More than 15 years have passed since we last stayed at this Resort, known as Desaru Impian then. Lotus Group is doing a great job in making this place come alive! To check-in, drive down the slope towards the lobby located nearer to the sea. If you are lucky to find a lot, you are able to park your car next to your block after you get your room. Free buggies were also available to bring guests around, as it is a big place with sloppy landscapes at some points. Waterpark is a small one but adequate to keep children thrilled and some adults busy. The pool (right in front of the gym) near the lobby has less adventure-actions but can be equally noisy.
The rooms were tired looking but were very clean. No sandy or oily floor! Bathrooms and toilets were dry and well-kept. Excellent housekeeping for a old property! The rooms surpassed our expectation! We bought drinks and chilled out in our rooms; it was a good decision as opposed to drinking at the beachfront bar in the nasty humidity and heat.
Now the not so good part: The resort was running full house when we were there. Judging from the specs of 700 rooms, there was easily an excess of 1,400 guests in the premise. Most places felt like warzones, crowded and rowdy. We pre-paid RM40nett each for a buffet dinner at Seaview Restaurant- this was the greatest mistake! For a while, we thought we were at a mass cook house at a student's camp or a canteen. People, people and people everywhere. We skipped the mutton curry as there were a few flies on it before us. We dragged to find out that this was the breakfast place, but had no choice as it was included in our room. The only saving grace was the good service by smiling staff and the crispy Roti Canai (Roti Prata).
This resort is worth visiting if the rates continue to remain as affordable as now. For those who have visited Downtown East Chalets in Singapore, this place is something similar but with less facilities, older, more spacious but a lot cheaper for a 3D/ 2N stay. Comparing to the Goldkist chalets at East Coast- this is definitely much better!!!!! We are planning for another group trip to Lotus Desaru- but we believe that going during the off-peak will be much more enjoyable!
- 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