Monday, April 21, 2014

Win Yourself A Getaway Now!


In conjunction with Seeties' new FOLLOW feature, they're launching Getaway Treat Campaign: Outdoors and Beautiful in which they're giving away 10 getaway treats plus 1 special lucky draw getaway! 

A total of 11 winners will get 2 days 1 night stay at a villa of their choice:

HOW?
1)Post at least 1 recommendation on Outdoors & Attractions category and 1 on any category you love at Seeties platform from 2 April 2014 - 30 April 2014. 
2) Each recommendation should have at least 3 photos, interesting and helpful info, and correct locations on Google Map. 
3) The Campaign will only include Recommendations about places in Malaysia.

SELECTION CRITERIA OF WINNERS
1) Seeties will select ten (10) expert’s recommendation with most beautiful photos to win the getaway treats! 
2) One (1) special lucky draw getaway for those who participate in the Getaway Campaign! 

TO PARTICIPATE
1)You must be a registered Seetizen Expert of Seeties, click here to join if you are not. 
2) Share and post the campaign poster with your own unique picture URL on your blog.

For any further information or enquiries, please contact audrey@seeties.me

Find out more about terms & conditions here

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Yard Boutique Hotel

Strategically tucked between the famous Jalan Alor and Tengkat Tong Shin, The Yard Boutique Hotel is the place when it comes to serenity within bustling area. Access to The Yard is rather convenient by public transport (Monorail Bukit Bintang) then follow by another 10 minute walk. Drivers, on the other hand, have to bear with the traffic jam but rest assured that there will be parking spaces at outdoor carpark just next to and about double the size of The Yard.

Bukit Bintang hotel
It is a totally different world upon stepping in; the colonial tiles beneath, long tiled benches on the side, illuminated tealight lanterns hanging on the tree, white cast iron outdoor benches along with tables on wooden platform…and the spacious courtyard.   

The Yard Boutique Hotel
The Yard Boutique Hotel
jalan alor hotel
The Yard Boutique Hotel
The Yard Boutique Hotel
The Yard
The Yard Boutique Hotel
The Yard Boutique Hotel
The interior design of deluxe double room (about RM180 after tax) was amazing; the high ceiling hence good ventilation, bare concrete floor and walls, a work desk with chair, LCD TV mounted on the wall, semi-open shelf for closet & safe box that is also acting as a divider to separate wash basin area, transparent sliding door with blinds on the other side for rain shower and a toilet.  
Despite the great design, the cleanliness of the floor was disappointing as if we barefooted outdoor. Paper slippers provided had just become one of the essentials.

The Yard Boutique Hotel
The Yard Boutique Hotel
The Yard Boutique Hotel
The Yard Boutique Hotel
bukit bintang hotel
This seemingly leisure moment of reading while enjoying a cup of hot Lipton tea in the courtyard came only after solving the mystery of missing kettle in our room. Perhaps it was due to safety or hygienic issue that no kettle provided hence we had to get hot water from water dispenser at the lobby. Luckily I only needed 1 cup.

The Yard Boutique Hotel
The Yard Boutique Hotel
The Yard Boutique Hotel
Whenever we enter the room, we had to play this game called "who shuts the door faster". It was pretty interesting as we were competing against the amount of mosquitos that somehow, would successfully enter our fort. Tracking and slapping those victory mosquitos with our bare hands would be the price to pay. I saw hi-tech mosquito repellent system, I saw mosquito repellent vaporizer and it seems that they have tried everything they could to deter those mosquitoes but sadly, it did not work well.

The Yard Boutique Hotel
The Yard Boutique Hotel
The Yard Boutique Hotel
All in all, the location was strategic with access to eateries, pubs and shopping area but it was also concealed in the dimly-lighted smelly back alley of rats hence it is strongly recommended to walk with companion. Some complained that it was noisy but I have experienced none so far. Mosquitos too, would be an issue for some. Still, The Yard is the place to fall for interior design enthusiast and landscape lover. Trust me, we have fallen twice!

Lot 623 (No.51D)
Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin
50200 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 
(Behind Alpha Genesis Hotel)

Telephone: +6 03 2141 1017
FAX: +6 03 2141 1079
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