Midhills Homestay Genting Highland Review – My 2 Nights Stay

Short Vacation at Genting Highlands

We went to Genting Highlands for short relaxing vacation. We needed 3 bedrooms as we have 7 family members, 4 adults and 3 kids.

For our stays, we chose AirBNB because it gives as better room space, kitchen area and better pricing compared to hotels. Furthermore there are lots of new condominium in Genting Highlands.

We have few options to choose for:
1) Geo 38
2) Vista Residence
3) Midhills

We decided to stay in Midhills because it offered best price for 3 bedrooms.

Water pressure at Midhill is superbly good. When you are showering, you feel awesome by the water pressure.

Floor is tiles so a bit cold at nigth.

The unit doesn’t provide aircond only ceiling fan. But Genting Highland is already cold, so you can sleep well at night without the aircond.

The LED TV doesnt have USB port to play my movies inside my external hardisk. It has NJOI and internet. Network coverage is a bit bad here . Only 3G so internet a bit slow.

Recommendation

I recommend MidHills Condominium because it offers:

1) Best value for money
2) The unit I stays is really cozy and provided with lots of simple things but give lots of convenient.

Location

The Condo

midhills genting condominium
midhills genting condominium
midhills genting condominium
midhills genting condominium
midhills genting veranda
midhills genting veranda
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting playground
midhills genting playground
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting water bicycle
midhills genting water bicycle
midhills genting gym
midhills genting gym
midhills genting gym toilet
midhills genting gym toilet
midhills genting gym toilet
midhills genting gym toilet
midhills genting barbecue area
midhills genting barbecue area
midhills genting barbecue area
midhills genting barbecue area
midhills genting swimming pool
midhills genting swimming pool
midhills genting swimming pool
midhills genting swimming pool
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting common facilities

The Unit Layout

I stayed inside a unit of 2+1 bedrooms, size of 999 sqft. The third room doesn’t have a wall, so the owner did a sliding door as separator for the third bedroom.

midhills layout type d
midhills layout type d

The Unit Interior

midhill genting mailbox
midhill genting mailbox
midhills genting corridor
midhills genting corridor
midhill genting highlands corridor
midhill genting highlands corridor
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting kitchen
midhills genting kitchen
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master toilet
midhills genting master toilet
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting bedroom with bunk beds
midhills genting bedroom with bunk beds
midhills genting 2nd bedroom
midhills genting 2nd bedroom

Genting Highland Condominiums Review

New Condominiums At Genting Highlands

Thanks to the Genting Integrated Tourism Plan (GITP) plan, especially the expected 20th Century Fox Theme Park (now cancelled),  5 new condominium being constructed and completed at Genting Highlands. It actual location is at Genting Permai.

The new condominium are:

  1. Windmill Upon Hills
  2. Vista Residence
  3. Geo 38 Residence
  4. Midhills
  5. Ion d’Element

I would like to do analysis on the first 4 condominium as they are nearer to each other. Which condo is the best to invest in? What unique value the condo can offer vs its competitor?

The Condominium Buildings / Scale Model

windmill upon hills genting
windmill upon hills genting
Vista Residence Genting Highlands
Vista Residence Genting Highlands
geo 38 residence genting highlands
geo 38 residence genting highlands
midhills genting highlands
midhills genting highlands

Relative Locations

relative location windmill upon hills - vista residence - midhills - geo 38 residence
relative location windmill upon hills – vista residence – midhills – geo 38 residence

Unit Photos

Windmill Upon Hills
windmill upon hills unit photo
windmill upon hills unit photo
windmill upon hills unit photo
windmill upon hills unit photo
windmill upon hills unit photo
windmill upon hills unit photo
windmill upon hills unit photo
windmill upon hills unit photo
Vista Residence
vista residence genting highland unit photo
vista residence genting highland unit photo
vista residence genting highland unit photo
vista residence genting highland unit photo
vista residence genting highland unit photo
vista residence genting highland unit photo
vista residence genting highland unit photo
vista residence genting highland unit photo
Geo 38 Residence
geo 38 residence genting highland unit photo
geo 38 residence genting highland unit photo
geo 38 residence genting highland unit photo
geo 38 residence genting highland unit photo
geo 38 residence genting highland unit photo
geo 38 residence genting highland unit photo
geo 38 residence genting highland unit photo
geo 38 residence genting highland unit photo
Midhills
midhills genting highland unit photo
midhills genting highland unit photo
midhills genting highland unit photo
midhills genting highland unit photo
midhills genting highland unit photo
midhills genting highland unit photo
midhills genting highland unit photo
midhills genting highland unit photo

Layout

Windmill Upon Hills
windmill upon hill typical unit type a
windmill upon hill typical unit type a
windmill upon hills dual entry type b
windmill upon hills dual entry type b
Vista Residence
vista residence layout dual entry
vista residence layout dual entry
vista residence layout
vista residence layout

Geo 38 Residence

geo 38 residence layout typical Type A
geo 38 residence layout typical Type A
geo 38 residence layout Type C
geo 38 residence layout Type C
Midhills
midhills layout type d
midhills layout type d
midhills layout type c
midhills layout type c

