by wanderer 2005
January 27, 2005
The lobby reminds me of something Ernest Hemingway would write about. Ceiling fans cool the humid air and light-colored furniture line the entrance. You’d never guess that the beach is only a few hundred feet out the back door.
All sleeping rooms have patios with a table and chairs and come equipped with Citronella candles to ward off any creepy crawlies that might decide to visit you in the night. All rooms also include free high-speed Internet. There are two wings to the hotel. The Tanjung wing is the newer addition with slightly more modern rooms. The Kinabalu wing is the original part of the hotel.
There is a business center if you decide you HAVE to work while there.
Pamper yourself at the spa. It offers many different kinds of massages, aromatherapy, facials, and body scrubs. I had a salt scrub. I wasn’t as good as the one I had in Korea, but it was still very nice. I think it cost me like $40.
Sunset Pointe is a small stretch of land that juts out from the resort to, what else, watch the sun set. There's a small bar to have cocktails, and you can order munchies too. It gets packed, so stake your claim early to ensure you won’t be standing the entire time.
The Garden Terrace restaurant has a buffet breakfast every morning with Western dishes, as well as Asian ones. Peppino is my favorite, with fabulous Italian food served in a romantic setting with white tablecloths and candles. The Shang Palace serves classic dim sum and other Cantonese dishes. I LOVE the barbeque pork rolls. Coco Joes is out by the pool. They have cocktails and munchies. The Satay was great, but I really like satay. Blue Note is modeled after the one in Chicago. It’s a great place to grab a cocktail and listen to some good music.
Just writing this makes me want to go back to KK.
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