This was my 3rd visit to the place since it was first opened and I cannot recall when that was. The first time I visited Bukit Tinggi years ago, they actually had a mini slot machine room in one of the outlets. Just like Genting Highlands, the place was filled with people pulling away on the 25+ machines hoping to strike it rich but sadly, the machines were removed due to some licensing issues.
|Walking in the main French town area|
For photography and a day trip, everything is perfect here, but on the downside, what spoils the mood is the overall feeling of the place, the management and mentality of the staff. If the owners put in some effort in proper hospitality and management, I personally think this place would do so well.
Food at Colmar Tropicale Bukit Tinggi
If you are expecting other activities like what Genting has, take note that there is none. This place now serves as a family or couple getaway with standard resort facilities. Now the place serves as a plain highland resort unlike Genting Highlands. Nevertheless, this place is great if you have kids or would just like a day trip somewhere.
On a side note, many local couples seem to come here for their wedding photography as this place is quite beautiful as a natural landscape. Wedding photographers in Malaysia also recommend Colmar Tropicale in Berjaya Hills as a beautiful wedding destination.
|A Malaysian couple posing for their wedding photo here|
The rates for the Colmar Tropicale Resort and Hotel is averaging from RM195.00 to RM460.00 (2008 rates). They also offer full board packages or other types of deals therefore you can inquire directly with them.
The Berjaya Hills Golf and Country Club rates for rooms are from RM165.00 to RM800.00 (2008 rates). These are suitable for golfers and golfing families.
The Japanese Village rooms are RM1,100 (2008 rates) for 2D/1N. However, there are many promotional and special packages that you can enquire about.
Berjaya Hills contact number;
• Resort - Tel: +60 (9) 288 8888
• KL Office - Tel: +60 (3) 2149 1858
Or you can also visit the Colmar Tropicale Berjaya Hills website
|Colmar Tropicale at Bukit Tinggi|
For local tourist visiting Kuala Lumpur and if you have some extra time on hand, you can easily make a day trip up here to experience this lovely place. Locals also tend to make this place a day-trip and for me, when I have some spare time, I would make another trip here to Colmar Tropicale Berjaya Hills French Village at Bukit Tinggi just to see what is new.