Resort Hotel @ Genting Highlands Malaysia [Review]

The Wacky boys
Time : 5pm
Check in : Resort Hotel @ Genting highlands
Mission : To rest after an excruciating bum hurting 10 hours bus ride from Singapore. Come to think of it, we could very well be in Tokyo now given the time we travelled.

The lobby
You would think checking in at 5 pm would be a breeze as this is past the peak checking in period. However it did take us more than half an hour before we were attendees to. A tip for checking in -do head to the ticketing machine next to the counter to get a queue ticket.

We had chosen the Resort hotel for our stay in Genting. This hotel is difficult to get on its own unless you are holding a Genting rewards Silver card. We managed to snag a room via out tour agent Transtar in Singapore.Comparing to The mammoth First World, the hotel lobby is relatively small. There are some seats on the side away from the lobby for you to wait. In addition , there is a Coffee bean outlet and a minimart in the lobby for you to indulge while you wait. We could not see a cafe on the lobby floor and later realized the nearest cafe is located a floor above. It was unfortunately close while we were there.

Coffee bean
The Resort hotel room looked recently renovated. Sporting a more updated look, the room we had came with twin Super Single size beds that can sleep an adult and a child 2 adults if you are really petite) it comes with 2 chairs at the window, a reading table and flat screen tv. On the tv are some local and international channels. However the reception to the international channels are fuzzy at best with the exception of the Sports Channel... So do not expect much there.

The beds are comfortable and we wasted no time in lazing on it upon arrival.

Comfy beds
After a while, we were coaxed into exploring the rest of the hotel room. There is an 'interesting' cupboard on the side with sliding doors that can open on the other end towards the shower area. Thus it is no surprise we spend quite a while playing in the closet!

In addition, there is a safe within the closet.

The bathroom comes with Genting branded amenities and has a rainforest shower instead of a bathtub. Overall the space is sufficient to house 2 adults and 2 kids. Coffee and tea making facilities are available. There is a mini fridge too but no mini bar included.

Genting amenities
The view from the hotel was a big ho-hum as we were located on the 2nd floor. Given that we were rather late in checking in, there was not much option for us. It is advisable to make a request for higher floor rooms when booking to ensure you get a good room. There was no air con available but a fan in the room. However even with windows closed, we felt cool due to the general lower temperature outdoor.The room itself was of average quality. We would say it is a 3.5 star hotel rather than its touted 4 stars. Location wise, it is near Grand Genting and the now defunct outdoor theme park is just at your doorstep. It is a 5 to 10 minutes walk to First World Plaza where most of the entertainment are located. Nevertheless walking is a breeze given that there are sheltered walkways and the weather is a charm.

Would we stay at the Resort hotel again?

Given the alternative is First World hotel, we would gladly choose this over the latter. Apparently Daddy had some experiences with unwanted guests at First World Hotel in his previous stay. For this hotel, it was much 'cleaner' and Daddy slept like a baby as could be heard from his snores and grunts throughout the night.As a testimonial to how much we enjoyed our stay, Little Lou refused to leave when it is time for us to depart to Singapore. For that Resort Hotel gets brownie points in our review.

Our view
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