Just slightly more than 2 years ago, if we wanted to live, breathe and sleep in LEGO heaven, we would have had to travel halfway around the globe so, I was very happy when Legoland Malaysia opened it’s doors in 2012! OH YEAH!!! COME TO ASIA BABY!!!
Since then, I waited and waited for Joy to grow up, so that she can actually enjoy Legoland before we made the trip there. It’s been a long wait but we finally got to do it in November to celebrate Joy’s 3rd birthday and our wedding anniversary.
Now that we’re back from the trip, I’m here to report that besides the convenience of living right next to the theme and water parks, nothing completes a visit to Legoland like a stay in Legoland Hotel. Nothing.
Meet Legoland Hotel
Why do LEGO colours make people happy? I felt my heart thump excitedly the minute I saw Legoland Hotel. I think the colors + overall LEGO-like structure of the hotel did it to me – it feels like us moving into a LEGO castle we built ourselves. The details on its exterior make me anxious to see what details there are inside although I’ve already seen it a number of times online.
We didn’t manage to catch it as there was always something to do in Legoland but I heard that the LEGO dragon guarding Legoland hotel roars and spews “fire” at certain times of the day. Way cool!
Experience the Lobby
Even if anybody in your midst is not familiar with LEGO prior to this, they will be once you step in to the lobby, because right smack in the lobby area beside the check in counters are two gigantic LEGO structures – a LEGO castle with a LEGO filled moat and a pirate ship a sea of LEGOs, each complete with their own LEGO details. Check in took 15 minutes max but we were at the lobby for close to an hour, because Joy was so engrossed with playing there.
The LEGOs got Joy’s undivided attention. I was being annoying, purposely talking to Joy when she was playing with the LEGOs in the moat but she only answered me half heartedly and, when she couldn’t take it anymore, she told me “Mummy, you be good, I play for a while only, talk to you later.” I laughed so hard.
When checking in it’s impossible to miss the wall behind the check-in counter – it is entirely lined with minifies decked in different outfits and accessories. I spent quite some time following the LEGO cyclist with the magnifying wheels, so I could have a good look at the minifigs – so fascinating.
On the first night we were there, while the hubs got directions on how to venture out for dinner, we met this awesome gentleman at the lobby who made her a flower balloon. <3
This window display of LEGO buildings is located near the lifts. They are super impressive because of the sheer amount of details. I like the swimming pool LEGO best because they managed to use LEGO to work out someone splashing in the pool, amongst other things. Not showing, check it out when you’re there. ;D
At another end of the lobby, there is a screening area where we could enjoy different activities, like kids night movie and a Xbox Kinect station. We didn’t get to watch the movies in our PJs because it was Joy’s birthday and we had so much planned but it would have been fun to do that!
Beside the screening area, right outside the Bricks Family Restaurant, there are two more LEGO play areas. One with a large amount of regular LEGO bricks and another with giant soft LEGOs for the younger kids. It’s hard not to be engaged.
Meet the Lift
Every part of the way there were surprises for us. Even the lifts. Oh man, I love the lifts.
Being enclosed in a mini disco from level 1 to level 3 made us super high each and every time we got into the lift, even if we were super exhausted after a whole day at the theme park and water parks, like so….
Meet the premium rooms
Did I mention that I am a all or nothing kind of person? Well now you know, because we went for the premium rooms!
The premium rooms face the parks, have wallpaper all around and everything, right down to the corridors leading to the rooms, are fully decorated to the theme. Like so….
All rooms in the Legoland Hotel have two separate sleeping areas. One with (what feels like a) queen sized bed for the parents and one with a bunk bed and a pull out trundle bed for the children. Both sleeping areas have a tv set each, the adults area is decorated with intricately built LEGO figures while the children’s area has entertainment features especially for children.
I love it that they provide mini versions of bath robes and even, a wash basin for the children.
Especially the children’s sink. Joy was willing brushed her teeth on her own without us asking her to.
There is a sliding door between the two sleeping areas in the room. It can be used for parents who want privacy or it can be used to separate sleeping areas and activity areas, which was what we did.
You’ll naturally gravitate towards the window when you step foot into the premium rooms, the views are really something.
In the day and at night.
This is the first thing Joy does every morning, LOL.
In the room, there is also a treasure hunt game which got us very excited. We went around the room searching for the clues right away.
One of the treasures was a Legoland notebook which Joy loved. She started scribbling and drawing in it right away. Yes, the treasures are for guests and may be brought home!
There is also a box of LEGO Duplo in the room which cannot be brought home but they provided us with LEGO fun right in the comfort of the room. Super love.
Although we brought along a hello kitty cake specially for Joy and the hotel serves a complimentary birthday cake with at least 24 hours notice, we used the LEGO she built as a cake and sang her a birthday song at midnight! (please forgive the singing, I was terribly sick and had a sore throat)
You can see, she was really happy! I couldn’t have asked for a better start to her birthday celebration in Legoland!
During our stay, we covered both the Legoland Theme Park and the Legoland water park and explored the area for food options. I have so much to write about and they’ll come in separate posts. Meanwhile, if you’re already planning a trip to Legoland, I strongly recommend setting aside a day for each park so that you won’t be rushed for time. For Legoland Hotel guests, there is a current 2 Day Combo ticket for price of 1 Day Combo ticket promotion. When booking online, remember to add on the 2-Day Combo Ticket under the “Add Enhancements” tab to buy your combo ticket and get the second day for FREE + Early Access to the Theme Park (at 9.30am).
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Disclosure: We were sponsored one night’s stay at Legoland Hotel, Malaysia and provided with one day admission tickets to both parks. We paid for the 2nd night’s stay ourselves. All opinions are my own.
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