If we're connected on social media, you will definitely know that i had a secret get away to Ipoh last weekend. And since i havent exactly seen Ipoh before, might as well experience it first hand and share about my trip. And in this post, im proving to you that even on weekends, there is always time for a moment to unwind and relax in the surroundings of nature.
I decided to travel to Ipoh by taking the ETS (Electric Train Service) to Ipoh from KL Sentral and it roughly took me about 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach. Who knew that you could be in contact with nature at about just less than 3 hours away from KL? If you enjoy nature, the train ride passes through some really nice sceneries which you can enjoy along the way.
|The reception area.|
The Haven Ipoh, is located in Perak's tallest and most top rated luxurious resort Condotel, and has a one of its kind in the world where you get to live within the surroundings of an untouched scenery of nature, and yet still be within the city. Operated by Best Western International (BWI) family chain of hotels, which is also the worlds largest, under its 'Premier' 5-star status, definitely one the of the finest eco-resort by Best Western.
|Gradient tones to blend in with the surroundings.|
|The bedroom area. One with a TV.|
|Another bedroom, but without the TV.|
|The dining and living area.|
|The kitchen fully equipped.|
|A safebox and iron for your convenience.|
|The view from our room on the 12th floor.|
It would be a dream to wake up every morning to such a magnificent view of the their iconic 14-story centrepiece, 280 million year old limestone outcrop "Rockhaven". The hills in this particular site are rare geological features, which can only be found in a few locations in Southeast Asia. So without wasting any more time, i decided to go downstairs to explore more of The Haven Ipoh.
|Fatin enjoying the Scenery.|
|The outdoor amphitheater.|
|A dinosaur to signify how old RockHaven is.|
|The alluring jogging track|
|The kids pool provided with a slide.|
|If you havent realized, the pool is in a shape of a seahorse.|
|The famous Ipoh Steam Chicken.|
The next morning
|Me doing some Yoga Poses. hehe|
|Their badminton court.|
|Ella working out to lose some calories after our heavy dinner last night. hehe|
|The gym facilities surrounded by green sceneries.|
|They even have a playground for the kids.|
For every room booked, they provide free buffet breakfast which varies from asian to western cuisines. So i guess you could tell that i 'kind-off' overdid myself with my helpings. But what do you expect? With all that workout in the morning, that really got my appetite running! hehe. I was also approached by the manager of 'Cuisines' who said that their Nasi Lemak is one a kind, which definitely was different than your usual Nasi Lemak. So be sure to try their Nasi Lemak if you happen to be there.
Even though it was a one night, 2 day stay, it was definitely a memorable journey to Ipoh. Personally it felt like i was re-connecting back to nature, and it truely felt peaceful for being away from the concrete jungle. So if youre looking for a luxurious get away, why not consider The Haven Ipoh ? hehe. Before we left The Haven Ipoh, we decided to try out their mediterranean ala-cart lunch.
|The Haven signature fruit cocktail|
|Moutabal and Hummus & pita bread.|
|The Lebanese Taboule Salad.|
|Aglio Olio Spaghetti.|
One of the most ideal places for a family or even for a group of friends to catch up with. They even have team building courses provided for company trips too. What is better than bonding time around nature right? hehe. There are absolutely so many reasons to love The Haven Ipoh! For more information on the hotel, be sure to visit their official website at www.thehavenresorts.com. Also visit www.bestwesternhaven.com.my or www.facebook.com/thehavenresort for more details on this amazing place.
Thank you to the team from The Haven Ipoh for having me there and not to forget for the amazing hospitality too. Your services are superb! Did you also know that The Havens has achieved 33 first for the state and 12 for the country? With 28 prestigious awards, (and more to come) its no doubt that The Haven Ipoh has been loved internationally and locally. Psst, they're even in the running to win the Best Eco Resort Award by Going Places, the in-flight magazine for Malaysian Airlines.
Good luck to that i do have high hopes that you'll win! :)
Well readers, thanks for reading, and be sure to leave a comment below if you have any questions. Theres just too much to share that i might have missed out some details. hehe.