Tanjung Bidara Beach Resort is situated at Tanjung Bidara Beach about 10 km away from the town of Mesjid Tanah and 35 km from Malacca City. One can access the resort
from Malacca City through Sungai Udang or from the North South Highway exit at Alor Gajah. Drive along the Alor Gajah Highway towards Malacca City and turn right into Alor Gajah town. Then proceed towards Masjid Tanah and take the old trunk road towards the South. There’s a sign board to turn right towards Tanjung Bidara. The resort is managed by IIUM Resorts Sdn. Bhd.
I had stayed at the resort a few times and everytime I arrive, the place gets no better than my previous visit. Too bad the maintenance is poor but I have no choice because I have some business in the Terendak Camp, a stone’s throw away from Resort.
There is a small swimming pool together with children’s pool. The bad management of the resort is only compensated by the beach nearby. The coffee house too is not much better than the stalls nearby and the price of food does not fit the price. I and my family had no choice of breakfast and three plate of simple fried rice, iced lemon tea, iced milo and black coffee costs RM 26.00. I regreted having breakfast at the coffee house after finding out that the stall next door is open.on the whole my evaluation the resort does not need any commendation. In fact it is worse than any budget hotel. IIUM Resorts management should look into reviving the resort in order not to tarnish the image of Tanjung Bidara and her nice beaches.
From 25 till 27th August I stayed at the Renaissance Hotel, in Malacca. It was my second stay at the hotel. The first was sometimes back in 1997 for 5 nights.
Well, making a comeback is really nostalgic. What I love being back in Renaissance is the food. After all these years of travelling and staying in hotels, I rate food at the Renaissance 5/5. I was tempted to taste all that was on the table but my stomach can just accommodate a certain amount of food only. I think the hotel should praise the chef for their cooking.
I will post pic which is still in my camera.
Arrive Malacca late at night and checked in at Orkid Hotel in Malacca. The hotel is located at Jalan Bendahara in the city. The room I stayed face the City Bayview. Room is quite big and one where I stayed has a Queen size bed. The view from the room is represented by the pictures I post in this blog.
Pic above: The swimming pool of City Bayview
The view of Kg. Morten, a Portuguese settlement in the city