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Pahang, Malaysia 69000
 
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First World Hotel is a popular choice of stay among locals and tourists alike. First World Hotel is adjoined to the First World Plaza, which boasts 500,000 sq feet of indoor theme park, shopping centre and dining options. 

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Room Prices:
Standard room - MYR 240
Deluxe room - MYR 276
Superior Deluxe Room - MYR 435
World Club - MYR 495
Awards:
Awarded "Hotel with most rooms in the world " by the Guinness World Book of Records.
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Great location but small rooms.

First World Hotel will always be my first choice when I stay in Genting Highlands ever since it was built. Although their rooms are quite small as compared to other hotels around there such as Genting Hotel and Highlands Hotel.

However, what's good about First World Hotel is their very strategic location. Everywhere is within walking distance - First World Plaza, casino and theme park, that makes it so convenient. Especially when we stay out for a late-night walk, we don't have to worry about the transportation problem.

Since their hotel rooms are always fully booked during peak season, the lobby of First World Hotel is usually very crowded and busy and we have to wait for a long time before we could check-in. So I normally will get a queue ticket, leave my luggage at the baggage counter provided and go for a walk first without wasting any time waiting in the lobby.

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Best part of stay:
Its strategic location
Tips for new visitors:
Book early as it's always full house.
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
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(Updated: February 16, 2013)

Dated rooms

First World Hotel is really a big hotel with over a thousand rooms in the building. You'll be at lost if you're here for the first time. Check-in counters are aplenty and fast, with helpful assistants to guide you through the check-in process.

This hotel looks great but it was really a disappointment. Rooms are rather small and not suitable for families. Everything in the room looks sad and old, and the room needs major refurbishment anytime soon.

The buffet breakfast was just nice. Guests are too many we sometimes have to wait for a while for the food to be replenished and stocked up.

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(Updated: February 16, 2013)

Rainbow hotel

I opted to stay in the hotel because it was located closest to the theme park and because the building itself was colored in many colors of the rainbow. That was so unique! Unfortunately the saying "Do not judge a book by its cover " applies very strongly here.

The first dilemma you will face is the long line of people who are also waiting to check in. I had to wait for a total of 2 and a half hours before my turn came up. My suggestion is that you collect your ticket number and estimate approximately how much time before your turn comes up. You can then drop your luggage at the concierge who will give you a colored tag in return. Do not lose the tag unless you're willing to donate your belongings away.

The hotel room itself is standard and nothing special. There is basically no view outside the window because of the fog. The room itself as no air conditioning and fan which can make the room quite stuffy especially during late afternoons.

Lastly, you will face a nightmare at the buffet breakfast. There is basically no law and order there. People grab as much food as they can on their plates and eat like animals and leaving a big mess on the table. There is also a lack of staff members to clean up the trash so you will see many empty seats but with dirty tables making you unable to sit there. I once saw a woman take a bite out a muffin and left it in the tray and moved on. I was absolutely dumbfounded.

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Avg Spent Per Person:
245
Best part of stay:
Fog, Casino, Live shows
Tips for new visitors:
Read the review
Recommend to a friend:
No
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Good Enough

Whenever my friends and I decide to go to Genting Highlands, First World Hotel has always been the first option. It is quite cheap and it is very near the theme park at Genting. In an effort to minimize spending, my friends and I tend to fit in as many as we can in a room to save costs so it was quite cheap as far I remembered.

It's a bit small for me but then again, that's probably because there were about 4 in a room so that couldn't be helped. The toilet is pretty clean and comfortable to use. But at night, I do sometimes hear some knocks on the wall and a little bit of noise but nothing too bad to prevent my slumber. If you're under some budget, this is a good place to stay. But bring your own stuff like towels, toothbrush and soap just in case.

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Tips for new visitors:
Bring towels, toothbrush, soap etc. just in case
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
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Not much, but will do

First world hotel is decent enough if you are only trying to find a place to crash for the night. If you are more to the high-end type of crowd,try maxisms .

I'm not crazy about the amenities of the room. The fact that they barred the windows so as to prevent the event of suicide from happening is a little disturbing.

