19, 2006

On August 2006, I stayed at Firtst World Hotel for 2 nights. I stayed in a Deluxe View Room, but no view at all. We could only see other buildings. Other than that, the hotel is good. It's very close to the mall, theme park. Overall it's a good hotel to stay.

Unique Quality: Drinking water supply. You don't have to buy mineral water, the drinking water tap is outside your room.

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Popular Hotel in Genting

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 28, 2006

It offers one of the cheapest accomodation at Genting Highland. I remembered the price can go really low if they are having a promotion.

Unique Quality: The bathroom is very small and the bathroon door is translucent. If you are bring your kids there, you may have have to bring them out before you take your shower.

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Colorful Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 19, 2005

This hotel is quite nice & lies just by the Theme Park. There are 2 big towers so ya have to walk a bit inside the hotel :) Nice & clean rooms.

Directions: 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia

Accomodation

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 22, 2005

This hotel is the largest in Malaysia however the rooms are not.The rooms are tiny except for the World Club rooms.Having more than 6000 rooms upon completion,the lobby is inevitably crowded.Checking in takes more than half an hour during peak period.Worst of all the facilities in the hotel is inadequate.If you prefer a more luxurious stay,you may wish to stay at the World Club room.

Unique Quality: Good view and next to First World Plaza.

Directions: If you get to Genting by bus,you will be at the terminal and just have to walk up.

If you get there by the Genting Skyway,follow the signs all the way to First World Hotel.All the hotels in Genting are connected.

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A lot of the same to choose from

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 22, 2005

First World is a 3-star hotel. We arrived on a holiday weekend which was extremely busy. We had to wait for a long time before we could check-in. The lobby was so packed with people coming and going that it felt more like an airport terminal. The decor is cheap and the room was small and plain.

Unique Quality: The best thing about this place is it's indoor theme park which our daughter loved. It's amazing what they packed inside. There are rollercoasters, fun houses, water slides, and even a snow playland. For those that like to gamble, there's Malaysia's only casino.

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The worst hotel

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 26, 2005

Stayed here for 5 days 4 nights. The hotel have no personal service. They boast the biggest hotel but seriously go to the other hotel. They are so huge they cant manage the crowd.

Imagine this, we arrive there about 4 am because of the arrangement withe coach and we cant go in until about 1 pm. Can you believe that we actually have to take queue number and about 11/12 they start calling the numbers.

The kids was so tired but there was no choice but to sit and wait. The kids sleep on the uncomfortable seats. It was the beginning of the nightmare.

There are so many lifts but only a few working and its always full.

The room is so small. The only thing you have is the bed , a small tv, a small toilet with shower that goes suddenly hot if the room next door using or suddenly too cold.

You cant get service here, I tried. Anothe family I bumped into in the crowded, slow lift change hotel halfway thru their holiday.

I would love to do the same but we have already make full paymet to our tour agent in Singapore.

I am sorry but there is nothing good I can say about this place. Stay away as far away as you can!!!!

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Address: Genting Highlands Resort, Genting Highlands, Pahang, 69000, Malaysia

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