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 May 22nd, 2018

WEIL hotel Ipoh has chosen the theme “Dari Dapur Bondaku” (A taste from mother’s kitchen) for this year’s Ramadhan buffet spread at TIFFIN Restaurant. Diners will be able to enjoy not only the traditional flavorsome Ramadhan dishes but also many authentic flavors from the chef’s mother’s kitchen.

TIFFIN is a certified Halal restaurant. Diners will enjoy a gastronomical adventure featuring favorite dishes such as Nasi Permata, Gulai Rebung dengan Perut, Ikan Patin Gulai Tempoyak, Daging Masak Kuzi, Dalcha Kambing, and many more mouth-watering dishes. TIFFIN will also be featuring an action stall corner where diners will be able to pick dishes from the Satay Counter, Noodle Counter, Sup Tulang Counter, Shawarma Counter, Goreng Counter, and a whole lot more

I started at the salads station and they had a variety of salad dressings as well.

What a beautiful-looking plate of pasta salad.

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** This blog post was originally posted at ‘Sinfully Delicious Malaysia’ blog on May 28th, 2017

For a whole month of Ramadhan, guests at WEIL Hotel will be greeted with TIFFIN’s Juadah Istimewa Ramadhan buffet 2017 spread where diners will be able to enjoy not only the traditional flavorsome Ramadhan dishes but also a variety of different international dishes. I was invited to preview their Ramadhan buffet 2017.

SALAM RAMADHAN 2017!

I also reviewed their Ramadhan buffet last year. You could read by clicking the link below:

Note: This month has got to be the busiest and the most challenging month ever for me. I’ve had so many things happening, going back and forth many times Ipoh-KL-Ipoh in a span of three weeks, dealing with personal issues, emergency cases, and so on. Please bear with me as I try to quickly post all reviews as soon as possible.

WEIL Hotel Ramadhan Buffet 2017 preview was held at TIFFIN restaurant and will be for the whole of Ramadhan. TIFFIN is a halal restaurant located on the ground floor of WEIL Hotel.

The salad/appetizer section with a small variety of different salads to choose from. A selection of local salads (kerabu) is available in a different section.

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** This blog post was originally posted at ‘Sinfully Delicious Malaysia’ blog on January 6th, 2017

Back in late November, I had the opportunity to sample the Afternoon High Tea set at the Tea Lounge, WEIL Hotel Ipoh.

But first of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I’m still slowly catching up on blog posts and I do hope that this year, I could get more posts up than I did for the entire year last year. Fingers crossed, aye?

I almost missed my chance to review this because it was raining heavily on that day. It was so heavy that my neighborhood was flooded. I had to wait for 20 minutes for the water to subside before I could go out. Anyway…

Tea Lounge at WEIL Hotel has introduced an all-new menu for their 3-Tier High Tea set that brings out the elegance in you. When I think or look at 3-tier afternoon high tea, it makes me think of the old victorian era or something. The time where ladies dress so beautiful with their long flowing gowns and hats and the garden full of colorful flowers.  Oh, and English men & women with English accents. Aye?

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** This blog post was originally posted at ‘Sinfully Delicious Malaysia’ blog on December 17th, 2016

End of November, I was invited to witness the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at WEIL Hotel Ipoh then have a Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner at Tiffin.

Last year, I was also invited and reviewed their Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony then had the opportunity to preview Tiffin’s Christmas buffet that I enjoyed so much especially their desserts. I’ve also written other reviews involving WEIL Hotel.

I meant to post this sooner but my computer took too long to be repaired and then I was sick for a couple of weeks. I almost didn’t go to this one because my body was starting to feel weird. I think it was the weather which had been rainy and wet every day for November. A couple of days later I was struck down with fever and some kind of weird stomach virus or something because I couldn’t eat anything for 3 days. It was horrible.

The event started at 6.45pm with an opening speech at the hotel lobby in conjunction with the hotel’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Campaign – Stretch Your Ringgit to Save Lives. Collected funds will be donated to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital’s Paediatric Unit. After the countdown, the Christmas tree plus some other lights lit up followed by a Christmas carol performance.

I love watching live Christmas carolers, especially by kids. It gets you in the mood for Christmas.

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** This blog post was originally posted at ‘Sinfully Delicious Malaysia’ blog on October 30th, 2016

I was once again invited to TIFFIN at WEIL Hotel Ipoh to preview their improvised baked seafood buffet dinner which is available every Friday & Saturday from 6pm.

I was excited to be back at TIFFIN because the last time I was there in December 2015 for their Christmas buffet dinner, I still can’t forget their Maple & Mustard Glazed Turkey Toast (it was SO GOOD like omg) and also their sinfully delicious selection of desserts. You can read that blog post and other reviews by clicking the links below:

Before I start, I’d like to mention something. In my previous post, I mentioned that I’m back from my hiatus because I had my computer repaired. Well, it died again today so I need to send it back to the store and get it fixed. I don’t know how long that’ll take so blogging will resume soon once my computer is fixed again.

If you’ve never been to TIFFIN before, the restaurant is located on the ground floor of the WEIL Hotel. It’s quite a big restaurant so plenty of seating is available, especially during the peak holiday season. I was excited to see their seafood selection.

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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 June 10th, 2016

Salam Ramadhan!

Today is the 5th day since we started fasting early this week. Wow, it has been 5 days already? Boy, time flies! I wanted to post a few reviews before Ramadan but one of my cats has been critical with jaundice and I’ve been busy trying to raise funds to cover his treatment cost.

So, what’s one of the things that we usually look forward to in Ramadhan? Well, of course, it’s the food! From Ramadhan bazaar to Ramadhan buffet, there are surely a lot of choices to pick that can give one a headache. Last week I was invited to preview the buffet selection for Ramadhan which is now available at TIFFIN, WEIL Hotel Ipoh.

WEIL Hotel Ipoh is located in the heart of Ipoh, and it’s even connected to the Ipoh Parade shopping mall. You can check out my previous reviews of WEIL Hotel Ipoh:

This year’s Ramadhan buffet concept is ‘Citarasa Utara‘ where guests are able to enjoy the finest northern cuisine with live cooking stations as well as a variety of International dishes. They aim to spoil the guests with delicious authentic foods from the northern regions of Perlis, Penang, Kedah, and Perak.

This review features only a small portion of what they actually offer.

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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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** This blog post was originally posted at ‘Sinfully Delicious Malaysia’ blog on December 23rd, 2015

Phew, 2 more days till Christmas! About 2 weeks ago, I was graciously invited to witness the Christmas tree lighting ceremony and sample the Christmas buffet preview at Tiffin, WEIL Hotel Ipoh. Earlier on that very same day, I was also invited to another Christmas buffet tasting session at The Haven Resorts. I was a bit bummed out that I couldn’t enjoy both sessions to the fullest because I couldn’t binge on the food too much as I had two buffet previews on the same day, haha.

WEIL Hotel Ipoh is a new (about a year old) hotel with a contemporary setting in the heart of Ipoh town. It’s located next to Ipoh Parade and there’s a linkway that connects the hotel to the shopping mall. It’s amazing how much that area and its surroundings have changed. Growing up in Ipoh, I remember that area to be… well… dead. Now it’s thriving!

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