By Shahida Sakeri on February 20, 2019
Occupying the coveted spot in the steadily up-and-coming IOI Resort City area, the Palm Garden Hotel is modern but richly decorated, appealing to the sophisticated traveller. All 151 rooms feature thoughtful touches like free Wi-Fi, along with conveniences such as tea / coffee makers and LCD TV with satellite channels.
The Palm Spa, which is set in a luxurious penthouse of the hotel, is a must-visit. Offering a range of specialist therapies, this is the place to relax after a long day full of activities. The Face and Body treatment (RM528) is the jewel in its crown and not to be missed with its ultimate intensive facial and herbal infusion, followed by aromatherapy massage.
Ardent golfers staying in Palm Garden Hotel should experience playing on the property’s own course, which suits all levels of ability, with its greens and fairways manicured to tropical perfection. This picturesque 27-hole Rick Robbins-designed golf course has nine holes that are well lit for night golf, including an open driving range. But if golf is not guests’ forte, they can test your skill on the squash, tennis courts or ping pong tables instead.
Besides activities for families and single guests, the hotel also provides innovative team building activities specifically designed for participants to push their comfort zone, expand their skill set and foster growth. These activities include Low Entanglement, Tire Change/Transfer, River Crossing, Parallel Bar, Giant Spider Web, Swinging Bridge, Low Rope Tire Swung, 4 Facet Spider Web, paintball and target shooting.
Why do we love the property?
The food. With three restaurants, bar and lounges to choose from, there is something to suit every palate of its guests. The 24-hour Palm Cafe offers a brilliant buffet featuring international cuisines and specialist bars for salads and desserts, coupled with a warm traditional Malay-style atmosphere. One should not miss their Skillet of Norwegian Salmon, the Hainanese Chicken Rice, the Cantonese Noodles and the Mee Mamak Achi as they are claimed to be the best in town. In the fasting month, moreover, Palm Cafe has been a popular choice for both family and corporate gatherings during Iftars (breaking of fast) due to its luscious spread of delicious fares including their signature gulai kawah.
The Courtyard, on the other hand, offers al fresco light fares dining opportunity amid comfortable ambience sporting cascading waterfalls and a tinkling fountain. For those with a taste for Thai food, Aroi Dee Thai Restaurant is also popular among the surrounding residents. We’ve heard their Tom Yam Soup, Thai Green Curry, Sautéed Prawn with Roasted Chilli and Sizzling Beef Nyonya-style are just out of this world.
Who should stay here?
Palm Garden Hotel is a one-stop destination perfect for vacationers looking for a time to relax and unwind without being too far from the city centre – it completes with a good spa, an excellent golf course, a 24-hour restaurant and a walking distance to one of the biggest shopping malls in Malaysia. We’d say this would be a great place for ‘staycation’!
Palm Garden Hotel
IOI Resort City
Tel: +603 8943 2233