The Bala’s Holiday Chalet perched atop Cameron surrounded by majestic mountains and lush greenery tropical forest is slightly different from other resorts in the Highlands. As most of the resorts were built in Tudor style architecture, The Bala’s Holiday Resort is an enchanting English style inn full of history dated back from pre-war era.
Located between Brinchang and Tanah Rata
Escape from city’s hustle and bustle with Bala’s resort located amidst the natural and breezy forest of Cameron Highlands. If you are traveling to the highlands, Bala’s resort is definitely your ideal destination for a weekend getaway. Guests can reach the inn, as it is located approximately 5 minutes drive from the town of Tanah Rata.
Holidaymakers can choose from a wide range of room types offered such as superior, deluxe, Raffles room & suite, Family triple, quad & suite, as well as executive suite. Every morning, you can enjoy a panoramic and picturesque garden view once you open the windows of your room.
Bringing you the best local and European cuisines at the British India Restaurant, holidaymakers can enjoy scrumptious and mouth watery dishes that include the famous Chicken Kashmiri and Vegetable Pakodas as well as the popular Saturday Lamb Roast.
Besides the British India Restaurant, guests can also spend their afternoon at the Jim Thompson’s Tea Room that serves the best tea and scones with specially homemade strawberry jam and cream. The tea and scones prepared by the inn was once listed in the in-flight magazine of Malaysia Airlines as one of the best in the Highlands.
Formerly a school for expatriate children
What makes Bala’s resort different from other hotels and resorts situated in the Highlands is its history. The inn is a former British school and was refurbished to retain the original history and character. The rooms are elegantly decorated overlooking the picturesque forest and garden.
The inn is one of the oldest colonial buildings built during the pre-war era. Once a famous boarding school for European expatriate children, it has now turned into an elegant chalet that houses over 30 cottage style rooms for travelers to enjoy their weekend surrounded by peace, tranquil and serene surroundings.
Besides that, the inn also houses a comfortable TV room complete with reading materials and also serves as a reading room. The inn offers various facilities and services such as laundry services, safe deposit boxes, high-speed Internet access, and free shuttle service back and forth from town of Tanah Rata, ISD and STD telephone services as well as bus ticketing facilities.
Nearby to local attractions
The inn is strategically situated nearby to a number of attractions such as Brinchang hill, Tea estate, Vegetable & Fruit farm, Butterfly Farm, Kea Farm, Wild Orchid Farm, Cactus Valley and also one of the most happening spot in town, the night market.
With such a huge number of attractions available around the area, holidaymakers can plan ahead for their getaway in the Highlands. They can join recreational activities arranged by the inn such as Countryside Tours, Adventure Tours, Tea Plantations, Brinchang Hill Tour and Guided Jungle Trekking, Orang Asli Experience, Freddy’s Walk for the kids and a Jim Thompson Nature Trail from the hotel compound.
The fine selection of good food, history and character of the chalet, and modern attractive facilities are the factors that encouraged the visitors to stay in Bala’s resort when they are in the town of Tanah Rata.