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An Honest Review Of The Newly-Opened DoubleTree By Hilton Damai Laut Resort In Lumut, Perak


Farah Fazanna •  Jul 07, 2023

Sun, sand and beach - ah, doesn't that sound like the ultimate bliss? I recently stayed at the newly-renovated DoubleTree By Hilton Damai Laut Resort with my family and it was one of the best beach getaways I've had! Read on to read my review.

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The resort is located near Pangkor, so it was about a 2-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. The drive was pleasant and there are plenty of restaurants and food stalls that you can stop by for a bite to eat. On your way back, do look out for the drive-through coconut shake stall!

The room

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We arrived at a sprawling resort overlooking the ocean. I loved how the reception area is open so you can enjoy the fresh ocean breeze. As Hilton's tradition, we were welcome with still-warm chocolate chip cookies that are super yummy! Once check-in is done, we were brought to our room where we'll be staying for the next two nights.

We had the Executive Family Room with Seaview and it did not disappoint. The one-bedroom opens up to a spacious living area where you can enjoy the L-shaped couch while watching the TV. The bedroom is equipped with a Hilton-standard bed and bedding, which makes snoozing a delight! The room is also spacious enough for a baby cot. Also, the best part is - wait for it- it has two huge bathrooms! Now you can have separate bathrooms for you and your kids. In my case, my husband has his own!

The activities

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Now, for the activities here. This resort is perfect if you have kids! The theme park-style swimming pool would certainly delight kids of all ages. You have a wading pool, a pool with two huge slides and even a big pool for the adults. My kid had a blast at the wading pool with the smaller slides!

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If you're tired of the pool, head over to the Kids' Club! Though do be warned that this might excite your little ones the age of 5 years and below. There are a few play areas: a kitchen play area, a drawing booth, a grocery shop booth and this might be for the older kids - a Play Station area! There's also a mini cinema playing kids' shows. For the older and more adventurous souls, you can try water sports activities and even ATV rides!

The food

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As for the food, you can never go wrong with Hilton's Makan Kitchen! The breakfast buffet has a myriad of options that would certainly keep you full! The only downside is the flies - there are so many of them that it makes the dining experience a little bit uncomfortable. So I'd suggest you choose a table away from the doors. But, don't worry as the hotel, tries their best to keep flies away including placing a little fan on the table that helps keep flies away.

Another dining option here is the Hot Pot restaurant where you can enjoy a buffet-style steamboat. Perfect after spending the day in the sun! The seafood is fresh as it's direct farm to table, which I really enjoyed!

Overall, it was a nice short getaway and the resort is more than enough to keep you and your little ones entertained!

Rate: From RM300/night. Book here!

Address: Jalan Damai Laut, Manjung, 32200 Lumut, Perak

Phone: 05-684 3333