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“Perfect short getaway”
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Awana Hotel
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Genting Highlands
Putrajaya, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Perfect short getaway”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

It's a lovely place, with breath taking view and nice weather. Love the big rooms. My kids enjoyed the warm swimming pool. It's quite a distance to go up to genting highland anyway. Breakfast is just ok. But the ambiance is lovely. Open air concept is perfect!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

I've stayed at Awana hotel a couple of times, and my last visit was about 10 years back. Coming back here to stay was like a trip down memory lane. Not much has changed though contrary to some reviews, this hotel is actually quite well maintained. Just take a walk at the park with the bird sanctuary just across the hotel and you would know what I mean.

For those who prefer a quieter environment compared to staying at the top of Genting itself, Awana is a pretty good place. Choose a room at the higher floors (level 20 and above) and enjoy the good view. I stayed in a twin-sharing room and the single beds are queen sized and comfortable. The room itself is spacious, and the number of channels you can get on the plasma TV is adequate to keep you entertained. Bathroom comes with a bathtub. There is a free shuttle bus either to the cable car station or directly up to first world hotel and it comes rather punctually about once every 30 mins and operates until midnight.

As for amenities, there is the Rajawali restaurant below that serves decent food. There is also a lounge with live music should you want to chill out in the evenings. For those who drive like we did, it's better to stay at Awana. Parking lots are far more than adequate and it's safer to travel to the peak by cable car (RM$6 per trip) and less taxing on the drivers.

The staff are also courteous and accommodating. We arrived a little earlier before the 3pm check-in time and on request, we got a high floor room. However, as the room was not cleaned by 3pm, they staff quickly gave us another room that was ready instead of making us wait. All in all, the experience that I had at Awana was and is still wonderful.

Room Tip: Request for a higher floor. Be careful when you open the sliding doors at night. Insects tend to fly...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

We liked the hotel very much, its pretty close to happening theme park and the first world hotel. the good thing is the proximity to genting highlands while giving you a serene feeling of being away from the din and crowd. The rooms are spacious, the staff is courteous, food options are decent, the only thing i did not like was the Indian food. It was served cold and did not taste indian at all.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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121 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

My family frequent this hotel the years. We like the cool air, large rooms with twin double beds plus nice Zhi char (though overpriced) nearby.

Few things were missing this round, namely free cable car rides up and down Genting, wifi and arcade machines were removed. Somehow we couldn't help feeling that this was just to reduce cost.

The games center was run by a bunch of youth .. We were a little late and the staff made sure we knew we were holding them back from lunch .. Not great service

Stayed March 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights, this is an old hotel, but pretty well maintained.
It's never be easy to maintain the hotel at this peak location where the temperature is low and mist is almost the whole day all year long probably.
The room has 2 queen size bed that is adequate for up to 4 person.
Breakfast was good, quite many options to choose.
Note: Awana skyway that is connected to the main Genting Highland is not going directly to the hotel. Have to walk about 20 mins from that station, is not advisable. Better take the shuttle from First World Bus terminal that runs every 30min-1hour interval. Ask the hotel staff for timetable.
Overall: Happy with the stay, out of super crowded First World.

Room Tip: It is advised to go for the tower than the villa, it is newer I guess.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Houston, TX
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Room view was very good. Size of room was also big enough with 2 queen beds. Breakfast was ok not bad at all.
Their shuttle service is excellent! I liked the fact that the location of this hotel is not along side with other resorts on top of Genting. This allows you to use the cable car which is a must experience in Genting! Also, hotel location is separate from the crowd so that was a very good choice.
They had children's activities which my kids enjoyed.
Swimming pool was excellent and the water was really warm which we enjoyed.
Golf course is right next to the hotel so you could enjoy a nice round of golf especially if you stay on weekdays. It's usually crowded on weekends.
All in all, it was a very good experience and we would definitely stay again at Awana whenever we come to Genting.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Rooms were big, there was even a decent sized balcony. View from the rooms was awesome! Breakfast buffet had decent amount of food selection. My only complain was the flies! Too many flies hovering over the food. Otherwise everything was perfect.

Room Tip: Try to shield your food from the flies during breakfast.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Awana Hotel
Address: Km 13, Genting Highlands 69000, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Pahang > Genting Highlands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Genting Highlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Awana Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 410
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Indulge in five-star luxury while taking in breathtaking views of a majestic mountain range landscape within the comforts of your room. ... more   less 
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