Hello fellow gNOMers! 😀 Just a heads up, The Garden Nom will now branch into travel as well. YAY! 😀 We were thinking, since we also blog about ‘touristy‘ must eats in countries that we visit, why not we share our itinerary, things we did, and off the beaten track places that we visit? We won’t be covering our past trips (although you can still find food reviews from our trip to Seoul, Jeju and Hong Kong), so we will begin this chapter on The Garden Nom with our recent 7D/6N trip to Tokyo, Japan. 🙂 So stay tuned! 😀
XYZ Rooms, First World Hotel
With that aside, let us now share with you the newly renovated rooms at First World Hotel. These newly renovated rooms are now knows as XYZ Rooms. Did you know that First World Hotel has up to 7,351 rooms, making it a Guiness World Record holder for the world’s largest hotel? Now you do! 🙂
So right before our review at Imperial Rama, both gNOMes checked into the newly refurbished XYZ Room. Our room was located at Tower 2, on the 5th floor.
The hallway was nicely carpeted, and brightly lit. Ample of natural lighting poured in, giving it a very welcoming and spacious atmosphere.
Upon checking in, we realized that our room was facing the next tower, which was a bummer as we had no view to take in. 😦 In fact, the small gap between both towers felt pretty unsanitary and unhygienic, with plenty of cigarette butts tossed everywhere. Even the air in between both towers felt rather still. Throughout our stay, we had the blinds closed. So, try to request for a room which faces the hilly terrains of Genting Highlands.
We were assigned a room with 2 single beds, and the beds felt rather comfy, with the comforter neither too thick nor thin. 2 pillows each, and the sheets were clean and cozy. Looks like a good night’s rest is what we will be getting!
The amenities provided are just very basic things : 2 sachets of Nescafe, 2 sachets of BOH Tea, some creamer and sugar. Along with a packet of tissue paper. Don’t expect anything fancy!
The room comes with a basic rain shower (wet toilet) and a dry toilet. Do bear in mind that no toiletries are provided, besides shower gel, shower cap and a bar of soap. And oh, of course, towels are provided unless you prefer to use your own. And don’t forget to pack toiletries! Since the whole build up of the room is pretty small, the toilets are rather small and cramped, not dissimilar to living in Hong Kong!
Verdict : The gNOMes believe that the intention of the rooms are merely to provide a simple sleeping place after a long day of fun-filled activities, intended to encourage customers to fully maximize the activities and facilities available in Genting Highlands. It helps as well that it is near to many places like the old theme park, the casinos and the Arena of Stars. Convenient overall, but not built for luxury.
How to get there :
Address : First World Hotel, Genting Highlands, 69000 Pahang
For reservations, head on over here