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2015-04-24

Discover Your Own Haven @ BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Haven Ipoh


Located at a pristine and ancient natural environment with picturesque hills and geological rock formations from the Permian Period, Best Western Premier The Haven Ipoh, Malaysia is one of the star finest eco-resorts with natural surroundings dating back some 280 million years. mylifestylenews writes……


Ipoh is known as one of the best “home return from home” vacation and retirement locations in Malaysia that is equidistant between Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Not to mentioned many domestic tourists and out-of-towners make their weekend trip or even a day trip (especially when they are desperate) flocking into this garden city (Bougainvillea are seen almost everywhere and also the state’s flower) for its infamous local food as well as to admire the prehistoric site of the old town heritage and remains.


The Haven's infinity Glass swimming pool


Ipoh, the valley of paradise surrounded by Titiwangsa mountain range which runs to east of the city and Kledang mountain range stretches from the north to the west. The panoramic view of hills and mountains can be seen from the city centre with lush greenery terrain and surrounded by clusters of towering limestone.



A 15 minutes smooth drive from the bustling modern Ipoh town, with almost no turning required along the straight Tambun Road to The Haven, but a few roundabouts and traffic lights that may be the only stops or slowing down your speed. Finding The Haven Lakeside Resort is not a difficult task especially with clear road sign indication.


On arrival, after passing through the first security check, a private drive passage way leading to the second security check-point for our parking allocation. Three high-rise condominium are seen ahead of us where we were re-directed to the parking lot adjacent to the reception for our check-in.



Just when you think it is another high rise Condo-tel, this residential resort consists of 512 all suite units spread across three 26- storey tower, the units measure from 968 to 2,840 sq ft give you a breathtaking view overlooking the natural surroundings with limestone caves and rock hill. A lake surrounded by jogging tracks amongst the lush landscaping and a huge resort infinity swimming pool designed in a seahorse shape is best viewed from your lakeview suite. This hidden Haven well-matched with its name The Haven, literally “a haven” for nature lovers and those in search of a retreat to unwind.


The Haven is totally family oriented as the resort is designed for R&R, recreation and family vacation. Operated by the Best Western International (BWI) family chain of hotels, this is the BWI's finest eco-resorts in Asia that open for short term and long term booking all year round under its "Premier" category.


Being the Perak state tallest and most luxurious resort Condo-tel, our 16th floor’s 3 bedroom suite is bigger than we’ve expected, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and open plan dining/living area comes in modern contemporary furnishing as well as a study room. From the spacious balcony, the panoramic view looking out at the natural pristine 4-arce "Constantly-flowing" lake fronts and  the 60 metre infinity sea horse design swimming pool with limestone hills beyond is simply breathtaking, it is no doubt being the trademark for the resort. The design and facilities is more akin to a private condominium and caters extremely well for long stay guests with such space and amenities in mind.


The Cuisine - All Day Dining Restaurant



The tower karst hills at The Haven site are rare geological features only found in a few locations in Southeast Asia as the virgin forest have been deliberately preserved and maintained. The Haven is committed to green living and all practical measures to help protect and sustain the environment. It is among the first properties in Malaysia to use 100 percent renewable energy such as rainwater harvesting, solar energy and windmill turbine within a sustainable budget to reduce the carbon footprint. 


Swimming pool & lakeside view by night


Given their spectacular location among all the limestone hills that populate the environs outside of the city centre, they have made a conscious effort to preserve and maintain all the natural beauty by not cutting down any tree or blasting any natural rock formation at the site, which is commendable when you see how some industries have done just that and created some eyesores as you drive out of the city.



Beside its stunning natural scenery and showing the love and car to the environment, The Haven also features other facilities like a wee-equipped gym, badminton and tennis courts, a children's playground and a specialty restaurant. Barbecue and garden picnic as well as Via Ferrata rock climbing on site activities within the resort's natural landscape can be arranged to suit you preference.


Cuisines, the poolside bar and restaurant offers the best of local, Asia, Western and Mediterranean cuisines under one roof.


Committed to develop a harmonious environment and keeping the nature at its best, The Haven’s objective is to perform extraordinarily for you to embrace the preservation of this million years old habitat and provide an alternative option for frequent visitors to the charming Ipoh next. Life and what comes in the afterlife is what motivates them to be responsible by providing the home sweet home hospitality and quality lifestyle and stimulating harmonious communities.


Tried & Tested:
Location: 4/5
Ambience: 4.5/5
Design & Decor: 4/5
Food & Beverage: 3.5/5 
Room Amenities: 3.5/5
Housekeeping: 3.5/5
Service: 3.5/5

Highlights:
Nature Surrounding
Swimming Pool

Flaws:
F&B
Service


Jakan Haven (Persiaran Lembah Perpaduan)
Tambun, Ipoh
Perak Malaysia
Tel: +6 05 220 9000