Cameron Highlands
Bala's Holiday Chalet, Cameron Highlands

Staying in town is not a good idea of a highland holiday when nature surrounds you. You should pamper yourself with history, spacious rooms overlooking picturesque gardens and crackling log fires warming up the cool highland night.

You'll get all of these at the The Bala's Holiday Chalet Located on the edge of Tanah Rata town, The Bala's Holiday Chalet has cozy accommodations, reminiscent of an English country hotel overlooking the tropical forest. Set amidst lush greenery, rolling hills and majestic mountains the establishment offers you good value for money.

Bala's Holiday Chalet was one of the first highlands places to provide accommodation for visitors.  It was run by Mr Balakrishnan himself and his wife Shyamala, it was built in 1935 and was originally the Tanglin Primary School, a private boarding school for the children of European tea planters.

Today, Bala's chalet has 25 cottage style  rooms offering good value for money to travelers. Word has got around that the super curries turned out by their chefs are simply mouthwatering, so much so that the Sultan of the State ordered his dinner there while on a visit to the highlands. Their tea and scones found its way into the in-flight Magazine of the Malaysia Airlines as being the best in the highlands. With so much history, tradition, good food and comfort, one still wonders why people come up to the highlands to stay in the town.

Services & Facilities
Free Shuttle Service to and from Tanah Rata town
Cozy reading room and library with fire place
Bus ticketing / taxi transfers to all major destinations
Internet access
Fax/ISD/STD telephone facilities
Laundry and safety deposit
Private cable TV
Long stay discount
Services & Facilities
Introductory Tour of Cameron Highlands
Daily Countryside Tour
Daily Adventure/Sunrise/Gunung Brinchang Tours
Information on Jungle Trekking and local trained guide for hire
Orang Asli experience with blow pipe demonstration
Freddy's walk for the children
Jim Thompson trail from the hotel compoun

 

 

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Facilities & Services
Other activities arranged by the hotel include Orang Asli Blowpipe Demonstration Tour, Guided Jungle Tracking and Gua Musang Adventure Tour.
Jim Thompson Trail within the hotel compound for kiddies.
Private Cable TV / Reading lounge with fireplace to relax.
Information on jungle tracks and a local trained guide for hire.
Laundry / Safe / Bus ticketing Service
Access to Internet & Email.
Foreign Currency Exchange.
International Telephone & Fax services T
Taxi Transfers.
F&B Outlets
BRITISH INDIA RESTAURANT serving both local and western dishes, chicken Kashmiri being it's hot favourite. Other specialities include Fish Nagaassari, Chicken Rendang and Chinese Noodle Soups.
Western specialities include Black Pepper Chicken, Sunday Roast and Sizzling Lamb Chops.
Daily Breakfast comprising local and European dishes.
B.B.Q's and Steam Boats can be arranged. Serving the best homemade tea and scones in the highlands including the famous apple scones, Baked fresh daily and served with our homemade strawberry jam cream.
 
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