The Cameron Highlands has been a popular holiday destination in Malaysia since the days of British rule. Cool weather, trekking, unique museums and glimpses of lost heritage are the main attractions. The fact the highlands are only 200kms from the capital of Kuala Lumpur is an added bonus for overseas visitors.
There are accommodation options in the Cameron Highlands which cater to all budgets. Travellers who enjoy the finer things in life will find 4 star Cameron Highlands hotels are perfect as most feature a choice of well-equipped room types, onsite dining, lovely grounds and expansive views of the mountains. The Lakehouse at Ringlet and the Impiana Hotel Ipoh are the two most popular premises in this category. Ringlet is only a few kilometres south of Tanah Rata.
Ringlet is the first town on Highway 59 and is a pretty location in the middle of green countryside. The Lakehouse looks like an old English manor-house and occupies an attractive waterside spot. Its interior features dark wood and thick carpets. Guests can make use of an onsite spa, a bar and a restaurant. It also has good meeting facilities for those organising conferences.
The Impiana Hotel Ipoh is on the western edges of the Cameron Highlands and is about 70kms from Brinchang. It is a modern four-star complex with excellent facilities among which are a swimming pool, a gym and a convenience store. The Impiana boasts four different venues for wining and dining. Guests can enjoy everything from buffet breakfasts to steak and salmon here.
Cameron Highlands four-star hotels are close to Tanah Rata and Brinchang where the highlights are hiking trails through the jungle, the Orang Asli Settlement, the Time Tunnel Museum and themed facilities such as strawberry farms. Tanah Rata was the central point of the old colonial hill station and eateries such as the Smokehouse Innserve up afternoon teas, craft beers and food themed on famous English dishes. There are Japanese, Indian and Chinese restaurants here too.