22 May 2015

Hotels in Kelantan: Hotel Perdana Kota Bharu, Among The Best Hotel in Kota Bharu


Good Morning peeps!
I am back with my second posting on my trip to Kelantan. If you guys missed out my previous post, head down here and make sure to watch my little teaser first before you continue reading the rest of this post.

Okay peeps, so today's post will be about Hotel Perdana Kota Baru Kelantan. 

Hotel Perdana Kota Bharu Kelantan is owned by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and managed by PNB Management Services Sdn Bhd. This hotel used to be a Three star hotel, but then after extensive renovations they opened back in August 2013. Kementerian Pelancongan Malaysia then accorded Hotel Perdana as a Five Star Hotel and they also received its Halal certification from JAKIM.

This hotel is located in the heart of Kota Bharu and is seen as an iconic landmark here in Kota Bharu. Since Hotel Perdana is in the prime area, other landmarks and tourist attractions are just accessible within walking distance. Hence The Perdana Trail (A Historical and Heritage Walk) is introduced.

Before I go any further, I would like to give a shoutout because Hotel Perdana has just recently been awarded with the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.
For those who usually travel would surely be familiar with Trip Advisor right? 


So a big congratulations to Hotel Perdana, you surely deserve it. Keep up the great service always!
Many of their customers are giving positive feedbacks about Hotel Perdana. Read it here. Mostly all are very good reviews so now I would like to share my review with you guys.


When I first stepped foot in Hotel Perdana I was instantly amazed. The luxurious feel made me jumping inside out with excitement. The hotel's architecture and interior design possessed a strong feel of Malay Heritage. The Lobby looks really grand with the high ceiling added with a chandelier and a grand staircase at the end of the lobby. It made me feel like I'm in paradise. We were all greeted  warmly by each staff we met with wide smiles and welcoming greetings. 

So on the first day after breakfast, we had the chance to visit some of Hotel Perdana's pride during their hotel's inspection. Hotel Perdana is divided into two wings, the Classic wing (old wing) and the Executive wing (new wing). First we were taken to see the Classic wing which offers these room categories:

Deluxe Classic
6 Accessible Rooms
Premier
Deluxe Premier
Deluxe Suite


Each corridor we walked through is decorated with beautiful art pieces on the wall. These art pieces are all drawn by their local artists here which each piece of artwork displays the identity Kelantan.
I was really amazed on how Hotel Perdana took the effort to promote art, especially the local ones. These arts managed to grab our attention as most of us are very new to Kelantan and we are curious with the subject of each artwork.

I seriously felt like this was one of my class trips to an art museum, because they surely have a lot of paintings throughout the hotel. From the small ones to the really big ones. Some paintings were unique and breathtaking. These are some of the artworks I managed to snap along the way.


They also have paintings decorated inside the rooms as well.
So now let's start with their rooms shall we. 
I remembered everyone saying 'woahhhh' every time they entered a room including me.
It feels like every room is better than the last one we visited

All rooms here in Hotel Perdana are equipped with:
IDD Telephone
32" LCD TV & 40" LCD TV in Suites
Minibar
Coffee & Tea making Facilities
Iron & Ironing Board
Writing Desk
In-room electronic safe
Individually controlled air-condition
Shower Tub in Classic Wings
Separate Shower stall & bathtub in Executive Wing
Hair Dryer

Here are some of the rooms at their classic wing.
Deluxe Classic
Premier
Deluxe Suite

This is just one of the examples of how the bathrooms looks like, they all pretty much look the same for every room. With really beautiful sinks, nice marble floors and huge mirrors.

What do you think about the rooms in the classic wing? If you think that it's a 'woahhhh' you'll be screaming when you see the rooms in the Executive wing then. So are you ready? Let Mek Ying guide you to the Executive wing.


Each wing has their own elevators. The difference from the two elavators is the view of Staduim Kelantan at the waiting area of the executive wing. There is so much of a pleasent feeling as we approach the executive wing. 
So what room awaits us at the executive wing? Here are the list:
Perdana Executive
Perdana Suite
Presidential Suite
The Royal Suite


Even the corridors you see here gives you such a luxurious vibe. don't you think?
So are you ready to see the rooms? First of all is the Perdana Executive.


This is the room that we stayed in for 3 days 2 nights. I had plenty of time to scream with joy. There is a sense of luxury and exclusivity in this room compared to the ones in the classic wing. If you have seen my video I'm sure you know how much I loved this room.

So next let's see the Presidential Suite
It has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large living room attached with a dining table and also a small kitchen in this suite. So this is how luxury looks like!

Living Room
Master Bedroom
Living Room
2nd Bedroom
Amazed? Well you will be beyond amazed for the next room. 
The Royal Suite, this is the biggest and most luxurious room in this hotel.
The suite has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 stunningly large living room with an eight seating dining table, a kitchen and a jacuzzi as well.

The Master Bedroom
The Master Toilet with Jacuzzi
Study Table at the 2nd room
So that was the last room of tour, I could here whispers, (well maybe not whispers) how awesome the rooms were from the other participants. I feel the same too, how about you then?

We thought after hotel inspections we were going to get our room keys since everyone was so excited already to see their rooms but we headed up to the eleventh floor.
At the eleven floor is where we had our grill dinner if you watched my video. We just had a glimpse of the restaurant there cause they were going to show us the view from the 11th floor.


