A lot has been going on in my life over the past few months. My mom’s caregiver ran away in early June so I’ve been under extreme stress, My mom’s back at a new nursing home for the time being until I can resolve some major issues in order to bring her back home. I kinda neglected this site. But, I’ve been focusing on life, my mental health, and my work. I was given the opportunity to de-stress myself last June to have a weekend getaway or staycation at one of the most popular 5-star hotels in Ipoh – WEIL HOTEL IPOH.

This will be in 2 parts – this is the 1st part where I will be covering the hotel aspects during my stay at WEIL Hotel Ipoh.

Check out PART 2 where I will cover all the dining experiences during my stay.

Weekend Staycation at WEIL Hotel Ipoh

If you have never been to WEIL HOTEL IPOH before, it’s strategically located in the heart of Ipoh town and it’s connected to Ipoh Parade shopping mall. It’s the only hotel that’s conveniently connected to a mall where your shopping, leisure, and food are just within a few walks away. There are also a lot of restaurants nearby like in Greentown and Ipoh SOHO so you have a lot of options in the surrounding area.

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** This blog post was originally posted at ‘Sinfully Delicious Malaysia’ blog on October 27th, 2016

It’s Halloween! And you could have a spooky night of fun at The Deck Gastrobar, WEIL Hotel Ipoh! I was invited to preview their special Halloween menu and also to watch a special flashmob. But first, there are a few things I’d like to mention first.

It’s been a long time since I last posted an update! Oh my. You see, my iMac has been dead for 2 years. I’ve been dependent on my old laptop to do everything. The heavy usage has taken a toll on my old laptop that its performance had become sluggish these past few months. It’s a bitch trying to get things done. So I decided to take an unannounced hiatus since July. I finally sent my iMac to be repaired, just picked it up 2 days ago and now I could resume my blogging again!

My apologies that the blog has been neglected for a few months. I will try to catch up and post more often now. But now, who’s excited for Halloween? I am! And this weekend you could party at The Deck and stand a chance to win a ‘killer’ prize

The Halloween flashmob by the WEIL Hotel staff started at 8pm. I made it just in time before it started. They were all wearing scary masks and gathered in the lobby for a surprise dance. Guess what song they chose?

Backstreet’s back, alriiiiiight

Yep, they danced to Backstreet Boy’s song ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)‘. It’s one of my fave BSB songs that I listened and danced to every day when I was younger. Haha. Remember the music video? Their bus broke down and they got stuck in a spooky mansion where Nick is the mummy and Howie D is the sexy vampire? OH YEAH.

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** This blog post was originally posted at ‘Sinfully Delicious Malaysia’ blog on April 6th, 2016

Mid-March, The Deck Gastrobar located on the 13th floor (rooftop) of WEIL Hotel Ipoh launched a new small plates concept, something like tapas or appetizers or snacks. Previously, I reviewed their Christmas buffet at their Tiffin restaurant and also Uber event which was held at The Deck Gastrobar. Visit the links below to read my blog posts/reviews:

I was once again invited to their food tasting session/preview (thank you!) at The Deck Gastrobar to taste their new small plates menu. Before I begin, I’d like to mention that the menu is NOT HALAL. They’re pork-free but some of them do contain alcohol. The menu also does not give full descriptions of which dish contains alcohol. If you really want to taste the food here but don’t take alcohol, make sure you ask them carefully about the ingredients. Not everything contains alcohol, though.

Anyway, it’s a bar. You can’t expect a bar to be a completely halal place now, can you? 🙂

The Deck Gastrobar’s Small Plates

The Deck Gastrobar unveiled its new ‘small plates‘ concept as well as its Sunset Hour beverage menu last month. Small plates are just like ala carte appetizers or snack plates and are meant to be shared among friends or whoever you’re with, similar to Spanish tapas. Or as appetizers before your meal.

The Deck Gastrobar is also rolling out its Happy Hour beer promotion menu, calling it ‘Sunset Hour‘ which is served from 5pm – 9pm daily. You can enjoy your drinks while watching the sunset.

The Deck Gastrobar or the rooftop of WEIL Hotel is a great place to chill at because of the picturesque view of Ipoh city. If you read my Christmas buffet review at their Tiffin restaurant, I mentioned that I checked out their infinity pool. It has a really amazing view of Ipoh city at night!

But there’s also a balcony on the other side of The Deck Gastrobar with fancy seatings overlooking a different side of Ipoh city. Since I was there in the evening/pre-dusk time, I had the opportunity to see a clear day view of Ipoh city plus a lovely sunset view!

With a glass of wine and your beau beside you watching the sunset together, it could turn into a very romantic evening.

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