The first hotel that we stayed at in Melaka was Philea Resort and Spa. I was falling in love with the waterfall swimming pool when I saw the pictures for the first time. This hotel also has a kids club and free computer with internet access in its Games Room which the boy really liked.
This hotel is more like a small village……….very quiet and calm inside. We stayed in a hut and we chose the upper room. Overall, we liked this hotel so much and it’s a lovely place to stay and relax. Maybe because it wasn’t Malaysia school holiday and we didn’t go there on weekends, so we didn’t see many people at the hotel. We even dined alone in the restaurant and we were the first to arrive in the breakfast area, and only 4 or 5 families followed us after that.
The staff were friendly and the service was good. The boy loved the different ambiance of the room and liked to stay in a wooden house.
However, since there were not many people staying at that time and we had to walk from the restaurant to our room, it was quite scary for us to walk among the trees and with not enough lighting. We were the only family who stayed in our 4 rooms hut (2 downstairs and 2 upstairs). But it was alright once we entered the room, there was no creepy feeling anymore. I loved the lights in our room, it was so bright and sufficient for our night reading.
The hotel is located just outside the freeway, but we didn’t hear any noise at all during the day.
It was also like having our own pools, since we almost swam alone all the time. Nobody used the kids club when we played (or maybe nobody knows its existance although it can be seen clearly from the pool, or maybe everybody went out to the town and didn’t stuck at the hotel like us).
We arrived at the resort at about 12 am and was able to do an early check in. There is a big car park inside and outside the hotel. We were given cold towel and welcome drink at the lobby when we arrived. The lobby is big with high ceiling and chairs everywhere. The front office staff was warm and friendly. The check in and check out process was quick and efficient.
There are two options for dinner, one is in the Bayu Cabana, and the other one is in Cravo Cravo Restaurant.
The hotel also has a ballroom and meeting rooms and a place for team building activities. We saw fish pond near the lobby but there wasn’t many fish inside, which was quite a disappointing since the boy loves to see big and fat koi fish .
After all, it was a lovely visit for us and we really enjoy our time there, although the location is quite far from the city…….so it will be hard to find food outside the hotel.
The best things was: free wi fi around the hotel!