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The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is on the main road to kl but away from the bustle of Tanah rata. We found this a big plus because tanah rata was quite maddening in the weekend. The property is very well maintained and has an old world charm. The staff were very polite and the housekeeping staff were unobtrusive and very good. The food was okay and we think that there is a lot of scope for improvement there as there are very limited vegetarian options. Considering that strawberries grow in their own backyard , there were no dishes with strawberries although the fruit was part of the breakfast buffet. One day we were the only ones for breakfast and the usual buffet was not served. This was understandable but we felt that some more effort should have been made. The traffic noise can be quite a lot in the day time but the nights were relatively peaceful but the hotel is bang on the main road. The lake is nothing much to look at and there is a lot of work happening there which can get noisy in the day. The jungle behind the hotel is awesome and we strongly recommend the complimentary jungle walk. The pathway can get slippery and we slipped quite a few times. Overall, we strongly recommend the place but the hotel has a lot of potential and could do with a few improvements particularly in food.

We stayed in the lake house for 1 night 2 days, this was the best experience in our whole life. The place was brethtakingly amazing and the hotel made us feel like we are royals and service was above 100%

Lovely location and such a relaxing hotel with lots of character and atmosphere. Beautifully tudor style with furnishings and interior decorations that take you back in time. Many spots to choose both inside and outside the hotel to sit, read, chat and just relax and unwind. Food and drink prices also very good value for hotel of this standard and given its location is fairly isolated from other options. Having said that, it is only a short taxi ride to Tanah Rata and other options for meals such as the nearby Smokehouse. Also easy taxi ride to nearby attractions such as tea plantations, strawberry farms and many lovely views. Stayed for 4 nights with a friend and we really enjoyed the peaceful location and the weather is mild so air conditioning was not needed and windows could be opened at night as windows have screens to keep out insects. The Cameron bar is really cosy and the daily happy hour offers a good selection of drinks at reasonable prices. All the food we had at the hotel was also of very good standard as was the friendly service. Would definitely return and look forward to doing so soon. The local market stalls at the entrance to the hotel are also have a good range of local fruits and vegetables along with drinks including tonic water. If you are able to visit during the week you will miss the large crowds and busy roads over the weekend period.

Very nice place to stay. Good food and a relax place. We were very pleased that our car was cleaned the next morning. Great bed and bathroom. We can recommend the pillow parfume. Very friendly personel.

Staying at the Lake House is an extraordinar6 experience. The hotel is very cozy and the atmosphere is there is wonderful. He staff is very serviceminded and always very helpful. We always want to make a stop here when we visit Malaysia.

I like the rooms - very well done - english yet modern - nice shower stall and great amenities in the room including the coffee machine - lovely small touches. Internet wifi was decently good - i do appreciate the car wash early in the morning for my car after the ride up. The scones with cream was great - i would say one of the best in Cameron and i have tried most of the places anyway - but the BBQ dinner is disappointing limited for the price paid - staff were attentive and helpful - place was well maintained and the reading room/bar/lounge in the evening has ample space for everyone to find their little corners. To me, the place is well run, worth the money for the exclusiveness and quietness - it is between Ringlet and Tanah Rata but with the mess of Tanah Rata and chaos in Brinchang, i much prefer to be further away.

