The Smokehouse Hotel Cameron Highlands
Old English feel............
Ye Old Smokehouse.......a perfect name for a perfect place! Loved the old english feel which I have experienced only through the novels I have read. The whole family loved it and would love to go back again. George Pillai the new manager was absolutely delightful in his hospitality and with all the little bits of information he gave us about the place and the Highlands on the whole. Loved the place in its entirety and with the Christmas tinsel gave it a more lovely festive feeling. The food is awesome though a little overpriced!!!! :-(
All in all a great place !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
crab service attitude and house rule
we ordered a set of afternoon tea with scone, a plate of sausage with mashed potato and a pot of hot chocolate for our two boys. surprise that they refuse to provide additional cup for my boy to have hot chocolate. obviously the pot of hot chocolate is cater for 2 cups volume. i dont think this is the right way of service quality and proportionate to the price they charge. its costly !!
suggestion - look from outside of the hotel, appreciate the look from far. dont enter the hotel. the maintenance is terrible. run down. far from the common UK standard of building maintenance quality.
The Highlands Best House
Do bears live in the woods....
The smokehouse next to the golf course complete with Red telephone box has been an Icon for soooooooo many years. It would be an insult to visit the Cameron Highlands and not stay there.
Dream of the Colonial days in a four poster bed
Unique Quality: Time has stood still here
Directions: Next to the Golf Course
Much Hyped-About Place
Very expensive place, and not offering value for money....... so you would be advised to take a look first and then try some other nicer place.
This is a place to live if you want a quiet private holiday. The design of the hotel is also very tudor styles.
A piece of Sussex parachuted into Malaysia
Rupert Brooke said : "Some corner of a foreign field that's forever England."
In this case it was literally true. The Hotel is a mock-tutor concoction that shouts "ENGLAND" at you.
The public rooms have their collections of horse brasses, floral sofas and 'horsey' knick-knacks.
The rooms are furnished with antiques, Four poster beds and flowery curtains.
The gardens could have been lifted straight from a Devonian Village, complete with a wishing well and red Telephone box.
The place was built with homesick colonials in mind - and no concession was made to Asian culture at all.
I rather like the story that the first owner was so pleased with his creation that he regularly put up a "Hotel Full" sign, so that he could enjoy the place in peace.
Unique Quality: Despite it's opulance, the place still has a feel of the "Fawlty Towers" about it - the roof leaks when it rains and the waiters have an interesting grasp of English at times.
What amused me most was the group of Germans in The bar one night, all decked out in their tweed jackets and pipes (not the women obviously) pretending to be English.
The following conversation tookk place :
Germans : "Good Evening, pleasent day old boy"
Me to Wife (in a semi whisper) "Don't mention the war"
Germans "What war ?"
Me : "Gulf, Gulf nothing to do with Europe"
Me to wife (behind hand) : "Mentioned it once but I think I got away with it !"
Wife : "Just don't do the silly walk."
Directions: Get a cab from Tanah Rata 4 Ringitt
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The Smokehouse Hotel Cameron Highlands
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- The Smokehouse Hotel And Restaurant By The Golf Course
Address: Tanah Rata, Pahang,, Pahang, 39007, Malaysia
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