Finally, I am able to take some time out to write about one of my trip this year. (its a long post with many pictures). It was a great deal that we have gotten for Golden Palm Tree Resort & Spa that located at Sepang which is about 1hour drive from KL city.
In Malaysia, we sure do have one of the most pretegious hotel that have attracted many people around the region local and near. This resort had capture my attention for quite a while with its iconic the Palm Tree that is similar to another mega development in Dubai also known as Palm Tree.
Our Malaysia version is much smaller scale than the one they had there. Nevertheless, this resort had also gain many recognition such as The Malaysia Book of Record and CNBC Asia Pacific Property Awards in 2008 for Best Interior design. I did my homework before I came here and with such recognition being awarded, of course expectation had being set high.
It is only about 1 hour drive away from busy district of Kuala Lumpur City or its very nearby Air Asia LCCT airport. Golden Palm Tree is a huge project that that contain 4 types of water villa which is Royale Palm Villa, Ivory Palm Villa, Canary Palm Villa, Travelers Palm Villa and Premier Travelers Palm Villa that have about 400 rooms in total.
Its A five-star sea resort, the our villas stretch out nearly a kilometer into the sea facing the sheltered waters of the straits of Malacca. Blending Polynesian-Maldivian style and décor with local kelong-style stilts, we offer you a choice of nearly 400 villas in five distinctive types. (source from swiss-belhotel)
Right when we reach here, we are all excited to visit this place as we even have count down in our chatroom for this trip.
As you arrive you will be greeted with guard post, as the main lobby area are for drop off and pick up only. There are designated parking area for guest and public whereby a service van will pick up to head to the main area.
It was public holiday when we visit this place, and the place is pack with visitors which I am totally surprise then found out that it was fully book another surprise.
We bring snacks and what we can think of to ensure we wont be hungry at night.
Wakaka, we found out that there are noting much to do around the area, then not to bored ourself, we brought our own game, Drinking Roullette Set. . :p
As we wait in the main lobby, ,waiting for the buggy service to travel us to the next main check point right at the heart of the resort to head to our respective room.
I was told that the main lobby the long stretch that ferrying us to our main hotel room area is about 800m in stretch and have yet calculate the branches out. That could be easily 1km walk if right from main lobby to your room.
Our hotel room reservation for the trip is Canary Palm Villa that is about RM1800 per night if I am not mistaken. (rates changes on season)
As we enter our room, we love our room turning our air condition into full blast in this hot weather .
This magnificent villa with 82 square meters of space comes with two bedrooms with a combination of a queen-sized bed and twin beds, a separate luxurious marble four-fixture bathroom, and a lounge with spacious living areas. With its high thatched roof and warm wooden paneling, the villas exude rustic charm, a comforting and languid setting in the midst of natural beauty. Chill out on one of the two private terraces overlooking the sea. Peace and tranquility welcome you with their gentle hands. (source From Swiss-bellhotel)
Living room is pretty big also that easily accommodate 4 pax at 1 time.
View from my little balcony ..
and my neighbor .. 😀
I have a huge toilet with rain shower head that I have no complain
This is the toilet in my friends room that occupy the queensize bed that have shower room and also a bath tub for you to enjoy your evening.
As we quickly change and head out to check what are the facilities that they have to offer.
View from the second lobby area.
We head back out to the main lobby area and took service van head to their extreme park. To have fun on the go cart ride is RM30 for 5 minutes if I am not mistaken.
We are all gear up with Tatt’s little cheeky nephew.
Ready to go . . and for children that under height or age, they have a pair seating whereby they can enjoy the race with more mature people to be driving the cart. Kids get to enjoy too . .
We were brief with safety measures before the start of the race and this round we have at least 8 riders.
Gentleman, please start your engine ..
5 minutes is really fast.. a few laps habis ..
Next all of us head to ATV ride where by is also about RM20 or RM30 for 1 lap, since all of us did not ride before we decided to make it a group trip. . .
Its a quick one lap like duck walking in a line, slow and being control by the warden. Not so fun as I thought. Apparently, if you want to have a ride with yourself, you can also challenge on the rider there.
Heading back to our hotel for a quick swim, with Ling and Collen
Infinity pool is pack with people and definitely not suitable to come during public holiday.
Rule number 1 is to have a quick shower only jump to the pool.
Right after quick swim we change and prepare to head for dinner as all of us are freaking hungry.
Then my friend didnt book the restaurant, and its full. Then we walk back to Sepoi Sepoi Cafe for a quick dining as we need to wait for 2 hours before our turn.
Nice cafe to sunk ourself onto to take a break . .
Food price is not cheap in this restaurant. .
Nan and Me
Tatt and nephew are very hungry so the dine first, best food (opps not best food, edible food is Chicken Rice)
this is my seafood spaghetti which is very disappointed. After one bite, none of us would want to continue further. Other food that the rest order, never bother to write about it.
Then we walk back to Stimboat Food Garden for our main meal.
Love the restaurant ambiance here, pleasant with peaceful environment
our steamboat set. Seafood is not fresh, soup is tasteless that we have to modified ourself, waiter and waitress here is very slow and we pity on the Manager as he have to work double hard as the rest are just plain lazy or don wan to ‘LAYAN’.
the panoramic view of the area. . .
Some night shots. .
Of course after dinner, rest a while and lets start our game. Finish 2 bottle and half of them KO…wkakaka
Wake up early next day to get my breakfast which I wont miss and do wake up early if you come here during public holiday as its gonna be filled with heavy crowd.
Food in here do not expect that much . . as long as it can fill your stomach then okay-lah!
Overall of the stay in this resort, wasnt so pleasant as the room is hot, and only single air condition being-used which is not enough to generate the coolness for the room. Most of us woke up middle of the night and complain why is it so hot!
With a 5 star resort and awards being won, dining was a bad experience especially on food quality with the price being charge is way too expensive along with their service. My friend event commented on the structural quality that they have.
To pay ourselves for a room RM1800 surely we would not, its because we manage to grab a good deal over a website, yet its still far expensive. I find that many other resorts in Malaysia will offer more and better service and with that rate I can easily compare to Pangkor Laut or any 5 star Hotel in Langkawi that worth every penny.
I will spend my money some where else but of course everyone will have different experience.
Remark: do bring Mee in the cup there as it taste much better than any of the hotels offering that I have dine, (comparing to the 3 dining area I have been)
For more rates and info, you can check it out here – http://www.swiss-belhotel.com
No. 67 Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang,
Kg. Bagan Lalang, Sungai Pelek,
43950 Sepang, Selangor