Monday, November 08, 2010

Avillion Admiral Cove for our 8th Anniversary

We take a short break every year in conjunction with our wedding anniversary. This year, we decided on a different view and found ourselves at Avillion Admiral Cove, Port Dickson. We picked the Straits Studio for RM235nett per night, booked at Matta Fair.
First impressions was that it was clean and neat.
But we eventually found lots to complain about. The safe wasn't working, the tap was faulty, the electric kettle didn't switch off automatically, there was no TV programme and the telephone was faulty as well.
Maybe it was just this one particular room we were in. Nevertheless, I liked the looks of the KDK Baby Fan. We bought one unit of this for our new home.

The view was lovely. It's a sea front hotel. Not beach front.

That's good for us because we like looking at the sea but not swimming in it.

On our second evening there, we took a short drive to check out the lighthouse in Cape Rachado.

Signboards leading to this place are quite scarce and we had to stop twice to ask for directions. We finally found the entrance to the Hutan Rekreasi hidden behind Ilham Resort. This forest reserve is actually in the state of Melaka.

We hiked the tar road and it took us 8 minutes to get to the lighthouse.
Another flight of steps took us to the gate which was locked.
So we walked around it, taking in the view.

The only other lighthouse I've seen close up was at Cape Schanck, Melbourne.

There was another trail which we walked a while but then decided to turn back because they sky looked like it was going to pour.

Back at the hotel, we got a call from the hotel General Manager, inviting us out for a drink. I suspect that it must have been due to the feedback I submitted to the reception earlier in the morning.

So we met up with Mr Alan Kay at the bar for a very friendly chat over milkshake and (virgin) pina colada. Then he kindly offered to move us to another room in their new wing.

So we got an Executive Room on the top floor of the Vista Wing - newly opened in April this year.

It's much bigger the interior deco is pleasing to the eye.
The cute little pantry area has a small sink so you don't have to go all the way to the toilet. And the kettle works nicely.

The bathroom is spacious and comes with a nice rainshower.

Tomorrow, Mr Alan has kindly offered to arrange for us to visit the pontoon area (normally restricted to only boaters).


  1. Hmm...I was actually thinking about this hotel for an event I'm organising next year. But after reading your experience with the room, hmm...better not take the risk.

  2. actually i think it's only that one room. so 'chun' everything in that room so many problems. To their credit, they got the safe fixed quite promptly.
    Bank Rakyat was having some team building thing while we were there and there were also 2 or 3 other big groups. Seems quite popular for events. see tripadvisor for more reviews.