For people who did not go to Genting Highlands but is planning to go, I would suggest you to just plan for 2D1N trip and a thorough research on the hotels available there. Rest assure there will be enough rooms for everyone since there also has Maxims Genting, Theme Park Hotel, Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort other than First World Hotel. ;)
You can read more about First World Hotel at TripAdvisor too. Pretty reliable source for research before traveling.
If you are afraid of paranormal happenings, make sure you follow the instructions of SixPegs’ guide when you are in a new hotel room. According to the post, Hotel First World is included in one of the haunted hotels but I didn’t really feel anything weird about it (which is great because I really dislike these kind of happenings) and it seems cosy with ample amount of lights, most of all… as long as the bathroom is clean, it is a “clean” hotel to me. XD
Here’s my version of what I always do when I am in a new hotel/hostel room (yes, I did these when I am staying alone at Mudanhouse hostel in Taiwan too).
1) Before entering the door, always ring the bell or knock on the door to let “anyone” in the room knows that you are going in. /uh hrmp
2) Open all the drawers, cabinet, and windows to let the “air” out.
But of course, if I am sharing a room with a friend, I would just follow the flow and let my friend lead. As long as there’s people in the room, it won’t be so scary.
3) Check the water taps
This is just a basic rule to check whether the taps in your room are working or not so that you can request a change earlier without much hassle. No water = HORROR.
So yup! With just three simple steps, I can sleep anywhere comfortably. :D
As you can see, the room is pretty basic and cosy. There’s a sofa and coffee table on the side once you step into the room. Dressing table and wardrobe (slippers and hangers provided) are on the other side. Pillow cases and bedsheets are acceptably clean. Electricity working well, but don’t expect there is going to be anything interesting on the TV unless it is World Cup period. Haha.
The windows cannot be opened but the air circulation is alright in the room since there’s a fan above (no air-con in Genting Highlands’ hotels since there is already natural air-condition) and a switch to adjust the power of it.
Bathroom is equally clean. Basic toiletries like toothbrushes and towels are provided. Water taps are working fine, you can enjoy your warm bath/shower after a fun and tired day. The view from the bathtub is spectacular too, thought you guys might want to know that.
If your hotel reservations include breakfast buffet every morning, make sure that you go! There’s two different cafes that provide the breakfast, the one that we went to is at level 28. You can enjoy a relaxing breakfast with the newspapers and the view of the whole Genting under your feet.
My breakfast! Looks good right? ;D
P/S: The level that we stayed at has a smoking corridor, and actually almost all the levels are open for smoking areas except 2 (if I am not wrong). If you are intolerant to cigarette smoke like me, I would suggest you to opt for a non-smoking level and remember to book earlier too! Since the rooms are limited. I almost choked on the smoke that seeps into our room early in the morning. >.<”