We stayed for a night last weekend, and it was so refreshing and rejuvenating. Only about 45 mins out of KL ( we got stuck in a traffic jam on the way out so it took a bit longer!), and there you are in this verdant green haven. The buildings are all low rise, which contributes to the spacious, spread out feel - you don't get that 'high-rise-many-people-living-around-you-feel' which normal hotels give you.
The lobby is large, with a high ceiling. It's dimly lit and there's some aromatherapy going on, so your senses are soothed with a subtle fragrance - my daughter exclaimed "this smells like Bali!" when we walked in!
Our room (referred to as a chalet, but actually one of a few rooms in separate blocks) was a distance away from the lobby, so we checked in and then drove to the room. It was on the 2nd floor of a two storey building, and as there was no lift, we had to take the stairs, which was fine for us, but which we had not been expecting. Perhaps the receptionist should inform guests as they check in, since if we had brought along someone elderly, the stairs may have become an issue.
It rained and rained that afternoon. We decided to have some tea in the restaurant by the pool, and were sitting at a table under the canopies erected outside. It was very pleasant and peaceful, until it started to pour - it was a real thunderstorm, and the wind felt hurricane-like to us city slickers. We started to get drenched and had to move into the restaurant proper. The waiters were very solicitous in getting our meal transferred inside.
The room was really large, and had a 'column'-like structure in the center in which the TV was placed. My daughter had a lot of fun running round and round it and appearing and disappearing between both sides of the room - if you had more than one kid, that feature itself could have entertained them for a while!
The bathtub is this huge egg-shaped freestanding structure in the bathroom just asking to be sat in - and the hot water was sufficient to fill it enough for her to 'spa' herself in!. The shower has a rain shower attachment, along with the regular hand held shower, which is nice. Body lotion,shampoo, shower gel and conditioner are provided in littleceramic bottles (which you of course are not invited to take back gratis!) - a luxurious touch, but I couldn't help wondering "what if the previous guest was a psycho who had topped the bottles up with some toxic fluid?" - that's the paranoid city dweller in me!
We had a huge balcony atttached to our room - big enough to hold another double bed! (we later realized that it was only our room, as it was above the entrance downstairs). They should hang a hammock there, would have been a perfect place to laze in!. We faced lots of greenery, and heard quite a few birds. Realized later that night that the highway must have been just beyond the trees, as we could here a lot of vehicle movement once we got back after dinner - but it wasn't intrusive as the trees were a sound barrier.
The bed was extremely comfortable, we all slept extremely well. There were no mosquito nets (as I read in some of the previous reviews) and luckily it was a mosquito free day as I had forgotten to pack our mosquito repellant.
Small issues with the room : no hairdryer (there was an iron) (as we checked out and informed reception that there was no hairdryer, we were told there should have been one!), there was a problem with the water drainage in the shower cubicle, and the sound on the DVD player was not working.
When we called to inform that the DVD player was not working, somewhere around 6pm, we were told that there was no one around as they had all gone to break fast! (it being the fasting month) I would have expected that a large hotel like this, which is also catering to many foreign tourists using it as a stopover from KLIA, whould have somone on standby, if they want to maintain their standards.
The other thing was that room service did not clear the trays that guests left outside their rooms - we saw the same trays when we checked in, and they were still there when we checked out!.
We managed to use the pool the next day - it was freezing as it was drizzling intermittently the next morning as well, so couldn't stay in too long. There is a shallow wading pool, and a large pool for swimming, which has a waterfall feature.
We checked out the kid's play room - that was a real disappointment. It smelt terribly damp and musty, and was so messy with kid's toys all over the place. Felt like no one had entered or used the room in ages. Even if there is not much demand for the room, it shoudl be better maintained and cleaned. Perhaps the carpets need to be replaced with something else?
Had breakfast in the restaurant, it was a buffet which was plentiful and tasty. You can ask for a buggy to pick you up at your room and shuttle you to the main block, which we did for my daughter's sake - sadly, the buggies were not working, and they sent a van, which she found quite boring! The other times we walked from our room to the main block, a pleasant stroll.
We had our other meals in Cyberjaya itself - there's no traffic on Saturday nights, so we drove around trying to find somewhere to eat. There are lots of places to eat, with a lot of choice, from Starbucks to food courts to local chains like Old Town White Coffee, so food is not a problem.
We felt really refreshed and rested after our one night stay there, and really recommend it for a short break. It's so convenient for KL-ites who want a break somewhere and don't want to spend hours getting there. We'll definitely consider going back whenever we need to de-stress and only have a day or two.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape comes closer to home with a unique 5-star boutique tropical paradise located only 35 minutes from the centre of Kuala Lumpur, in the heart of Cyberjaya. Cyberview Resort & Spa promises a true Malaysian feel within its spacious grounds covered with lush greenery and fountains, ponds and waterfalls. The resort features 74 cozy rooms refurbished with four-poster beds and teak furniture of which 68 are chalets, two are two-bedroom suites and two are two-bedroom bungalows. We have new 38 Superior Chalets with contemporary concept to make the guests feel at home. There is also an exclusive honeymoon suite and a presidential suite, both with garden view Jacuzzi tubs. Besides the usual in-room amenities, 32" LCD screens which come with a DVD Player with cable television, in-room safe, private balcony, desk and living area as well as international direct-dial facilities, the resort also offers complimentary through out the resort. Being away from the city does not mean being deprived of culinary experiences. In fact, the restaurants offer a wide variety of choices. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed at the Verandah Restaurant. Italian Fusion cuisine is served at the Bistro Cascata, situated near the pool next to the cascading waterfall while Xing Zhu Chinese Restaurant offers authentic Chinese cuisine. For more relaxation there is the Karma Bar & Lounge, the resort’s hot night spot, represents a chic, modern and chill out lounge that is complemented by the serene natural surroundings. The very private "Oasis" Karaoke Lounge is ideal for a group who wants to sing their hearts out! For all those urbanites looking to get away from it all, the Sembunyi Spa offers the perfect reprieve. A 10,000 square-foot area is dedicated to a unique ASEAN theme spa offering Jamu therapy such as aromatic massages, herbal body and facial treatments. Separate male and female rooms are available for steam, sauna, hot Jacuzzi and ice-cold dips as well as a lap pool. Cyberview Resort & Spa is the ideal place for a family getaway, a romantic liaison and even corporate retreat. The Cindai Ballroom can seat 400 dinner guests and overlooks the gardens and swimming pool while the Keris Executive Boardroom is fitted with audiovisual systems for video conferencing and multimedia communications systems. If you are looking at a bigger capacity, Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), which is located in the heart of Putrajaya, is just 15 minutes drive from the resort. The Perdana Hall can accommodate up to 2000 pax at one time. Recreation activities are the outdoor lawn, tennis court, basketball court (half court), mountain bikes and even fishing by the lake. There are also shuttle services to Putrajaya ERL Station - connecting guest to KL Sentral (downtown city center) and a shuttle stop to Alamanda Putrajaya shopping mall. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cyberview Lodge Resort And Spa
- Cyberview Hotel Cyberjaya
- Cyberview Hotel Putrajaya