Ye Olde Smoke House is located in Tanah Rata, a short drive up hill from the local town, Brinchang. The lovely bungalow cottage built in English Tudor style will charm you in its colonial ambience. Upon reaching the place, you will be greeted by a beautiful view of the smokehouse. Vast English gardens surrounds the provencal house and beautiful plants frames the architecture.
Upon entering, the service is warm and welcoming. The staff are well versed in English and will make you feel at home immediately. You are directed to your room which has no room number, but a name instead. So make sure you remember your room name. The rooms are scattered between floors, each floor just 3-4 steps away from each other.
This was our room during the stay. There’s a real fireplace! A sofa in the living room with a tv. And bathtub in the toilet. The usual are available – fridge, safe box and lo & behold – WIFI is available!
The smokehouse is famous for their scones, so make sure you try them after 11am.
Apart from the rooms, you will see sofas. Sofas everywhere. Fireplaces. Mantelpieces. Wall decorations. If your family is sleeping, no problem.. walk out and sit on the sofa right outside your room. It really feels like home. The exuberant use of fabrics in the interior design makes the stay so cosy and welcoming.
Below, you will discover a dining area. Food is available all day long, I had my dinner here. It was a memorable experience. I was just sipping red wine on a sofa, reading my book in my iPhone and was ushered to the table when my dinner was ready. The staff is very easily found and you won’t feel unattended. Oh, there is a vintage, rickety piano at the end of the hotel. It was my favourite hangout.
I could imagine a gathering of dear friends around that piano. Ok, thats abit getting into my personal dream. Well.
The garden is spacious and well taken care of. Benches and tables are available at every 300 meters. If you take a walk outside, you will stumble into their bbq restaurant just next door. At night, the chef cooks up a storm and you are welcomed to join them for a night of good food.
I would definitely recommend this place for your vacation. The rooms are around RM 400 for non peak season. Pretty reasonable, it includes breakfast. If you are looking for a good relaxing vacation, this is the perfect hotel for you. The only difficulty lies in leaving the hotel to explore the town as the hotel has a motherly way of keeping you at home.
Read about the food hereNo. 64, Jalan 59 Off Jalan Pekeliling Tun Abdul Razak,
39000, Tanah Rata, Pahang