Early month of July, I went for a short trip (just one night stay) at Forest City Phoenix International Marina Hotel. The hotel is really nearby to my house. It took only 20 minutes ride. Why here why?? Because I was really not in the mood for long drive. I want beach holidays and Aurora requested for a room with bathtub. My first choice was Hard Rock hotel Desaru, but after doing some research, the hotel is not really in the beach and there is also no bathtub in the room.
And I found this hotel. Such a perfect combination. Not crowded at all (suitable for post MCO holidays). So peaceful. There is also a beach where we can walk along and take a pictures with cute statues in the sand. The beach wasn’t my favourite. It’s not a real beach. The sand is mostly small stones that hurt. errr but okayla so so. janji beach!
The swimming pool and water playground is still close due to pandemic reasons. It’s okay even though if it open I also will not allowed Aurora to swim at this moment.
Our room was facing the sea and the view was stupendous.(overlooking Singapore)
Bathroom had a beautiful long bath and separate shower. Aurora love it! Mandi lah bathtub sampai kembang.
I always look for hotel breakfast. I love their buffet breakfast (I assume sedap cause I went to Forest City Marina Golf Resort, nearby here with the same company in year 2019 and the breakfast was superb!) But since it is still in MCO recovery phase, all breakfast provided in ala carte. We can choose which set of foods. Malay cuisine for me and western cuisine for Aurora. Banyak sampai tak habis!
The only down of this hotel is the shopping alley besides the hotel. More shops need to be open. There isn’t much food to find here. One Marrybrown and others are non halal (chinese restaurant). It’s hard for us to find food for dinner. Nasib baik dah tapau KFC awal-awal.
This time it was just for a short trip, but it’s always nice to travel!