For those who follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that for the past two weeks, I’ve been working 15 hours a day. I even had to work on the weekends. It was incredibly exhausting, I have to admit. The stress reached a point where it became difficult for me to sleep at night, and I was only getting around 3-4 hours of sleep. Yeah, being an adult can be tough. Kids, don’t rush into growing up!
So, to reward myself after those “challenging” working hours, my best friend Shima and I planned a staycation in Kuala Lumpur. We couldn’t travel far because we’re both broke at the moment. Haha! We decided to book a stay at Regalia Suites & Hotel primarily because of its famous Infinity pools, which are highly regarded in Kuala Lumpur. Unfortunately, when the day finally arrived, the weather was against us. It rained throughout the day, so we ended up staying in our room and taking plenty of selfies instead.
How was the hotel?
Actually, I have mixed feelings about this hotel. The room was fine – clean and spacious. The view, especially at night, was amazing. I can’t deny that. The staff was friendly and helpful as well. However, I don’t think I will ever come here again. It was stressful right from the beginning. The route to the hotel lobby and parking lot was terrible. We experienced a traffic jam that took us more than 30 minutes just to reach the parking lot, only to find out that we couldn’t enter without checking in first. We had to go through the same route once again for the second time so I could go to the lobby and check-in, while my friend who was driving had to use the same route for the third time because she couldn’t stop the car to wait for me in front of the lobby. She was understandably upset. To be honest, it was incredibly inconvenient.
Then, two out of the four elevators were out of order. We had to wait an eternity for our turn to go to our room, which happened to be located on the 36th floor. The place was incredibly crowded, catching me off guard. Additionally, the elevator button on our floor was dysfunctional, forcing us to climb the stairs to the 35th floor just to use the elevator. It certainly didn’t give me the impression of a 4-star hotel. As for breakfast, it was passable but not particularly impressive.
Below is the room that I booked. The deposit amount varies depending on the type of room you book. In my case, it was RM100.00. If you plan to stay here, ensure you have sufficient cash for the deposit as they do not accept cards.
Click here to book: Regalia Suites & Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Dinner at Marini’s on 57
The place is conveniently located next to KLCC. Since I was already familiar with it, I decided to take my best friend here for a dinner date. The restaurant offers an Italian menu. The prices are on the higher side, but considering the ambiance and the view, it’s worth it. You can simply relax at the rooftop bar, order drinks for two and a pizza, and it will cost you less than MYR100. Keep in mind that there is a dress code to follow when visiting. If you want more information, you can visit their website here: Marini57
Even though our hotel choice was sucked, we had an enjoyable weekend. I should do this often with my best friend. Until then, X, Hani.