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Hard Rock Hotel Penang, A ROCKIN Good TIME


Took this opportunity on the cheap rooms rates offered to see what Hard Rock Hotel Penang was like. This time around we got the rooms at half the normal price. We arrived at around 2.30pm. Registered. Also, as the room was not ready, we went for our late lunch. At a decent cafe just walking distance from the hotel. Food there were decent and service was quick.

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Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Mosaic Mural of Beatles

Arriving back at the resort, our rooms were ready. I took 2 rooms as mum in law was also following. We booked the seaview room and it was worth it. The view was spectacular. Its nice to get up in the morning to a beautiful view of the ocean with no obstructions. It was worth the additional cash spent. We got the rooms on the fourth floor.

My princess at Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Room was modernly decorated, spacious and very clean. The rooms had all the typical amenities that a five star hotel would have. There’s also movie on demand with all the latest movies anytime you want. No need to follow a schedule. But we didnt spend much time in the room.The children loved the pool as there were slides and little fountains at the children area. There are a lot of lifeguards around and as with all staff at Hard Rock Hotel Penang. They were friendly. There’s additionally two more adult pools side by side to the children’s pool. But we spend our time at the kids pool. The hotel is additionally on a nice beach. However we didn’t swim in the ocean because of the jellyfish. Fortunately a lifeguard was nice enough to caution us. 

Swimming Pool


Apart from the pool there is a Gym, Kids Room with hourly activities for the younger kids without their parents. A Tween club with video games, snooker and foosball for the teenagers. There’s also a restaurant by the beach. A pizza place Pizza place.

Tween Club
The breakfast was awesome. There were so much choices to choose from. Even the cook that was doing the omelette, prepared perfectly. I haven’t seen a omelette prepared this way in such a long time. Thought those abilities a were gone with the more older chefs. Credit to the culinary team. On the last day of our stay, we needed to pack our morning meal as Malaysia was on lockdown. Here you could see the helpfulness of all the staff. They made the process so easy for everybody. Thanks guys.
One thing we noticed was that the bus service in Penang especially on the Ferringhi Beach was very frequent. So transportation wouldn’t be a problem.

My Verdict

View from our Room

A wonderful hotel and full of experience. Definitely will come again. Overall our stay has been pleasant one and staff were great The staff are an absolute asset. They were always ready to help and knew their stuff. Didn’t go the Hard Rock Cafe as we had little kids with us. To the team at Hard Rock Penang. YOU GUYS REALLY ROCK!!!! Will surely visit again.

Hard Rock Hotel Penang 

Address: – Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Penang, Malaysia



Legoland Malaysia Resort, Johor. Revisit

My second visit to this amazing resort. Stayed here before in 2016. That time we stayed in the Pirate Themed room. My two young boys had a great time then. Came back again this time cause my little girl was a baby the last time we stayed here. She was grumbling that, she never experienced staying in Legoland Hotel. This was after seeing the family photo of our holiday at Legoland Malaysia Resort.Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, we earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase.

So this time we took, a Kingdom Room for my little princess. As normal it was a comfortable and amazing stay. Service was excellent as usual. Staff were friendly and took extra effort to make the kids happy. Check in and out was fast. There is a huge area in the lobby to keep the children busy with Lego bricks. Kept my children occupied during our stay. So we spend very little time in the room. This time around there was a magic show in the lobby.

The room was spotless, beds were comfortable. The room and washroom was decorated with lego figures and the wallpaper to suit the kingdom theme. The bed with a roll away bed at the base could sleep 3 children. There is a children sink which my princess adored brushing her teeth. This time there were kids amenities too like little room sleepers and children toothbrush. My three kids rushed to find the clues with information to open the safe which had little presents for them.