The Lakehouse is an enchanting place to stay and we are already planning a longer retreat next time and possible, the family suite of two rooms. We stayed in the junior suite this time round, and for two nights, it was perfect. This boutique hotel feels like a big, comfortable house that puts you at ease, even in the common areas. Everything, from the furniture and curios on the walls to the smell of the furniture polish, was nostalgic and calming. The highly professional and friendly staff were very welcoming, knowledgeable and ready to spring to help you if you should require it. We were so comfortable and delighted with the place that we took all our meals here too. The breakfasts were great and made to order. The dinners were delicious and the ambience of the dinning room was intimate and refined. We gave notice to have a steamboat dinner and had a really enjoyable time dining. We felt very spoilt by the attention of the wait staff too. The whole experience was elegant. I wish I’d packed nicer dresses, although I was inspired to iron my clothes before meals, something I wouldn’t normally bother with I am ashamed to say. The room was charming and comfortable. The bed was lovely, and for a queen size, very roomy. The foldout was already made up for our child, a lovely touch as hotels don’t bother doing this ahead of time usually, we have to ask and then wait. The bathroom was clean and large and filled with really nice amenities. The cinnamon soap was the nicest hotel soap I have come across and the refillable shampoo/conditioner/lotion/shower gel and bath salt containers were a nice touch that is far more appealing than the usual hotel items and better for the planet too. Towels were lovely and fluffy and clean. The room featured a TV with cable channels, a writing desk, dressing table and wardrobe along with the usual bar fridge but it was all done with the tudor style. Even the bathroom lock with in keeping with the decor. It felt like stepping back in time and was so charming. There were other guests, but despite the "house" feeling of the property, I barely saw or heard them. Housekeeping were swift and super lovely. The uniforms were adorable. One of the housekeepers I passed in the hall offered to help me with my bag when I was checking out, which was above and beyond. There was information about the hotel's history about the place, which was nice to know. It was only built in 1966, but feels so much older. It is hard to find fault with the hotel, or any disappointments with our stay. However, it is important to be realistic as people's expectations can vary. Here goes... The only downside to the room was that it may have been smoked in previously. I found it had a smell the first night and was a bit hard to breath in. It could have just been the furniture polish, or smoke coming in the open windows as the next day it was gone completely. I might ask for a non-smoking room next time, just in case. The other possibly issue is that due to it's small water heater tank, there is just enough hot water for one warm bath and then waiting half an hour for more hot water. This can be planned around, and is clearly displayed, so not a problem at all. There was internet, but it was so slow that I dropped off and was using the hotlink mobile data. This was very slow with poor reception so don't plan to stream anything here, just let go of your devices and relax (easier said than done). There was certainly enough data and coverage to make calls and find out info it you really wanted to, but slow enough to stop you mindlessly scrolling through pintrest for the sake of it. TV channels were okay. I don't watch TV, so I don't like TV wherever I go. There was a nature channel at least, so that's good. I'm not sure about accessibility. There were stairs to climb to reach the lobby from the car park. We just grabbed out luggage and headed up. I'm sure that someone would have helped with it, but we packed so light that we insist on carrying it ourselves. After the lobby, more stairs to the room. There may be a way around this, check with the staff before booking. Unfortunately most of the highlands are not accessible for people with wheelchairs or limited mobility. This seems to be a common thing in Malaysia. Do your research. The hotel is built overlooking the Sultan Abu Bakar Lake, which is just the other side of the main road through the Highlands. This road sees a lot of traffic, but I didn't find it too loud. If you don't want to take a chance on hearing a lorry, close the window. The lake itself is brown due to a silt removal project. It's not ugly though, but don't expect to swim in it. There is a lawn area, with deck chairs to view the road/lake but not much else to do on the property. It is a resort, but there are no (free) spas, swimming pools (it's cool anyway) or games rooms. There is, however, an awesome bar, comfy couches and an open fire. I think there is a library and boardgames too (?) There is an outside area to sit in and enjoy the fresh air or a drink or two. Tours run from the hotel, and there are lots of touristy attractions in the highlands. The lack of activities at the resort is actually what is attracting me back. I can imagine sitting by the fire, with a drink and a book and just stopping for a minute. HEAVEN. The only improvements I could dare to suggest would be a heated spa. I somehow missed that there is an actual (paid) spa on the property I think? I will look into this next time. Final thoughts: I can't wait to come back. I plan to eat exclusively here and maybe pack a nice evening dress so I can feel elegant in the surroundings. Highlights included the undercover parking and daily hand car wash (what a nice surprise), the really good drinks in the bar, quality breakfasts and dinners and professional staff. I really cannot say enough about the lovely staff. On the second day, one of the staff members give a small teddy bear and a lollypop to our son. That night after countless attractions and fun adventures in the highlands, he told us that being given the lolly was the"best part" about the day, and that he had named the bear "George". TL;DR: We just loved the Lakehouse. We are already planning to return and stay for a longer time. I'll heed advice and stay during the week, to avoid the heavy weekend traffic and jams on the road. We took the new road in via Ipoh, longer but less windy. Probably do the same again next time, as the ability to visit the local attractions when we want was handy. I'll also bring a couple of books, and spend some time just sitting and reading by the fire or enjoying the cool breeze. What a luxury!

Initially, we contemplated whether to stay in the Lakehouse or another nice hotel near Tanah Rata. However, after reviewing feedback from netizen, we decided to stay in the Lakehouse (a decision we never regret). We travelled in the weekdays during school holiday in Singapore. The extremely helpful hotel staff (Ms Yee) greeted us upon our arrival in the late afternoon. To our delight, we were told that our room was free upgraded to suite room, the room was lovely, spacious, and fitted with large bathroom, dining table and coffee machine. The hotel is well maintained and clean. It has many interconnecting rooms well-decorated with antique gadgets. We liked to gather around the fireplace in the evening and tended the fire when it was cold outside. The kids were kept occupied with books, local chessboard and scribble. All hotel staff (front desk, restaurant and housekeeping) were extremely helpful / friendly which make us feel like at home. The service was impeccable. The lake scenery and tranquillity was definitely worth the long hours drive from Singapore. Kids loved the British / colonial design and they spent most of their time playing in the garden in the afternoon. We also had the steamboat which we ordered as add-on package from the hotel website. It was delicious. The wi-fi speed is slow but still acceptable considering the remote location of this place. One thing worth mentioning, the hotel also provide complimentary daily car wash and free dolls to kids. We will be back.

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and service meals and attention to detail of the staff and management was excellent. We loved the retro feel of the hotel and felt as if we were 'home from home.' Nothing was too much trouble for the hotel staff and they organised trips, taxis and a cocktail making class. We were there near to Chinese new year and the hotel was decorated to reflect this. A lovely, quiet relaxing stay. Great walk in the jungle near the hotel with the gardener who was very knowledgeable. The hotel were very accommodating and couldn't do enough to help when one of our party was ill. Thanks to all the staff who genuinely cared about the guests.

Well located and with great character the hotel reminded me of a similar hotel/house in Scotland. Good staff and clean rooms too. Lighting around bath room mirror could be improved a lot. It would be good to have a small business center in the hotel to support client needs.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa services

The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands places you 3.7 mi (6 km) from Cameron Bharat Tea Plantation and 6.7 mi (10.8 km) from Parit Falls. This 19-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in the mountains and also within a 20-minute drive of Orang Asli Settlement and Cameron Highland Golf Club.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 19 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Other standard amenities include phones and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and spa services. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for MYR 210.00 per vehicle one-way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 887 reviews