LEGOLAND Malaysia Theme Park and LEGOLAND Water Park opened with much fanfare last year. Any parent with children from preschool to primary school-going age would either have brought them to the parks at least once or have to put up with the constant hounding from their children to bring them to LEGOLAND.
|Welcome to the first and ONLY Legoland Hotel in Asia (for now)!|
Indeed, the LEGOLAND Theme Park and Water Park are designed with kid-friendly spills and thrills. They are magical places which provide countless opportunities for the family to bond, laugh and play. Now imagine, your family’s excitement need not end the moment you walk out the turnstiles of the theme parks; but rather than stepping out, you step right INTO the world of Lego where the characters are larger than life, where every step you take, you are greeted by Lego Brick structures…where during the night, you sleep among Lego pirates, princes and those cute Lego brick animals. Yes…welcome to all new LEGOLAND HOTEL Malaysia for your one-stop complete Lego experience your family will never forget!
|Eye-catching Lego cyclist at the reception…|
|Thousands of miniature Lego figurines giving you a warm welcome…|
|Kids come first at the Legoland Hotel…|
|One of the free play corner to occupy the kids while parents check in (or surf the net)…|
Right from the minute your transport pulls up at the Hotel lobby, you’re greeted by familiar characters from the theme parks…except that here, they are huge and many times bigger. This sets the perspective that you have arrived at ‘LEGOLAND’ – the land of imagination and limitless creativity. Enter the lobby and you’ll see a large Lego castle and Lego Pirate ship surrounded by thousands of lego bricks. Like moths drawn to the flame, your children will run into (yes…INTO) these life-sized Lego toys and play with the thousands of bricks around it. Herein lies the magic of a Lego experience – the bricks offer endless possibilities and with that, endless hours of imaginative play.
|This spells F-U-N!|
|What does it feel like to swim among bricks? Thousands of Lego bricks…|
|Fun Lego Figurines make for great photos!|
|What we came here for…|
|Up we go to the room!|
Like any good family hotel, check-in was friendly and fast. There are porters to help you carry your bags up to the rooms. There are a few types of rooms to cater to different needs and budgets of families, classified into three main themes: Pirates, Adventure and Kingdom. The theme of the rooms extends to the entire floor -the moment you exit the lift the decor around you will instantly be transported into these Lego worlds. These theme rooms are a riot! You can sleep on-board the Jolly Roger complete with mast in a Pirate-themed room or with members of the Egyptian royalty in the Adventure-themed rooms or feel like a royalty and roam free in a castle in your very own Kingdom-themed rooms. All rooms include two separate sleeping areas, with a king-size bed for grown-ups, and a separate sleeping area for your little ones (complete with kiddy height basins and mirrors in the bathrooms)! They are creatively decorated with details that will excite your kids (and maybe even the adults!) at every turn. If 2D prints are not your thing, there are 3D Lego characters and animals around to enthuse the most ardent Lego fans.
a) Premium Pirate Themed Room (Sleeps 2 Adults and 3 Children)
|Kids love that sign which says, ‘Adults Keep Out!’|
|Ahoy! Pirates for a night…|
|Popcorn and TV – her idea of a staycation!|
|Interactive kiddy corner in the room…|
|Exquisite Lego structures adorn the room|
|Parents and kids each have their own space!|
|Which kid does not love a bunk bed?|
|Pint size basin and mirror, just for kids!|
b) Premium Adventure Themed Room (Sleeps 2 Adults and 3 Children)
|You’re in for an Adventure on this floor…|
|The King-sized bed…|
|Live like an Egyptian Pharaoh?|
|Beautiful wall murals…|
|Kiddy TV console|
c) Kingdom Themed Suite (Sleeps 2 Adults and 6 Children)
|The royal bed in the royal castle…|
|A living area for Kings and Queens to host their royal guests…|
|You’ve been warned – Ye Olde Adults Keep Out…|
|Each bunk bed sleeps 3, so this area can accommodate 6 pax!|
|Only the suites come with a bathtub…|
|Beautiful landscaping in the outdoor garden…|
|A skip and a hop – there’s no time for walking at the LEGOLAND Hotel|
|A small pool for those who wish to take a dip…|
Apart from immaculate interiors , the rooms would not be a LEGOLAND HOTEL room if they do not have Lego bricks and activities to stimulate the children’s creativity. Inside each room is a treasure chest that kids can only open when they solve a puzzle (using clues found in the room). Once they piece together the secret code, they can unlock the chest and voila! More Lego treasures await! Within reach is also a box for Duplo bricks. It’s amazing how kids can just pour these bricks out and let their imagination take over. These bricks provide kids with hours of self-directed fun. The kids’ section of the room also comes complete with a 3-tiered bunk bed and their own TV (with remote!). This together with the Lego items in the room will give Mommy and Daddy some much-needed privacy while the kids engage themselves in what they do best – play!