Property Comparison

Features \ CondominumWindmill Upon HillsVista ResidenceGeo 38 ResidenceMidhills
TypeServiced ApartmentServiced ResidenceCondominiumServiced Residence
Land Area5.57 acres1.33 acres3.80 acres5.35 acres
TenureFreeholdLeaseholdFreeholdLeasehold
Land TitleCommercialResidentialResidentialCommercial
Price RangeRM492,000 - RM1,685,000RM889,350 - RM3,442,537RM408,528 - RM1,873,281RM495,000 - RM2,247,437
Size Range362 sqft - 1,523 sqft844 sqft - 3,144 sqft642 sqft - 3,038 sqft557 sqft - 2,450 sqft
Price per sqft RangeRM1,359 per sqft - RM1,106 per sqftRM1,053 per sqft - RM1,095 per sqftRM636 per sqft - RM616 per sqftRM889 per sqft - RM917 per sqft
Maintenance Fee & Sinking FundRM0.40 per sqft inclusive sinking fundRM0.30 per sqft + 10% sinking fund??
Completion DateJuly 2019July 2018July 2019November 2017
FurnishingFully FurnishedFully Furnished??
Location3.386096, 101.7747893.388038, 101.7727293.388104, 101.7747803.387214, 101.784745
DeveloperOSK Properties Sdn BhdFututech BhdPesat Bumi Sdn BhdLBS Bina
Number of Blocks4?13
Number of Levels42 Level for Tower A, B and C and 32 Levels for Tower D33. (1 level Facilities + 23 level Service Residential + 3 level Shoplots + 6 level Carparks)3819
Number of Units 1,108 378 579610
Tower A (266 units), B(267 units), C(262 units) and D(313 units)378 units of Serviced Apartment
31 units of Retail Lots + 11 kiosk
Tower 1 - 192 units
Tower 2 - 251 units
Tower 3 - 167 units
WebsiteLinkLinkLinkLink
Facilities
GardenYesYesYesYes
GymYesYesYesYes
Swimming PoolHeated Lap Pool & Kids PoolHeated PoolSwimming pool & Kids poolLap pool, Family pool & wading pool
JacuzziYesYesYesYes
SaunaYesYesYesNo
SpaYesNoNoNo
Children PlaygroundYesYesYesYes
Jogging TrackYesNoYesNo
Barbecue AreaYesYesYesYes
Squash CourtYesNoNoNo
Tennis CourtYesNoYesNo
Games RoomYesNoYesYes. Foosball, pool table, chess, dart, carrom & table tennis
Multipurpose HallYesYesYesNo
Convenient ShopNoYesYesNo
Other FacilitiesSky Deck
Sunken Deck
Celebration Alcove
Changing Room
Reflexology Path
Parcouse
Brooks & Bridges
Private-owned roof-top sky-loungeSky Garden and Multi Tier Security with Access Card
Laundrette
TaiChi/Yoga Deck/Reflexology Path
Exercise Pole Park
AV/Entertainment Room
Library
Kindergarden
Meeting Room
Aqua Wall
Reading Nook
Waterlily Pond
Hammock Deck
Reading Room
Kick Boxing
Spin Cup Fun Zone
Air Hockey
TV Room
Kiddy Bowling
Chilled Out Area
Sky Aerobic
Yoga Deck
Hopscotch
Social Corner
Reflexology Path
Reflection Corner
Gazebo
Zen Deck
Aqua Deck
Open Air Messamine Fitness Station
The Plaza

Property Developers Reputation

When choosing a property, we also must evaluate its developer as it will tell whether you will get quality workmanship, deliver on time and as advertised. To evaluate that I compare based on The Edge Property Excellence Award (as it is easy to find info and the award relates on property quality as well).

Besides I try to find the developers QClassic Scoring. Unfortunately not easy to find information for the correspondent developers.

The Edge Property Excellence Award

The Edge Property Excellence Award (TEPEA) is an award given to property developers based on their quantitative attributes:

  1. Shareholders’ funds
  2. Revenue
  3. Profit before tax
  4. Net gearing

and its qualitative attributes as follows:

  1. Quality of product (service, finish, timeliness)
  2. Innovation and creativity (product, marketing)
  3. Value creation for buyers (capital appreciation)
  4. Image market perception (credibility, management style, effectiveness)
  5. Expertise (management, experience)
DeveloperTEPEA 2018TEPEA 2017TEPEA 2016
OSK141618
Kerjaya ProspekN/AN/AN/A
Pesat BumiN/AN/AN/A
LBS1924N/A
QClassic Scoring

Quality Assessment System in Construction (QLASSIC) is a system or method to measure and evaluate the workmanship quality of a building construction work based on Construction Industry Standard (CIS 7). QLASSIC enables the quality of workmanship between construction projects to be objectively compared through a scoring system.

The accreditation is done by CIBD.

So far I can only find OSK QClassic for Emira Shah Alam Project scored at 80.28%. It means that OSK already doing QClassic to ensure that their property development follows high standard.

Conclusion

 Windmill Upon HillsVista ResidenceGeo 38 ResidenceMidhills
Location1.01.01.01.0
More Facilities1.10.51.01.5
Less Density0.61.81.21.1
Less Price per sqft0.70.91.51.0
Total3.44.24.74.5

*The higher the scores, the better it is.

The best condo is Geo 38 Residence while Windmill Upon Hills scored the lowest.

Windmill Upon Hills has good facilities but more dense and more expensive.

Vista Residence has less facilities.

Geo 38 Residence has good facilities, most affordable pricing among other condos.

Midhills is less dense and has good facilities.

References:

Windmill Upon Hills Price Min & Max
Vista Residences Price Min & Max
Geo 38 Residence Price Min & Max
Midhills Price Min & Max