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Thursday, 17 January 2013

The Luxurious and Friendly Casa Del Rio, Malacca

Do you still remember the prize we won from Shirley's Luxury Haven blog last year? It was a 2D1N stay plus breakfast for two at Casa Del Rio, Melaka.

Haven't got the chance to utilised the voucher last year. It was going to expire this month end. Fortunately, the reservation process was very easy and pleasant thanks to Miss Suraya of Casa Del Rio, Melaka.

That was the reason we went to Malacca.

Gosh! there are so many wonderful review about this hotel and Mamarazzi can say that after staying here, the reviews are all true. It was super-duper nice, clean and friendly. No wonder someones handphone dropped into the toilet here also don't feel "geli" to pick it up again.

 When we arrived, we were rather surprised to find there is no "big" check-in counters. Just two modest desks. 

At the mention of the word "check-in", the lady at the desk immediately led us to the Cabana for our Welcome drinks. We were very surprised as in other hotel, the welcome drinks would only be served after they took our particulars.

  
I thought it's the swimming pool but it's not. Gosh...so cooling.



In a short moment, this pretty lady came with a tray. Passed us a cool towel each. Then scope Ginger and Lime Sorbets for us.



Wow.....So pretty. "Welcome Home, Chung Kathy" the sign says.


 
The Ginger and Lime Sorbet was so refreshing

While enjoyed our refreshing sorbet, the Lady took Papa and Mamarazzi's particulars to process. Just as we finished our drink, she came back and lead us to our room.

During the "journey", she took the time to show/informed us about the place to dine, the infinity swimming pool, bar, gym , SPA and stuffs like that.

Arriving our room, she showed us the things they have there.


There was a Welcome note on the table and found this Onde-Onde with a short note "Onde-onde, The tradisional welcome of a "Peranakan" delicacy made with rice flour and a centre of liquid Palm Sugar Coated with fresh desiccated coconut."


Milk....Muhahaha...This one would be MINE!

 
The hall leading to the bedroom

Real thick mattress and super comfy.

 
Lovely balcony overlooking the cooling Courtyard. Great place to sit down to read a book or play some games.

Also good for a romantic candlelight dinner...


Work desk for those who needs one. Complete with WiFi and stuffs like that

Found this book on the shelf. Mamarazzi read it before. Good book to read about "Peranakan" .

Mamarazzi found little things like these makes the stay more comfortable and warm. It's like they want guests to know more about the history of the place and feel at home. At least, guests especially foreign ones would know more about Malaysian culture.

Also found a sort of diary liked book on the shelf where various staffs from the hotel wrote about their experience there and suggested a few places where the guests could visit in Malacca. They also encouraged Guests to pen down their experience in the book as a guide to other Guests. But Mamarazzi didn't write anything there.

 
Mmm...instead of coffee and tea in sachets, they provide it in jars and even have a teapot to brew the Tea and Coffee.

Don't you just love the real thing instead of those that comes in sachets?




Found this "Buku 555" on the night table with a sweet informative note.

It impressed Mamarazzi much. Not only hotel is a place to spend the night but it also dispensing information and educate the new generation.



But what I like is the spacious Bathroom.

I had a wonderful time exploring.

Running in and out ...here and there.
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The toiletries. Lotion, shampoo and conditioner came in jars.


Even have bath Salt and Hand Made Cinnamon Soap.

You know what? They even have a yellow Rubber Duckie for me!

There is a saying that goes like this "The way to a man heart is through his tummy". But in this case, "The way to a mother's heart is through her children". The Rubber Duckie crunch the deal for Mamarazzi. Yup...she love this place.




Here Rubber duckie!!! Come "swim" with me.


Wow...it's like am having a BIG swimming pool in the room for myself.


Time for a comfy nap with my stinky Lamb Lamb before visiting the infinity swimming pool. I wonder how it look like. ...to infinity and beyond......Well, I did say that this trip I "swim" a lot.

Once again, thank you to Shirley from Luxury Haven( http://luxuryhaven.blogspot.sg/2012/06/giveaway-luxurious-stay-for-2-worth-rm1000-at-casa-del-rio-melaka.html)having the contest and Casa Del Rio , Melaka (http://www.casadelrio-melaka.com/) for the warm welcome.

 Disclaimer : This is not a paid post and we were not required to write a review of our stay at Casa Del Rio, Melaka as condition on winning the prize. All opinion and comments here are based on our own experience solely.


71 comments:

  1. wow, the place is simply amazing!

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  2. Very nice place. Must be expensive if one has to pay for it. Hahaha, Small Kucing likes swimming so much until can even swim in the bath tub. Can see that he had so much fun running around and exploring the washroom and different areas of the room. :)

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    1. The prize won was worth RM1K inclusive breakfast for two

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  3. Wow---now that is pure LUXURY.... I'm certainly impressed.. So glad that you all had that wonderful experience....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. So nice. Next time, bring me along. I sleep on floor , never mind.

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    1. Also bring me along, i don't mind sleep on the floor...

