Lotus Desaru Beach Resort
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Lotus Desaru Beach Resort Johor Bahru Reviews
A grand place with lots of activities Jun 01, 2013
I stayed in Lotus Resort after getting a package from a travel fair in Singapore. Getting there was not an issue as we hired a private driver to drive us there. It is recommended that you take a taxi or private transport so that they can send you directly to the resort. There are ample parking space if you are driving and you need to display a label on your vehicle if you drive there.
Checking in could be a nightmare because the mega resort can have many blocks. Unfortunately, rooms sometimes may not be ready if you decide to check in early. Check out is 12pm and check in is 3pm. Nevertheless, you can leave you bags at the lobby and enjoy the activities first.
There is a small spa serving 5000+ people, hence, it is difficult to book a slot if you are late. While we were there, there were only 4 slots available every hour. Hence, you really need to stay longer if you want to experience spa facilities there.
Nevertheless, there are a wide range of activities you can do there. There are board games for rent, sport equipments for rent, video gaming, internet, ktv, and many other activities. A major attraction would be the beach where you can take part in paragliding, banana boat ride, etc. You can also sit by the bar and watch people play at the beach.
Food was decent, and the service was personally good. There is a variety of food available, ranging from local delicacies to western food to steamboat and high tea. There is as room service even though we did not try it. Food price was decent, if you order set meals.
The room was good. We have loft, ie, the bed, dresing table and bathroom is on the second level. It was clean. They also provide microwave and water boiler if you need to coook food in the room. One thing to note is that there seem to be a tendency for the resort to experience balckout. I have read reviews about blackout somewhere and the same happened in that 1 night I stayed there. The electricity tripped once when my mum tried to boil some water and it caused the whole block (apologises to other residents) to have power failure. What was worse is that I was in the middle of a bath! Shortly after this, there was another power failure. There are indeed a few issues with regards to the facilities as out of the 3 rooms we booked, 1 had a faulty safe and 1 had unstable power supply. Not forgetting the 2 power failure during my shower!
You will not be bored there. But even if you are, you can book tours, such as the fruit farm tour or fireflies tour outside. I would not recommend the fireflies tour as the operator basically splashed water onto the trees to force the firelies out. However, the cruise at night, seeing the bright stars reflected on the river surface was also another experience to consider.
Overall, the resort is fun and nice with many activities for one to choose from. It is recommended for family with kids, although adults can also enjoy the other activities available.
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Lotus Desaru Beach Resort Overview
Lotus Desaru Beach Resort has a variety of apartment types ideal for the traveller on business or leisure. Ideally located in Johor, guests will be delighted to visit the beautiful beaches, that this city is popular for. A great place for a fun filled holiday, Lotus Desaru Beach Resort offers 700 spacious and well appointed rooms that ensure utmost comfort. In room facilities include separate lounge and dining area, microwave, kitchenette, private bathrooms, closet, in room safe and chargeable internet. The resort also feature a range of recreational activities including swimming pool, and for sport lovers, they can go kayaking, snorkeling, jet skiing, fishing, and banana boat ride! Indeed a fantastic place that is simply great for a family vacation. DINING: Rhu Bar Teratai Cafe Seafood Restaurant New Fun Pub . RECREATION: 2 swimming pool 1 children swimming pool water pipe table tennis half court basket ball takraw court beach volley ball beach soccer water activities: jet skiing, kayaking, banana boat ride, fishing .
Lotus Desaru Beach Resort Amenities