Our review for today is about the EDC Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. This is a 3-star hotel located along Jalan Raja Laut that offers a wide range of services and amenities. They have 242 rooms including 6 suites, 7 function halls and a ballroom that could fit up to 500 people. Huge right? Let’s get into details from our experience.We got a Deluxe Triple room and it did not disappoint! It had a theme that showcased history shown in pictures hanged on the wall. This was sweet for our 2 nights stay.Even the walls on the hotel were filled with photos from the past. It was nice to bring your parents or elders here because they will get to remember memories from some of the photos for sure. Shafa’s mom had fun reminiscing while looking at the photos.There was also a walkway connecting Block A and Block B with blue lighting which makes the place very unique and interesting. Our son loved this color and he was really amazed walking in here.First off, we went to Sudirman Café located in EDC Hotel itself. Watch below live video, recorded on Facebook, to see how the cafe looks like, and some explanations on the set menu.We ordered Set C from their Express Set Menu which had Stir Fried Cashewnut Chicken, Vegetable Soup With Japanese Tofu, Mixed Vegetables and White Rice all for only RM 15.00.The café interior was nice with classic songs from the legendary Sudirman and the menu prices were reasonable. My mom even commented the chicken was very good (watch below video) !We all know how moms can be very honest with food, so the food was really good.We also had our breakfast at the Café and our son enjoyed his breakfast.After that we went for some stroll. We were able to have a day trip at the KL Tower!But since Shafa’s 69-year old mom was joining and this will require a lot of walking, we just decided to not go up. Instead, we walked around the area to check out other spots.We were able to walk by a Jelutong tree which was located within the vicinity of KL Tower.It was very nice to know that this more-than-100-years-old tree was preserved and our kids will still get to see this.There was also the Blue Coral Aquarium within the KL Tower compound.There were so many aquariums inside with different sorts of fish that our toddler can’t stop yelling “FISH!” whenever he sees one. He had so much fun!We had to head back to the hotel already for dinner and we ordered the same Express Set Menu but different set. There was another big group of people who were having a family day. Watch below live video recorded on Facebook to see what we ordered and how the event looks like!Then here we were on our last breakfast buffet here!They have a wide range of breakfast food from full meals, soup to even cereals. Surely even kids will love this. Watch below live video recorded on Facebook to have a feel & look of the food!
We stayed at the Klana Beach Resort for the weekend and the experience was awesome! This is personally one of our favorite resorts.
As we entered our room, we were already greeted by romantic decorations just perfect for a couple’s getaway.
But of course our son was with us so this was now an awesome family room!
The view from our room was wonderful. You get to see the relaxing waters and the observatory which we also visited. I’ll tell more about that later. Watch the above live video recorded on Facebook to have a feel of how the room looks like, and the view from our room!
Speaking of dining, located not far from the resort was PD Famous Cendol Coconut Shake Power RM2!
This is the perfect place to go to if you are looking for some icy desserts that would really be nice in a hot summer weather.
You can marvel at the beautiful sunset view if you happen to chill out near the pool and the observation tower. This is the perfect spot to just sit and have some quiet time while enjoying the treats of nature.
I should mention that Klana Beach Resort is an astronomy themed resort. This is very interesting not just to the adults inclined to stars but also to little kids (like my son) who is very intrigued in astronomy. The star studded ceiling with a real telescope nearby really puts you in a mood for some stargazing. This decoration will greet you as soon as you enter the lobby of the resort. What a pleasant surprise right?
The resort arranged a candle light dinner for us and the ambiance was just romantic.
We got a rose as a welcome and rose petals everywhere on the path to our table.
Nothing better than a romantic dinner with the two gentlemen in my life.
We had Seafood Salad for appetizer and that’s just the start!
We also had Mushroom Soup for our second appetizer 😂
The main course was very good that we filled our tummies well. We had Grilled Lamb Rack & Tenderloin Steak.
Watch the below live video recorded on Facebook for a feel of the romantic ambience!
During our visit at the resort, we went up to the observation tower to see what’s inside (since we’ve never been to one!).
We managed to get a glimpse of Mars through the telescope.
Our toddler was able to be an astronaut… Well at least for a photo ha-ha!
The next day, we walked along the pools of the resort.
There was a crowd because of the weekend but the pools are divided to open to all, women only and kids.
Our son enjoyed the kid’s pool along with other kids.
