This is a beautifully laid out resort, nestled against a cluster of limestone hills. The whole resort was quiet and peaceful, it felt so out of this world, yet it was only a short drive into town. Our garden villa was very spacious and luxurious and came with a private dipping pool and a thermal heated outdoor jacuzzi. Each morning was a delight having breakfast in the villa gazing out to the enormous hills. We love swimming in the pool which was naturally heated and dipping in one of the four outdoor geothermal pool with temperatures ranging between 40 deg to 70 deg Celsius. The spa facilities are very clean and the therapists are friendly and professional. All the staff from the front desk to the cleaners are very friendly and helpful. But the gem of the resort is Jeff's Cellar, a unique wine bar set in a 280 million year old limestone cave. The interior of the cave was well preserved, we were told that the cave was almost 90% natural, Imagine sipping a glass of wine in the natural environment of a limestone cave with soft piped in music in the background amidst specially designed water features and dim lights that add to the overall ambience. The whole experience was simply breathtaking. We had the privilege of viewing the private cellar of the owner of the Resort which has a rich collection of limited edition wine and champagne which are served to special guests of the owner who are mostly the royalties and dignitaries. This place is certainly not to be missed for those staying in the resort. Food was however the Resort's weakest link. It only has one restaurant. Although the menu was impressive, the taste was disappointing. We find the local food in town more enjoyable and palatable. The overall experience at the Resort was wonderful and we will definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is an integrated luxury wellness and spa retreat in Ipoh. The 5-star retreat is situated on a 16.19 Acre valley nestled within a cluster of towering limestone hills and features a combination of natural caves, pristine jungle, waterfalls and geothermal hot springs. It is a self-contained sanctuary consisting of 25 luxury villas offering holistic wellness and spa experiences inspired by authentic Malaysian practices. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat Hotel Ipoh