Right after the press conference, we were all hyped up as we make our way to Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa. Golden Palm Tree is one of the most expensive luxury resort in Malaysia and we were truly lucky to be able to stay there for for free! We were told that bloggers will be staying at the Canary Palm Villas which costs RM 1,620 per night! To find out more about the prices of the rooms, click here.
When we arrived, we were ushered to Sepoi Sepoi Cafe which is a restaurant located near to the main entrance of the resort. Food were definitely tasty though the price was slightly on the higher side. However, the portion was really huge and is worth every Ringgit paid.
Sepoi Sepoi Cafe is opened from 10:00 a.m. till 10:30 p.m. (Mon – Fri) and 9:00 a.m. till 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
After the dinner, all the bloggers were briefed on the room arrangements and the itinerary for the next day.
Speaking about the room, it was certainly a pleasant surprise. From the unique architectural Maldives inspired design right down to the room decoration, everything exudes the tropical charm of living besides a beautiful beach.
We stayed in the Canary Palm Villa which boasts 82 sqm of floor space raised on stilts.
The room was huge and divided into three sections. The center area is the common area where there is a LCD TV for movies, music on demand and information on Golden Palm Tree Resort mounted onto the side of the wall.
There are two huge rooms besides the common area with built in cabinets, bathrooms and a ceiling fan.
The bed was very comfortable with to sleep on. They even provide extra pillows for people who love to hug them to sleep.
For photographers like me, it was a good thing that they had a long wooden table where I could place my camera gears rather than putting it on the floor. In fact, the table was long enough for me to use my laptop as well since there are two plug points conveniently located underneath the tables.
The Internet connection was really fast but there was a catch. Since there was no WiFi coverage in my room, I had to plug the network cable into my laptop to surf the Internet. Ah… small price to pay for speedy connection!
It is interesting to note that Golden Palm Tree Resort won the Best Interior Design Award for its Ivory Palm Villas and Best Property Award for its Water Villas under the Asia Pacific Property Awards in the year 2008.
Here’s a comprehensive list of amenities available at the villa:-
- Flat Screen TV
- Multiple Satellite Channels
- Mini Bar
- 24 hour in room dining
- Electronic Safe
- Hair Dryer
- Ceiling Fan
- Air Conditioning
- Day Bed
- Bathroom Amenities
- Coffee and Tea making facilities
- IDD Telephone and voice mail
- High speed broadban Internet (wired in Villas & WiFi in public areas)
- “Select TV” Video-on-Demand Library
- Working Desk
- Private sea view balconies with chairs and table
Check in time: 3:00 p.m.
Check out time: 12:00 p.m.
Golden Palm Tree Resort & Spa Sdn. Bhd.
No. 67, Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang
Kg. Bagan Lalang
43950 Sungai Pelek
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: +603 3182 3600
Fax: +603 3182 3700