Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Philea Resort & Spa - Malacca, Malaysia


Malacca and myself? Back then maybe 30 years ago when I was a sweet young lolly and polly. Oh yes! Me being a heavy duty young thing. But if you are asking me now what happened to the kilos, they just? I became more conscious once the years slowly caught up on me and of course due to watching my diet and tons of exercise thrown in. Alright. Returning from Italy, my first ever over the sea trip (Rome & Verona/Milan), I decided I want to continue with the momentum of travelling. Malacca obviously was the destination and since I didn't dare travel alone, I asked my friend to tag along. But what caught me by surprise at the last hour was her husband who conveniently included himself. Nevermind I told myself in good faith of our friendship. Off to Malacca by pigging backing a friend and prior to arriving in Philea Resort & Spa located just after Ayer Keroh toll and once you take the left turn for going down the slope.  


Philea Resort & Spa. Like a secluded wonder land. Nature surrounding and recognized as the largest log cabin resort by Malaysian Book of Records. Paying for our two nights stay and an extra bed at the lobby, thereafter, buggy driven to our cabin. A stand alone cabin and the closest to the man-made waterfall. 

Cabin? Oh-my-goodness-me. Stunning. Bright contrast of colors against and around the rustic wooden structure, spacious and a bathroom as big as a medium size room. We sincerely were elated. Worth I think paying RM400.00 a night and inclusive of buffet breakfast? Honestly, we couldn't be happier.  

 




What else can you except in Philea Resort & Spa? A spa obviously and pretty much, that's about it. Lunch and dinner? I don't think so. Unless, you make special arrangement? Even then, I can't tell you. Any activities you can embark on? None. Philea Resort & Spa is basically a place for ditching your stress away or escaping from the hustle and bustle of city life.  


Furthermore, once sun has set, be prepared for donation your blood to the mosquitoes and flying insects until you won't want to sit outside the cabin. Of course, during the day, you can dip in the waterfall pool as many times as you like or you can even stay put inside for the longest time. What about buffet breakfast? On the first morning, hack. In a cramped dining area and so many people dining together? Hardly any space to move around. Food wise? A decent spread, but nothing really spectacular.  


Second day buffet breakfast? By the time we walked into the other dining area on the other side at about 9.30am, most of the dishes almost polished up and we helping ourselves to whatever remaining.  

Will I consider making a come back to Philea Resort & Spa? Nope. Unless, I want to idle my time away and if you considering sightseeing, you should stay in Malacca town. Oh, I must also tell you about how the tranquility of Philea Resort & Spa can be polluted by noise. Noise? Those who stay in Philea and getting drunk at night and making hell of a noise. Talking and laughing on top of their voices like hammer house of horror. 






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18 comments:

  1. I am more interested on the melaka food.. kakaka

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  2. i just had a weekend in Malacca too:)

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  3. Gosh... its such a nice retreat...you should put me in your bag and bring me along.. =)

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  4. I would not be able to resist the pools even if I called for a cab (unless I had an appointment). The water is so inviting!

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  5. This spa is actually relaxation heaven without a doubt - beautiful :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  6. hi nava, looks very cosy and luxurious staying in a suite :)
    i like the wooden and bamboo finishing- very traditionally malaysian cultural heritage. have a nice day

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  7. So nice! I want to go to Malacca!! Sounds like such a wonderful time.

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  8. Wow...looks like a marvelous spa!

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  9. I feel very relaxing looking at those pics :)

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  10. This does look like the place to find tranquility! Love the waterfall pictures. You make a great choice for your stay in Malacca.

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  11. Back from Malacca! The place is super hot :< Feel like jumping into the nice cool water in your lovely resort.

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  12. What a beautiful place to relax and unwind, Nava! I'm kinda jealous!

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  13. ohmaygosh,,, such a wonderful , the waterfall make me wanna jump there too hahahaha!!!

    nava!! this place captivated me, i wanna go here someday!!! share me the address here please :D btw how much per night there?

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  14. it must be a wonderful trip down to malacca :) i'd love some melaka delicacies too

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  15. The spa looks so relaxing and I agree a nice dip int he pool after a long day is very refreshing.

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  16. am a malaysian that didnt went melaka before >.< any where it look good :)

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  17. the falls looks amazing! i think i just fell in love! i wish i can go there! hayyy..

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  18. Nice resort.I hope u had a nice time.nice clicks.

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