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July 13, 2012

Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie

Weekend Getaway

Top, shorts, shoes & bag: PUMA

Small getaways are one of the things I look forward to these days. There’s nothing like it – you pack your bags, get off work on Friday and head straight to the hotel for a weekend away from everything. Best feeling ever!

Reception

Welcome drinks

rif and I enjoyed a 3D2N stay at the Executive Suite of Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie, where we got to do things at our own pace, indulge in delicious Japanese and Chinese dishes, nibble on snacks at the executive club and we even had a 2-hour golf lesson with Tony Feminis, Head Golf Instructor of The Glenmarie Gold & Country Club.

Spacious

After our welcome drink, we were escorted to our suite – spacious enough to even have a slumber party – with a view of the swimming pool and al-fresco area. The king size bed came with two types of pillow; soft and firm, to cater to each guest’s preference. By the way, all rooms at Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie are non-smoking rooms. Smokers will have to smoke outside the room or at designated smoking areas in the hotel.

Soft pillow for me…

Firm pillow for rif

Living room

Our suite had a separate living room, separate hanging closet, two bathrooms (one attached to the bedroom), flat-screen TV, satalite channels and excess to the executive lounge for breakfast, complimentary wireless Internet and drinks (juices, wines, beer) till 10pm.

Poolside

Another picture of the bedroom

Complimentary cheese platter

And red wine

The suites at Holiday Inn were situated on the right wing of the hotel, so it felt more exclusive. I stayed at Holiday Inn on my own account last year and found the deluxe room equally comfortable but without the privileges of those staying at the executive suite.

Pastries at Kites

Cheese omelette

Fried roti canai — love this!

We ate breakfast at Kites Restaurant the next morning and the following morning at Executive Lounge. Kites had a better variety, but I preferred having my breakfast at Executive Lounge because the spread quality was better and it was less crowded.

Breakfast spread at the Executive Lounge

Cold cuts

Cereals

Lassi

Sunny side up

I also liked how polite and accommodating the staff were – they were quick to offer a refill of drinks, not just to us, but to all the guests at the lounge.

Glenmarie Golf and Country Club

Golf lesson!

Tank top & shoes: PUMA
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

I’ve never played golf before and mentioned to Tony that I thought golf was for retired people; he told me he would prove me wrong. We practiced our swing with the 7-iron for an hour before learning how to use the putter. Golf isn’t as boring as I thought it was – it’s actually very relaxing and therapeutic. Imagine the ball as the head of someone you can’t stand…and swing your stick! :P

Know your golf clubs!

Perfect your swing!

And never come between a man and his golf clubs

The big club curves the ball further

Kids who swing better than me

Learning how to putter

Steady does it…

Thanks Tony!

Tony taught us the basics, like how to grip and re-grip the golf club, how to stand when you’re trying to hit the ball and how to estimate the terrain. And the harder you attempt to hit the ball, the less impact you will make with your swing. Let it come naturally, Tony said. The game grows on you – at least it did on me. Now, I wouldn’t mind hitting a few balls during the weekend…just for stress management leisure.

Snacks at the Executive Lounge: Plum sauce chicken

Assorted cakes and sandwiches

Complimentary fruits at our Executive Suite on Day 2

The Deluxe Rooms range between RM260++ to RM320++ per night while the Executive Suite I stayed at cost RM630++ per night. Thank you Sagina of Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie, for your kind hospitality!

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Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie
1 Jalan Usahawan U1/8
Seksyen U1,
40250 Shah Alam
Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
Tel: 03-7802 5200

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12 Responses

  1. Sagina

    You are most welcome and enjoyed the company very much.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Likewise! :)

  2. Look up look down….
    How come no photos of the bathroom wan? @_@
    hahaha….
    the best thing about small getaways is that…u wake up the next morning without tiding the bed then straight to breakfast! ^_^

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hahaha…paiseh la want to pose in the bathtub. :P

      Totally agree. Got people clean room for you…damn shiok!!

  3. argh, i shouldn’t have read this at this point of time! it’s just after 5pm on a friday and i feel like checking into holiday inn now, instead of my current plan of heading to pavilion for dinner and a movie (too bad movie tickets bought liao) :D

    1. Bangsar Babe

      There’s always next time! Hehe

  4. Hahahah my kids also love to stay in hotel, can play in the pool and eat nice food!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yeah…the hotel is child-friendly. And non-smoking too! :)

  5. the complimentary food looks nice especially the cheese one *.* and fried roti canai !

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yes, I enjoyed the cheeses! :)

  6. yeah shud post the bathroom pica…i always look for hotel room with bath tub…

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hahaha…next round, next round!

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