Only In IpohThe Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is nestled in a 22.7-acre valley, cradled by 260 million-year old towering Paleozoic limestone hills, verdant rainforest, rejuvenating geothermal hot springs, natural caves and cascading waterfalls.
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What’s All The Buzz About?45 sumptuous Garden, Water and Lake villas, a pampering Spa and Wellness Centre and a host of retreat experiences combine for ultimate seclusion and bliss. Restore what life takes from your body and soul as you dip into the Geothermal Hot Springs Dipping Pools, or stare and be overwhelmed by the near-vertical rock formations around the retreat. Perhaps take a relaxing stroll through the jungle to breathe in the sights of rarity. Otherwise, simply immerse in a state of enlightenment and inner peace in the Meditation Cave.
Seek solace in Thermal Steam Cave with a platform overlooking a body of crystal clear geothermal hot springs water. Indulge in its natural sauna for a restorative therapy to soothe, relax and detoxify.
Elevate your state of health by plunging into the freezing Ice Bath which helps improve blood circulation, reduce blood pressure and strengthen the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.
Restore and balance your natural life force energy in a Crystal Cave with amethyst and quartz crystals that facilitate metaphysical healing. This cave is perfect for a session of Reiki.
Dip your legs and feel the tingling yet relaxing sensation of exotic Garra Rufa fish. Garra rufa, the red garra (although it is also called doctor fish, and nibble fish) is a small species of cyprinid fish that is native to rivers, streams, ponds and lakes in Anatolia and the West Asian regions. Since the early 21st century, Garra rufa have been integrated into a spa treatment where they feed on the stratum corneum skin layer of patients with psoriasis. This therapy is a natural form of exfoliation and relaxation, eliminating dead skin cells and rejuvenating the skin.
Extraordinary Dining Experience
The Banjaran’s spectacular SkyBar is literally set on top of the limestone hills comprising a cosy upper deck bar with a backdrop of breathtaking view overlooking the geothermal hotsprings lake and a lower deck offer an exclusive whiskey lounge inside a cave. The bar serves refreshing signature cocktails and beverages with fine and delightful light bites, giving you the best hints for an unforgettable experience.
Welcome snack – Caramelised popcorn served on a toy circus carousel.
Prawn Lollipop – beer battered Tiger prawns on sticks, with dipping sauce of Harissa mayo, were crisp on the outside and fresh and firm on the inside.
Assorted sea salt Macaroons, four luscious bonbon(s) each with its own filling from foie gras mousse with porto confit onions puree;apricot jam; caramelized kaya and truffle honey.
The piece de resistance appeared as the Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef Kushiyaki. Glazed with unagi sauce and grilled on charcoal, it was served on its own Hibachi or Japanese charcoal grill. Well marbled, juicy and tender, infused with the fragrance of leeks grilled alongside the beef chunks.
“Under the Roof”- a Cointreau, Hendricks gin and cranberry juice topped with a ‘roof’ of candy floss.
Dr. Fish cocktail of DonJulio Tequila, Havana Club 7yrs. Rum and blue Curaçao.
Set within a limestone cave, the magnificent Jeff’s Cellar is one of the most unique wine bars in the world. Savour a wide range of organic and rare wines in a setting where ethereal lighting, intimate cave interiors and breathtaking natural water features present a whole new encounter and indulgence. Their new caviar menu, Caviar Delight is a gastronomical experience which is to be experienced at least once in your lifetime.
Caviar Delight is crafted by Executive Chef Boon in collaboration with Classic Fine Food featuring a range of Kaviari Caviar with the various dishes. In an 8-course dinner featuring delicacies like fine claire oyster topped with osetra caviar; raw Hamachi or yellowtail Japanese Kingfish topped with kristal caviar; a lavish roasted cauliflower soup with Hokkaido scallop, sevruga caviar and 23k edible gold leaf; homemade uni (sea urchin) pasta with sea urchin butter, fresh sea urchin, beluga caviar and Italian imported shaved bottarga (mullet eggs-equally rare); and even a GELÉE DE CHAMPAGNE ET CAVIAR, jelly of champagne palmer brut champagne with osetra caviar. A mere bagatelle at RM1099 per person(!!)
Dine in calming settings, both indoor and outdoor. Pomelo acquires its name from a famous Ipoh fruit and features flavourful yet healthy dining. The all-day restaurant also serves up special monthly menus. For a personalised touch to your total wellness, feel free to consult our Executive Chef and Spa and Wellness Director to have your meals specially crafted to suit your wants and needs. Perfect for an after-meal treat, drink in the view of the natural setting with a glass of invigorating fresh juice or international organic wine from the pool bar. See food photos here: https://www.thebanjaran.com/cuisine/pomelo/
International Recognition For Local TeamChef Boon was a sous chef in SHANGRI-LA Hotel Singapore in 2005 for 10 years, then he moved to Traders Hotel Johor in the position of Chef De Cuisine. Later he returned to Ipoh in the position of Executive Sous Chef at WEIL Hotel and he is now the Executive Chef at The Banjaran. The organic garden in The Banjaran is named after him ‘Chef Boon’s Organic Garden’. He plans for what’s to be planted, considering the season, weather and also types of upcoming events.
RM350 nett per person, from 10AM – 7PM
For the RM350 day pass package, you will receive 3x RM50 nett cash vouchers. The cash voucher is only valid from 10am – 7pm on the day of redemption.
Usage of the characteristic features around the retreat which includes the Geothermal Hot Springs Dipping Pools, Thermal Steam Cave, Ice Bath, Meditation Cave, Crystal Cave, Garra Rufa Doctor Fish Pool, Fitness Centre and Freeform Swimming Pool.
Price is inclusive of RM 150 nett credit choice in the form of Cash voucher.This cash voucher can be redeemed worth of RM 150 on any FULL PRICE of spa treatment OR Food & Beverage consumption at The Pomelo Restaurant (Not valid at Jeff’s Cellar) and must be utilized on the same day.
Note: Please bring along your own swimming wear. Individual locker, bathrobe, towels and shower facilities are provided. Advanced booking is required and is subject to availability.For enquiries and reservation, please contact +60 5 210 7777.
An Exciting Overnight Experience
Complete with their own courtyards, the Garden Villas measure 2,808 sq. ft. and make an excellent choice if you enjoy being at one with nature. More on Garden Villa, click on https://www.thebanjaran.com/accommodation/garden-villa/
Overlooking a water canal adorned with a spread of plants, the Water Villas are 1,667 sq. ft. and are the perfect choice if you prefer a balcony to laze on, and love being surrounded by water as you sleep to the calming sounds of the canal. More on Water Villa, click on https://www.thebanjaran.com/accommodation/water-villa/
Enjoy the tranquillity of nature in the Lake Villas. Surrounded by pristine water and foliage, the Lake Villas measure 872.63 sq. ft with a terrace overlooking the lake, a perfect spot to enjoy the breeze and appreciate the retreat’s breathtaking view. More on Lake Villas, click on https://www.thebanjaran.com/accommodation/lake-villa/
“A true example of excellent hospitality”- Thaninthiran
“We arrived today …. we only travel 5 star and have stayed in only the finest hotels across the world – this has been faultless today every tiny detail catered for. No where else like it in the world – we have eaten in the US/Canada/ South Africa/ Dubai/Australia/Bali/Vietnam /Barbados and most of Europe – nothing absolutely nothing comes close – we are in our 50s semi retired and enjoy the finer things in life now – we travel business class so really understand what makes all the difference to a first class experience – just come :)” – louise h
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