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First World Hotel & Plaza

October 22nd, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

Get to revisit Genting Highlands and stayed a night there. Good thing the hotel is refurbished… Phew… Stayed here back in 2008.

Left: As with almost 10 years ago, the lobby is still the same except now with a lot of self check-in and out machines. Such big hotel, you really need those. Salute those people maintaining and running the property. Not an easy job.

Right: The newly refurbished room. The bed and pillows were more comfy and the duvet is much better now too. Got the standard room located at the old wing.

The toilet configuration is really up to your luck. We had two different setups.

Left: The toilet, shower, and sink were all in one space. Normal configuration of any hotel room’s bathroom.

Two on the right: Toilet, shower, and sink were located separately at a corner. Same as the one I stayed in 2008.

The former was more comfortable to use, the latter was not that convenient and very narrow. I cannot imagine people who are very big size to squeeze into that tiny toilet and shower. I’m so petite and was feeling the space constraint already, cannot imagine really…

Another downside is the shower in general. The shower temperature was hard to adjust, a little adjustment can make a huge difference.

Oh! No view too. You’ll be seeing windows of another side hahaha… Who cares… Nothing can be seen at night anyway.

We requested for non-smoking floor, good thing we got it, at least our rooms were not smelling of cigarette. However, the corridor… Goodness… People just don’t care! They smoked there. So uncivilized.

I love how they have a water dispenser around the corner for refilling drinking water.

Overall, I’m satisfied with the stay. Cleanliness was there so it’s good.

Paying USD3.82 for these two rooms is a very good deal already. Hehehe… Total was USD28.82, I had enough points from one of the Online Travel Agent to get enough discount. Why waste? Of course utilize the benefit.

The new wing. Pay a bit more and you can get rooms at this wing. I was just too calculative to pay a bit more even though I had massive discount already. I was just praying high and low that the old wing’s rooms were refurbished. Took the risk and phew… Lucky!

Nothing change here… Still the same old same old when I came here for the first time in 2008.

A candy shop. Had fun seeing them making the candy.

Didn’t do much there but just walk around. We called it a night at around 8pm.

Breakfast at Nyonya Colors. Took the set. None of them in the photo on the left we liked… Tasted so-so. Very expensive breakfast. The only thing I like was the half-boil egg but it’s very expensive. Oh well… What to expect eating here? That’s their price range. I don’t remember how much but was definitely paying double to triple of the usual kopitiam‘s price.

After breakfast, we check-out. We drove down with very minimal visibility due to the fog. First time experience such fog. Rather scary but we reached the lower part of the mountain unscathed.

Goodbye Genting. Till I see you again but don’t know when LOL!

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