Sunday, April 24, 2016

Weekend Staycation at Legoland Hotel, Johor Bahru

We just had a fantastic short staycation at Legoland Malaysia in the past weekend which went beyond my expectations. The idea was to celebrate Oscar's 2nd birthday so I invited the grandparents as well and it turned out to be such a great family bonding session at the end. My son loved it so much that he actually cried when we had to go back to Singapore. For all parents who wishes to bring their kids there, you have been warned.

I'll split the post into separate parts since we visited quite a bit of places, mainly a few indoor theme park in the area.

We booked a cab straight from our home in Singapore and arrived pretty quickly for just under an hour since there was little jam in the morning on Friday.

When we arrived at the hotel, Oscar's eyes immediately lighted up to see the indifference in the hotel decorations. This was unlike the other hotels he has stayed, normal and ordinary. This was his hotel, his world. 

While I was proceeding to check in, he rushed to play and pick up some of the lego bricks and wasted no time any further. You can see how we immediately explored the area since we were told that we can only check in the evening at 4pm. Any early check in would require an additional RM300 which I don't think is worth it at all. I think this is the only downside of this hotel check-in.

The Brick family restaurant was where we had our breakfast for the 2 days. The spread of the buffet was amazing and it was extremely child friendly. You can get almost all kind of food you want at the spread - Malay, Indian, Chinese, Kids, Yogurt, anything. We ate to our delight and had no room left for lunch.

We checked into the room pretty late after we had our dinner and was exhausted by the daily activities we did. When we entered the room, we were all fascinated by the decorations of the room. Oscar had a loud "Whoa" sound when he entered and immediately I knew this was the kind of hotel he was happy staying at, forever perpetually.

The room was separated into one main king bed and a bunker bed in the other room which can sleep 3 person. This was a perfect gateaway opportunity should you want to spend some family bonding together.

There was lego bricks provided in the room for the kid to play and kept him busy during the staycation. There is also a puzzle to solve which there will be rewards if you managed to crack them. Unfortunately, Oscar was too young to participate so it ends up with the adults trying to rack our brains. We had to spend quite a while before we actually figured it out. Shame shame on us.

The hotel was kind enough to give a complimentary cake knowing that it was Oscar's birthday. It was a simple cake which was beautifully designed and we get to sing a birthday song and take a family picture together, which is priceless. I am not sure if he knows what's happening but I hope it'll be a memorable moment for him when he gets older in the years ahead.

It was a very pleasant stay overall and the money is totally worth your kid's happiness if you are planning to work some activities out for the family. We hope to be able to come back at some point in the future.

And on my way back, I saw a quote from facebook which says "Present is the moment, tomorrow is another day. Make everyday counts for your loved ones"

1 comment:

  1. That looks an awesome place. I'm pretty sure me and my family are going to love it. Try visiting Cebu Hotels, you'll love it too. Anyway, Thanks for sharing!