I am assuming many of you will groan because you think it's a post on...
CORN...which was so sweet!
or the TEA plantation which they are famous for...
But why would I write about something so ordinary when that's not really what would excite all of you???
This post is basically the experience I had at a one of YTL's world class resort in Cameron Highlands.....To me, when I travel for a holiday, I am the type of person that wants to be pampered and not have to worry about anything (e.g., how dirty the room will be), even down to the food I eat. For that reason, I took a package for 3 days 2 nights with 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners at the resort. You can say I am boring not to explore but the food at the resort is just too good not to EAT!!! Here's why it was such an amazing experience..
Greeted by a christmasy entrance
Once at the reception, you will be greeted by friendly staff and told to sit down instead of standing up to check in, unlike other hotels. You will be served aromatic tea and a hot towel.... *this is the life*
A christmas wreath at the entrance to our room
Huge white room with a poster bed, a small living room, and even a balcony that overlooks a golf course
Do you see how the theme of the resort is consistent throughout? It's very English
Our package included a spa service as well which is a MUST-TRY as it is a world-class spa afterall!
Chammomile tea served before treatment
Tranquil surroundings walking towards the spa area
Beds to rest at while waiting for the tea bath to be prepared
Relaxing soak in the complimentary tea bath while listening to music
Every individual gets to cleanse and rejuvenate themselves with the above treatment. Salt and honey to scrub the body, lime to get rid of dead skin, the black scrub for the face, a warm towel to open the pores and finally, a glass of refreshing lime juice to awaken the senses.....~bliss~
To our delight, we had the whole room made up with a rose on the bed after returning from the spa..
The first night, we had dinner at Gonbei,a Japanese restaurant that clearly did not dissappoint
We took the shabu-shabu set where we got to choose from a variety of meat, vegetables, and seafood! YUMZ! Stuffed to the brim
The package also comes with high tea which is another MUST to complete the English dream..
Loving the scones by the fireplace feeling
Not all of it was a fairytale on my holiday though because Ben fell sick :( Really ill with a throat infection, but BOY, was the service first class because....
The staff actually made him a card and gave him a "get well soon" fruit bowl. Not only that, the food and beverage staff prepared porridge for him to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! We were speechless, because this goes beyond service. We were touch that the staff at the hotel could go above and beyond their required duties:)
Because of the care given to Ben, he finally got to have his beef medallion for our candlelit dinner, along with this delicious dessert
There is ONE downside though....The two nights we were there, we were woken up by the "Mat Rempits" or rather known as menaces on the road with their motorbikes racing across the road again and again....We had to wait for their racing to stop before going back to sleep, and it lasted a whole one hour!! If YTL Cameron Highlands can work out something with the police to curb illegal motorbike racing around that area in front of the resort, it would be really good for the guests......However, that's not the resorts fault that unfortunate incident happened.
I would say that I have stayed in many resorts and hotels around the world but none of the resorts have given me or Ben the treatment that YTL resort staff has given us, especially at Cameron Highlands. We are really grateful, and would definitely go back. People would say it's really expensive to go to one of their many resorts, but it's definitely worth the price we paid and more because of what we'd receive in terms of service and care-taking. In addition, not only were the staff friendly and nice, but the managers of all areas from food and beverage to front desk was accomodating and more than helpful. And THAT's the reason why I wanted to write this post, so perhaps you too can experience what we did(not the falling sick part though)