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
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.
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.
What do we love about this hotel?
- New and comfortable room – Comfort level 4.5/5
- 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.
- Best Spa experience
- Great service
- Plenty of activities nearby – opposite golf course, free Jim Thompson Trail guided walk from the hotel.
What don’t we like about this hotel?
- 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.
- 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)
A short video about our stay at Cameron Highlands Resort in 2017
Watch video: A free guided tour to Jim Thompson Trail
Read more about our Cameron Highlands trip:
- Bus ride from Singapore to Cameron Highlands
- Day trip sight-seeing in Cameron Highlands (Boh Tea Plantation, Rose Valley, Honey Farm)
- Afternoon tea at the lovely Smokehouse hotel (just 8-10 minutes walk from Cameron Highlands resort)
Note: This is not a sponsored post. All reviews were our own honest opinions.