Unique Sleeps: Amazing hotels hand picked by Expedia Experts. Cameron Highlands Resort, Malaysia
The Cameron Highlands Resort greets us as we take the final bend up the mountain, its grandeur rising up like a castle through the mist.
We’ve driven three hours on winding roads to escape the hustle and humidity of Kuala Lumpur, and to see a different side of Malaysia. What greets us is almost the stuff of Malaysian folklore.
It’s cooler up here than the city. The landscape has changed and is filled with rolling green tea plantations, the tallest of trees and gorgeous forest covered slopes. The air smells cleaner; the mood more romantic, the feeling of cosyness and warmth envelops us.
In a region known for its tea, it seemed fitting a freshly brewed, hot cup is presented upon our arrival. Our deluxe room, on the hotel’s second floor, overlooks the neighbouring golf course. It’s decorated with the same British colonial touches we had come to love of its sister The Majestic, Kuala Lumpur. Our four-poster king sized bed looks out at a small living area and private balcony. More extensive suites are named after historical figures – the Jim Thompson suite comes complete with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living area. Marble bathrooms are filled with luxurious toiletries, fluffy towels and our bed adorned with towel shaped swans and “Welcome to CHR” spelt out in flower petals and foliage.
At turn down each night, a rose was left on my pillow, a crystal vase appearing the next night after I saved the bloom in my water glass. These little touches of sweetness are icing on the Cameron Highlands teacake.
The area is famous for tea and strawberries – much of this evident in the way visitors to the area spend their days. High teas with clotted cream and strawberries on scones, picnics amongst the tea plantations, tea factory tours and strawberry picking are all on the agenda should you wish to leave the comfort of your resort.