This a part of weekend gateway to Taiping, Perak.
We checked in on 24th July (Saturday) at Laketown Hotel, Bukit Merah for one night.
Since this trip was unplanned trip, we did not reserve the room earlier. Only make a call on 10aM in the morning, the rates was Rm250 (weekend) for bed and breakfast. If booked through internet (24 hours earlier at least) the rate would be from Rm110 - Rm150 depending number of rooms available. However this rate without any breakfast (Rm26++) per person.
Check in at the hotel about 2pM. Our room was on Level 3. A clean sheet queen bed together with a day bed with pullout available. Able to accommodate a parent with two children in comfort mode.
Just the bathroom a bit dirty with moles & stains on the floor.
Well its a resort (bukit merah inn to be exact). Not a luxury hotel.
No newspaper will be sent to your room. Need to purchase at the souvenir shop a walking distance from the hotel. Same goes to the breakfast cafe.
Breakfast was just okay. Nothing fancy. Mostly prepared by trainee chef (can see from their badge). Nasi lemak, bakeries, fresh orange juice, scramble eggs station (outside).
Next we tried the chairlift ride. It cost Rm7.oo per person (adult). The twin-seater cable chair ride to enjoy a 'Spectacular' view as it takes you over the Waterpark to see the scenic view of Bukit Merah Lake. You will be take to overview across the waterpark. The stomach was still full after breakfast.
So next we tried the skycycle that cost Rm6.00 per person (adult). You need to cycle the ride with you two hands. Across the short route will cover tropical jungle (they claim!) and the lake side. Not worth your money.
Only later we enter the water theme park. Since this not peak season (not school or public holiday) not so many people around. You need not to line up for any ride / slides.
Mon - Fri: 12pM - 7pM
Sat - Sun also school & public holiday : 10aM - 7pM
Rm 27.00 (adult)
Rm 23.00 (child)
Rm 10.00 (senior & disabled person)
*Do not forget your sunscreen! :-)
*Plan and book earlier your accommodation!
*Avoid Apartment. Look very old, dirty and not properly maintain.
*Kampung Air (Water Chalet) mostly reserve for group booking by tourist from Middle East or Japan / Korea. Try your lucky to get that!
*Accept Mastercard & Visa only.