I first found out about Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson hotel when I was browsing the Facebook newsfeed, where suddenly I saw a tourism page promoting this hotel currently having soft launching with promo price until end of May 2015. Looking at its affordable promo price (plus I was in the mood for a getaway), I asked my husband if we could try to find a free weekend to stay there. And alhamdulillah, my husband gave the 'greenlight' on that Friday afternoon, few hours before we packed our bag and traveled to Port Dickson, as we booked the room at ~12 noon, only 3-4 hours before we checked in. We did not plan few months or weeks earlier. It was a sudden trip, to be honest.
DD and DH picture as we arrived there
So we spent our nights at the hotel. We booked the Executive Pool Villa room type. What makes me interested to stay at the hotel is that, each hotel room has private pool, where hotel guests do not need to share a big pool with each other like other hotels. Each room is also equipped with a steam room so it is easier for guest to swim and sauna-ing whenever we want.
My daughter enjoying the in room pool
As a mix version of Grand Lexis Port Dickson and Avani Sepang Goldcoast , the hotel has some similarities with both hotels. The design which hotel rooms are built on the sea water in the shape of hibiscus flower is the same as Avani Sepang's palm tree shape. The difference with Grand Lexis is that, Grand Lexis' pool is more private as the pool area is covered by walls on its surrounding. For Lexis Hibiscus, the pools in most of the rooms are more open to the surrounding, the glass wall is transparent, where people in the sea or at other rooms can see you swim in it. So at Lexis Hibiscus, if you are Muslim women and you want to swim, make sure you bring swimsuit or swimming cloth that covers your body properly. In the future there will be more private rooms in this hotel, which is still under construction. So if you would like to go to this hotel and prefer rooms with more private pool, it is better for you to wait for this hotel construction to be completed first, as there will be more type of rooms available.
Room view from my camera phone
The main area in the room was designed to perfection, it consists of 2 king beds and 2 sofa beds so each room can be occupied up to 4 adults + 2-4 kids. The TV program can be chosen from the normal TV to current events happening at the hotel to a range of movies available for free for you to watch. I took my time to watch The Impossible movie when I spent my night there as I did not get a chance to watch this movie earlier. About the toilet, it is awesomely designed too, where you can find a glass floor between the main area and the sink. My daughter loved the glass floor so much that she spent few hours sitting at the glass floor to see the sea water under the room through the glass floor.
My daughter and her beloved glass floor
As the construction of this hotel was not fully done yet when we stayed there, we could see the main building and the in the sea restaurant still in progress. There is also on going construction on the beach near this hotel which I expect to be done soon and I am confident that that beach will be a beautiful beach for sure. To go from one place to another (eg: from lobby to the room) is also no problem, like other 5 stars hotels, Lexis Hibiscus provides buggy service which you can call at anytime you want to use the service.
The view of the hotel from above (pic from hotel website)
The room rate we got did not include breakfast, but worry not as there is Roselle Coffee House in this hotel that provides breakfast buffet at a very affordable price, RM25 per person. Many types of food available so you may spend 30 minutes to 1 hour to taste and eat all food available there.
So as a conclusion I can say that staying at this hotel made me happy, changed my mood to be better and I can feel that it really worth my money to spend my day in the hotel. If you have a chance to go, do so as soon as possible, as the price may be higher after the hotel is complete and launched officially. You can book your room at Lexis Hibiscus web.
Ongoing promotion till June 2015 (pic from hotel website)
To those who are going to go to the hotel and reading this entry, I want to wish you all, enjoy your stay at the hotel! Take care. Xoxo.