We wanted to take little 17chipmunks to an enjoyable holiday for her birthday. However, since it is a peak period, the costs of most popular destinations are being marked up. We thought, and thought…where else could we bring her to? Well, the idea of Gold Coast Morib struck us – especially since she loves playing in water so much. The place is not too far from Klang town, about 1 hour drive.
Though her birthday falls on a Sunday, we decided to go on a Monday as the price is much cheaper. Hubby managed to get the hot deal of Studio Suite for two days and one night, which cost RM218. This is inclusive of entrance to its water theme park for two (which cost RM35 per person) and breakfast for two adults. He made the purchase through Agoda (booking number 40120716). We have also made some survey on the resort itself. We have noted that there are some good and bad reviews before our visits – which include slow receptionists, dirty Jacuzzi and insufficient breakfast tables.
We arrived at the resort about 2pm. Though the website states that we can check in at 3pm, we managed to check in earlier. There were already queues at the reception area. True enough, it took quite a while for the receptionist to handle some of the check-ins. Surprisingly, our check-in was much faster – where hubby just need to show them the print out (soft copy) and fill up some basis details. The receptionist just told us how to get to our room – by turning left. Our room was 1638. We were confused on which level our room was – luckily one of the staff was in the leave, and told us it was level 6. Then, we pondered – it must be Block 1, level 6 and room 38. Well, the receptionist should have explained to us. On our way to the lift, we can see their staff mopping the wet floor (as people go in and out of the theme park). It was just a little unpleasant to see flies around everywhere despite the floor was mopped.
Upon arrival in our room, we found that they just cleaned up the room (as the floor was just mopped). It was clean actually for our visit – unlike some comments made online. The room was spacious too. However, sadly, instead of our king sized bed, it appears to be two single, which was joined together. There were basic amenities such as refrigerator (which was good as I brought home food for little 17chipmunks), hair dryer and etc. The stay there was pleasant. We enjoyed the Jacuzzi there – once on the Monday night and another on Tuesday morning before we checked out. And, guess what? I breastfed little 17chipmunks in the Jacuzzi on the Tuesday morning!
We were given the water theme park tickets, which last for two days. The place was filled with family with young kids and babies. Our first impression was the park is totally suitable for families. However, the water is a little dirty. We went there twice in the two days and little 17chipmunks had fun there. There are floats for rent – RM10 deposit and RM10 fee.
Breakfast at the resort (from 7am to 10am) – choice is quite limited (but it was free). On the weekday where many took off before school holiday ends, we still manage to get our table for breakfast. They have enough staff to clean up the tables immediately after the guests leaving the table.
Overall, it was a pleasant stay. Well, it is worth the price of RM218 in our opinion.