By Mohd Mursi on August 27, 2015
The Haven Ipoh – which was officially launched recently by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Dato Seri Nazri Tan Sri Abdul Aziz – is operated under one of the world’s largest chains of hotels, Best Western International (BWI). The Haven is currently Perak’s tallest and most luxurious Condotel Resort. It is also the only five-star accommodation in Ipoh.
Located just 5 minutes from the North-South highway along the straight Tambun Road. The Haven is surrounded by pristine landscape consisting of limestone hills and greenery that are over 280-million years old.
Unique Selling Points
The Haven offers its guests luxurious accommodation through its 150 all-suite residences, which are spacious with well thought layout, ideal for both leisure and business. Almost all rooms offer the stunning panoramic view of nature that surrounds The Haven. Personally, I find the property serene, calming and very relaxing.
Besides the spacious rooms, The Haven offers great outdoor experience. Close to the towers housing the Condotels is the impressive 14-storey high, 280-million year old limestone outcrop called “Rockhaven” that rises from the 4-acre free flowing lake. Surrounding the lake are jogging trails, meditation decks and several barbeque pits. There are also a variety of wildlife that call the forest their home and can be seen if the guests are lucky to stumble upon them. Guests who would like to experience mountain climbing can also attempt to scale one of the only two Via Ferrata in Malaysia on Mount Haven, which is within The Haven’s grounds.
Food and Beverages
The Haven provides two food and beverage outlets to keep guests’ bellies full: one is Cuisines (a poolside bar and restaurant serving local, Asian and Western staples under one roof); and the other is The Premiere, which offers a more formal setting.
The Haven provides lavish facilities for guests’ enjoyment such as the patented 60-metre sea-horse shaped swimming pool, which is also an iconic identity to the resort. There are also gym, seminar rooms, Haven ballroom and an amphitheatre there.
Events or Functions
The Haven is an ideal location to organise meetings, incentives, seminars, conferences or corporate functions. It is also ideal for weddings, celebrations or other private gatherings.
How to get there
Guests have many options to get to The Haven. There is the Electronic Train Service (ETS) by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) that takes only 2 hours and 30 minutes. It is also not too far from the Ipoh airport. If guests need to drive, it is easily accessible as well since it is close to the North-South highway. Shuttle services can be arranged with the hotel too if needed.
Other things to do in Ipoh
Ipoh town is becoming fast as a tourist destination in Malaysia. Guests could opt for tours to discover the town’s heritage, murals, food, mosques and more.
For further information, visit them at www.bestwesternhaven.com.my and reservations, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 1700-8-1700-0.