Geopark Hotel is located inside the spanking new Oriental Village, an Asian-themed cultural park that showcases everything from Japanese koi ponds to spectacular Thai palace.
There are about 30 rooms here in Geopark Hotel, which consist of 3 suites and 27 standard units. The hotel's architecture from the outside looks promising enough, with European-style facades and fittings. Nonetheless, the room was ordinary and not worth that much of a mention.
This hotel was previously known as Oriental Inn.
The rooms are fitted with regular amenities such as minibar, TV, hair dryer, IDD telephone, coffee maker, etc.
There are surprisingly 4 main restaurants associated with Geopark Hotel. By that, I mean these restaurants are located outside the main area of the hotel, but they are still within the compound of the Oriental Village. Mizumi, a Japanese outlet, offers decent meals in tranquility set by the well-manicured Japanese Garden. Oriental Bistro & Restaurant serves regular western delights, accompanied by light band music. Krathong Thai Restaurant doles out authentic delicacies from the Kingdom, set in a unique Thai-palace architecture. Dolce Vita & Cafe serves snack and western delicacies in the ambience of oldies and evergreen music. I actually had a decent snack at Dolce Vita & Cafe, which consisted of some French breads and heaven-sent curry puff with good coffee.
It goes without saying that the main attraction here is the Oriental Village itself. Not a bad place I must say, though some people will tend to think the place is a farcical attempt of doing an "Epcot of Asia", however futile that might be. Great shopping, good architectural display and decent food selection. Behind the village compound is the base station for the cable car that will bring you up to Gunung Mat Chinchang.
Did I forget to mention any beaches? The closest one is the beach of Teluk Burau, which in theory, is a walking distance away from Geopark Hotel.
The standard room starts at about RM130 per night, inclusive of breakfast. The suite starts at RM290 per night.