We stayed there 3 nights. We didn t have any reservation and I met Gerard at Tana Rata bus station as he was there giving advices. He picked up to their place and we loved it! I was actually looking for the old guesthouse (which is btw closed for renovation) and I had a very good surprise when we saw this one.
The atmosphere is great, we immediatly felt like home. It is only 5 -10 min walking from dowtown and it is very quiet, well furnished (flat screen in the lobby, books, guides, free acess to internet,..) and very clean. Breakfast is included (coffee, tea, jam, butter...) and you can bring your own food and drinks and store them in the fridge!
Gerrard and Jay (hi guys from Paris!!!) gave us very good advices and recommended a great tour in the mossy forest with their terrific guide who really likes the forest and nature. We were supposed to stay only 2 nights but afterwards we stayed one more as we felt so good there! Jay did not see any objection with that and actually helped us to plan our trip down to Melaka (via Kl). She even dropped us at the bus station next morning (thanks again Jay). I really loved that place and above all spending some cool times there in the mornin alone in this quiet place, reading the guides. I loved discussing with Jay about history and Hannibal (which is from my original country) and sharing our experiences and knowledge.
We met with cool people as well (german, spanish, english..) from 7 years old to 77 (just kiddin for 77) and we are still in touch with them!
Dowtown, I had nice and cool diner and lunch in the local food restaurants (just in front of the main street, kind of local restaurants where you eat and drink for less than 5 MYR). The owner was really cool ( young guy..hmm ..with thai employees..), we had late discussions late night and the staff even offered us typical food and shared with us their dessert! Thanks guys!
I would def recommand this place. During week ends and malay holidays it is fully booked, so make sure they have availability! Make a reservation couple of days ..or months before!
THANKS AGAIN JAY AND GERARD
I look forward to seeing you again!
- Also Known As:
- Gerard`s Place Hotel
- Gerard`s Place Hotel Tanah Rata
- Gerard's Place Cameron Highlands/Tanah Rata, Malaysia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gerard’s Place has been created with that homely ambiance in mind, offering the kind of peace and tranquility that one will seek for after travelling for days with a big heavy pack on the back in blistering lowlands’ daytime 35 Celsius heat. Gerard’s Place offers 8 tidy, comfortable, and spanking rooms for two, and a room for three. ... more less