The hotel is located right next to the main road running through Tanah Rata, so there is some noise from the traffic. Our room (Junior Suit - room 310) was on the third floor at the far side of the hotel and while we occasionally could hear the traffic it wasn't a problem.
The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful, and we were escorted to our room. In fact we were given a choice of two rooms, 309 which was much larger and 310 which was facing away from the road. We picked 310 as it was large enough for us and because it was facing away from the road.
The room had a separate sitting area with a sofa that could be converted into a bed. The main bedroom was separated from the sitting area by sliding doors. The bed was large and quite firm, although I didn't find it too hard. There was a flat screen TV in each room, although we didn't really use either of them as the selection of available TV channels was quite limited with only a single channel of interest to us. In the main room there was a fridge/min-bar, and also a desk. There was pleny of cupboard space both in the bedroom and in the sitting room.
The bathroom was of reasonable size with a sink, toilet and a bathtub with a shower. The water was slightly discoloured, probably because of inadequate filtering of the water which most likely is taken from the rather muddy river that runs through the valley. It was also in the bathroom where we found the only significant problem with the room. The sink was almost completley blocked and the water took forever to drain away. As we only realised this late in the evening we didn't report the problem until we checked out the following morning, I assume that have fixed it but obviously don't know how long the hotel took to do that.
The restaurant is OK. We ate lunch and dinner there and both were fine. With our dinner we had some wine. This is not listed in the menu and must be asked for specifically. It is only sold by the bottle and the choice is limited to a white or a red wine and the cost is around 75 Ringits a bottle. We picked the red wine which turned out to be a South African wine that was slightly sweet and tasted just fine.
Breakfast was also served in the restaurant. The hotel was very busy the day we visited, and we had difficulty finding a free table for breakfast. There didn't seem to be any organised way of assigning tables and instead we were left to look around for a free table on our own. We had been given vouchers for breakfast when we checked in but the staff didn't bother to ask for these and also weren't interested in taking them when I asked them as we were leaving. The food on offer was mostly local, and not really what we expect to get for breakfast. But there was at least some sausages, scrambled eggs, pancakes, baked beans, some bread (slightly stale) and some cereal. There was also some fruit and cakes. So no need to go hungry unless you are very particular about what you want for breakfast.
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