And so yes, it was Cameron Highlands indeed. We decided in the morning that we should just pack our bag for a 2 night 3 day trip to Cameron Highlands since the kids agreed to stay with their grandparents in Banting. Although the plan didn’t turn out as planned coz the kids refused to go to Banting at the last minute and stayed in Klang instead.
But we drove up for 3.5 hours to get to Cameron Highlands from Subang Jaya. It was slow at first coz it started raining cats and dogs. But eventually, the rain stopped. Thank God coz I really wanted to take photos of the tea plantation.
We didn’t have a place in mind on where to stay. We didn’t make any reservations. So we thought we just show up and ask for a vacant room. But we had dinner at Bella’s Cafe first. The hotel next to it was Planter’s Hotel. We inquired their rates and the only room available was a standard room with 2 single beds for 250RM. We went to Cameronian Inn to check on their rates and was told of 160RM and 200RM.
We thought it was better to look for more options so we drove up to Bala’s Chalet. The receptionist said the room rate was RM200. He suggested we look at the room first before we decide. And so we did. We liked the room. We liked the ambiance of the hotel. So we decided to stay there and the guy gave us 180RM per night instead of RM200.
It was really a good thing we stayed at Bala’s Chalet Hotel and Restaurant. We had a good time of just relaxing and doing stuff. The only thing is… the food is very price-y. We didn’t have dinner there but we took a peek at the menu. But the next day, we ordered vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries on top. Guess how much we paid for 2? 33RM. Is it worth eating ice cream that worth? You decide. But really… I loved the place. I don’t mind going back there -with the kids- next time.