Travel blog (Malaysia): Cameron Highlands Resort (A YTL Hotel) Review

Cameron highlands resort renovated room

Last July we took a few days off and travelled to the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. A place I remembered since young as a highland with clean air, fresh produce like fruits, vegetables and flowers, a cool place that many Malaysians and tourists love to go.

We took a bus from Singapore to Cameron Highlands, which is a long ride. You can read that post here if you’re thinking what are the transportation options to travel from Singapore to Cameron Highlands.

Which hotels to stay in Cameron Highlands?

After much research, we decided to stay at Cameron Highlands Resort (Ranked #2 on TripAdvisor) S$192/Night. We were comparing The Lakehouse (#1 TripAdvisor) and Strawberry Park (#3 TripAdvisor) as well but since this was our first time to Cameron Highlands together, plus we didn’t have a car there, so we decided to stay somewhere closer to town and newer hotel just for the sake of comfort.

So I think Cameron Highlands Resort has both qualities that we were looking for.

About: Cameron Highlands Resort

Cameron Highlands Resort is built as a long extension from an existing 1930s cottage with architecture dating from the 1070s. Beautiful and well-preserved colonial design with French doors, timber-beamed ceilings and plantation shutters. A beautiful, luxury English style hotel.

Our Stay at Cameron Highlands Resort

1. Deluxe Room –  S$192.47 per night (S$577.4 for 3 nights) including breakfast

Clean and renovated room with a touch of colonial heritage.
Room is well-maintained and equipped with all amenities needed (Bathrobes, in-room slippers, water boiler, coffee, tea etc)
We loved the little sitting area and the French doors, timber-beamed ceilings
Simple bathroom with no bathtub. Overall clean and new
Comfortable bed – very comfortable stay


2. Junior Suite

Due to a certain issue, we were upgraded to Junior Suite during the last night of our stay. Junior Suite is slightly bigger than the deluxe room, with 2 balconies and a bathtub.

Cameron Highlands Junior Suite – slightly bigger room
Junior Suite – Bathroom with separate shower
Cameron Highlands Junior Suite: Separate shower
Cameron Highlands Resort, Junior Suite: Balcony with golf course view

3. Hotel amenities and service

Service:  5 stars. Staff were very polite and tried their best to help whenever they can.

Afternoon tea: There is a Jim Thompson tea room in the hotel which is famous for their fancy 5-star afternoon tea. (RM60/pax)

Breakfast: There weren’t many selections at breakfast buffet but the breakfast ala-cart menu was pretty good. We especially loved the Malaysian local breakfast menu.

Snooker Table at the bar: There is a snooker table at the bar which is free for the hotel guests to play. We definitely had fun there playing a few games.

Jim Thompson Mystery Trail: Free for hotel guests depart everyday (9am and 3pm) except Sunday. It’s not a too difficult jungle walk, highly recommended even if you have children with you.

Spa: Very very good. We haven’t had such satisfying spa experience for a long time. We had 2.5 hours spa for only S$131 per person. The tea bath was unique and relaxing, definitely a highlight of our trip.

Cameron Highlands Resort Exterior
Jim Thompson Tea Room Afternoon Tea : RM60/Pax (S$19.2)
Afternoon tea for 2 – we skipped lunch just to have this! Lots of food
Snooker table free for hotel guests to play~
Free Jim Thompson Mystery Trail Hike – highly recommended
Soaking in tea while listening to some soothing music and watching a relaxing film.
What a lovely experience at Cameron Highlands Resort Spa
Massage room – Massage treatment was very good. One of the best we had in the recent month.

What do we love about this hotel?

  1. New and comfortable room – Comfort level 4.5/5
  2. Good location if you don’t have a car – walking distance to night market, smokehouse hotel for afternoon tea, and 10 minutes walk to Brinchang town where you can find all the food options there.
  3. Best Spa experience
  4. Great service
  5. Plenty of activities nearby – opposite golf course, free Jim Thompson Trail guided walk from the hotel.

What don’t we like about this hotel?

  1. Noise from the road – Although the hotel has a nice view overlooking the golf course, but because it’s located just beside the main road, it gets quite noisy when we opened the window. If you are light-sleeper, it could be a problem. We slept ok though.
  2. No shuttle bus – it would be nice if the hotel could provide a shuttle bus to the nearby attractions like BOH Tea or Brinchang town (it’s only 10 minutes walk, but would be nice to have a shuttle bus as it’s safer at night)

Watch video: Our Stay At Cameron Highland Resort

Watch video: A free guided tour to Jim Thompson Trail


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Note: This is not a sponsored post. All reviews were our own honest opinions.



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