Monday, March 02, 2009
Went with my sister to Cherating....she need to attend her seminar, me just being nosy. :)
Anyway, stayed at Impiana, Cherating. The room is nice, they made it something like the old Malays house. The floor is made from wood, so feels like 'balik kampung'. The concept is open air, so there are only windows between you and the sea, and if you want some privacy...you can lower down the bamboo blinds/screens.
All the rooms are facing the sea, so you can imagine how nice it is to sit down by the wooden platform at the window, with the seabreeze coming in...
I really love the room...even the drawback (lot's of mosquitoes at night) is solved with a romatic solution. The mosquito nets can be lowered down at night so that you are in your own world....
Ok, other drawbacks....the Impiana is in renovation mode, so they had closed one wing and the main lobby. You can barely hear the dins from the rooms...but it is quite scary walking in the main lobby with all the roofs being peeled and cast down.
Also, the buffet items are not varied and they tend to recycle the food. Well, the cakes in the lunch will appear at dinner with some modification....that sort of thing. The same breakfast with nasi lemak for 2 days in a row, we were wishing they have something else...like nasi dagang or something local. So, for all of us, the food is the main drawback for the hotel. Might be the main chef was away during the renovation or something.
The pool is so-so...typical of other hotel pools...well, the open jacuzzi is also under repair.
The beach is ok too....tho might be a bit rough since the monsoon season is not yet over, but still ok for playing at the beach.
So, thanx to my loved one for the paid for holiday. Will try to post some pix later in the week.
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The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake,
excerp from Auguries of Innocence.