Also, You probably want to pack your own towels and toiletries if you are planning to stay here. P/s: the complimentary toothbrush provided is seriously not the kind of toothbrush you would be willing to take risk with, same goes to the towels, and the bed sheets actually but then again, I've lost count of the times they've let me stayed in First world hotel for free(use GP), so cant complain much!

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Good enough for one night.

First World Hotel is one of the mid-class hotels in Genting Highlands where the indoor theme park is conveniently located. This is such a huge hotel with so many guests all the time. Hence, expect it to be loud and crowded. ☹

My First World Hotel experience was very far from what its name suggests. It is not a nice hotel for me. It is very noisy and not so clean. The only advantage is it is the fastest access to the indoor theme park. The hotel failed my expectations. Linens were damp and even felt dusty, but toilets are fine and quite sanitary. It is not a good place to relax too. It seems to be a very busy place with loud and rumbling sound. Friends of mine have had a good stay in this hotel though. For personal preference, this may not be the hotel for me.

Genting is a nice and fun place. Its breezy and cold wind is what makes it special. There are a lot of hotels at Genting Highlands. I hope they can give me a better stay compared to First World.

However, this could be good enough for a short stay. With its convenient location, guests can spend more time at the outdoor and indoor theme parks more than in their hotel rooms. ☺

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A budget stay at Genting

With 6,118 rooms, First World Hotel at Genting Highlands is now recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's largest hotel. A lush, grand tropical rainforest greets guests at the main entrance of the First World Hotel, followed by a spacious Spanish courtyard lobby. I stayed in a deluxe room that faces to another room, in which I can say that no scenery view at all, the room was small and it’s a very basic room. Anyway you got what you paid. However most importantly is that the room was clean, bed sheet and bathroom were clean. I travelled with my friends only for the outdoor games, so we basically only used the room for sleeping. Too bad there was no free wifi access. The breakfast at Firstworld Cafe was average, lucky for me that it was a free coupon. It’s a very crowded place to eat. The check in procedure was smooth since they provided self check in and checkout kiosk.

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Affordable price with basic needs.

First World Hotel is definitely the first choice of many people as one can easily access to restaurants, shops, and theme park and the price is more affordable. If all you need is a place to sleep in, first world hotel has everything you need. Be prepared to wait for at least 30 minutes if you're checking-in manually. I will prefer using the check-in kiosks.
However I would not recommend this hotel to those who are going to spend most of the time in the room. The television channels are limited. Worst of all is the lighting in the room, too dim for reading. I know most people won't read. I mean "who reads in Genting?"
Honestly, I am impress with the rooms after they were renovated. They looked so much better! The TV is not placed high up above the wardrobe anymore!

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All time favorite place to stay

I guess this is the first choice for everyone who frequently drives up to Genting Highland. The hotel is strategically placed, you can easily access to theme park, fast food and First World Plaza. The room is small but has all the basic amenities. As I only look for a space to sleep when I am KOed by Genting Theme Park, I get what I need for a short getaway. The staffs are mediocre, you have to ask for help and for many times, they ignore my requests. Throughout the stay, I have enjoyed myself very much and I would definitely go back when I need chilling touch of Genting.

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Tips for new visitors:
Book the room earlier
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
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Hotel with basics, but excellent location.

I find that the rooms in First World are basic and come with limited space, although the room was very clean and well-maintained. Although the service staff throughout the hotel was sporadically sub-standard, I was thankful that I did not have to endure long or delayed check-ins and check-outs. The front desk was fast and efficient in their service.

The location of the hotel simply cannot be faulted at all. Located a mere stone's throw away from the theme park and theatre, the location adds a day-long sense of bustling activity to First World. I enjoyed myself tremendously during my stay there and would definitely go back again.

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Avg Spent Per Person:
100
Best part of stay:
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Recommend to a friend:
Yes
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My Only Choice

Every time I go Genting, I will check in into Hotel First World without fail. That’s my only choice of stay whenever I go Genting. The hotel room is clean, and gives me a very comfy feeling about it.

There’s a shop for foot reflexology at the first level and there’s a café as well, at the lobby. There’s Watsons at the lobby as well, it’s very convenient. As when you’re overseas, you won’t know what will happen, so Watsons cater for any kind of needs. There’s a time when I need Panadol for my headache, and Watsons is just there.

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