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#1 gracie1978

Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:48 AM

I got a lot of value searching these forums before we left.

My friends recently stayed at the hotel and weren't impressed.  It was also quite expensive.

We stayed nearby at Afiniti apartments in a great Airbnb and it was about $60 a night and meant we all had our own space and own beds.  It was full of toys and had a washing machine, which we needed by this stage of the trip :)
We have eaten at the cheap places in the mall, e.g the chicken rice shop (avoid KFC) and we bought bread and peanut butter to make toast for breakfast in our apartment.


Even though park entry was expensive, overall this has been pretty affordable.  We are also over breakfast buffet!!

If anyone wants the details of our Airbnb, just message me, our host couldn't have been more accommodating.


#2 Charli73

Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:54 PM

We stayed at Legoland Malaysia for our last night after 9 nights in Singapore and I was very unimpressed... the hotel was totally made for kids not adults and it was not
Somewhere I would ever want to stay again, like a 3 star motel especially after the amazing time in Singapore it was uncomfortable to say the least.

Never again.

#3 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 03 June 2019 - 01:32 PM

View PostCharli73, on 19 May 2019 - 08:54 PM, said:

We stayed at Legoland Malaysia for our last night after 9 nights in Singapore and I was very unimpressed... the hotel was totally made for kids not adults and it was not
Somewhere I would ever want to stay again, like a 3 star motel especially after the amazing time in Singapore it was uncomfortable to say the least.

Never again.

what was wrong with the hotel?  We want to stay there with our 3 and 4 year olds, actually they will be 3 and 5 by then, so kid-friendly is good for us.  Is it worth it to be close to legoland?

How was legoland itself? How many days do you think is enough to stay there?  Im thinking 2 days park pass and 1 night at the hotel with late check out, so we can do lots of water parks and have somewhere to get dry.  We are staying in Singapore, so this is just a side trip.

Was there much of a wait to cross the malaysian border?

#4 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 03 June 2019 - 01:48 PM

With crossing the border, don't go aroung 7.30am to 9.30am and 4.30pm to 7pm as people live in JB and commute into Singapore daily.

#5 can'tstayaway

Posted 03 June 2019 - 08:11 PM


what was wrong with the hotel?  We want to stay there with our 3 and 4 year olds, actually they will be 3 and 5 by then, so kid-friendly is good for us.  

We stayed there with our young teens and 6year old. The 6yr old absolutely loved it. The rest of us suffered through it because we love the 6yr old. It is kid friendly in the sense that noise your child makes won’t be heard over the din of other children screaming. We were relaxed because hey, we were on holidays but I could imagine some people would have been irate with the sounds of crying babies at night coming through the paper thin walls.

It was kinda clean. Nothing to complain about if you don’t look too closely but a stark difference to our 5 star Singapore hotel.  There were lots of LEGO pits everywhere for kids to play in but I was kinda judgy about snotty nosed kids in there and kept my 6 yr old out.

The rooms are themed and my 6yr old loved working through the clues to find the ‘treasure’ that was hidden in our pirate room.

Is it worth it to be close to legoland?

How was legoland itself? How many days do you think is enough to stay there?  Im thinking 2 days park pass and 1 night at the hotel with late check out, so we can do lots of water parks and have somewhere to get dry.  

Yes, I felt it worthwhile staying at Legoland. I think the hotel guests got to enter the theme park earlier than the regular opening time. The rides didn’t start til the opening time but it meant we were first in line.

We only stayed one night so did a quick trip around LEGOland to get our bearings on the first arvo and then went to the water park (included in our deal).  The water park was good after the drive from Singapore. The next morning we went straight into the park and were pretty tired by midday because of the heat. Mr 6 would have happily stayed another few days but would have been doing the same thing over and over. We had dinner in the Italian restaurant at the hotel. It was usual theme park fare - over priced, under delivers and the wait staff were like they were from Fawlty Towers. Well meaning but incompetent. We went for a walk next door (shopping centre) after dinner and realised that’s where we should have had dinner.


Was there much of a wait to cross the malaysian border?

We had our Singapore hotel arrange a car for us. It was a Mercedes people mover so we were comfortable the whole drive without having the kids squished together. Because our driver had a special licence/pass, we got to go in the express lane so we didn’t have much of a delay. I noticed we passed a queue several kilometres long into Singapore but I think it was the start or end of a long weekend so extra busy. Customs was simple with just the passports of our family but I have heard stories of people waiting for over an hour at customs on the bus because if one passenger has a problem, the whole bus has to wait.  We noticed some vehicles get thoroughly searched and our driver said that the Sing govt was clamping down on drug importation. They had been turning a blind eye to foreigner use but the locals were wanting change.

#6 gracie1978

Posted 04 June 2019 - 06:03 AM

We arrived in the evening and the traffic was crazy, took at an extra 30 min.  But not a total deal breaker.  We were there during Ramadan, so it was very quiet, didn't have to queue for anything.

We spent three days there and it was the right amount of time for us, we did two trips to the waterpark on day 2.  Honestly we could have probably done 4 days, DS loved it and wasn't ready to leave.

Our AirBnB was a 4 min walk away.  However we were travelling with one very chilled 4yo, with two kids it might be worth the convenience to be right next door.

We did the buffet at the hotel and honestly wasn't that impressed, I have no idea how the park managed to be so much cleaner than the hotel.

If you have plentry of money and you enjoy lots of kids being around, go for the hotel.  If you want a break from all things Lego each day, and you're on a budget, go for an Airbnb.  I spent the difference in accommodation costs on some lovely clothes for myself from M&S ;)




#7 mandala

Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:45 AM

Staying in the hotel pros:

you can go back to your room for a rest/sleep in the middle of the day when it's too hot - made for a much better experience in the park as you weren't pushing through the day because you couldn't go back in later

at any given time it's not going to be your child who is the worst behaved and embarrassing you

there are lots of other kids for your kids to play with - my kids had a brilliant time making new friends

it's set up for kids - lower sink in bathroom, great rooms with bunk beds, can handle three kids in a room



Staying in the hotel cons:

expensive

buffet=mayhem, also soooo much unhealthy food

expensive

#8 Fossy

Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:11 AM

LM we stayed there with our kids who were 7,5,3,2 and 3 months.  We all loved it, the kids were in heaven!  we found the customer service exceptional, with the same staff on they knew our kids names and would even come and take them to the buffet so we could sit at the table.  The kids loved the novelty factor of all the LEGO themed food, they had a good variety of Asian and western food, something to keep everyone happy.  There’s a huge LEGO our compete with pirate ship and cubby house at check in, amazing for the kids while you check in but you may struggle to get them to leave!
The kids loved the theme parks, the rides are all perfect for young kids. We did one day at the theme park and one at the water park which we thought was a good amount.  It wasn’t very busy so there were no lines for anything.  We hired an air conditioned cabana at the water park which was great as a base, with all the incisions it works out pretty cheap.  Our oldest two were going on waterslides by themselves and the staff would help them with their tubes which was lovely.
We had no wait crossing the border but as others have said we weren’t in line at peak hour.  We crossed in at about 9.30am and crossed back in at about midday.  LEGO land will organise a car to pick you up, the picked us up from our Singapore hotel then dropped us at changi airport. They had 3 car seats installed at our request which was great.
Our kids still talk about how much they loved it. It’s definitely worth doing but yes its very kid focused, don’t expect quiet romantic dinners at the restaurant.  It still fills me with joy how amazed they were by the whole experience.




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