The Ultimate Resorts World Genting Travel Guide – Talking about traveling destinations, it won’t be complete without adding Resorts World Genting (RWG) to the list.
Resorts World Genting is a leading leisure and hospitality destination in Genting Highlands, Malaysia.
For over 50 years, Resorts World Genting has been providing its visitors entertainment, dining, shopping, cultural, rest and relaxation experiences at 6,000 feet above sea level.
Here’s everything you need to know in the ultimate Resorts World Genting travel guide
Climate: with temperature averaging between 15 and 22 degrees Celcius, Resorts World Genting is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life to enjoy cool air, serenity, and all-round relaxation. Adjust your outfits if you can’t stand cold.
Language: as Genting Highlands is part of Malaysia, Malay is the official language. No worries, English and Chinese (Mandarin) are also spoken languages (recognized languages) here.
Currency: Ringgit Malaysia (RM/MYR)
Credit card, Bank, & Money changer: Resorts World Genting is a sophisticated area, credit cards are widely used. You can also find many types of bank as well as money changers here.
How to get there?
Located 58 kilometer from Kuala Lumpur, Resorts World Genting is merely an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. There are many options to get Resorts World Genting as follows:
Try any of a quick and easy ways of getting from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Resorts World Genting.
Limousine Service: The trip from KLIA/KLIA2 to Resorts World Genting will take approximately two hours (116 km). RWG’s limousine service from KLIA/KLIA2 is available 24 hours a day. Prior arrangement is required. Rates start at RM280 and are subject to the type of vehicle, with a 50% surcharge for bookings between midnight and 07:00 am.
Express Rail Link (ERL): The KLIA Express Rail Link (ERL) operates at 15-minute intervals during peak hours and 20-minute intervals during off-peak hours. This service is available between 05:00 am and 01:00 am daily.
The trip from KLIA/KLIA2 to KL Sentral takes 28 minutes. Tickets are priced at RM55 for adults and RM25 for children one-way, or RM100 for adults and RM45 for children, return trip.
Taxi: Budget taxis which require the purchase of coupons are also available at KLIA/KLIA2. Coupons can be purchased at any registered budget taxi counter at the airport arrival hall.
Metered taxis can be hailed in the city itself and are available 24 hours a day. The flag-off rate is RM3.00 with RM0.10 charged for every 115 m.
If bookings are done via phone, an additional RM2.00 is charged. Extra luggage or passengers will incur a charge of RM1 each. A 50% surcharge is levied between midnight and 06:00 am. So using taxi is not a recommendation!
You can also opt for a more economical means of transportation to Resorts World Genting by using the Genting Express Bus Service from Kuala Lumpur.
Pudu Sentral to Awana Transport Hub (RM12.60 for adult and RM11.50 for child)
KL Sentral to Awana Transport Hub (RM12.30 for adult and RM11.20 for child)
Terminal Putra LRT Gombak to Awana Transport Hub (RM11.40 for adult and RM10.60 for child)
1 Utama to Awana Transport Hub (RM12.60 for adult and RM11.50 for child)
Where to stay?
Resorts World Genting is home to six hotels, each with unique characteristics ensuring there is accommodation to suit every visitor – young families, friends away for a weekend, couples and gamers. Some of them are:
First World Hotel
Its 3-star First World Hotel with a whopping 7,351 rooms, has been recognized by the Guinness World Record as the world’s largest hotel. The hotel offers Standard, Deluxe, Superior Deluxe, Y5 Triple and Y5 Deluxe rooms, plus the executive rooms, World Club.
Overall, the First World Hotel has an impressive occupancy rate of more than 90 percent monthly, and had registered a whopping 35.5 million guests between 2006 and 2013.
Theme Park Hotel
The oldest hotel at Resorts World Genting, the Theme Park Hotel was built in the seventies and formerly known as the Highlands Hotel. The hotel offers Sixers rooms, Quads rooms, and four honeymoon suites in the property.
Most rooms now feature a built in, tatami-style raised platform on which are two queen sized beds which can comfortably hold four guests. A built-up bunk bed above the platform holds another queen sized mattress, effectively enabling six visitors in a room.
Where to find food?
There are plenty restaurants scattered at Resorts World Genting. One of many spots that provides restaurants is SkyAvenue.
SkyAvenue features top retail and restaurant brands from around the world with five levels of shopping, dining, entertainment and night life experiences. Some of my top recommendations for dining are:
Bubbles & Bites
Enjoy casual continental cuisine in a relaxing and rustic ambiance. The Bubbles & Bites menu boasts an extensive range, beginning with sumptuous, soup, and salads, and continuing with fresh homemade pastas, burgers & sandwich and many more.
The name “Bubbles & Bites” represents what the restaurant serves: simple Western food with a wide array of drinks, including sparkling wines from Italy, Spain, France, and other wine countries. Visit Bubbles & Bites on Level 2 of Maxims Hotel.
The Food Factory
Choose from an array of West Asian, East Asian, and Western breakfast delights, served daily. Tuck in buffet-style from a spread of freshly made goodies, ranging from bread, local buns, Danishes, pancakes and cereals to dim sum, nasi lemak (Malaysian popular food), and congee.
Whether you’re arriving or leaving, make breakfast at the Food Factory a highlight of your day. Visit The Food Factory on Level 4 of First World Plaza.
Malaysia’s first Motorino, visitors can enjoy authentic Neapolitan-style pizza. Naples comes to you! Visit Motorino on Level 1 of SkyAvenue.
Resort Seafood Steamboat
Come dine at the family-friendly Seafood Steamboat Restaurant where a variety of live seafood waits.
Choose from mud crabs, glass prawns, lobsters and a wide variety of fish, just to name a few! Pair your food with aromatic soups such as fish head, spicy tom yam and chicken herb soup – all available for your dining pleasure. Visit Resort Seafood Steamboat on Level 1 of Resort Hotel.
At Cafés Richard, visitors can indulge in coffee from France. Everything is French here. Visit Cafés Richard on Level 1 of SkyAvenue, it is located next to Motorino.
Kick back and enjoy at the resort’s most spacious dining area. Featuring four sections – Private Room, Lanai Bar and Alfresco Terrace – the premises can accommodate up to 600 diners at any given time. Visit Coffee Terrace on Lobby Level of Genting Grand.
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