Friday, July 6, 2012

KL Get Away : Ri-Yaz Heritage Day 2

Today is the second day in the resorts, moved to another room Executive Suites which cost around RM600++ per night. As it's complimentary room, no breakfast included..From the menu booklet, continental breakfast cost RM35 per pax, a bit expensive.

From last night stay, learnt a lesson to not open the balcony door during day time else will have nightmare getting bite by mosquito. Was awake few times last night by mosquito, not getting enough sleep.
The resort has a mini cinema located at the ground level of the main lobby block. It's free & movie list will change daily.

The remaining still the same with free two complimentary water bottles, iron board, iron, slipper.
This place is quite, serenity; suitable for those who needs a break from the city life. Also, this resort suitable for weekend family gateway & romantic escape. But, would like remind to bring some snacks or bread on owns as the food is a bit expensive. Bear in mind also, this resorts is 10 minutes away from Kuala Terengganu town & airport, nearby there's no hawker stall or shop lots available. Dinner can be settle in resorts hotel or in KT town or Pulau Duyung town.
After staying a night at deluxe room; walk around the resorts, personally I this resorts can be rated as 3 star hotel. Most of the chalets looks a bit old and the surrounding was not maintain properly. Didn't see much colorful flowers.

Differences between today; yesterday room was executive suites has its own living room. Living room & bedroom are seperated, bathroom is attached with bedroom having bath tub & shower bath area.

 Bed size is the same but a bit short for people who's tall LOL.

Opposite of the resorts from river,not to be missed the opportunity visit one of the famous landmark in KT, Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah(Floating mosque ). During the high tide, the water rises covering the foundation, thus creates illusions of floating mosque.

Taxi to town from resorts cost RM20 per way. We went China town for lunch & dinner. Had the steam lekor & clay pot pork for lunch.the claypot rice is soft & the pork given was belly pork. Good combination. A must try if come over to China town.
China town, most of the pre- war buildings are listed under UNESCO's World Monument watch program.
Later we walked around China town & along the street ; you may see lots of old historical shop lots.some alley is worth to visit such as Turtle alley which provides lots of information on how to preserve turtles & advises on not to buy turtle egg which can be found in Pasar Payang.
Pasar Payang, one of the local market which you can lots of local food for souvenir, keropok lekor & etc.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

KL Get Away~~ Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resorts & Spa

Thanks to Kunang2 magazine for a trip to Pulau Duyung, Kuala Terengganu. Took 440pm flight with Airasia, landed safely at Sultan Mahmoud Shah airport by 545pm. Taxi from airport costs only RM25 per taxi compare with RM30 per pax with resorts shuttle. It's much more cheaper ., ^.^

Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resorts & Spa is the first & only resorts in Pulau Duyong. The resort is set on large beautifully landscaped tip of Pulau Duyong and just across from Pasar Payang, a popular destination in Kuala Terengganu.

This resort offer 52 Serambi deluxe chalets, 4 Teratsk Executives suites, 2 Cemara suites, along with brand new 26 executive deluxe chalets & 13 Royal suites that feature lagoon river view with private jacuzzi. Best of all, the resorts WiFi broadband is offered throughout the resort- complimentary for all guests & visitor( this also mean you can FB, twitter, blog anytime just like me.

Earlier, I have booked one night Deluxe room & one night complimentary stay in Executive Suite. So, my first day checked in Deluxe room.

Check in:
Check in hotel is fast & efficient. Staff is friendly but supposedly check in guest will get welcome drink, waited long still no sign so we went straight to our chalet.

Resorts staff fetched us to our chalet using golf carts as the chalet is far away from Lobby. The chalet comprise of two level, our was upper level room 1303; nice number!!

The room is spacious, clean & tidy. Almost same with the one saw from their website, I'm really satisfied with the room!!

Bath room has bath tub too but a bit small which can only fit in one person. Shower bath is available as well with complete shampoo, shower gel which smell flora..the smell makes people feel so relax & great.

TV & HiFi available in room and the most important WiFi is strong. Am blogging this using the WiFi. ^.^

Two compliment water bottles were given but those in small fridge will need to pay for RM2.50 per bottle.Pay snack available as well with price starting from RM4.00

The balcony is completed with two beach chair oversee the chalets & Suites house view. Simply relax & refreshing.

Resorts Restaurant:
We had our dinner at Verandah Restaurant which served Western, Chinese & local Kuala Terengganu good. The environment is cozy & nice but the only thing was lots of mosquito.

Ordered one beef meal & one local style KT nasi goreng. Both taste good and yummy just a little spicy for me. Price cost Rm15 per plate but overall environment plus food was alright, not too bad

Later, we had a short walk from lobby back our chalet. It was nice to walk during night time simply the surrounding was quiet not many people & most important enjoy the moment we walked together. It's hard to find a place or park which we can walk and chat that happy with beautiful surrounding along with green grass!

It's time for bed again & do look out for day 2 post.

Booking tips:
Book the chalet room through resorts website with promo rates & cheaper.