I spent my Deepavali public holiday weekend with my family at this resort, it was less than an hour drive from JB, so the traveling process is not really tiring (for those from JB) using the Senai-Desaru expressway.
The resort was huge with many blocks within the compound. I booked a one bedroom suite for my family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) with an extra bed. The room is designed with bedroom at higher floor and lower floor is the living room with a small dining table and a kitchenette. A microwave and mini fridge are available. The furniture looks a little aged but overall the room is clean and cosy with air conditioner at both upper and lower floors. My room is at the highest floor, the view was good with a little seaview from the balcony. TV channels are acceptable with CNN, Nat Geo, Carton Network and a few other cable stations, plus all local and Singapore channels. However, there is NO WIFI in the room, wifi is only available free for hotel guest at hotel lobby area. Also, another drawback is the low pressure in the water shower in the bathroom resulting longer time for shower and unsatisfying shower experience though the water temperature is all right.
The beach is long with a number of activities offered by the resort. The sand is not that white and fine, due to it long and wide beach area, it is good for sandcastle building by the children. My kids enjoyed it most! However, the water is not crystal clear and dirty, don't ever let your kids play with the water.
The breakfast experience was terrible...perhaps due to the large crowd during the public holiday weekend, long queue everywhere for food. I believe due to mass cooking for the crowd, the food quality is not up to a 4-star resort standard. The beverage i.e. coffee and juices are very diluted.
If you wish to have seafood dinner, I suggest you drive to Sungai Rengit (or Pangerang) area for very good, fresh and reasonable priced seafood dinner, which is about 25-30 km away down south from the resort.
There is a gym, 2 swimming pools and a water theme park in the resort specially for the kids. You need to purchase entry ticket (RM5/person) for the additional heads in your room (free for 2 adults per room only). Kids would enjoy very much at the water park, but water is not clean as many tends to jump into the water with clothes on.
Overall, this is resort is good for family vacation with kids for a weekend breakawy. The town itself has no other activities and entertainment. It is a quiet and sleep town!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lotus Desaru Beach Resort invites guests to design the vacation of their choice in a tropical seaside setting - whether they fancy an activity-filled holiday, a relaxing retreat, or even a mix of a little business with pleasure on the side. It's not just a resort that you can relax and unwind, it's also a place where you can have fun with your kids and loved one. Try our 'splashtacular' Water Park specially designed for fun and excitement with your family and friends, don't miss to enjoy our Water Park that features Giant Coconut Fall, Lazy River, Aqua Play, Stone Bridge, Tipping Coconut with Kiddy Slide, Poolside Grotto, and Relaxation Gazebos. Aside from this, we have expanded our facilities to create more fun and activities for the guest. The 14 acres of Team Building Park, enjoy an all-out fun full of adventure and education. Our team specializes in organising team building activities such as water rafting, survivor experience, obstacle course, explorace, treasure hunt, paintball and more. Experience the nature of the forest with your friends with different activities such as bird watching, camping, jungle trekking and lake fishing. Be relaxed and unwind with our newly opened "Lotus Suria Ayurveda Spa", rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Our Spa offers a unique blend of various treatments for the preservation of health and cure of diseases in a natural way that Ayurveda proposes. Of all those places you've been which attempted to blend nature with modern convenience, most could not live up to Desaru and the other remoteness along Malaysia's eastern coast. Yes, nearly the entire length of the Malay peninsular is pristine beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lotus Desaru Beach Hotel Kota Tinggi