I stayed in this place for only one night though this place had a lovely view of Mount Brinchang at God-only-knows- how many thousand metres above sea level.
Why did I leave?
Well, I think many would agree with me that even at USD$53 , with a famous brand name and all, this place has seen better days. Let me sum up my miseries:
1)The room was sad, tired looking, with partying insects, and most of the facilities (swimming pool ) were not opened at all.
2) The food was also expensive and one day of sampling it left with a thirsting rage for simpler fare
3)This place is enormously popular with tour groups so you'll be faced with crowds and screaming kids during meal times.
Unique Quality: Ugh unique qualities? The only savers I can think of is that it's the first hotel that you'll encounter after travelling on the simpang pulai highway and it's supposedly the highest hotel in the whole of malaysia. Other than that, the place is simply run-down.
it's the only chain hotel up in cameron highlands.. therefore, it's also very popular.. during the time i was there, the place was full as it was during the chinese new year festive season.. but if you're going there and you want a decent hotel for sure.. this is the place to go..
Unique Quality: there is range from hotel rooms to suites.. as well as apartments with gogeous views overlooking the valley..
Directions: just keep going all the way to the top.. you can't miss it..
I and my wife, aged 60 & 53 are planning to visit Malaysia in December for a Week. We wanted to go to KL, then Cameron highlands and finally to Penang. From KL which would be the best comfortable mode of transportation to go to cameron and penang? Can i go by bus or train? Any replies are appreciated. Thanks!
hi there.. try this website for info on going to camerons.. http://www.cameronhighlands.com/location/..
as for penang, i would recommend taking the bus.. for a more comfotable ride, take the executive buses which has 3 seats across instead of four.. more leg room for a less rm10 extra.. the train only take you to butterworth with is on mainland.. it'll be quite a hassle to get across to the island from there..
hope this helps.. have a great trip! :)
From KL to Penang, you could take a flight. It don't cost that much especially if you book early.
Normal - RM90 one way
Early booking - as low as RM20 with air asia.
If you choose to take the coach to Penang, I think it will take about 5 - 6 hours. However, travelling by coach can be interesting if you travel by day. You will be passing by really beautiful areas - hills with lots of greenery.
Take the bus since you will be making a stop over in Cameron before moving on to Penang. Then fly back to KL from Penang by plane. Make sure you pre-book your flight though.
Recommended Airline: Airasia
Recommended Coach: Plusliner/ Executive
Recommended Hotel: Equatorial (Cameron Highlands)
Recommended Hotel: Gurney Hotel (Penang)
Take some motion sickness pill before you take the bus up to Camerons. Maybe going up ain't that bad, but coming down can be quite horrible. If you take the train, you gotta stop at Tapah and change to bus or cab. I'd recommend you to stay in Bala's Chalet. Wonderful scones. The staff would conveniently pick you up from the bus stop in Tanah Rata. They'd send you to town whenever you need a ride. No extra charge at that too! www.balaschalet.com
Penang, if you're going from KL, I recommend the 24 seater bus or was it 28.. 3 seats across, very comfortable, cost somewhere about 22 ringgit and its the red busses called Konsortium. You can take the Plusliner but... it Cost the same if not a ringgit more and the seat ain't as comfortable as Konsortium's.
all suggestions were great, listen to them. one thing you MUST observe, the road going up cameron is nerrow and winding. you must prepare yourselves before going-up or coming down. i warn this as i could see you 2 are senior travellers.
one more thing, make it a must to visit the tea farm. selamat datang.
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Address: Kea Farm, Brinchang, , Pahang, 39100, Malaysia