Just beside the kid’s pool is the women’s only pool with a wall that would preserve the privacy of the women’s pool. All of the pools were overlooking the beach which really emphasizes the vacation feels. Watch the below live video recorded on Facebook to get a feel of the pool environment.
At dinner time, we had a chance to have our dinner during Pasma Night, which is a charity dinner that collects donations for the needy.
You get to eat and proceeds from the dinner bill will be very beneficial for the less fortunate.
The setup of the dinner area are by booths where you can pick your food and beverage.
There is a board named “Food for Needy” where the vouchers go as a mark of the guests donations. Watch the below live video to have a good idea of the Pasma Night. We even managed to get some staffs to talk in the video!
On our final day at the resort, we had our breakfast again with a view of the beach. Alternatively, you can have your breakfast inside if the outdoors is too warm for you. They serve a lot of traditional foods for breakfast at the buffet. We were too full after eating which means the food here was really good. Watch below live video to see the view, as well as what they have for breakfast buffet!
We would highly recommend this place if you are looking for a quick getaway. It was very convenient and the rooms are wonderful. It was really worth the time!
What a great weather these days, so our family decided to spend a night at the Glory Beach Resort and indulged in a BBQ buffet – thanks to the grassy area overlooking the ocean in the resort, everything was awesome!
Let us take you back to our mouth watering experience! The desserts, salads, coffee and tea were outstanding. Tip: Take small bits of everything so you don’t miss out on any.
First on the list was the grilled marinated lamb and its sauces. It had a very distinctive taste, as well as juicy and smoky. It’s from a mild marinade that you could still taste the mix. Oozing with rosemary garlic and it’s herb-y flavors, we can still remember the little kicks in every bite! If you love to dip them in sauces, feel free to choose the sauce that fits well to your lamb taste buds – you have plenty to choose from. 😉
Another star was the grilled marinated chicken. You’ll know it was marinated and grilled just enough. You see its tenderness and plumpness when you see it but what you also need to know it is healthy, no fuss and packed with so much flavor.
You’ll never not notice the potato wedges because you can smell the parmesan on it and you see it’s oven fresh as well as the corn on cob – you’ll not miss the butter smell either.
For pasta people, the spaghetti bolognese is highly recommended. If you’re a rice person, there’s definitely the delish fried rice.
All in all, It’s definitely one to remember. Watch the above live video for the real experience of the environment. Until next time! 😉
As many of our readers know, our family were recently blessed to stay at the Glory Beach Resort in Malaysia. It was a lovely experience full of the utmost comfort, serene views and family-friendly adventures. Our toddler, especially, loved our accommodations; he didn’t waste a single moment before he was off exploring our apartment and basking in all of the excitement in the way that only starry eyed toddlers can.
In a previous blog post we talked more about our suite as well as our adventures (the beach, sight-seeing, etc.). If you missed it you can view it here. In today’s blog post, however, we want to focus on one of my favorite parts of travel: the food. Being on the go so much as we are, we have infinite chances to try some of the best dishes our country has to offer. Being able to stay at the Glory Beach Resort meant that once again we’d be able to sample the delights of our travels. This blog post will focus on the Coffee House and the aromatic, taste bud tantalizing family set meal. We opted for the 4-pax meal, which is priced at RM68. If you dine with more people, you may opt for the 6-pax, which is priced at RM78.
The first part of the meal we want to mention is the Nasi Putih. There are a lot of people who don’t like plain white rice but personally, we eat it plain or with sides, which are traditionally served as proteins and vegetables.
In fact, Sayur goreng campur, which are fried mixed vegetables, is another dish that we were able to sample and that went very well with the Nasi Putih. Ours came in a light, savory broth that complimented the vegetables well. Although you can eat the Sayur goreng campur as is, in the broth, you can also mix it up a bit and spoon the broth & vegetables over the Nasi Putih. Both versions of the dishes, alone or together, are absolutely delicious.
A personal favorite of ours, out of the set we sampled, was the Ikan siakap 3 rasa. For those who are unfamiliar with this particular dish, it is one you have to try out for yourselves if you’re ever at the Glory Beach Resort. At the heart of the dish, you have a wonderfully fried sea bass with a sweet, sour and spicy sauce that compliments it perfectly! The parsley garnish sprinkled over the top adds a pop of color as well as speaks to the eye of the avid foodie.