|Duplo in the room!|
|The secret code…|
|Trying to unlock the treasure chest…|
|Searching for clues in the room…|
|The first thing she did when she woke – play!|
|Some quiet play before we head out for breakfast…|
For meals, the hotel has 2 dining establishments: The Bricks Family Restaurant and the Sky-line Bar. Breakfast is served at the Bricks Family Restaurant and it offers a generous selection of food. It’s also the only halal-certified Legoland hotel buffet in the world. True to its theme, there are Lego characters around the restaurants to remind you that you’re dining among ‘friends’ here.
|Skipping along the courtyard…|
|The Bricks Family Restaurant…|
|Fun figurines everywhere!|
|Doodle friendly place-mats…|
|Spoiled for choice at the buffet line…|
|An Ice-Cream factory? You bet!|
|Cosy and colourful play area inviting families to hang out after meals…|
If you had purchased admission tickets to the LEGOLAND Theme Park and Water Park during your stay, you can zip in and out between the Parks and the Hotel anytime to rest, recharge and re-enter at your own free time and leisure. Take advantage of the hotel stay to enter the parks at off-peak hours and have the park almost all to yourself. During our recent stay, we were among a small handful of families there on a Friday evening and managed to go on many of the popular rides to our heart’s content. Fortunately, we are still able to keep pace with my adrenaline-junkie 5 year old! Promotion alert: Legoland Hotel is giving out FREE 2-day Theme Park and Water Park Tickets for kids when you book your stay with them from now till 13 March 2014. For reservation details, check out the website.
LEGOLAND Theme Park
|Staying at the hotel allows us time to enjoy parts of the parks which we’ve previously missed|
|Gorgeous view from the Premium Rooms…|
|Singapore flyer made entirely out of Lego – incredible!|
|Mommy, when can we go on a cruise?|
|The aspiring artist….|
|One of her fav rides at Legoland – the large dragon roller coaster.|
|Conquering the dragon all on her own!|
|Daddy and her sat on this umpteenth time…|
|Riding into the sunset…|
LEGOLAND Water Park
|Couldn’t contain her excitement when she finally met the height limit!|
|Daddy & Daughter on the Lego Slide Racers|
|Exhilarating with a capital ‘E’.|
|The Red Rush on a Raft…|
|On the Brick Blaster…|
|Build-a-Raft on this lazy river…|
|The Legoland Wave Pool…|
|Totally having a splash!|
|A little mishap – but a visit to the First Aid Post (located next to the gift shop) easily fixes it…|
|Loving the complete LEGOLAND experience!|
Our visit to the LEGOLAND Parks was made complete with this short stayover at the LEGOLAND HOTEL. We were fully immersed in the imaginative world of Lego and we had a most memorable family staycation. Personally, the icing on the cake wasn’t the rides nor the well-decorated themed-rooms. For me, it was the little surprise that awaits us each time we stepped into Disco elevators in the hotel – a small ingenious feature that is guaranteed to light up anyone’s day!
|Psychedelic Disco Lifts – who would have thought?|
|Standing watch as the sun sets…|
|Checking out is a breeze…|
|LEGOLAND – Mesmerizing even at night…|
|The Mall of Medini, conveniently located outside LEGOLAND…|
Be it a family vacation, a milestone birthday celebration or just a short weekend getaway, LEGOLAND HOTEL is bound to bring on that sparkle in your family’s eyes (even the wife and I felt like a kid all over again). The hotel is within a short 2 minute walking distance outside the front gate of LEGOLAND Malaysia. All room packages include buffet breakfast. Check in time is 4pm (we were told early check-in might be granted if the hotel is not running at full capacity, during off peak periods). Check out time is 11am (but we managed to get a late check out at noon and continue to explore the parks). Free WI-FI is available only in the hotel lobby. There are plenty of food options (Burger King, KFC, Chicken Rice to name a few) at the nearby Mall of Medini if you wish to dine outside the hotel. If you are not a LEGOLAND Annual Pass holder, you can always add on the ‘Combo Ticket’ option to your room to enjoy both parks. With the combo ticket, entry is UNLIMITED for both parks during the 2 days of your stay.
For families who need baby cots, you may request for it (either at time of booking or upon check in) on a first come, first serve basis. If you are driving from Singapore, take the Tuas Second Link, proceed until you see the Nusajaya EXIT 312 > You will see LEGOLAND Malaysia signage on your left. Follow the signs and it will take less than 30 minutes after you clear the Malaysian custom to reach the hotel (if traffic on the road is smooth). Free parking is available for hotel guests at the basement car park.
To make a booking at the LEGOLAND Hotel Malaysia, you may:
1) Book Online
2) Through Phone (special rates for LEGOLAND Annual Pass Holders) at +607 597 8888.
To maximise your LEGOLAND experience, do read our reviews of LEGOLAND Theme Park and LEGOLAND Water Park here. The following parent bloggers have also reviewed the hotel, do check out their blogs at:
A Happy Mum
Our Little Smarties
Enjoy your complete LEGOLAND experience!
Disclaimer: We thank LEGOLAND Hotel Malaysia for the awesome media invite to experience the LEGOLAND Hotel for the purposes of this review. All opinions and photos are, as usual, ours. No monetary compensation was received.