We recently stay there for 2 nights (new year eve & on new year day). We booked 1 standard double & 1 superior triple. I must say its really clean & new, but the room are little small for standard double, I find it difficult to move round. We booked the room online, they charge us average RM117/n for STD Double & RM194/n for SPR Triple which we think its fair enough for the peak season and with clean bed sheet, bath room.
They provide hot water dispenser & iron facility near by the lift which we think the management are very thoughtful. Hair dryer are provided in room which is very convenient, that’s not the mold on dryer at toilet wall, it’s a Panasonic potable hair dryer that can control on heat & speed :). Plus point!
The Guardian pharmacy just next to our hotel. It’s convenient to get drinking water, toiletries, tidbits or some medic if you don’t have car. Nearby also have many food stall or restaurants. We also walk to the sea side on new year eve to avoid the jam (walk through center point, warisan square) there have plenty of pubs & restaurants, we have good time party at shamrock Irish bar to welcome year 2012. We went there 2 nights :)
In term of service – slow. That’s their culture there, we respect them & bear with it. 1st day check in- Level 11, I left my luggage at lobby & we out for tour, when we come back at 3pm they said my room not yet cleans & we need to change to another room, so we return our room card & change to level 6. Reason? -the cleansing staff when out for lunch! Ha, its 1 time I heard such funny excuses. Interesting! We don’t mind, as long they provide us clean room :)
Overall, convenient & worth staying! Will come back again.
If you love fresh deep sea fish like I do, you can wake up early & go to the main market nearby (abt 5 min drive). Plenty of fresh fish at super value price, you can’t get it in west Malaysia with such price & quality of freshness. Bring some home (not more than 7kg, hand carry) & share with your love one:) (p/s-buy one day earlier, frozen the fish & pack before leaving. I heard from the local: some frozen seafood shop can help to pack at RM5 per box or airport at RM10 per box).
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