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Le Meridien KL

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Le Meridien KL

Hi-

We are going to be staying at the Meridien in KL for 8 days. In fear of possibly getting bored can anyone let us know:

- where to eat outside of the hotel

- what/where to go sightseeing

- should we rent a car and just drive around? We land in Phuket.

- can we bring a case of our fav wine?

I also wanted to get some feedback on the oceanfront pool villas. Has anyone stayed there? Do they smell? any mold? some of the previous forums are a bit scary.

Thanks a million!

Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: Le Meridien KL

Answer to your last question first - the Ocean View pool villas are superb! The comments about "mold smell" is directed at the Deluxe Garden view rooms, as a possible reason why some guests have mentioned a musty smell.

Now for the others

- where to eat outside of the hotel?

Turn left on the beach, 200 metres and you have the excellent Rim Lay, go past here around the headland and you will find 3 more beach restaurants, go further past these and the Sarojin (where you can treat yourself to a inner by or on the beach) to the Boatyard, arguably the best beach restaurant in Khao Lak. Turn right on the beach and there is a new restaurant that has been recently set up. Go to the highway and there are a couple of restaurants nearby. Catch the hotel shuttle in the evening or a taxi (book one at the Rim La) into Bang La On, the main centre of Khao Lak, where there are the most restaurants, bars and shops a 15 minute drive away. Go north by taxi from Le Meridien to the Bangsak Promenade, near the Haadson Resort for a more local restaurants on the beautiful promenade and dine overlooking the beach for lunch or dinner.

- what/where to go sightseeing?

See this recent thread for suggestions http://tinyurl.com/6llvoo

- should we rent a car and just drive around? We land in Phuket?

We rent a car from and to Phuket Airport (we use Airport Car Rent) as having one gives you greater flexibility to do what you want, when you want and go where you want particularly to places off the normal tourist track.Remember if you do you will need an International Driving Permit from your own country.

- can we bring a case of our fav wine?

We've had wine that we bought in supermarkets in our room at Le Meridien and taken our own to local restaurants but I don't think Le M or other restaurants attached to hotels would look too favourably on you taking your own.

Hope this helps!

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2. Re: Le Meridien KL

Hi,

We are at the LM now, currently staying in a pool villa, we asked to see an Ocean Villa as we were considering upgrading. The villas are exactly the same, no difference at all but the Ocean Villas are on the beach front but with foliage between you and the beach, so obscures the view a little. We decided not to upgrade as we found the Pool Villas are far more private.

Hope that helps.

By the way, the hotel is fantastic, so quiet and spacious.

Will be trying out Rim Lay for lunch today.

Sarah

xx

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