Food was nice. We had their BBQ on the first night. Nice varieties of colourful desserts. For the next day dinner, we walked out to Medini mall and had dinner at the Oldtown Cafe. There is lots of food outlets at the Medini Mall to choose from. There’s KFC, Burger King, a Thai Restaurant, Pizza Hut and more. Now there is even a grocer there. There ia even an ATM machine at the Mall. Breakfast at the Brick Family Restaurant spread was awesome. But it was a bit crowded and noisy. Can’t expect much, after all this is a family resort.

Don’t worry about the check out time. Cause the resort will validate the parking ticket that allows you to go out anytime after you check out. And you could either store your luggage at the concierge counter. Thats what we did, check out at 10.30am. Left our luggage at the concierge. Went again for another round at the theme park and the Sealife Malaysia. Then only left the area at 3pm.

My Verdict.

Great experience. Although its quite expensive but recommended at least once. Staff are really courteous and friendly. Kids were kept occupied with lots of lego blocks around the lobby. Overall a good vacation and the kids had lots of fun. All in all, we all enjoyed ourselves. As in all my reviews. Don’t listen to the moaners. Try this place at least once and you will not regret it.
Address :- LEGOLAND Malaysia, No 7,
                    Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini,
                    79250 Nusajaya, Johor
Telephone :- +607 597 8888



Grand Lexis Port Dickson

A Review of Grand Lexis PD

Grand Lexis Port Dickson which was formerly known as The Legend International Water Homes is located at the end of Tanjung Gemok beach. The landmark to look out for is Glory Beach Resort. Glory Beach Resort is easy to notice because its three high raise building looking more like apartments. Grand Lexis is located just after Glory Beach Resort.
Grand Lexis Garden wingThis unique resort offers 3 room types. There is the Water Villas which is on stilts in the sea, Sky Pool Villas which is located in the hotel block, and Garden Villas which is designed like residential houses. My other half prefers the Garden Villas; she says it has that homely feeling. The unique aspect of this resort apart from its large rooms is that each room has its own swimming pool. It’s not a very large pool but large enough for a small family to enjoy. Anytime you feel like swimming, just dive in your very own private pool. You can watch your kids swimming from the comfort of your bedroom which overlooks the pool. Just a note the private pool is 4ft deep, so you need to pay careful attention to your kids. So imagine this resort has over 300 swimming, I’ve heard its listed in the Malaysian Book of Records as the hotel with the most swimming pools. Well if you are looking for a beach holiday then don’t choose this place cause there is absolutely no beach. The nearest beach is next door at Glory Beach Resort but as the waterways are used by barges and ships, the beach is dirty most of the time.
There are games and activities available around the hotel to cater to the needs of all ages. You can purchase the activity passport which cost about RM68 per booklet. It is basically a booklet of voucher that can be used anytime for the activities around the resort that includes segway, archery, table tennis, cycling, game tokens, wii games and many more. There are also discount vouchers for the F&B Outlets and free cake and coffee in the booklet. It’s such a good value if you intend to do some activities and you are staying for more than three days.

Sunset at Grand Lexis Port DicksonSunset at Grand Lexis Port Dickson



Garden Villas at Grand Lexis Port Dickson

WALKWAY OF GARDEN WING (look like little villas)

Click here on more information or great deals for Grand Lexis Port Dickson. To book the rooms with the pool just click on the rooms that has the word pool in it e.g. Grand Pool Villa. The ones without the word pool is their sister property Lexis Port Dickson. A little info about Lexis will come soon in my next post.

It’s a recommended place that you can stay with your families, also for new married couples.

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Accomodations in Cherating

Where to stay in Cherating

Around Cherating there are a variety of accomodatios you can choose from. You choose from quinte little chalets in Kampung Cherating to international classed hotels like Swiss Garden, Holiday Villa, Impiana and so on. Most of the hotels are located along the beach, so most rooms have a view of the sea. Below is my review on two hotels that I have stayed in.

Where I have stayed in Cherating

Impiana Resort Cherating
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Where to stay in Melaka

Where I Have Stayed in Melaka

Even though I still have family members in Melaka, I sometimes like just hideaway in some hotel with my wife and son. Below are some of the hotels I have stayed.

