Property Name: Strawberry Resort
Location: Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Number of persons: 2 Adults + 1 Child
Package: Through Customized tours
Room type: Studio Room
The First Impression
Strawberry resort oozes an unmissable colonial era charm. Nestled cozily in the lush greenery on 7 acres of verdant hills between Tanah Rata and Brinchang in Cameron Highlands, this is definitely the place for experiencing this gorgeous region in Malaysia. The cool temperature in Cameron Highlands makes it an ideal retreat for holiday makers especially in the summer season. The neo-tudor design of the resort blends perfectly with its breathtaking natural surroundings giving it a feeling of timelessness and coziness that one craves for, especially the city dwellers.
The reception is very small. It is right at the entrance of the main building which houses the various restaurants as well as swimming pool and Sauna at its basement. There is also a small souvenir shop here which is quite well stocked for your holiday needs.
The resort offers five kind of rooms to suit every budget viz. Studio room, Tioga Deluxe Suite, Fresno family suite, Shasta Family Suite and Penthouse. All rooms are tastefully done and are super spacious. They come with either a king-sized or two super single slumberland beds. The large modern bathrooms with classy black granite flooring and pretty black and white polka patterned walls complete the sophisticated yet fun look of the rooms.
Our Studio Room
Measuring 44.6 square meters, the Studio Room comes with a private balcony overlooking the beautiful garden of the resort. The room has a classic contemporary design with polished wooden flooring and teak furniture. It is ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway and some privacy. The room came with all standard amenities including LCD TV with in-house Movies, Mini bar, hair dryer, daily complimentary bottled water, tea & coffee making facilities, wi-fi connection, a large cupboard, a small couch and a small study table and chair and a vanity table and chair. The look of the room was very basic but that is what added to its charm. The bathroom was perhaps the biggest I have seen till date! The bath area was on one secluded corner and the looon the other end. Do note that there was no tub in the bathroom of Studio room.
The semi circular balcony was large enough to accommodate two chairs and a small table and offered gorgeous view of the garden. Sipping a hot cuppa among the clouds surrounded by lush greenery is definitely my idea of relaxation and this resort offers plenty of such opportunities
The tiny cute play area was located right across the Spa. It has small see-saws and slides that kids simply loved. The indoor swimming pool looked enticing especially because of the cold weather outside. The sauna was simply the icing on the cake. The resort also has a discotheque, but thanks to our son we could not go there in the night.
You can enjoy the culinary specialties all day long here at Brassarie’85, an all day dining restaurant that serves Italian and American cuisines. The breakfast was arranged at this very restaurant and was sumptuous to say the least. The spread was awesome with English, American and Malay options. There were live counters dishing up noodles, choice of eggs and “Roti Parantha”. It was quite an entertaining sight to see the chefs making Roti and Parantha!
Apart from Brassarie’85, there is Tundor Grill and Lounge and Mulberry Thai restaurant. The food at Mulberry Thai restaurant was great but we found service to be truly slow.
We found Strawberry resort to be an ideal place to stay in Cameron Highlands. If you want more luxurious options, then choose from the higher category of rooms. Studio room is great for people who are looking at being outdoors most of the time and crashing in the room in the evening after day's hardwork. Hope this review helps people who are planning a trip to fascinating highlands. If you have any more questions about the resort, we will be happy to answer them, just leave them in the comments or mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our other detailed reviews of properties in Maldives and some more in South East Asia!