March 22, 2018

Weekend staycation at Armada Hotel, PJ

Last weekend I had an amazing staycation not too far away from home.

If you pass by the Federal Highway, you would be able to spot Armada Hotel and those travelling on the Federal Highway often will know that it is quite a landmark in the buzzing heart of Petaling Jaya.

Let me take you on my journey during the staycation at Armada Hotel, PJ.

Firstly, if you don't know, The Armada Hotel is amongst the finest 4 star hotel in the vicinity. It is conveniently located in the heart of Petaling Jaya, approximately 41 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, a mere 5-minutes walk to the Asia Jaya LRT station, close to buses and taxi stands thus allowing more options to major parts of the city and easy access to Klang, Shah Alam and Kuala Lumpur.

To cater to the increasing demands, the 24-storey property features 257 rooms that has been completely renovated in end 2017 to modern and elegant standards. All the rooms have been meticulously designed and planned to give guests a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Each room comes with a USB equipped 40” plasma TV and complimentary WIFI to keep you wireless, yet wired.

We checked in on Saturday and the check in process was rather quick and easy.

We were then given our room cards...

...and took the lift to the 15th floor. The whole look was new and the setting was classy.

Our room was 1503.
It is a Grand Deluxe room with a room rate of RM270+.

The first impression when I first entered was literally, 'Wow'.
I mean honestly, you wouldn't think the rooms were this new and beautiful from the outside building look of Armada because it looked rather old from outside. 

However, the room definitely didn't disappoint. In fact, it even beats some of the 5 star hotels that I've been. My fiance agreed because he knows better as he travels most of the time and stays at luxurious hotels and this one looked luxurious with the furnishings and settings.

It was very spacious which is the number 1 thing that I love. Keep everything simple but give me space and I'm more than happy! I don't like walking into things (which I'm very prone too by the way) so all these space make me very happy. Plus, the bed was very comfy with soft pillows. Not those hard ones which hurt my neck.

The bathroom can fit 3 people at one time! Haha

Towels were arranged nicely underneath the sink and everything was clean and new. I love the 'brick' design and do not like tiles design because tiles make it look old and sometimes rusty/dirty. The brick design is classier looking and because it's black, it's not easily dirty hehe

Toiletries are all provided so don't need to worry.

There's complimentary tea/coffee for guests and a minibar. 

Other Hotel Facilities & Services :
Live Entertainment Club
24-Hour Room Service
Meeting & Banqueting Facilities
24-Hour Front Desk
Communications Centre
Safe Deposit Box
Luggage Storage Room
Designated Smoking Area
Dry Cleaning 
Currency Exchange
Car Rental 
Pressing Service 
Limo & Valet Parking
Complimentary Wi-Fi

Very lovely of them to send over a fruit platter to quench our thirst.

There's a study table and if you're here for business, you can work comfortably.

A wide sofa to chill...

...or even take a short nap.

Nearby attractions include :
1) Jaya Shopping Mall – 1.2km / 5 mins
2) Amcorp Mall – 1.6km / 5 mins
3) Mid Valley Megamall – 4.8km / 6 mins
4) Sunway Lagoon Theme Park – 5.9km / 15 mins

Armada even has a Grab service with a phone where you can book your ride. This is super convenient!

Armada also gave us complimentary tickets to Sunway Lagoon to enjoy the theme park.

Our inner child were unleashed with so many rides to choose from.

This is a MUST TRY! This Vuvuzela almost made my heart drop LOL

We thoroughly enjoyed our day like small kids playing water in Sunway Lagoon and scared the shit outta me in Scream Park's ghostbuster house -___-

Since it's the school holidays, you may want to enjoy this family package which includes 2 nights accommodation with complimentary tickets to Sunway Lagoon! Quite worth it to me <3 

We then went back to the hotel in time for dinner and karaoke at the private suite at The Merchant Live.

The signature striking neon tunnel is not to be missed.