Are you a fan of eggs? For us, there is no “set” time for an omelette. Morning, noon and night; any time is great for an omelette or as it is known at the Coffee House, Telur dadar. Traditionally, the fluffy Telur dadar is created by adding a teaspoon of water to your egg mixture, beating until the mixture is bubbly and pan frying in a bit of oil. You can also fry it in butter if you prefer but either way, Telur dadar is a tasty dish for any time of the day. Our dish was loaded with fresh vegetables and served with fresh tomato and sheets of romaine lettuce.
Last but certainly not least is another plate that we found to be quite tasty as well: Tomyam ayam. This broth based soup is not only fragrant, giving off a lovely spicy smell, but also full of garlic & herbs as well as shallots and lemongrass. To add to the aromatic broth, you get a well-rounded blend of hearty chicken, spring onions, chili peppers and a hint of coriander. For the soup lovers and also for those who enjoy a little bit of heat to their meals, this Thai soup is a keeper and a must-try dish!
Our family take our food very seriously. It is one of our favorite parts of traveling, aside from the sense of great adventures around every turn. Watch this live video to listen to the comments from ourselves as well as both of our mothers!
The Coffee House at Glory Beach Resort is a must-stop destination if you’re staying within the resort or looking for a brief respite from your adventuring with friends, or in our case, family!
Our last mini-vacation was well spent at the Glory Beach Resort. This may not be a new place for you since they are known for participating in some festivals and events that support animal and nature. But in this blog post, I would like to highlight their accommodation and the amazing experience our family had.
Our apartment had a very spacious living room. Our toddler really loved the space that he kept running around! There was just enough space to set up the dining area and living room.
Then our master bedroom has a comfy interior and has its own bathroom and an awesome view of the waters. The bathroom was somewhat small but it was nice and neat.
There was also a second and third bedroom, just perfect for extra family members or friends if you want to travel in groups. There’s a common bathroom too!
The apartment’s kitchen was also a little small but it was equipped with a fridge and most of the basic things you’ll need in a kitchen.
Well enough of the apartment, let’s get to the more vacation-y details of this stay! Just looking from the balcony of our apartment, you get to see the huge swimming pools, the beach, and the Grand Lexis Resort.
Our toddler enjoyed watching the sunset from the balcony. It was very beautiful and very calming but it also meant that it’s now time for dinner.
For dinner we ordered the Family Set at Coffee House. We would like to share some photos of our meal but we will talk more about this awesome dinner on another blog post.
When we got back to our apartment, the balcony view was very serene and romantic. There were also fireworks because it was the eve of Lunar New Year.
During the day, the view from our balcony was just way more awesome than the sunset. It was so gorgeous that our toddler got too excited and wanted to go out immediately! So we went out for a stroll at the beach.
Our toddler was too excited and brave that he didn’t even want us to hold him. He really just wanted to enjoy this at his own pace!
After having lunch, we decided to watch a movie at their auditorium. Our toddler was already tired from all the walking so he just slept. That was a good thing though because the movie was scary ha-ha! But it was a good movie.
Then we continued this tour to the Mini Petting Zoo. And yes it was inside the resort! Our child got to see birds. Too bad the rabbits were taking some rest so we didn’t get to play with them. There was also some educational story about The Rabbit & The Tortoise which was nice to remind the kids of this moral story. There were also some tortoise in the Mini Petting Zoo.
We were walking back just in time for that perfect family picture with the sunset!
We had barbeque for dinner on our second night and don’t worry, We’ll give you more details on this on another blog post.
Fortunately, we were brought on tour by the GM to the Wave Café. Usually when they have huge crowds, he would invite some guests here for breakfast. This was also the place where they held private events. Just beside the entrance was a chill out place if you want to spend some time just sitting or resting for a bit.
The layout of the place was just long with an overlooking view of the beach that it really gave the feeling that you were dining right alongside the shore. There was even a birthday decoration ready for a celebration!
And of course it was awesome that they had a playground! Mommies like me would get the joy in this because that means that parents can celebrate with ease. We love the unique seats and the photo booth!
Continuing this experience, of course we need to see some turtles! There was a little education about green turtles and the Hawksbill Turtle. The talk was made interesting because it was given by the very bubbly & friendly staff, Yatie the “Mama Turtle”. This was very nice that they get to educate kids and guests about the importance of keeping our environment clean. And the way they laid out the talk just kept the kids eager to learn more!
After learning about the environment and turtles, it was time for us to check out already. Thank you Glory Beach Resort for arranging the #GloriousStay ! We will definitely recommend this experience to friends.