I’ve said it before that I won’t blog about Sepang Goldcoast. Looks like I need to bend the rules a bit this time. My blog stats show that the most read posts are about Sepang Goldcoast.
I’ve written a lot of positive reviews about this place but that was BEFORE the villas were opened to the public. I was writing for them for a while, and decided to give it up when the person in charge of A&P didn’t even know whether he was coming or going.
So, is Sepang Goldcoast coming to be what it claimed to be. Or is it going to be just another hype?
Truth to be told, it certainly is a great place to go visit. I have not spent a night there. Somehow the management didn’t see fit to allow me to spend a night there for reasons best known to them. In my opinion, you want good reviews written, you just have to let writers or bloggers experience a night’s stay.
What I’ve written in my other posts are from first hand experience. Visiting the original site before the villas were officially opened to the public. A time when the people there were much friendlier, and more professional.
The sea water is nothing much to shout about, and that’s just about how much I can say. But if you really want crystal clear waters, you shouldn’t be here. You’d be better off going island hopping – Redang or Perhentian Islands. No kidding, you can see right through the waters until the sea bed, a distance of about 30 feet below. I’ve been there and I know.
Sepang Goldcoast is for you to relax and unwind. It has its own unique attraction. Its natural setting is beautiful. Just look at the picture above sans photoshop. The evenings are really beautiful here. And I think that’s where the compliments end.
I guess Malaysia has still a long way to go before they really can embrace true hospitality the way Thailand does. From proper etiquette, manners, politeness – we are light years away. Sincerity is missing, along with true hospitality. The hotel staff needs to go for a course in human relations, and proper English lessons if they want to be a hotel that boasts 5-star ratings.
So… is it really worth going?
Yes, if and only if you intend to visit the resort, maybe grab a bite or two and hit the road back home. I think what you will be paying for a night’s stay doesn’t really justify your expectations. Food? I’ll get better food at Tanjung Sepat, about 20km further. It has old world charm and the food is really value-for-money.
Do go to Sepang Goldcoast if you haven’t been there. If you have, I’d still encourage you to go there again. It’s really a great place to spend the day with the family.
Don’t expect blue sea water and compare it with the likes of Redang Island. This is the Straits of Malacca, mind you. Don’t expect the sort of service you get from the likes of JW Marriot or the Ritz Carlton.
Expect the unexpected and you’ll do just fine.
Maybe I should go bug the management for a night’s stay to really write what I think I ought to. Maybe.