We stayed at the First World Hotel, Genting Highlands, the biggest hotel in the world in terms of number of rooms - over 6,000 of them!
The First World Hotel lobby resembles an airport terminal from the inside . . .
. . . and looks like an old English railway station from the outside . . .
We had to queue to check in. Our number was 0509, the current number was at 0452, so we had 57 places to wait.
The lobby did smell in places, like the smell of used toilets. During the day time the temperature was significantly lower than the usual Malaysian standard:
At night it went as low as 15-17C!
Our deluxe room was in Tower 1 on the 8th floor. We had the foreordained luxury of staying here for 2 nights free of charge courtesy of my mother-in-law. I know it'd sound kind of ungrateful if I just complained about the hotel or the room, but we are very thankful that we took up the offer to stay at the biggest hotel in the world. It was clean and tidy with a wealth of elevators meaning one was always close by.
However, from a hotel critique point of view, let me continue. I regularly contribute on Tripadvisor so here is the truth.
Our room was awfully small and cramped, just as I'd read in numerous reviews of this hotel. If our room was a deluxe unit, I'd hate to see what a standard room would look like! The beds took up the majority of the space and our luggage ate up all the remaining room. It's okay for sleeping, provided you are immune to the altitude, but not for spending large chunks of the day in.
Urai, my sister-in-law, models on a bed whilst my mother-in-law and Florianna, another of my wife's sisters relax in the background. As you can see, there is not much space at all for moving around.
There was barely enough space to sit between the desk and the bed
My mum-in-law poses at the elevators on the 8th floor; the hotel being engulfed in mist outside