The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Ipoh, Perak


Working adults are exhausted juggling personal and professional commitments. Sometimes, all we want is to get away from the noise with a short staycation. 

Just a 15-minute drive from Ipoh city and two hours from Kuala Lumpur lies the luxury spa resort, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. Nestled in a 22.7-acre valley, the serenity of the environment lets you both recharge and rejuvenate away from your hectic working life.


Relax in geothermal hot springs while enjoying scenic views


The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
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Located in the heart of Perak’s capital, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is said to be Malaysia’s first luxury natural hot springs wellness retreat that offers a relaxing staycation.

Geothermal pool at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
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Set in nature, this hidden gem comes with geothermal hot springs between 40°C and 70°C that are said to be good for alleviating rheumatism and eczema.

Hotspring inside a cave
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The natural hot sauna is not only ideal for unwinding but also for taking beautiful pictures, with its caves and mountainous surroundings. There are several caves here such as a meditation cave, crystal cave and steam cave, each providing a unique experience.


Stay in villas built around natural environments


Villas in The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
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The Banjaran offers great, cosy villas for you to have the best time during your stay. Its 44 villas come in three versions, namely the Garden Villa, Water Villa and Lake Villa, and provide service with maximum comfort.

The 260sqm Garden Villas are the most spacious, coming with a private plunge pool, whirlpool with natural geothermal hot spring water, and sun decks in loungers, among others. It’s also set against the backdrop of a prehistoric jungle, so you’ll truly feel as if you’ve left city life behind.

Villas in The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
Image credit: The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh Malaysia

The Water Villas, on the other hand, are the second biggest. At 155sqm, this accommodation built on the banks of a lotus lake has its own private balcony, living and dining areas.

Meanwhile, the Lake Villas, being the cosiest of three at 81sqm, offers great privacy as it’s secluded within a jungle. Despite its small size, this villa also has a private plunge pool, a hot tub with geothermal hot spring water and a balcony.

Villas in The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
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Experience cave dining at Jeff’s Cellar or stargaze at Skybar


No staycation is complete without good food, and eating at Jeff’s Cellar, a fine-dining restaurant built into a cavern of a 260-million-year-old Paleozoic limestone hill, is the one-of-a-kind experience at The Banjaran that you shouldn’t miss. 

Cave dining at luxury resort
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The ambience of this restaurant is suitable for couples who prefer a romantic dining atmosphere. 

Fine dining at cave restaurant
Braised Quail with Extra Virgin Soy Sauce, Rice Cracker, Spiced Broth Sphere, Cured Yolk
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The chefs use Malaysia’s fine produce in making their signature dishes such as Ayam Kampung Consommé with Mushroom Glazed Abalone and Kedah Vanilla Infused Bean Sprouts with Soya Bean Foam.

Cave dining at luxury resort
Image credit: The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh Malaysia

Apart from its fine-dining experience, Jeff’s Cellar is also known for offering an array of organic and rare wines. So, if you are a wine connoisseur, then you’d love this place for sure.

Restaurant at luxury resort
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You can also visit Pomelo, the all-day restaurant located along the Geothermal Hotspring Lake that serves delicious Asian and international cuisine throughout the day. Both al fresco and indoor dining are available alongside candlelight dinners. 

Skybar at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
Image credit: The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh Malaysia

Another great spot to chill at this resort is the Skybar built on a 30-foot-high terrace above one of the caves. It offers great mountainous views and signature cocktails. Because of its strategic location, the Skybar enables visitors to stargaze at night while sipping their favourite drinks.


The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat – luxury spa resort in Ipoh


Whether you are planning to treat yourself or bring your special someone along, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat guarantees a unique yet relaxing getaway with plenty of unique experiences.

It’s not often that we take time to really unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city, so if you have been thinking about going somewhere quieter where you can get close to nature, then this eco-friendly 5-star resort might be the perfect spot to hit up.

Prices: From RM1,300 per night
Address: No.1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak
Telephone: 05-210 7777
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