Recently I was introduced to a great weekend get away place where it is located 90 minutes from KLIA and 20 minutes from UNESCO World Heritage City Melaka. The place is located just right at the exit of Ayer Keroh Toll and yet not disrupted on its natural calm and quite ambiance.
Wholly built using logs make the hotel one of its kind in the country that let you stay in the nature. The accommodation at Philea Resort and Spa captures the nostalgic elegance at an age where quality and care were a way of life.
Be spoke furniture merges with the beauty of finest quality pine log and railway sleepers that pave the way to create an environment that is both beautiful and comfortable. You will always feel refreshed as a backdrop of rolling hills and lush green forest surrounds you.
To move around the hotel, you can either walk your way out or call for the buggy service that available round the clock.
There are a total of 180 Pavillion Villa (Normal Rooms) [37.2 M2],
The Pavillion Villa where I share my room with Taufulou who also part of the reviewer here.
The balcony outside our room where we can sit at the bench enjoying the fresh air of the nature. Though the weather is very hot, yet we can feel the cool breeze in result of the trees surrounding us.
Cute newspaper holder outside our room
The room signs which made of wood. No electronic door bell. Just the old school iron door bell. Knock your door the old school way.
Sit at the sofa by the window to take a break after a long drive. I nearly fall asleep when sitting here.
The room were fully built by using Russian Imported Chemical Treated Pine Logs and put together using ropes.
Though the rooms were using a lots of natural materials to build it, electrical items no choice will still have to go back for switches.
Hand painted drawings on top of our bed and also complete hotel necessity like phone, 32″ LCD TV and stand alone air cond in every room.
Mini bar and complimentary coffee making provided.
Big and spacious toilet befitting a 5 stars hotel such as Philea. Come with a bath tub and toiletries amenities which use natural ingredients like wood for comb.
Besides this the thing that make me so happy was the big shower area with a big rain type of shower head.
Next we move on to view the 19 Philea Suite [45.5 M2]
The difference is that this come with a lazy chair and also a very spacious room.
A more posh design for the toilet and also a big bath tub in the middle of the open toilet
Bronze tab and shower handle
You can soak in the bath tub and watch your favorite show …. and oppsss caught in the act me and Jason of www.jasonmumbles.com taking photo
There are 2 Royal Villa [Lower Deck 91.5 M2 and Upper Deck 72 M2] which comprise of the best in house rooms which our Prime Minister Datuk Seri Hj Najib Tun Razak has stay before. This 2 villa were occupied and we are not allowed to disturb the guest. Below is some photos which shoot an hour before the earth hour which the hotel celebrate too.
Night view of the swimming pool and below is the video of it during the daytime.
There are lots of activities you can do at the hotel area. The hotel came with a nice swimming pool and you can do some sun tanning there. Pamper yourself with a massage at the Spa where there are special discount for hotel guest.
Next we move on with the hotel restaurants and foods which they are at 5 stars class where local and international cuisine served during lunch and dinner. I am not going to talk much about the foods here as to me most of the hotels lunch and dinner were pretty standard. I will load up the photos and you can do the judging when you pay them a visit.
The outer look of the restaurant where you can sit under the hot sun if you want to get tanned.
I rather choose the air-conditioned area ….. Melaka is so hot!
Baked Oyster with pineapple
Freshly baked breads corner
Fried Cod Fish
Local Delights Chicken Rice which I find not bad for a hotel serving
Below is the photo of the hotel celebrating EARTH HOUR 2011. Lights were off for 1 hour from 8.00pm till 9.00pm
We took the opportunity to camwhore in the dark ….
Me and Esther of www.youresty.com
Taufulou got jealous and join the crowd
Here comes Rachel of Nuffnang join in the camwhore crowd
This angle looks nicer
Jayne Lee also feel got left out and tada … all of us camwhore together …..
We ended the night by some went for Karaoke at the room where guest are entitled to use them for FREE as long as they ordered a drink.
View from the Nusantara Restaurant towards the hotel
The lobby look at night
I ended my night hotel shots here while waiting for Jason to come out and we head to Melaka town to look for more local delights. Foodies when going outstation never waste time sleeping in the hotel.
The group shot where we depart the next day
Philea Resort & Spa is located at Lot 2940, Jalan Ayer Keroh, Off Jalan Plaza Tol, 74450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka
Tel : 06-233 3399
Fax : 06-233 2299
Email : [email protected]