Tuesday, 22 October 2013

At The Everly

So Zaini and I did a full marathon on Saturday night at Putrajaya Night Marathon. Ran 42km despite not really training for it. Really asking to suffer, if you ask me! 

Putrajaya may be just 20minutes away from our home but I decided we might as well spend the day and night (before and after) the marathon in a hotel room. Get comfy before get suffering! Something like that la... Hahaha

We stayed in Pullman Putrajaya last year but this year, we downgraded a bit and stayed at The Everly, situated right next to Alamanda Mall. Cheaper mah.

If you read reviews about this hotel, you notice that the main complaints are the seemingly lack of proficiency of English by the staff. Not a problem for me. I talk in Malay to any race here. 

To tell you the truth, I rate 5-star hotel staff highly at their willingness to talk back in Malay to me instead of turning snobbish at my apparent "orang kampung" style. Yes, for this guest; you get good marks for talking in the national language.

So sue me, if you don't agree.

Check-in was a breeze. The reception staff were all nice enough. OK, so not high standard compared to Pullman but then, it's like comparing apple and durian lah!
Our room for the night. I booked a two single bed deluxe room. Room was still brand new, the wood still smell of varnish.
Got a couch too. Pity the position isn't ideal. If there's a window there, it'd be ideal to lounge there and read a book or just day-dream.
Simple, functional bathroom. No bath-tub. Only suite rooms have tubs but to pay RM300 for a suite, I might just as well head to Pullman.
The view of murky lake. Hahaha

If one so desired, one can jog from this hotel, and make a loop before returning back to hotel, just running by the side of the lake. I think it should be around 8-9km? I've done Everly-Masjid Putra so far, and it's about 5km.

After check-in, we went to Alamanda for a bit of shopping and had an early dinner.
At Sushi King.

What can I say?

Meh... I keep forgetting why I avoid Sushi King after months not entering one. Gawd... sub-standard food. But hey! Service seems to have improved leaps and bounds so that's a plus.

Ate dinner, ended up not buying anything, went back to hotel, relax a bit, showered then off we (Zaini & I) went to Palace of Justice where the marathon's starting line was at.

We drove there but some runners opted to use the shuttle service provided by the hotel. Nice touch from the hotel management.

It was nice 7 hours after that to come back, enjoy a cold shower and sleep on a very comfy bed with very soft pillow. Bliss... That's RM170.00 well spent for me!

44 comments:

  1. Yep, the room looks clean and neat~

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    1. It better be! Would you stay in an unkempt hotel room?

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  2. couch is ideal for me as i see there is a direct light from the top. If by the window i tend to be distracted when reading

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    1. Meow so concentrate reading, don't even want scenery to distract her!

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    2. Why she needs a couch? This pussy always lie and goyang on Kaldip as her couch!

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    3. That couch not conducive for reading la Anay!

      Sure distracted punya! LOL

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  3. adei...me too la...sometimes i speak to hotel staffs in malay they reply in english. Then i feel like out of sort. kampung sangat ke me.....

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    1. No la, maybe because you always look friendly mah..

      But I also kena like that. that's why I like it when they noticed that I talk in Malay and reciprocate. Always make guests comfortable. Right?

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  4. Bathtub...ahem ahem...remember what Ian said ? :p

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    1. I see the bathroom a bit small....well like you said if RNM300 then might as well go Pullman

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    2. RM300 get a suite though. Bigger, nicer of course...

      RM300 will get you a deluxe room only at Pullman. But of course, their deluxe room super nice la. ;-)

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  5. RM170 is reasonable la. Plus breakfast right? Some more provide shuttle bus. Many runner staying there i guess

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    1. yalah RM170 is reasonable, average less than RM60 per person.. somemore with buffet breakfast, errr, hotel buffet nowadays at least RM50 per head right?? okaylah, well spent~~

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    2. Special rate, I asked my sister book for me. :-P

      Yes, plus breakfast 2A + 1C.

      Meow,
      They offered room for RM184 as promotion for runners. :-)

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  6. you talk to every race in Malay?? how come you never do that to me?? hahaha, must be turning snobbish at my apparent "orang cina" style~~ :D

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    1. Every race when at a hotel la!
      Or with service staff.

      i talk in English with you means i am comfortable with you la! Hahaha

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  7. the room looks good lah, though cannot compare to that luxury Pullman you went last year, still consider okay for RM170 lah.. but you each take a single bed and ditch that poor kid to sleep on the couch?? :p

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    1. The kid told us to share bed as he wanted a bed all to himself! LOL

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  8. i think it is indeed a great idea putting up a night there - relax a bit before the run, and then head back to that comfy hotel-standard bed after the 42.195km run..

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  9. BTW did i get the exact marathon distance right?? i remember this because i was reading the paper last night about the Beijing Marathon, where due to the lack of toilets, many runners just pee on the wall of the government officials office - and that included a lady who squatted amongst the men~~ :D

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    1. SK is very pandai. That's why I love SK. HAHAHA

      Yes, 42.195km is the full marathon distance.

      I heard about the toilet story at Beijing marathon too. Crazy,right?

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    2. while the locals may think it's the lack of toilets, the foreigners may have thought that it's the local culture and practice~~ :D

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    3. After reading Anay's post on his China trip, I start thinking it might be the culture! LOL

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  10. muahahahaha!! Sushi King!! errr, how long have i not been to a Sushi King already?? it's not just months like you, it's years for me - and not avoid but totally refuse!! hehehehe~~ well, needless to explain why since i guess we thought about this chains the same way~~ :D

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    1. Dunno what to eat that day. Want to avoid spicy food for obvious reason. Dun wanna eat fast food also so we went there lor... Regret I tell you.

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    2. don't let the same regret happen twice.. :p

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  11. The room looks pretty comfort!!! =]

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  12. I had to google this Everly Hotel to see its building as you didn't show it. It is so big and nice! Definitely worth the price!! It has a nice view but you can pretend it was Lake Tahoe.

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    1. It's just beside Alamanda.

      Anyway, I don't really bother about the building, exterior and even the lobby so no photos of those! ;-)

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  13. I went to attend my Fil funeral and that Grand Kampar Hotel was full house. So no choice, I had to bunk at the budget hotel with small window and horrible bathroom for RM70. Terror la.

    You got a good deal la. Now I found out this Everly had several other hotels too.

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    1. Yup. And same management with Prescott-Inn

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  14. I always complained about Sussshhii King but still dropped by sometimes. Not worth the price for its quality.

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    1. They are ubiquitous so if anyone wants to eat Japanese food, it's one those easily accessible place. right?

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  15. RM170, definitely a govt rate, I must say hehee... Many govt officers normally will stay here whenever they have meetings or official business in Putrajaya... Looks comfy, will recommend my friends to stay there in the future... ;)

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    1. Dah namanya pun kat Putrajaya. Given la orang gomen yang stay there. :P

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  16. Wah! So nice stay in hotel before and after the run! LOL!

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    1. Sure la!

      Need to pamper the body before and after the run. ;)

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  17. Sushi King? Sure disappointed with it right? Oh their services have improved?

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    1. The service at Putrajaya branch was better this time.

      But food wise... blergh

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