The Lakehouse, Cameron Highlands
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I think that John has the curry left over from the night before and left on the radiator for breakfast. He turned a pale shade of grey as his tongue fell off. He said that it was the hottest thing he had ever tasted. I find that hard to believe coming from Birmingham. After much faffing around with the car hire man we set off from the hotel on our …
Wat een geweldig hotel! Typisch Engelse cottage charme, met uitzicht op de jungle en een prachtig meer. Bij aankomst was de service voortreffelijk. Koffers (dat waren er nogal wat) werden naar de kamer gebracht en wij kregen een refreshment in de lounge: lemon grass juice en verfrissende doekjes. Na een check-in maakten we buiten wat foto's en …
Yet more rain awaited us in the Cameron Highlands. We are told that although the highlands have a temperate climate, heavy rain & thunderstorms are very unusual here at this time of year (the monsoon season should have ended in february). The highlands are very lush green. Parts of this area are very reminiscent of England and indeed as Luke …
... to lead us. The branches became routes of trees, but as we still needed to go up the hill it got harder. We got muddier. We could hear thunder, and needed to get out quick. It got darker and still got harder, we kept going up and seemed to be no ending. Despite the bits that got tough, we were so glad to do it that way and not by driving up. We walked through clouds with the enchanted forest feel around us. Even though clear sky would of been amazing for views, we got such ...
Headed out for a trip around the area, picked up early by our guide in a Land Rover and with a french family and a Dutch couple off we went. Our first port of call was Brunung Brinchang one of the highest mountains in the Camerons, the climb took us up past huge Tea Plantations and up through the Mossy Forest as you can imagine steep very windy and the road was narrow, shher drop to one side. We passed cyclists and trekkers, they must be mad ! At the top we climbed a tower ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Lakehouse, Cameron Highlands Ringlet
Relaxing, quaint, very English
Lovely quaint English Hotel. Great escape location and house for couples. Romantic rooms with antiques, good service, ok food, lovely log fire, nice cream tea in the afternoons! Would not spend too long here though - 2 nights max as can get a little too quiet. No real atmosphere in the hotel.
We spent two nights here in November 2006. The welcome is warm and friendly, the hotel is clean and very well presented (our room and bathromm were beautifuil) and photogenic. The gardens are good for queit conmtemplation though the main road does have its share of noisy vehicles during the day.
We booked for two night but it became one. We didnt know the staff was there to be trained so many things went wrong...
We found the atmosphere very silent, introvert, i almost didnt dare to talk. They tried really hard to act English but it went wrong.
The food was really average and service very unpersonal. There was a set menu (we didnt want, sorry) and we had to agree the dinnertime (which I don't like to do at my vacation). The room was spacious but very minimal decorated without tv and without airco!
Wouldn't go back.
One of the best place in the Cameron Highlands
The hotel is located at the beginning of the Cameron Highlands so that the travel is not too long. This is an old england house. The service is friendly and with the typical tea time. The room have to be seen because you're both in an other world and in Malaysia !
Excellent all round
Stayed for 3 nights in family suite. Lovely place, well maintained, good service & manager Krishnen makes an effort to meet everyone. Very relaxing place, need to bring lots of books etc if you're not driving as there's not much to do nearby. Food can be pretty expensive so try to eat elsewhere if you're heading out. FYI places we tried : Brinchang (avoid Cameron Highlands restaurant, OK Tuck gd), Tanah Rata (try T Cafe, nice place for scones/cakes), Ringlet (avoid Golden Ship, nothing else much here).
Overall, wonderful atmosphere, you can book this place confidently.
Olde Worlde hotel of great charm
Stayed here in March 2006 and were upgraded to a room with a four poster bed. Everything about the hotel is based on olde worlde English inns. Service is good and the food very English though not really authentic tasting. Would stay here again if we ever return to Cameron Highlands which I guess are worth a visit once if on route.
The wonderful service starts the moment you step into the small but cosy lobby of the hotel. In fact I would hesitate to call this a hotel, cos it is so warm and unlike the typical cold and impersonal hotel. It feels more like the home of a good friend.
Having driven from Kuala Lumpar,stopping off at Fraser's Hill on the way[which I would recommend giving a miss as it feels as if it has had its day and was very run down] the Lakehouse was just what we needed.The manager Krishna welcomed us warmly and for an unknown reason we were upgraded to a junior suite.The room was very spacious,had a lovely four poster bed,huge bathroom and fruit laid out for us.Being in such a quiet area you do feel slightly at the hotels mercy regarding food and drinks which we found to be on the expensive side and if i travel all the way to Malaysia I dont really want traditional English fayre.Unlike the previous reviewer we did eat locally-when leaving the hotel,turn left and about five minutes down the road on the right hand side is what looks like shop units.We found a little indian restaurant and the owner gave us a lovely selection of food to try.Our meals for two and four beers cost less than a main course at the hotel.However if cost is not an issue the hotel restaurant did look very appealling.
This was a welcome respite from the heat and humidity of Penang. It was exceedingly English which was a bit weird but pleasant nevertheless. We stayed in the honeymoon suite which is still really cheap, cavernous in size and with the funkiest bathroom I have ever seen, which was almost as big as the bedroom!