The Merchant Live is a definite must-visit for those seeking to have some fun. The hotel’s entertainment bar offers an excellent range of food and beverage and comes with three private suites with karaoke entertainment in every suite. In addition to karaoke, the biggest suite, the Gold Suite also features a British pool table and an Electronic Darts machine. Perfect for guests who prefer to entertain in private. 

Just take the flight of stairs to first floor and The Merchant will greet you.

We were in the Gold Suite just chilling on a Saturday night.

Our private dinner was held there with karaoke sessions, dart and pool playing and not forgetting yummy food!

I'm obsessed with their desserts haha

There is also a Japanese deli, Shokudo, which delivers the best dishes from the Land of the Rising Sun, respecting traditions of the past, in a small cozy setting. The deli is located on Level 1 and opens from 12.00p.m to 2.30p.m and 6.00p.m to 11.00p.m daily (except Sundays & Public Holidays).

If you are a coffee or afternoon tea person, snacks as well as an extensive range of beverages are available at either Kafe’ 52 or the Piano Lounge. Both venues are open from 11.00am to 2.00am daily.

Utara Coffee House is the main food haven, well known for its delicious and addictive array of local and western cuisine that also includes its daily Gastronomic Buffet featured during breakfast and lunch and weekend buffet dinner and high-tea. It opens from 6.30am till 11.00pm daily. If you have seen my previous food review with Armada, you would know that that I have always loved their food. This was also where we had breakfast buffet in the next morning.

Can never miss Nasi Lemak at Malaysian buffet hehe

Eggs station.

My very own remake of roti telur >.<

There were so much selection of food from western to Malaysian and I love a good buffet spread. Suffice to say that the spread satisfied my tummy to the max. No complaints there haha

And then newspapers arrived and was reading news, watching the television while snacking on the bed. *blissful life*

Can any Sunday be more perfect and lazy than this? =)

After that, took a nap due to the full tummy from the breakfast buffet and then finally it's time to check out. After checking out, Armada so kindly invited us for afternoon hi tea as well. I thought afternoon hi tea would be some pastries and snacks, suddenly I saw the food and I thought I was walking through a dinner buffet LOL! breakfast has not digested and now time for hi-tea hahah Oh Armada, you are spoiling me so much!
Nasi Lemak again and this time with sambal sotong and rendang chicken. I could eat this ALL day!

Small bites

Soup and bread

Assorted tapas

Pasta with pomodoro sauce and carbonara sauce.

Ais kacang

Lamb stew


EBIKKO!!! MY FAVE. I almost wanted to empty this whole bowl haha

Dim sum and pau. Freshly steamed.

Desserts <3


All mineeeee.
The laksa was really good and so was the nasi lemak.

Can't live without my ice cream.

I asked for plain ais kacang without the 'kacang' hehe just syrup and cincau. Turned out exactly how I wanted it to be.

I would say for RM72.10, this buffet was super worth it. I ate till I didn't even need to eat dinner AND the next day breakfast. No kidding! Haha

I even wanted to go up to the gym at Level 2 to burn my fats but I couldn't move *laughs*

Here's the price list for the gastronomic buffet which is not to be missed.

The Armada also accommodates to corporate functions as well as weddings. The Ballroom on Level 3 can accommodate up to 350-seated guests or 500 guests for conference meeting. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities, the ballroom is an excellent venue for seminars, conferences, wedding and annual dinners. Along with this, there are six other function rooms on the same level. Located on Level 1, is The Latitude, a multi-event venue which is a recent addition to the existing
function rooms on Level 3. The Latitude is a stylish and spacious venue consisting of three suites which combine multifunctional facilities for meetings and events and can accommodate a standing cocktail group of up to 250 guests.

So why you should choose Armada?


-the location's perfect
-the room is super spacious
-the food is ah-maaa-zinggg
-the staffs are friendly
-the room service is efficient (we asked for some toiletries and within minutes, it arrived)
-the stay is comfortable
-suitable for business and leisure

What more can you ask for?

Don't be deceived by the outer look. Come inside and stay in it and you'll be surprised ^_*

HOTEL ARMADA (PJ) SDN BHD (Co. No: 116095-U) 
Tel (603) 7954 6888 . Fax (603) 7956 8088