Our company of 4 adults and 2 kids rent a car upon arrival at the airport. We did some comparison and glad we booked earlier instead of bargaining at the various car rental outlets at the airport.
In 10 mins, we're already at the hotel. It was easy to find. Google navigator helped much.
We had connecting rooms. Me and Mrs. picked the one with double bed whilst the grands picked the singles. Very clean with strong musky smell of wood fittings. Old furniture fitted indeed, but still are sturdy. We noticed that the hotel had removed the bath tub and left it with showers only, which, not a qualm when everything else are in order and most importantly clean.
Old and tired lobby with old and tired lighting - just to our preference.
We drove to the Filipino market (Craft Market) where the ladies enjoyed themselves. The fathers took a stroll to the food stalls located just behind the market. Though the food looked and smelled delicious, we had to walk away due to lack of cleanliness. The stagnant, smelly and slimy water in the nearby drain nearly got me puked at first account. So we had to say bye to the food there.
Not even 3 minutes drive along the Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen road, we came to a food court centre, just after the Central Market. This was where we found cheaper, fresher seafood and better hygiene stalls where we dine for the next two nights in KK. Most of the chefs wore the chef hats and cooked just like those you see on Iron Chef series. There were more than 20 stalls to choose from. Even after two fulfilling, tasty dinners, we still had a lot more in the menu which we wasted to taste. Will definitely come back to KK for this!
Back to the hotel. Good set of breakfast - the Asian way. Managed to tuck some of the breads for fish feeding at Mamutik and Manukan islands on our second day in KK.
Swimming pool was small. The kids didn't have to fight for space since most guests were there for the sun. 4.5 feet deep all the way. Non-swimmer kids need floats.
There was also a gym and sauna opened til late. Would have jumped in on both if not for my tummy was so full after dinner.
All in, we enjoyed this hotel. For the price we paid, this deserve a 4 of 5 rating from us.
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