Malaysia Travel

Genting Highlands: Coach and Hotel Accommodation

Last week, we went for a short vacation to Genting Highlands, Malaysia. It was our first vacation by coach. Initially, I was skeptical if Little Edison is able to endure the travelling time of six hours by coach. But it turned out that the journey was quite easy for him – even when the exact travelling time was a freaking 7.5 hours!

We took the Five Star Executive Coach from Golden Mile Complex. The seat is a massage chair that is surprisingly very spacious and comfortable. Each seat is equipped with TV and game console. Our boy was happy to sit on his own, play with his smelly pillow and Hello Kitty, and eventually falling asleep.

It’s a massage chair, so comfy too!

TV and game console on each seat

The coach left Singapore at 8am sharp. It stopped for half an hour at Yong Peng (Johor) for lunch break and another two toilet breaks before we reached Genting Highlands at 3:30pm. Luckily, the bus terminal is just a short five minute walk to the hotel lobby.

There are many accommodation options in Genting Highlands – Highlands Hotel, Resort Hotel, Theme Park Hotel, Genting Hotel and First World Hotel. We chose the latter because I stayed there once and I like its convenience to the First World Plaza, indoor theme park and food galore.

Again, being the largest hotel in Genting Highlands with over 6,000 hotel rooms, I’ve read negative comments about the long check-in queue. Our friends recommended the World Club Room to us; it has special check-in counters without the long wait.

So, I’m really glad that we booked the World Club Room. The first four check-in counters are allocated for World Club Room guests only and we took less than 3 minutes to check-in.

V checking-in at the special counter for World Club Room guests

We chose a room on the highest floor (28th floor) at Tower 2 with views of the theme park. The room has two single beds, a sofa, a dressing table, bathroom with a separated standing shower and bath tub, fridge with complimentary drinks, coffee and tea making facility as well as hair-dryer (must-have for me!).

The World Club Room size is 450 sq. ft, which is double the size of a Deluxe Room. I understand from the reception that there are 3 choices of World Club Room – two queen size beds with no bath tub, one queen size bed with bath tub OR two single beds with bath tub. We chose the latter because our boy loves bath tub so much.

Here are some pictures of the World Club Room. It is priced between RM305 (Low) to RM550 (Super Peak). Personally, I find that it’s very spacious, clean and suitable for families with children.

Sofa to sit and relax!

Two Single Beds

View from the room

Wardrobe and dressing table

Sink and standing shower

Little Edison in the bath tub


In my next post, I’ll share about the food and theme parks in Genting.

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Hi gal,

I am also going to Genting this Dec! How do u indicate in ur booking that u need 2 queen sized bed? I need to book 2 queen sized bed with no bath tub cos i have 2 kiddos + 1 helper + 2 adults..

Did u all go to the outdoor theme park? still contemplating if i wanna get the all-parks pass.


Wow ! looks fun ! but i still don’t have the courage to do travel in coach yet.. it’s too long ! how about the theme park ? did Edison enjoy it ?


Thanks gal! I just booked my hotel rooms thru S$295 for 2 nights stay at world club room. Looking forward to my road trip in Dec!

pooh wei…get all day theme park…i went with my 29 month old and 7 month old.. was contemplating whether to get jsut outdoor park n pay abit more for all park.. was there on 2-4 Oct. in the end i use the maybank 15% promo for all park..paid RM 53 for all park..totally worth it..though i must say i think i took more rides indoor park than outdoor..(outdoor -tea cup, carousel, flying elephant, aeroplane, rodeo ride, junior bumper car, ferris wheel , antique car -my son not tall enough for bumper boat 🙁 ) indoor – ferris wheel again, gondola,… Read more »

haha..that’s so true..cant even get the USS tix…so for now i haven step into USS yet though i am still convincing my hubby to bring the kids for staycation at Festive hotel coz the USS ticket is provided for..

room service…apparently there are 6000 plus room in first world..msia standard..every thign must have low expectation. 🙂

Huey Ling

Hello sis!!

Im going to bring my 2 kids there this Dec. Kept thinking whether to book Resort World superior deluxe or First World World Club room. Heard too much negative comments about first world. But you know first world is the most convenient for kids. Maybe I should settle for World Club room now with little Jayden. Besides strawberry farm, do you know of any other farms in Genting?? I remember I had been to mushroom farm but that was 10 yrs ago. donoe if it is still ard.