Naza Hotel Melaka

Naza hotel is a small hotel located 1 km away from the Melaka Sentral bus terminal. When we checked in we were sort of lucky to get the newly renovated rooms. It had a nice contemporary look with wooden flooring somehow I feel a wooden or tile flooring for a hotel is much cleaner as it’s easier to clean. Carpets somehow have that musty smell how clean it is. Most of the furniture including the bed headboard was dark brown. There is no bathtub only a shower stall in the room. There is only one food outlet in the lobby that serves some local and international food. But you don’t have to worry because few minutes away are the Hang Tuah Mall loaded with cafes and food outlets.

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We also stayed at Century Mahkota Hotel Malacca. We were lazy to drive home after a relative’s wedding at the hotel, so we took a room there. The hotel is situated on the waterfront but as with most of Melaka beaches you can’t swim in it. Directly across the road are the Mahkota Parade and also Medan Pahlawan which are shopping complexes. So in terms of food outlets there is so much more variety. We took the three bedroom apartment because my sister’s family were joining us. The rooms are simple in decoration but we had the one in the far end facing the sea. It was quite clean and spacious. If you plan to visit Historical Sites then this is the place as most of the sites are just around the corner.

Hotel in Melaka – Hatten Hotel Melaka

My Review of the Hatten Hotel in Melaka

We chose Hatten Melaka for two reasons. One was that we could bring my four year old to the Coral Wonderland Aquarium which is just across the road from the hotel. The other reason was that Mahkota Parade was just next door, so my wife could go for her shopping terapy. Check in was a breeze as we checked in on a weekday. Melaka gets really crowded on weekends and holidays, especially hotels around the the historical sites.

To read my review on Hatten Hotel Melaka, please click here.Hotel in Melaka – Hatten Hotel Melaka


My Hotel Review – Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences Malacca

My Review of Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences Malacca

As the start of school was extended until the 12th January. We took a trip to Melaka. I needed a rest cause the School Holidays was very hectic and busy where I worked, needed to spend time with my boys and mummy needed a rest as she was three months pregnant. So we had to have a change of atmosphere. Having a energetic two year old, I normally look for hotels that have food courts, a nice swimming pool, interesting places to visit and shopping complex all within walking distance. This time around I chose Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences Malacca as it was in town, above the Shore Shopping Complex and had a little water playground for my kids.

To see my review on Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences Melaka, please click here My Hotel Review – Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences Malacca



My Hotel Review – ramarama Hotel Melaka

ramarama Hotel Melaka – Reasonably Priced Budget Boutique Hotel in Melaka

Last weekend I had a wedding to attend in Melaka, my niece was getting married . And a Eurasion wedding in Melaka is a tiring but fun whole day affair. There’s the toasting at the bride’s house, then the church ceremony followed by dinner and dance.

Even though Port Dickson is just about an hours drive to Melaka, we felt its best to stay at a small hotel and later go to the bride’s house as we needed to be there very early. A friend spoke of this new budget boutique hotel that just opened in Melaka called the ramarama. Located near the Melaka Sentral and just by the side of Aeon Melaka.

Click here for my review on rama rama Melaka, My Hotel Review – ramarama Hotel Melaka



My Hotel Review :- The Settlement Hotel, Melaka.

Peace and Tranquility at The Settlement Hotel, Melaka

We chose this place for its location near to the Portuguese Settlement. Because I wanted to let my loved ones try some Portuguese dishes at in Portuguese Square. Sort of showing my son, his roots. This quaint little hotel is about 10 minutes from the Portuguese Square. When booked the room, I was anticipating some cheezy decorated BnB. But what we got impressed me.
My review on The Settlement Hotel , here  My Hotel Review :- The Settlement Hotel, Melaka.

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Although Melaka is small there is so much do and visit here. And the state government is constantly adding new things, now there’s even a water taxi from the Melaka Sentral to the historical sites using the Melaka River.