Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort

And I'm back! Went to Kota Kinabalu on a 4 day/3 night vacation with my friend, Grace. On her insistence, we stayed at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru resort. At first, I didn't want to stay there although I was the one who suggested the resort. It's just that I found the price a bit too steep for my budget. But she convinced me since we haven't travelled for a few years now and I really need this vacation away from work, I thought I deserved it. And I'm so glad I relented because the hotel was fabulous!

We were picked up from the aiport by a hotel staff. Here's Grace posing outside the airport.

Check-in was a breeze! When we went out of the aiport car, the staff directed us to the lobby and we were asked to seat and wait for a couple of minutes. Then I was asked to fill-in some forms, while they gave us cold towels and welcome drinks.

I originally booked us a superior Kinabalu mountain view room but upon check-in we were upgraded to a deluxe room at the Tanjung wing. Look at those beds! They're so soft and comfy, although I didn't get to sleep that well because I missed the husband.

And the view from the balcony of our room. We had a view of the swimming pools and the beach. It was always so tempting to go for a swim when we look out our balcony.

Our balcony has its own seating area. It can get a little hot outside but there's a ceiling fan in the balcony so it's still a nice place to hang out.

But we also have a seating area inside the room.

The bathroom is very nice as well, the countertop is full with toiletries.

Up next, more photos of our trip. I wish I could have eaten low carb bars before the trip so that I looked more fit. Grace and I were always taking a couple of photos of each other before we got the perfect one (the one where we don't look so fat hahaha).


Anna said...

eeeee! kay ganda naman diyan, Cris! You are so lucky! (Pero hirap magbakasyon without the hubby noh? Forever you're wishing he's there to see everything with you! That means - balik kayo! Hihi!)

cris said...

So true! Hirap talaga ko matulog kahit na we had a long day and medyo senglot pa ko nyan every night hahaha! I'm always thinking he would have love this and that. Hay!

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