Hello there!

This is another of my long overdue post. This time around, we hit a resort closer to home - Samalaju Resort, Bintulu.

Located an hour-drive away from Bintulu town is Bintulu's first resort hotel in the Samalaju Industrial Park. The resort sits on a 2.3 acre land along the cliffs of Tanjung Similajau. We can't help but marvel at the stunning view of the South China sea in front of us as we approached the walkway to the main building.

The Superior room that we booked was located at Block A, 2nd floor. The resort provides a lift at each block for guests.

Rich brown, grey and creamy white complemented the modern chic decor in the room, with richly coloured photos of local plants adorning the wall in frames. Every attention to detail has been spent from the fan-folded bed runner to the fan-folded bathroom mat.

The 34sqm room is appointed with twin beds, a work desk, a plasma TV and coffee & tea-making facilities in the cabinet beneath the TV.

Stylishly modern room

The sliding door opens to a small balcony overlooking the swimming pools

The room is spacious and easily accommodate a small family with young children

The bathroom comes with only a shower.

Hand bidet is provided

Toiletries are pretty standard here

Coffee and tea making facilities and a small safe are available in the cabinet beneath the TV

View of the walkway

For corporate guests having team-building activities here or those wanting to get away from the ordinary routine yet still want to be connected to the outside world, the resort offers selected Astro and HyppTv channels as well as complementary WiFi throughout the buildings.

Since our room comes with breakfast and set meals, we were able to sample their food offering. My verdict? There needs to be more variety to the breakfast choice but their food is quite decent to me.

The resort is equipped with amenities to suit both business and casual guests alike - 2 adult and 1 kid swimming pool, a gym, meeting and function rooms, a KTV lounge, a Coffee House, a Business Centre and a Surau. 

Overall, it was a relaxing break for us. My only complaint would be the absence of a bathtub in the room since a stay-cation would not be complete without a soak in hot water to melt your worries away. Oh, and a spa would be nice too.

Rating: 7/10