Dear bros (and sisters),
I know there have been threads about this, but I would be very grateful for a patient and helpful reply. :)
I'm planning a trip (around 4 nights) to Cameron Highlands in early June with my family. My first time there. I'd like to stay near the summit of the hill if possible (not at the foothills). I'm thinking of putting up at the Brinchang Equatorial.
Do any of you have any helpful pointers about reasonably priced but comfortable accommodation nearer the summit? There will be a total of 4 adults and a child, with 2 adults and the child (5 years old) in one room/chalet. Not particular about meals, since we're all strict vegetarians, so would be packing our own food. I have AA and NTUC membership - any accommodations with special discounts for these cards?
Also, I would be grateful for any tips or pointers on the best route to take (I'm driving there).
Thanks in advance.
As mentioned, Equatorial is the highest hotel. You can buy all the vege you can eat at Kea Market which is a short walk from the Equatorial. Bring along something to cook (not allowed in rooms but you can
). I think Equatorial has got something like an Apartment for family but I am not too sure about that.
I personally prefer Strawberry park which is lower down, between Tanah Ratah and Brinchang as it is more out of the way and has a more resort feel than Equatorial (too singaporish IMO). Prices are comparable IIRC. Weather wise, From Tanah Ratah (lower) to Equatorial (slightly higher) are similar. SBP is nearer to Tanah Ratah and Brinchang so its more convenient to go places.
I like to take the old route up. Exit Tapah and follow the signs. You can stop at the waterfall halfway up. Drive slowly to enjoy the scenary.
Take the new way down (Simpang Pulai) because its safer as I tend to go faster downhill.
Allow 6 hours from Singapore to Tapah. And 1+ hour from Tapah to Brinchang. If you need anything else, just gimme a shout.
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