After the romantic dinner and night swim, we had a wonderful sleep until we were awaken by the sunshine from the balcony. Drawing the curtains, I was greeted by this rustic and soothing view of the garden, complete with the sound of a mini waterfall below. It was bliss!
View of the garden from our balcony
Without wasting time, we went to the cafe for our complimentary breakfast. Yes, it’s complimentary for patrons of Shangrila Putrajaya, and I loved it because it’s quiet with not many customers around. Breakfast was held at Palm Hill Cafe and the selection was not overwhelming but just nice.
Palm Hill Cafe at Shangrila Putrajaya
Dining area next to the garden outside
Once we’re seated, we’re served with either coffee or tea, according to preference. There were a few choices of fruit juice available too, from the buffet area.
Coffee, tea or me? 😛
Some of the selections at the buffet counter:
Smoked salmon, cheese and salad
Toasted wholemeal bread
Cute jars of jam!
Saucer’s breakfast plate
I never failed to order omelette in any hotel breakfast! I just thought that eating eggs in the morning would keep me full for a long long time. 🙂 Thank goodness there’s a nice omelette guy at Palm Hill Cafe. Saucer likes his eggs to be without egg yolk, for cholesterol reasons. Hence, our omelette was white in colour!
White omelette and ham
There was a section of Malaysian food such as nasi lemak and fried noodles, while another section on some raya food as it was still during the raya month. Then there was yogurt at the drinks area, as well as cereal and milk. Really, the buffet was quite comprehensive!
After the hearty and wholesome buffet, we still had a couple of hours to kill so we walked around the hotel to check out the facilities. There’s this man-made landscape on the ground floor, with real plants, giving the area a cooling and soothing effect.
Landscape area on the ground floor
The green path
Towards the end of the rooms lies the gymnasium. All the equipment were very well-maintained and clean. Too bad we didn’t bring any sport shoes with us. 😛
Outside the gym, one level up was the swimming pool. Just next to the swimming pool, there’s a deck area with an amazing view of Putrajaya. It’s actually more amazing at night, but I didn’t take any pictures at night, so the day view will do. 🙂
View from the deck at the swimming pool
witch with Putrajaya
The swimming pool was rather sizable, with clear blue waters and a view too!
Swimming pool at Shangrila Putrajaya
Deck chairs to relax on
See what I mean with the view? It’s like an infinity pool, with the gorgeous view at the edge.
View of Putrajaya from the pool
Perfect place for tanning perhaps?
The row of comfortable deck chairs
Just behind the swimming pool, there’s an area called Relaxation Lounge!
It’s actually an air-conditioned room with aromatherapy for patrons to relax and unwind. The music was soothing too, not to mention the comfortable reclining couches. 🙂
The comfortable couches
Adjoining to the relaxation lounge was the spa rooms. There were several private rooms for spa purposes, but we didn’t go for any spa treatment of course. 😛
Walkway to the spa rooms
Finally, it was time to head back to the room to check out. But wait, there’s more good news! Remember my previous post where I mentioned the air-conditioner was not working for the whole hotel, it actually went on until almost midnight! But luckily for us, the night before was raining with cool wind blowing, so we felt comfortable with the balcony open.
Throughout the night and the next morning, the air-cond was back in operation. And guess what? In the morning after, we saw a letter from the hotel manager, saying that our room would be accorded a 50% discount due to the air-cond breakdown! What a pleasant surprise! 🙂 Of course, Saucer was smiling ear to ear when he saw it.
50% discount letter from hotel manager
We would really like to commend Putrajaya Shangrila for their meticulous service and the way they controlled the situation when something went wrong. Needless to say, Saucer and I would definitely be back again! Perhaps for a 2nd anniversary, or 3rd or 4th…