Hey! What Did You Took Back From The Hotel?

 

Hahaha…….what do you take home when you check out from your stay at a hotel? Many guest do take home something from the room as souvenir or sometimes just because they had unintentionally (or intentionally) pack them together with what they bring.

 

Said that I accidentally took home the room key from a hotel and only to realise it when I reached home. But only after the hotel called. So I have to “ask” Pos laju to send it back to the hotel.

 

I caught up the hobby of collecting plastic cards and nowadays most hotels use the credit card size keycard to open the room door. They have nice pictures and graphics on them and that was what tempted me to keep it as souvenir. Nowadays hotel receptions use to ask for the card back but most of the time I will ask then if I can keep it as a collection unless the card is just a blank card without any graphics on them. .

 

What else? Of course I collect toiletries too made up of shampoos and soap besides folder and pen or pencil.

 

Now read this

 

Top 10 items taken from hotels

 

 

 

 

 

Homestay – The Regalia Studio In The Heart Of KL

At the point of writing this post, Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (#VMY2014) is just round the corner. With one year of welcoming tourist from all over the world, and not forgetting domestic tourism, Malaysia is gearing towards tourist  swarming into the country to catch the culture, nature, adventure and diversity of Malaysia and her hospitality dubbed as Malaysia Truly Asia.

Malaysia has abundance accommodation to present to visitors and tourist to cope with the high volume of tourist for #VMY2014. There are varied places to stay from 5 Star and Signature Hotels to Bed and Breakfast not to mention Homestays that had been promoted widely by the authority to get tourist and visitors close to what Malaysia has to offer in terms of her diversity and real life of Malaysia.

Homestays in Malaysia spread out mostly outside the hustle and bustle of city life to bring guest closer to real life of Malaysia. However for those who still want to stay in the city, there are homestays too within or around the city boundary. So do you want to enjoy a view like this from your Homestay?

RegaliaThen opt to stay at The Regalia Studio, a comfortable homestay within the heart of Kuala Lumpur city  and just next door to Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). It also facilitate  easy access to public transport, the Rapid KL Light Rail Transit at PWTC station and Keretapi Tanah Melayu‘s Putera Komuter Station besides taxis and city buses.

ImageEventhough a Homestay status, but being an apartment with 500 sq ft of space, the facilities provided for guest is nothing less than a standard hotel room but more than you paid for. guest has the whole apartment for themselves throughout the stay including all facilities provided, including a spacious living room, TV, fridge, air conditioning, queen size bed , single bed and even the baby cot for infants

The kitchen has the basic facilities and utensils where guest can cook or heat up their food in the microwave oven provided. A washing machine is also available to wash your dirty linen. 

Regalia1Other facilities provided and accessible to guest are the two swimming pools, one at Level 5 and another,  the Sky Lounge Infinity Pool with Free WiFi @ 37th Floor. Do not miss this opportunity to soak into the cool water while at the same time fascinate yourself with the breathtaking panoramic view of KL Golden Triangle, including KL Twin Tower,  KL  Tower and other skyscrapers scattered around the city especially after night fall.

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Kids can enjoy their children fun at the playground while others can enjoy the mini garden. Seperate Surau’s for Male and Female are also provided besides the steam room, paid laundry and even a mini gym.

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RATES

Weekdays (Monday- Thursday) – MYR 150 a night
Weekend (Friday- Sunday)         – MYR 180 a night

Booking/enquiries e-mail to  roomshortstay@gmail.com

With all the amenities and facilities provided what more can we ask for from a very comfortable Homestay at just RM150-RM200 a night. At that rate it might just be a budget or a 2 Star hotel with just a room and roof to lay your tired body after a hectic day in the city.

More photos of the homestay can be viewed HERE and their FACEBOOK.

WHY I WISH I CAN EXPERIENCE STAYING THERE

After looking at the photos and reading the experience of one guest  who had stayed at The Regalia, I am excited to bring along my family to stay a night or two to enjoy apartment living in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. I know I can’t afford to buy and own such property so, once in a while sharing the excitement from the opportunity given can be considered a worthwhile experience.  Not everyone can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur city while chilling or soaking in an infinity swimming pool such at The Regalia.


THE ADDRESS

Regalia Residence
No.2 Jalan Anjung Putra
Off Jalan Sultan Ismail
50480 Kuala Lumpur

GPS Coordinates : 3.16431, 101.69246
Cik Hanizah : +60 16-656 0047
CREDIT : All photos and information are from their Facebook page.

Internet Hotel Booking – Just An Experience

Recently I travelled to Ipoh for an assignment. It was a 3 days 2 nights outing and had to stay at a hotel.

Being internet savvy, I do my business online through websites that arrange accomodations online. I had used such service when I travel to Hong Kong in 2004.

I searched and found a hotel that gave a good offer, nearly 50% of the rack rate exclusive taxes. So I booked for two nights and paid the dues required. Well I was given a RM73 a night Deluxe room.  Settled and travel to Ipoh.

I had a surprise when I check-in. No!!! I was not shortchanged but the man behind the counter asked me why booked through the internet and mentioned the site that I made the dealing. I was told that walk-in guest can get even a lower rate than what I get through the internet. I can even get RM70 per night for walk in.  So which is worth? 

Maybe you had a better experience. Well, of course it will be a different story if we travel to a foreign land. Or else might lay your head on the sidewalk. 

Memories of Waterfront Hotel, Labuan

I had the opportunity to stay at the Waterfront Hotel on one of my visit to Labuan. The hotel located at No.1 Jalan Wawasan is a Mariner’s Hotel and is as the name implies is at the waterfront. It is adjacent to the largest shopping centre of Labuan, The Financial Park and also the Labuan Mariner Centre. The hotel has its own mariner and one can walk along its promenade breathing the fresh sea breeze and the ships in the bay or just relax at the monkey bar next to the swimming pool. No! the bar is not for monkeys. LOL. Photo below is a birds eyeview of the hotel I took from Mari-mari.com.
All these photo below are from this blogger’s camera.
Top: The porch to the reception as seen from my room.
The three picture below is the room where I stay. To suit the mariners mood, its painted white.
Below: The Swimming pool
Besides the swimming pool there is also a gymnasium and a health centre. I do go to the gym a few times running on the treadmill.