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    2. LOL....wait....wait if I managed to win one more trip :p

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  5. If there's bath tub in the hotel i stay when i go holiday, i sure soak inside the bath tub, hehe...

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  6. wah really not bad at all woh this Casa del Rio Hotel.. i wonder what is the rate for the room?? seems like a very good place to stay, they make you feel like at home..

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    1. no wonder they only served your welcome drinks after taking your particulars, because they want to make that personalized.. how thoughtful!! and not just welcome drinks, but ginger and lime sorbet to cool and refresh you!! this is brilliant..

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    2. yeah, i see all those little things they did to make that extra welcome, great job!! this will make the customers feel more welcomed.. i wonder if there is still another contest for this 2D1N stay?? hehe~~

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    3. The rates varies from time to time I think.


      Ya, the personalised service is what makes it so nice.

      hahaha...if got such contest me also wanna join again leh

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  7. I read review on Casa Del Rio before. It is really a very impressive hotel in Melacca.

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    1. I like the complimentary welcome drinks, onde onde, all toiletries, and of course the spacious room and bath room.

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    2. The balcony is so romantic, how nice if can grrr.grrr.grrr there at night. Sure can see 2 moons.

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    3. Yan, what means by grr grr grr ar? :]

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    4. hayley it is the electric grinder that grrr grrr that beat the egg for baking..
      it has few speed.. from low to high...
      but it is a nice place.. when you grr grr and you see the melaka river and see people tour on the river..
      if you are lucky maybe they will take your picture.. (now ppl equip with those DSLR camera)

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  8. Wah got sorbet to greet the guests? Cool~

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    1. Small Kucing so 'tan' (enjoy in Cantonese) leh! Very ho mia lor...

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    2. muahaha...very "thar' lor...:)

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  9. Adui, kitty cat is naked in the tub! LOL~

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    1. eh in tub of course naked mah...LOL

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  10. The best part of a hotel stay is the staff service and the room condition :)

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    1. staffs attitude and room condition no complaints. Yat lau!

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  11. OMG..dun remind me of the story bcos my phone is certified at the luxury toilet. But worth it geh.ahahhahahahahhah

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  12. wah so happy..
    last time I try book my stay at this hotel and it was fully book..

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    1. must be peak period la.

      Try again la this year. sure no regrets

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  13. Quiet impressive! Very nice ambiance, would love stay there one day :)

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    1. me too me too.....me tag along sleep on floor can ah? :p

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  14. wow.. free some more!! Nice NICE!! Must be quite costly if we were to book .. :)

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    1. Super nice. Must go see their website how much the rates

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  15. Eeeeekkk! Ada gambar terlampau in this post. Lucky Mamarazzi blur out that part,. kekkee

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    1. Muhahaha....not pramugara terlampau but anak kucing :p

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  16. Really looks nice lah.

    Great service too.

    I like :)

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  17. Looks like a really nice place and new too? Thanks for the review.

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    1. Not really new. the place was already there last year

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  18. Aiyoh, looking at your post makes me wanna go again! So nice hor?? Thks dear, for linking up! Do look out for my Int'l Giveaways yah? xoxo

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    1. Thanks again for the opportunity, Shirley

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  19. I've checked the price for this hotel before, not cheap oh... O.O

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    1. Ya ...but sure worth the price based on their service and room

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  20. Worth every bit of winning the complimentary stay. I like the way how the welcome was done and the place looks haven. I am not sure when I will be heading to Malacca again but if I do, will check out Casa.

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    1. Ya...if you ever in Melaka do check out this hotel

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  21. good thing to get have to use it before it expires haha
    the place seems pretty cool i must say

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  22. i also thought if that as a swimming pool,
    well was it apond or something
    i supposed it was for decoration purposes only huh

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    1. it;s not swimming pool. at first I thought it's pool too.

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  23. bath salt and cinnamon soap?
    whoa i never thought of that
    are you gonna be cooked or something haha
    just kidding

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  24. well you may not have a pool outside but you had a huge tub inside and this cute kid sure enjoyed it with mr. duckie there

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  25. im glad that yu enjoyed yourself there
    take care always small kucing may god continue to bless you all
    enjoying blogging

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  26. oh my gosh..you are so lucky!!! everything looks so wonderful!! good for you!

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  27. Looks like a nice place to stay if visit Malacca. You really know how to enjoy life, Small Kucing:D

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    1. Muhahaha.....ya nice place to stay

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  28. So shiok la! I must start saving to enjoy that place now...

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  29. The place is so nice!!! even nicer when you win it and stay for free.. :)

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  30. WAH triple 5 books was epic when I was in High School lol

    so sooong eh u XD

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    1. Hahaha...ya brings back memories right?

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  31. When I saw the name of this hotel, first thing that pop into my mind was you're the winner of Shirley's Blog. Congratulation to you. I think I saw this hotel when I went Malacca last year. Feels like wanna stay here but then, $$ is the issue. Wait I hit jackpot lah but wait I don't buy number ooo ==""

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    1. yup if $$ not an issue this would be the perfect hotel to stay in

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