My kids, they love LEGO. My feet, they don’t love LEGO all that much. But when LEGOLAND Hotel invited us for a night’s stay, none of us didn’t put up a fight at all. Not even me. You see, I may lack an engineering bone and my creativity with building stuff may be limited, but I love me a good theme park. And we were thrilled beyond belief that our stay came complimentary with passes to enjoy the LEGOLAND theme park for two days – our review can be found here.
This was probably the only hotel in the world where the late check-in time (4pm) didn’t bother us at all. LEGOLAND Hotel makes is easy for guests to pass their time while waiting to check-in. Castles, pirate ships, roving mascots, and tons and tons of LEGO blocks … prying little ones from this area is a challenge. And that’s just the ground floor.
On the upper floor there’s even more stuff – huge building blocks as well as regular sized DUPLO blocks, and an XBOX 360 Kinect where everyone’s welcome to join in for a dance. But pry them you must if you are to head to LEGOLAND theme park. So you can do like us and leave your bags at the baggage counter and head out to LEGOLAND theme park, and return when you’ve had enough fun for the day.
Don’t forget to check for special packages when you book your stay – sometimes complimentary park tickets are thrown in!
I’d never been to a themed hotel so I didn’t quite know what to expect. Which was good because everything was like they say – awesome – and we all had a blast, and not just the kids. The lifts with their upbeat music and disco lights were my favourite. After two trips in the lifts with me, the kids left me to dance on my own. Which I did. Because who can resist a good ole Y-M-C-A?
One really fun thing our 7 year old enjoyed was the treasure hunt in the room. There was a treasure chest with a 4-number lock, and with her set of clues, she would have to answer a couple of questions which would then lead her to a 4-number combination. The reward for her quest? A nice box of (guess what) LEGO.
One thing that struck me was how wide the corridors were. We could roll our suitcases and the kids could practically cartwheel around us.
Amidst the whole hotel, if I had to pick just one thing that I was just ever so slightly disappointed it, it would be the pool area. The pools are pretty standard, just that the fun factor was upped just a notch with cute LEGO characters, as well as the availability foam blocks. I would have expected, I don’t know, LEGO slides or something.
Breakfast was a fun affair. If you’re not a morning person, the Brick Restaurant makes no apologies in giving you a good morning jolt with its vibrant colours and happy music. There was a wide spread of food including the regular “western” dishes, as well as an Asian corner. I loved the inclusion of local fruits – this was probably the first time I saw dragon fruit at a breakfast buffet! The breakfast spread was indeed sufficient for guests to fuel up for a big day of play at LEGOLAND.
We thank LEGOLAND for hosting us, and can’t wait to return for more! For more on our days at LEGOLAND theme park, check out our review here.
Disclaimer: We received two-day combo LEGOLAND park tickets and a night’s stay at LEGOLAND Hotel in exchange for our honest review.
About LEGOLAND Hotel
LEGOLAND Hotel is located at No 1, Jalan Medini Utara 3, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia, 79250, Iskandar Puteri, Johor. Breakfast is included in all room packages. Check-in time is 4pm, check-out time is 11am. Bookings can be made directly through LEGOLAND Hotel Malaysia.
Getting to LEGOLAND
Getting to LEGOLAND Malaysia from Singapore is easy enough, even if you don’t have a car. We simply booked our tickets with WTS Travel and got to the pick up point at the Singapore Flyer half an hour before our departure time. Tickets cost $26 per person and the journey takes less than an hour from pick up to drop off at LEGOLAND.
Link up with us on Facebook here and be the first to know when we share on places to explore in Singapore (and the occasional other country)