Got a good deal over agoda, went over to celebrate wife's birthday along with our 3yr old and 3 month old boys, Easily accessible from the PLUS higway, check in was done in 5 minutes. Didnt have printed voucher with me but staff oblige and printed off my email account. Hassle free.
Once in the room(1st floor pavillion villa), we were impressed by the plushness and size. It was a bit warm on arrival which the aircon handled with ease. Welcoming fruits were a bit tasteless to my liking hence our 3 year old messed with it instead. Resort surroundings were excellent, feels like u re in a jungle than 30m away from major roads! It does tend to get a bit noisy at night with the carts zipping up and down, for the light sleepers they probably could hear the cars from the highway! Not for us though, we slept with very little problem. Pillows can be a bit on the hard side, mattress were firm and supportive.
Local attractions are closeby and accessed by car.For those drivers with poor sense of directions or do not have GPS/iPhones etc, get a taxi!You d do well to save yourself the headache.
Breakfast? 0830-1030, hence a bit too early for us with kids but we made it on both days. Spread were adequate with a mix of local and western cuisine. No real problem with flies on our visit. Huge man made carp lake mesmerized our 3 yr old for quite sometime, so we had a peaceful meal.
The pool? fantastic! not too deep, not too shallow. water was warm at 5pm so we swam for an hour. happy out...
the boys driving the carts and at the parking lot were friendly and able to answer all q's politely. ask them where the locals go for things like asam pedas, seafood etc and you wont be disappointed.
Overall? we had a good time. Our expectations were met. Groupon voucher meant we did not have to pay the full price as some disgruntled visitors did, particularly from the south where the standards are apparently better.I do not believe the ratings and reviews given are fair but who am i to judge? this place can be a bit pricey especially during the weekends but hey, if you know when to go, you ll end up happy like me! Peace!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spanning over 15 acres, strategically located in the fast-developing Ayer Keroh in Melaka, Philea Resort and Spa is an extraordinary resort built utilising natural resources, including 8,000pieces of disused railway sleepers for the staircase and more than 6,000 tons of marble from Perak as block fencing. Recycled materials from shipwrecks are used as furniture in the lobby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Philea Resort And Spa
- Philea Hotel Ayer Keroh
- Philea Resort & Spa Ayer Keroh, Melaka State