choosing the right hotel
Location location location. Cameron Highland has 3 major towns, Ringlet, Tanah Rata, and Brinchang. Most of the activities and attractions are located in Tanah Rata and Brinchang, of which both towns are approximately 4km apart. If you do not possess your own transport, it is advisable to select lodging in either of these 2 towns, as there is where you will find the most number of hotels and readily available taxis to bring you around. There is always the last option of getting your hotel to call a cab for you for an extra fee.
Transportation is another key factor to consider. Cameron Highland is one of the popular retreat destinations for both local and foreign tourists. The locals usually possess own transport and travel around Cameron Highland by car. Apart from own transportation, there are taxis and buses available in the 2 major towns mentioned above. For those without own transport, you can opt to arrange for a tour package from your hotel.
Facilities such as Wi-Fi, Internet connectivity will have greater priority for those on business trips, as compared to others like families and friends who might seek fun and entertainment such as activities and tours organized by the hotel. Or perhaps there are couples looking for romance in the highlands, celebrating special occasions and memories may look for hotels with ambience and impeccable service.
Reviews speak louder than pictures. If you have stayed in at least 1 hotel in your lifetime, you will know that pictures do not always paint a thousand words. There are many things to consider apart from the beautiful scenic pictures highlighted in hotel brochures and websites. Read the reviews from previous guests about service, cleanliness, environment, noise level, sleep quality, location, and value for money.
Budget rises above all else. Ask yourself a few questions; How long do I intend to stay? How much am I willing to spend on accommodation? Am I celebrating a special occasion? Will I be getting the hotel as just a place to retire at night or will it be the highlight of the trip? With these questions answered, you will have a better idea of the type of accommodation you require.