This new hotel…

Grand Wonderful Hotel Sibu

…is not located anywhere in or near the  town centre but Starbucks Sibu is just around the corner and Delta Mall and the popular eating places among the shops around it plus the Taman Muhibbah hawker centre at night are all within walking distance and the Italian Coffee is there, adjoining the hotel lobby…

Grand Wonderful Hotel Christmas tree

For the uninitiated, it goes all the way back to 2009 when I was still using my cheap handphone camera and then it moved to Ulu Sg Merah opposite the Wonderful Supermarket & Departmental Store there and now, it is here…

Italian Coffee cake

No, I did not try anything there as I just had brunch at the food court right next door…

Grand Wonderful Food Court

…and I walked over to check out their room rates. They start at RM75.00 only for a single queen and if you are keen on having a look at their rooms, you can click this link here to go to their Facebook page for a glimpse.

I saw flyers advertising their coconut pudding (RM2.50)…

Coconut pudding 1

…on the walls so I ordered one to try and yes, it was good…

Coconut pudding 2

…with the lovely taste of coconut in the pudding made with fresh coconut water and just the right texture, heaps nicer than the one I had before. Too bad they were out of the one with the young coconut flesh in the pudding (RM3.00) – I would have loved to try that one.

Both my missus and I ordered from this stall in the corner…

Grand Wonderful food court muslim stall

She had the nasi ayam penyet (RM8.00)…

Grand Wonderful food court ayam penyet 1

…which, according to her, was, at best, just so-so…

Grand Wonderful food court ayam penyet 2

– there are nicer ones around.

I had the nasi lemak special (RM5.00)…

Grand Wonderful food court nasi lemak special 1

…which was cheaper than most elsewhere but no, the rice was not lemak (rich in santan/coconut milk) at all, so much so that they might as well just use plain rice for their dish.

Thankfully, the nice sambal, though not spicy, and the salted fish…

Grand Wonderful food court nasi lemak special 2

…saved the day.

We certainly would want to come back again as there are so many different stalls all around the place selling all kinds of things – coming here, one would definitely be spoilt for choice and incidentally, this steamboat barbecue place is in the same building at the other end of the block.

GRAND WONDERFUL HOTEL & FOOD COURT and ITALIAN COFFEE (2.309601, 111.845163) are located along Jalan Pipit, off Jalan Pedada, on your left just before the Petronas petrol station a short distance from Delta Mall. You can also go in via Lorong Pipit 4, turning left into the lane at the junction where Starbucks Sibu is located and go straight ahead from there.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

16 thoughts on “Location…”

  1. Room rates starting from RM75 is not bad at all especially for travelers seeking a clean place just to retire for the night.

    You can click the link to go to their Facebook page and see the photos of their rooms – they are HUGE! There’s one with a round bed some more. Probably those are the over RM100 rooms but what can one get for that kind of money in KL and Selangor or anywhere in the peninsula? Some small cubicle in not a very clean nor respectable shophouse hotel. Here, it is so cheap…and the food too. Come, hop over for a few days. You’ll love it here – so very different from over at your side.

  2. Oh i like all these crispy little fishes!

    Me too! RM2.00 for a bagful, very cheap. I would fry till really nice and crispy and eat it, bones, heads and all. I would soak in water and rinse first though so it will not be too salty.

  3. Yes, the coconut pudding for me, pls. Would be awesome if there is young cococnut flesh in it.

    I went back there again today and I had that! Blogpost on it coming soon.

  4. Grand Wonderful Hotel – that name promises a lot! hopefully they’ll live up to that promise, heheh 😀

    The lobby was nothing spectacular but looking at their Facebook photos, the rooms, the big ones, are indeed very grand. As for how wonderful it can be, I guess that will depend on who you’re with. Wanna take the room with the round bed? 😀 😀 😀

  5. RM75 per room is reasonable considering the location. Over here, the new Roxy hotel has opened for business and rate from RM130. Across the road from Sunny Hills ice cream.

    I just had nasi lemak this morning. Normal for RM4. Yours RM5 special hard to get over here. Lol.

    That’s very cheap. Must be where the cinema was, can go eat the ice cream right next door.

  6. Very good choices of food and I like the coconut pudding plus the marble cheese cake too!

    I did not buy the cheese cake, not into this kind of very rich cheese cakes, jelak after eating a bit.

  7. Cute tree! And that looks like a MASSIVE Cheesecake OMG!

    It wasn’t big…for a cake but compared to a slice, this is indeed huge, more than two or three regular slices. For around USD2, that is so cheap!

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