When I wake up…

This was the 3rd time I stayed at this hotel – the first was in 2005 on our way home from Auckland, New Zealand and I stayed there last year when I went over to meet my daughter when she was coming home for the summer holidays (2010/2011) and here I was…back again!

Via their page on Facebook, I requested for a room in a terminal (that’s what they call each block of chalet-like rooms) close to the main building where the hotel lobby is and they did! My room…

Concorde KLIA king

…was the 2nd one in the block on the left and straight ahead would be the hotel lobby – very near, very nice and convenient…

ConcordeKLIA Nov 2011

The first time I stayed there, we were given a room in the terminal furthest away and with a whole lot of luggage, it was quite a walk…or at least, for me, it was.

I also asked for a room with very cold air-conditioning. Because the terminals are all one-storey blocks, it can get pretty hot on scorching afternoons…and I guess they saw to that as well and thus, I was able to enjoy a nice and comfortable two-night stay there.

Actually, I was supposed to stay for one night only – meeting my daughter the following morning and flying home that same day but I had some problems with the dates and was forced to change our flight bookings back to Sibu – if you remember what I had shared in this post. I decided not to change my date of going and since I had no plans to do anything in KL, I decided to just stay here since it is so convenient…and besides, the taxi fare to KL return would be MORE than enough to pay for one night at this hotel – government rate, of course. Other than that, I thought I needed a break – just laze around and do nothing…and rest and relax a bit before going back to my daily routine at home.

You get complimentary breakfast for two at this hotel and one good thing is that they start at 5.30. Most hotels would start an hour later and some even at 7 – those guests catching the early flights would have to skip breakfast and leave because of that…but not at this hotel.

I went for breakfast when I woke up the first morning I was there and I was quite surprised that there were actually a lot of people staying at the hotel…

Breakfast at Concorde KLIA

…despite its somewhat isolated or remote location.

Breakfast was the usual fare than one would expect at any hotel and to start off. I had this…

ConcordeKLIA breakffast 1

I simply must have that sliced beef bacon – something I would not be able to eat often as we do not get that here or even if we do, it will be very expensive. I did not like the chicken sausages though – they might as well use those frozen ones from Ayamas which I personally feel are much nicer.

Then I had a second helping and this was what I decided to try…

ConcordeKLIA breakfast 2

Everything was fine except that when they say “vegetable pao/bun”, they actually mean bean paste or tao sar pao and their scrambled egg is like what I get at most other places/hotels – a miserably messed-up omelette. Perhaps I should put up a post on how to get them to be very nice, soft and creamy – the way that I would like my eggs. Slurpssss!!!!! LOL!!! Don’t let your imagination run wild now! Tsk! Tsk!

For one thing, service here is excellent. I just went to get my second helping and when I got back to my table, they had cleared everything…including my cup of coffee which I had not even drunk yet.

The following morning, I had this for breakfast…

ConcordeKLIA breakfast 3

Yes, yes… I just had to have some more sliced beef bacon before I left. The fried kway teow and nasi lemak were good but nothing to shout about; as for the quiche lorraine, it was so very nice that I wished I had not taken the other things and had helped myself to half a dozen of those instead. I certainly loved it…a lot!

I also had the porridge…

ConcordeKLIA breakfast 4

– they had a lot of condiments to go with it but not the usual stuff that I would like to go with porridge, things like century eggs, fried dace with salted black beans, fried salted vegetables and so on.

Well, my daughter arrived at around 7.10 on the morning of the 26th and after meeting her upon arrival, we came back to the hotel for her to have a rest after her long flight from Auckland. We checked out before noon…

At ConcordeKLIA lobby

…and took the free shuttle from the hotel to KLIA for our flight back to Sibu via Kuching.