So here is the outside view of the Eleven Restaurant and it looks so grand right? With those high pillars, it's like an exterior of a castle. So over here we were able to see a clear view of Kota Bharu.


The view here is just stunning! I could also see some of the stops we had during The Perdana Trail. So after seeing the splendid view we went downstairs again to the lobby to get our room keys.
Finallyyyyyy! HAHA
Before I forget one of Hotel Perdana's great interiors is the mirror effect at the waiting area. They made the interior feel like a real reflection. Truly amazed me.


So then we all headed to our rooms. I shared it with Mek Onie and we both had an awesome time taking pictures in our room, wondered what will happen if we stayed in the Presidential Suite, bet I wouldn't sleep much cause I'll be busy cam-whoring. LOL


So for the 3 days 2 nights I stayed here I felt really comfortable just like home. The bed instantly coaxes me to sleep. Even though I brought my laptop to get my assignments done, I was lost in the softness of the bed. I had no choice but to shut my laptop and sleep. HAHA

The room was equiped with everything we needed and we had plenty of space for each of us. The bathtub is amazing, Onie was in there like 2 hours, I thought she would never come out. Even the toileteries they prepared smells really good and works really well. 
Even the guys had a fun time playing pranks on the hotel phone since the call is free from room to room. 
Overall I am truely beyond satisfied with my stay here. I couldn't ask for more.


And here is the grand staircase that I mentioned about earlier. If only I had a dress on, would be feeling like a princess that day. LOL

Hotel Perdana not only has awesome rooms, but also great facilities as well. They have a pool for the adults and childrens, a gym and also a business centre.
Not only that, they also provide function and meeting rooms here. Their grand ballroom Dewan Bunga Emas also is able to fit about 500 people at once which is the perfect venue for weddings, events and conventions. They aslo have 8 function rooms including 2 boardrooms, caters from small meetings to 20 to a 100 persons.
Parking here is also not an issue since they have a really huge parking space.

What about the food and restaurants here? Well that will be included for next post
For now here are some of the pictures from the lobby with the Hotel's staffs. They are all super friendly and always smiling. Felt an instant feel of welcome with them which made us sad leaving here on our last day.


Is it a typical thing to snap a selfie with the Hotel's General Manager? LOL..
A big thank you to En Taha Zainal who is the person in charge that made this trip happen with Hotel Perdana Kota Bharu and also Destination Malaysia.


So you obviously would have seen that I had so much fun during my stay here. Not only was our schedule packed with fun and exciting activities but also we had a great time with laughing and joking with their staffs as well.
Thank you so much Hotel Perdana! We were all took great care off and well-fed as well! HAHA..
I am so missing Kelantan now.

More info:
Instagram : @hotelperdana_kotabharu

Website: http://www.destinationmalaysia.my/SitePages/Home.aspx
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DestinationMalaysia?fref=ts
Instagram: @destinationmalaysia

Till then peeps!


20 May 2015

Review: Maybelline New York All New Improved Hypercurl Mascara


Name: Maybelline New York New & Improved Hypercurl Volume Express Waterproof Mascara 
Price: RM31.65 

Product Features
Unique Curl-Catcher Brush comes with SMALLER BRISTLES enabling better handling and combing of the lashes.
New BLACK-GEL FORMULA is more lightweight and allows the curls to last longer. 

Product Benefits: 
Strong Curls - 4 times the Curl
Strong Volume - 13 times the Volume
Long-wearing - Lasts 24 hours 
Waterproof, Sweat Proof, Smudge Proof


Availability: All Major Pharmacies



Hey peeps!
So how was your day today? Was it lovely or just another bad day? Well for me, I had worst days, so today is acceptable. Anyways who here is a fan of Maybelline's mascara? Well I certainly am. I have like 4 different types of Maybelline Mascaras and The Hypercurl Mascara is one of my favourites! 

Why? Cause if you noticed on my youtube videos when I apply mascara I never ever use a curler. Its because I still can't properly use it and my hand shakes like crazy, so I don't use a curler. So since I don't use a curler its kinda hard to make my eyelashes curl.

But with the help of Hypercurl Mascara, it simply curls my lashes without having to go through the hassle and use a curler first. Compared to other mascaras, this hypercurl mascara manages to curl my lashes quicker and adds more volume to it.

Well, this is my review for the old mascara, cause I have been using it for quite some time now, and it has always been the mascara I carry around in my makeup pouch.


So what is difference between the old and the new hypercurl mascara? Well as mentioned above it has smaller bristles and the formula is much more lightweighted than the old one.


So for this review, not only would I be comparing the mascara benefits but also the colour. Cause old mascara I have is in black and the new one is in brown. Take note that for the new mascara also,  Maybelline also offers black.
I was kinda excited cause I never owned or tried a brown mascara before. So this is surely a new experiment for me.


As you can see I tried both mascaras on my eyelashes. One with the new one and another with the old one. First thing I noticed is that the brown colour somehow made my lashes look rather natural. I don't know how to explain it but it made my eyes look rather good.
I also see that my eye seems much more bigger with the new mascara and its curls are rather higher than the old one.

So I tested this mascara several times going out and it sure does a nice job. I have been like a baby lately crying for no reason, and this mascara managed not to smudge. So girls, this is a great mascara if your on breakup mode. LOL

Overall I'm pretty much satisfied with this mascara. So this Hypercurl Mascara is still in my favourite mascaras list.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

Till then peeps


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