This was our 3rd trip to Genting Highland and 2nd time at First World Hotel.
It’s located on hills, so the climate is always pleasant. From airport it’s around 1hr 30mins drive by taxi (MYR 200 approx.) and around 45mins from city center (MYR 100 approx.). Do note, OUTDOOR THEME park is closed starting September 2013 till next 3 years to make way for the Twentieth Century Fox Theme Park. Although indoor theme park is operational, but the rides for kids are very minimal. Nearby attraction s are ‘Chin Swee Cave Temple & Strawberry Leisure Farm.
Check-in process is through an automated vending machine. The downside, it pick-ups any available room, we had booked for a room with a view and a queen size bed and got room with no view and two single beds. So had to bring down all of our luggage to the main lobby. Explained the situation to the front desk staff, upon which the usual answer our 6,118 rooms hotel is fully booked and we have very limited options. With a bit of haggling, they agreed to give us our desired rooms the very next day, but on the check-in day, we have to adjust. So a big thumbs down for their unprofessionalism.
Rooms of these hotels are tiny with basic amenities, but one can live with it. Breakfast was part of the deal, a mix of American, Chinese & Malaysian. Also, there are plenty of restaurants within the resort facility.
Overall, good option if you are on a budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The world's largest hotel First World Hotel is adjoined to the First World Plaza, which boasts 500,000 sq feet of indoor theme park, shopping centre and food galore. A lush, grand tropical rainforest greets guests at the main entrance of the First World Hotel, followed by a spacious Spanish courtyard lobby. All rooms are comfortably furnished with modern amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1st World Hotel
- First World Genting Highlands
- Hotel First World