Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Recharge and Rejuvenate Your Mind, Body & Soul @ The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh, Perak.

A short 20-minute drive from Ipoh city center, the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat can be found near the luscious green landscape, surrounded by nature and blessed with naturally heated geothermal hot springs... making it an ideal getaway to recharge and rejuvenate. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is the country's first luxury natural hot springs wellness retreat offering bespoke, personalized experience. Everything is seamless- from check in to the villa to dine-in, everything is thoroughly planned to ensure top-notch services are rendered. 

Many thanks to The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat for hosting us

About The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat Ipoh:

Nestled in a 22.7-acre valley, the retreat is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and Paleozoic limestone hills of 260 million years. Apart from the exclusive villas, there are many points of interests and activities that guests can partake to improve the mental and health wellbeing. To ensure guests have a peaceful health and fitness getaway, the retreat only welcomes guests 12 years of age and above. 

Welcome Drinks on Arrival

RFID Room Key Wristbands

Buggy Service to Room

Private Pool

Private Geothermal Hot Tub

Full Bathroom Amenities

Large Bed

Pillow Menu

Private Living Room

BOSE Sound System

Coffee Machine and Tea

Complimentary Items in Minibar

Personalized Welcoming Gift

Sweet Treats in the Living Room

Guests will need to make reservations before entering the property premise, verifications will be done at the security check point upon entering the property. Free parking is provided for all guests. As soon as the car is parked, you will be greeted and escorted to the reception. After the check-in procedures, guests will then be chauffeured to the villa via a buggy. The buggy driver will do a simple tour around the retreat and briefly introduce the retreat's features. The retreat currently has 4 types of Villas- the Garden Villa, the Water Villa, the Lake Villa and the new Grand Garden Villa. 

We were lucky to have stayed in the new Grand Garden Villa (with price starts from RM5,000 per night). The 260 SQM Grand Garden Villa ensures total privacy and a sense of tranquility. It comes with a large, luxurious dining and living spaces, well-connected with technologies and gadgets (like BOSE Sound System, complimentary WiFi etc). The Bathroom is also well-equipped with amenities, guests can enjoy their stay here without the trouble of bringing any amenities. The Bedroom, offers a huge premium bedding with a Pillow menu for guests to choose from (6 different types of Pillows). The Living Room at the other end, offers a good, comfortable space to ensure coziness. Guests can enjoy a good, relaxed meal here or have a sip on a cup of Joe while enjoying the natural breeze and green landscape. 

The outdoor courtyard is a good fit for anyone who prefers a refreshing dip; be it at the private swimming pool or the private geothermal hot tub with Jacuzzi feature. Whether it is a morning dip or an evening relaxation, the villa offers the perfect setting. 

Geothermal Hot Spring Lake

Ice Dipping Pool

Geothermal Hot Spring Dipping Pools

Garra Rufa Doctor Fish Pool

Therapeutic Reflexology Pond

Jungle Walk

Meditation Cave

24-Hour "Sweet Spot"

Geothermal-Heated Swimming Pool


Fitness Centre

While the Villa itself offers great comfort, it is also a good idea to explore the retreat to check out other features to complete the invigorating experience. Start with the Geothermal Hot Springs Dipping Pools, which amazingly has different temperature throughout the day. The thermometer would provide a warning if it gets too warm; otherwise, the natural Jacuzzi's style dipping pools provide a leisure, relaxing soak. Guests can also explore the Thermal Steam Cave, a natural sauna which allows for restorative therapy to soothe, relax and detoxify. When it gets a little too warm to handle, plunge into the freezing cold Ice Dipping Pool, this is believed to increase blood circulation, reduce blood pressure and strengthen the nervous system. 

As part of the retreat experience, check out the Garra Rufa Doctor Fish Pool where the doctor fishes will eat away the dead skin and promotes skin regeneration. Right next to the Doctor Fish Pool is the Therapeutic Reflexology Pond with stone reflexology path. Just as you thought you have finished exploring the retreat's facilities, there's more! Be sure to check out the Meditation Cave (next to the Jungle Walk entrance), Fitness Centre and Geothermal Heated Swimming Pool. The adventurous should definitely check out the Jungle Walk- a 30 min jungle trekking trail through the deep limestone hill forests of the Lost World of Tambun where one gets to explore unique types of flora/fauna, cascading waterfalls and mysterious caves. Along the journey, there is a "Sweet Spot" awaits. It is a 24-hour-available spot (with passcode to be told upon check in) where guests get to receive an icy sweet treat (chilled Mineral Water and Fruit Sorbet). 

Jeff's Cellar

Set within the 260-million-year-old limestone cave, Jeff's Cellar offers a unique dining experience second to none. It is said to house one of the most unique wine bars in the world. The regularly rotating degustation menu offers farm-to-table delights along with carefully curated wines, courtesy of celebrated Chef Boon. This is a popular fine-dining destination that requires at least 48-hours of advance reservation/booking.

Big Breakfast

Egg Florentine

Salmon Chazuke

Yogurt with Muesli and Nuts

Unlimited Refill of Champagne

Different Types of Condiments

Various Types of Yogurt

Various Spread and Fresh Loaves

Fresh Fruit Juice

Retreat guests can start their day with a full-fledged ala-carte buffet breakfast- from the classic breakfast options to luxurious orders (with plenty of Truffles) as well as Japanese-influenced breakfast items. Diners are guaranteed to walk away with tummy filled. The ala-carte menu features main and filling dishes; small sides or add-ons are however, self-serve at the buffet counter. There's unlimited refills of Champagne, freshly squeezed fruit juices (diners can "shop" at the juice counter where diners will be handed with a basket and to pick the fresh fruits/vegetables to be concocted in the juices), various types of Yogurt, Bread and condiments. The highlight is definitely the unlimited refills of Champagne- imagine starting the day with an extravagant flute of Champagne to go with the breakfast items. Unfortunately for us, we did not get to try every single item on the menu but we were deeply amazed by the above-par quality. 

Additional Information:
Contact Number: 05-210 7777

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