Accomodations in Cameron Highlands
I am presently based in Cameron Highlands but we sometimes like to stay at some of the hotels. Sort of our romantic getaway. We do it on special occasion like birthdays and anniversary. Below are some of the places we have stayed. As mentioned in my previous review on hotels in Port Dickson, these are my comments, how I felt when I stayed there. They might have done some renovations or upgrading. I hope this will be some help to you.
Hotels in Cameron Highlands
This is a Boutique Hotel that is made to resemble a charming English style inn. It is located on a hill overlooking lush greenery, so you won’t be able to hear the traffic below. This inn was actually a boarding school in 1934 for European expatriate children with teachers recruited from England. They started with 150 pupils and 22 teachers. It’s a very charming place and is very peaceful. Especially at night. I feel that it’s the cheaper version of the Smokehouse. The rooms are also decorated to match their English Inn theme but there is no phone so room service is out of the question. Their scones is a must try. I personally feel it’s much better than the ones sold in the Ye Olde Smokehouse.
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We stayed there during the November school holidays. I normally avoid staying at hotels during school holidays, because I like some peace and quiet. But it was our anniversary. We had dinner outside and later check in into Heritage. The hotel is located in Tanah Rata town just behind the Convent School. It is located on a hill so it’s quite a distance for those people who don’t like walking to town. But with cool Cameron fresh air, taking a slow stroll to town will be wonderful. The room we got was large and overlooking some hills. It was beautiful. If you are looking for a hotel near to town this is the best place.
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Natasya Resort Cameron Highlands
Natasya Resort Cameron Highlands offers cosy apartment style accommodation in the Kea Farm area. They are located within the same premises of Equatorial Hotel Cameron Highlands. Reason being is that Perwanza which owns Natasya Cosmetic bought over some of the apartment units from the Hotel Equatorial. The apartments were refurbished, so they look brand new. The reception is located in a building called the entertainment complex on the left at the road entry to Equatorial Hotel. The hotel doesn`t have any food outlets. But you don’t have to worry about food as Brinchang is just 4km away. And on every Fridays and Saturdays there is the night market there.
Equatorial Cameron Highlands (now Copthorne Cameron Highlands)
Equatorial Cameron Highlands is easy to locate as it is the biggest hotel in Cameron Highlands. It is situated at the top of the mountain about 1,628 meters above sea level and is easily accessible from Simpang Pulai and also Tapah. The resort offers two options for accommodation which is the apartment or a hotel rooms. Just note that the apartment doesn’t have cooking facilities. There are two restaurants and two lounges in the hotel. It’s located just walking distance from Kea Farm so you are able to walk to Kea Farm and also Raju Strawberry Farm. Now its called Copthorne Cameron HIghlands
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Holiday Homes in Cameron Highlands
Apart from hotels, there are numerous idivually rented apartments. These are apartments bought and renovated by certain individuals and rented on daily basis like hotel rooms. You can choose from three bedroom to even studio apartments depending on your requirements. Most apartments have hot water showers, cable tv with numerous channels and kitchen where you can cook. For the muslim people coming up, I would suggest you look for apartments rented out for muslim people in partcular. Reason being is |I have noticed some people bringing dogs to some of these apartments and the cooking facilities might be used to cook a non halal meat.
In Cameron Highlands there are a lot of accomodation, but my suggestion is to book a room before you come up. I have seen people sleeping in cars are there are no more rooms available especially on peak holidays like Chinese New Year, Labour Day and so on. See you next time on more of my Travels at Malaysia.