Frankly, I have not heard much about this resort eversince it began operations 4 years ago. Out of curiosity, my wife & I decided to book a night's stay in their Deluxe Pool Villa.
The resort houses a variety of Villa's, with or without a private dipping pool and on land or on water, depending on how much you are willing to part with for your accommodation. Do take note that there are 2 hotels side by side under the same management (Lexis & Grand Lexis) so be sure to head to the correct entrance.
First impression - The resort looks good from the outside with nicely laid out villas, some within plain sight and some privately stashed away. This resort does seem to look & feel the part of a 5 star resort from the exterior.
Check in was unfortunately disappointing. We had to wait from 2pm (standard check in time for most hotels/resorts) all the way till 4pm before we were given the keys to our Villa. To top it off, the lobby area was small & could not cater to the huge crowd of people waiting to be checked in. Many were standing for more than an hour with heads hanging low & possibly with broken spirit while others could only stand outside of the lobby. This is the single worst and annoyingly long check in ordeal I have ever gone through. My best guess would be likely due to under-staffed housekeeping or sheer overwhelmed bookings, but either ways, they need massive improvement & pronto!
We got out keys (finally) at a tad before 4 and was ushered to a waiting buggy which brought us on a scenic journey to our Villa. The Villa was generous in size & is pretty well equipped. The dipping pool was clean & well maintained. As this is a private pool, pool towels are provided in the room. The toilet had a dry & wet area (shower) and both can be opened up to the view of the pool if required. The bedding was plush & comfy & you have a small seating area stashed around the corner. One tiny thing that annoyed us a bit was the frog statue spitting water into the pool which we didn't know how to switch it off. So the noise from that can be heard quite significantly from the bedroom. Other than that, you get what you pay for. And if you do not wish to lug your own heavy luggage on check out day, you can always dial for the Porter service and they will send the buggy to your doorstep.
All outdoor fun & games (Ie. Archery, cycles, segway) are available upon request at the main reception building. Also housed in this building are the eateries, lounge, karaoke, spa & family or kids entertainment centre. One can really spend a full day in the resort.
We both caught up with some drinks at the lounge after dinner and it was cozy & service was prompt and above expectation. Next day we had our breakfast which came with the Villa and must say that the spread was pretty good. Overall, our stay here was lovely & would definitely plan a second stay again when possible & hopefully they will not make us wait 2 hours to check in again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Lexis Port Dickson is a resort styled sanctuary offering unparalleled superior surroundings with private individual pools amidst landscaped gardens in every room. It boasts exclusivity and mystical charms within its ecological surroundings. Grand Lexis is accessible via the north-south Expressway and the Port Dickson-Seremban Highway, and the average travelling time from the city of Kuala Lumpur to Port Dickson takes approximately 75 minutes. Located near Lukut Town, Grand Lexis is just 2 kilometres to Port Dickson Town and is easily connected to the places of interest such as Lukut Fort and Museum, Teluk Kemang Beach and Sungai Linggi Firefly Sanctuary. This luxurious 5-Star resort in Port Dickson features an exceptional collection of well appointed Balinese-inspired villas linked by spacious boardwalks that command a majestic view of the open sea. Grand Lexis offers luxurious accommodation with 317 spacious villas that are equipped with modern amenities such as air-conditioner, flat screen TV, in room safe and telephone. Each villa has a private pool. Grand Lexis Port Dickson offers dining options which serve delicious local and international cuisine at its Duyung Restaurant and Genn Japanese Restaurant. For those who prefer an informal place to meet, there is the Lanun Bar or Pool Cafe, which serve a variety of drinks and hot beverages. Mixing business with leisure, Grand Lexis provides facilities for convention and meetings where the Ballroom and Function Rooms can cater up to 450 guests and is suitable for events, conventions, seminars, wedding functions and meetings in Port Dickson. Take time to rejuvenate your body and soul at the hotel's Lex Spa. Be pampered in diverse selection of service such as massage, body treatment, hand and feet care, Spa facials and exclusive customized Spa program by skilled therapist. Using only all natural ingredients combined with unique treatment techniques, experience unforgettable treatment that will leave the body refreshed and reenergized. Grand Lexis, with its ideal location, amidst the sanctuary in harmony with nature, offers a peaceful environment for guests to stay and travel around Port Dickson. Nearby attractions include Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve, Rachardo Lighthouse, Tanjung Tuan Beach and PD Ostrich Farm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Lexis Port Dickson Hotel Port Dickson