Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!)

Tripoto
4th Sep 2019
Day 1

Kuala Lumpur is definitely a popular tourist destination and it was indeed a task narrowing down to accomodations.

I like to travel like a queen however that shouldn't pinch my pockets! Seems difficult? Yes it was... But not for you guys anymore!

So we arrived at Kuala Lumpur airport and our car was ready for our pick up.

Our accomodation was at the Palace of the golden horses! That's right...a palace!

It's about two hours from the airport but not deserted.

It's spread across acres and is built on a lake!

Per night cost would range from Rs.5000 to Rs.7000. Make my trip offers amazing discounts. Book from there!

Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Day 2

We woke up to an amazing view from our room.

Since the palace is built on a lake, you can see the lake from your rooms. The palace is well equipped with two huge pools for adults, one pool for children, a golf course, a spa, two restaurants, a ball room, polo lounge and it also is a business convention center!

The breakfast is complimentary and offers a huge spread of options to choose from. Cereals, sausages, omlettes, fruits etc.

We stayed at the palace exploring all of it!

The food is expensive with options limited to serving authentic Malaysian cuisine. They've tried to include a few items from the international menu too.

The rooms are equipped with a WiFi, bath tub, coffee maker, TV, large wardrobes, iron and dressing table.

Explore the spa, the pool and spend some time at the golf course!

Lobby

Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin

The view from our room

Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin

The menu

Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin

Fish N chips and tacos with salsa dip

Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin

Breakfast area

Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Day 3

The palace is owned by the Mines group. They also own a mall. The mall and palace are both connected via the lake!

Board the free cruise shuttle service from the palace to the mall. Yeah, you got that right... The mall is also built on the lake!

The cruise drops you to the mall basement area which has plenty of restaurants.

The mall is a huge one with all popular restaurants and brands. I suggest you dine here as dining in the palace is definitely expensive and the portions are limited.

You can also shop here for your friends and family. Plenty of budget friendly shops that sell souvenirs, perfumes, chocolates etc. Shop from the departmental stores here. They have amazing offers on skin care and perfumes.

The mall has built many photo-zones where you can click pictures. Need not mention, the selfie points are also splendid!

Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Day 4

Our stay at the palace came to an end and now we are heading to The Face Suites.

This is at a distance of about half an hour from the airport. It is located in the heart of the city and therefore, the streets are busy.

The Face Suites stand 51 floors tall with an infinity pool on it's roof top, a gym and a roof top bar!!!

Per day cost ranges from Rs.7000- Rs.10,000. I advise use Booking.com as they have good offers for this place. I booked for Rs. 5500.

The rooms are a studio apartment. A huge living room with TV and WiFi, a well equipped kitchen, a master bedroom with a bathroom (huge bath tub) and another bed room with a bathroom.

The interiors are marvellous. We stayed on floor no. 41. The view from our room was splendid as they have French windows!

Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin

The view from our bedroom

Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin

Living room

Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin

Kitchen

Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin

The view from our living room

Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Day 5

Since this hotel is in the city center, there are many malls around it.

The Kuala Lumpur University is just opposite this hotel. The streets though busy, are pedestrian friendly. I suggest you walk your way to the malls.

In the evening, we decided to plunge into the infinity pool!

The view was beyond words to explain. You can see the whole city, the twin towers and the KL tower. I suggest you head to the pool in the evening as days get really sunny here.

Complimentary bathrobe and towels are provided at the pool. There are changing rooms and showers. They are very particular about people following the dress code. Wear only nylon and pool friendly clothes. Avoid other fabric.

Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Day 6

Today we decided to explore the city.

We went to the Harriston Boutique- a unique Malaysian chocolate experience. There is no entry fee. You can taste varieties of chocolates here. They are made of 100 percent cocoa. If you like any, buy! I found it too expensive and therefore skipped it.

Our next stop was at the KL zoo. The KL zoo is a small one which houses a number of bird species, rabbits and some other small animals. You can feed the birds and rabbits and click pictures with them. Carry your own camera. They charge more if they click.

The KL zoo is located at the foot step of the KL tower. Hence the obvious next stop was the KL tower. The KL tower is also popular for it's base jump. Every year many people take the leap of jump from the top of the KL tower. They offer to click pictures for you in the tower. Buy souvenirs from here.

The next stop was the Twin towers. Right outside the Towers, you will find some people selling you a camera lens that compresses tall buildings in a frame. This makes it easier for you to click pictures with tall buildings as a whole! It's worth a buy! (Look at our picture clicked using that lens) and please bargain!

There are many restaurants on the way to stop by for a quick bite. Finally, our day came to an end and we were ready to leave for home the next morning

Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
Photo of Explore Malaysia in a "royal" and an "infinite" way (budget friendly!) by Pooja Bhasin
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