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Cameron Highlands Resorts
Merlin Inn
Ye Olde Smokehouse
Heritage Hotel
Cameron Highlands Attractions
Old Route: Tapah-Ringlet
New Route: Ipoh-Kg. Raja
Sg Palas Tea Plantation
Boh Tea Centre
Brinchang Tea Valley
Mt Brinchang
Strawberry Farm
Kea's Farm
Cameron Golf Course
Bharat Tea Plantation
Brinchang Town
Tanah Rata Town
Ringlet Town
Sultan Abu Bakar Lake

 
 
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LOCATION:
After the town of Tanah Rata, towards the town of Brinchang. Adjacent to Cameron Golf Course and Taman Sedia.

DESCRIPTION:
Actually this establishment is categorized as a boutique hotel, hence the price comes at relatively premium for most visitors. Nonetheless, this historical mansion (built in 1939 to be exact) features extensively in everyone's itinerary when visiting Cameron Highlands. It is safe to say that Ye Olde Smokehouse is one of the fabled landmarks of this highland town.

An authentic-looking Tudor-style 2-storey building, the hotel houses a number of exquisitely-named rooms such as Spencer, Elgin, Ambleside, GlenLee, Warwick, Croft, GwenLaura, Glenmore, Hazelwell, Cottage, Garden, Squire, Wycombe and Fairhaven. All rooms come with the option for single, twin or queen beds. All rooms feature attached bathroom with hot water. Some of the higher-priced rooms do come with fireplace as well. To be honest, the room was not too appealing for my taste, although others may disagree with me. The colours were not attractive, most of the antiques were old (like, duh!). Overall, I am never a fan of anything English, should I should not blame the resort for trying.

If you crave the usual English delicacies, there is a small al fresco restaurant serving various English food, and as expected, tea and scones. The setting is definitely nice amidst the English garden. Also, as an added touch of the colonial feel, a red telephone booth and a unique pavilion are featured around Ye Olde Smokehouse. Located nearby is the Cameron Golf Course should you feel like teeing off for a little bit.

Yes, the room prices are a tad on a premium side. The cheapest room here (in Elgin) goes close to RM300 nett per night inclusive of traditional English breakfast.

REVIEWED ON:
January 2004

MY VERDICT:
As close as an authentic English-style experience should be. But I thought it is quite over-priced and to be honest, I am not exactly fond of the subdued English-style decoration.

MY RATING:

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