Hi there -- we will be in in the KL area (first time visit) in February for about a week. Since this is our first time to Thailand I seem to have a lot of questions and am hoping someone out there can enlighten me with firsthand knowledge. Many thanks in advance:
We're staying at the Le Meridian and only chose to do so b/c we can get several nights free from Starwood pts. It seems the consistent opinion on these boards is that the service is poor and the food just okay. Would you reco eating elsewhere for our stay? We are going to be renting a car so are free to come and go as we please. Also, is the hotel overpriced for spa stuff? We like local flair and don't need to stay at the hotel for things like this if better is elsewhere.
We will be in KL for about 6-7 days, does anyone think changing over to the Sarojin for the last two nights for something a little special would be worth the extra $$?
We're big divers and so far haven't reserved any of our dives. Would you reco doing so beforehand or just waiting until we get there? We're just wanting to do day trips, no liveaboards. Any outfits reco'd over others? Any to beware of?
And finally, we enjoy active days and any recos on day trips/excursions that we shouldn't miss in the area would be greatly appreciated.
I know this is long and jam-packed with questions, but thought it best to post all at once rather than multiples. Again, all your help is very appreciated for these two first time Thailand visitors!