Apr 2, 2015

21 A Stay At Prescott Hotel Kajang

When I told everyone that I was heading to Kajang  for a holiday, I was met with quizzical looks of "Errrrr.... why Kajang? " I laughed at that.

Although the town isn't a major tourist haunt, I believe that it has potential to become a decent holiday destination. I'll elaborate on my sightseeing adventure in my next post. For now, a little about the hotel I spent my days in.

Corporate bluish grey covered the facade of Prescott Hotel Kajang. It was an aged design that had flourished decades ago in the construction of office buildings, in Kuala Lumpur. These days, the city is lined with high-rise architecture that has an edgier and trendier feel.

Kajang, however, is a small town that has yet to catch up with the status of a modern city. Hence, this sense of nostalgia as my eyes roamed the rows of old two-storey shophouses, reminiscing about the small island I had come from which has a similar setting.

Prescott Hotel Kajang

I felt only the warmth of friendly people as I stepped into Prescott Hotel Kajang. It was as though I had just walked into my own home!

The receptionist checked my details, briefed me about the room access cards and provided me with login details to free wifi (I am so impressed with the internet speed!).

"Hello, makcik! " I cheerfully greeted the cleaning lady, whom I would be seeing for the next couple of days, as I walked towards door number 3503. She always had a smile for me.

This is it - the Executive Room. Cosy and spacious comes to mind. The dim yellow lights added a romantic feel. The matt gold wallpaper is a classy touch that I thought made the room a little more breathtaking. I knew I was going to get a good night's sleep and I did!

I was most excited with the six sleeping pillows that came along with the room. One of the things I love doing, when I'm on the bed, is to prop a lot of pillows around me. Getting comfy, I call it! Then, I'll be flipping TV channels to search for a movie. It's a habit I caught from the husband, this pillow piling thing.

Prescott Hotel Kajang

This is a shot of another corner of the room. There's a hair dryer in the drawer, an ironing board, bath robes and a safe deposit box in the cupboard. There's also a mini fridge beside the bed. How thoughtful! Chilled drinks are always a welcome refreshment after long hours of being out in the sun exploring a new town.

Prescott Hotel Kajang

I headed to the bathroom and was really pleased to see this bath collection. I just couldn't bring myself to remove the items from the pretty packaging. So I brought it home instead, unused. It's my way of prolonging the inevitable. I'm going to have to use it one day! Sob.

The Bath Collection

Outside my room, it is bright and airy. I have always preferred rooms facing out in the open, like this one. I'm rarely enthusiastic about walking along a dim corridor.

The Staircase At Prescott Hotel Kajang

We were blessed with complimentary buffet breakfast at Blenders Cafe. The food selection was small, but more than sufficient in my opinion. I'm more of a light breakfast person.

Blenders Cafe is right below!

Breakfast at Blenders Cafe

Finally, this is the lobby area. It has a couple of massage chairs in the corner. That's me holding a printout of the room reservation. The receptionist who attended to me was courteous and helpful. Don't hesitate to ask her where the best satay spots are!

Me checking in!

The hotel is located smack in the middle of town. I would say that this is one of the biggest advantage about staying here! It is within walking distance of two large shopping malls. Around the corner are street eats such as the legendary Hj Samuri Kajang Satay, chilli popiah, Indian snacks and Roti John.

I got a glimpse of local life right where I was. Imagine my excitement when a religious procession passed below my window one night. It was the sound of the tabla that drew me to the sight of devotees carrying  their deity in a carriage with blinking lights.

All in, I had many wonderful moments in Kajang. Perhaps it was because I had already set my heart and mind to find beauty in little happenings that surround me.

Standard rooms can go as low as a hundred ringgit during promotion periods. For Corporate Rates, contact the lovely Ms Afida Mosir at [afida.mosir @ theeverylygroup.com] .

Website: http://prescotthotels.asia/Kajang

21 comments:

  1. It looks like a great place to stay over.

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  2. Think of Kajang, I think of its satay. Lol.

    Nice hotel. Very impressive. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

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    1. Me too - can't escape the satay! ^.^

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  3. Everything looks so nice. Great place to stay and I loved going through your photos!

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    1. Thanks, Kanak. I had a fun time! ^.^

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  4. not bad!!! the room look spacious too.

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    1. Hah..this is spacious alright but wait til you read my next post about this hotel! ;)

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  5. Looks pretty decent for a hotel in a small town. I like the bath collection! Hahaha!

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  6. I miss satay Kajang, Kajang town not so much.

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    1. The satay is really good, I agree! ^.^

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  7. What a lovely hotel, Sharon! Some of our best getaways have been to places that were not considered tourist attractions at all; so, I totally understand the value of this. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. I really liked that it wasn't teeming with tourists. It gave me a chance to explore the place properly. :)

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  8. it does not have edgier look from outside
    but the room interior and open air corridor looks great!

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    1. Yes! I was so pleased with it! ^.^

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  9. Go to Kajang for a holiday? I too would be surprised. Have always associated Kajang with only satay but the hotel looks pleasant and clean.

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    1. Funny, right? ..Haha ..I had my reservations ^.^

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  10. I have been to Kajang once, for satay.Looking forward to your next post to see what's interesting in Kajang.

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    1. Me too! But this time I explored a little further than satay ;)

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  11. It is a plus for a hotel to be near a shopping mall. I love having a lot of pillows around me when I sleep also.

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