First, I would like to apologize for not being able to post regularly, I’ve been meaning to tick off all the pending posts of my list but never seemed to get the time to do. Anyhow, I am all pumped up with the motivation to complete what’s left. I’m back with another review, but this time it will be about an Air BnB. Let’s go, peeps!
Have you ever realized how rejuvenated you feel after a good holiday? Working in a phase moving era often results in an over-exhausted mind and body, and without a vacation in between, your body might end up shutting down, so it is essential for one to take a time off between routines and work. I understand, no one can take a long holiday for multiple times in a year, so my goal is to share my experience on the short stays that can you can definitely go during weekends, especially if you are living in Kuala Lumpur because there are a lot of places that can provide a Zen-filled weekend to get you ready for the busy week ahead.
Located strategically in Bangsar, an affluent residential suburb on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, The Nomad is one of the best places for a quiet and calm weekend getaway. I opted for this serviced apartment after going on a trip through “Google Map”. The place is peaceful, surrounded by greeneries that isn’t a usual scene in Kuala Lumpur; I got an adequate dose of nature during my one 2 days, 1-night here.
Early last year, I have made it customary for myself to take a break during my alternate off weekends. Being in the industry that deals with clients daily can take a toll on your health, especially your mental health, hence why I need a new environment which has a tranquillity factor to it. The Nomad fits in the description perfectly, it is just 20 mins drive from Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
The Nomad situates between Bangsar South and Bangsar, the two most happening places in Kuala Lumpur. If you are someone who enjoys exploring places on your feet, then you can take a stroll to Bangsar Baru where you are greeted by casual open-air restaurants specializing in traditional Malay and Indian cuisine on the busy roads of Jalan Telawi and Lorong Maarof, while the surrounding lanes host a boisterous mix of sports bars, gastropub, and cocktail lounges. There are also plenty of indie fashion boutiques and hip cafes serving specialty brews.
Mid Valley Megamall, one of the famous shopping malls in Malaysia is only 10 mins drive away while the nearest mall is definitely KL Gateway Mall, Bangsar Village and Bangsar Village 2. It’s not over-exaggerating if I say there is definitely something for everyone with little hassle, which makes The Nomad the best place to stay even for a weekend getaway.
Aparthotel – Two-bedroom Premier Suite.
I arrived at this location with my sister – I upgraded my weekend gateway to a weekend bonding with my sister. We opted for the two-bedroom Premier Suite. Just like the name say, the apartment has 2 bedrooms with individual bathrooms, which is smart because I don’t enjoy waking up in the middle of the night and going to the bathroom, so having one attached to the room is convenient. As for the apartment itself, it is spacious and equipped with the basic furniture, for example, a dining table and a sofa set. Apart from that, the unit has appliances such as microwave, electric thermal pot, and cooking utensils. This allows the guests can choose to either go out or have a comfortable weekend within the vicinity of the apartment.
The best part of this place is they also give the guests a choice to choose if they would like to spend their holiday in a renovated contemporary unit or enjoy a little old school atmosphere in their older units, which is well antiquated. I totally prefer the older units but none was available during my stay, so I settled with the newer ones and I definitely did not regret it.
Now, let’s get to the details; the whole unit like I have mentioned earlier is spacious – from the living room to the balcony, rooms and even the bathroom. They equip it with a shower that provided both a hot and cold bath. They also provide toiletries, towel, hairdryer and vanity mirror to the patron’s convenience. Also, what I found in the wardrobe was a huge relief – any guesses? Ironing board and iron! Many of you guys might find it weird, but for me, it is essential, but I cannot wear anything that has a crease on it unless it is the design. It has always become an issue for me and I would need to send a few of my clothes for ironing and I find it quite a hassle, plus its just extra expenses, which I avoid especially for a two days stay.
This property has a stunning view – the unit I was staying had New Pantai Expressway as the view, and it was nothing less than beautiful. To be honest, you will not get the sunrise view as the apartment was facing toward the west, but it will not be disappointing as you will watch an amazing transition of sunset. The color burst of the scenario itself will give you the much-needed serenity after a busy week. And when it’s not sunset time, you can enjoy a view of high rising buildings in a stretched line. It is a serenity of its own.
Some of us possess this habit of doing the things we do daily, even if we are on a vacation. Fear not because The Nomad has amenities that will definitely meet your expectations. Relax by the pool or sweat in the gym. Perhaps organize a BBQ party:
- Covered Car Park
- Swimming Pool
- BBQ Pit
- Self-serviced laundrette (washer & dryer)
- Activity/Yoga Room (coming soon)
Amidst the Movement Control Order that we are going through at the moment, you can take a break from the COVID-19 news and have a peaceful weekend. If you are looking for a short getaway, check out The Nomad Residence at following details:
The Nomad Serviced Residences Bangsar
Address: 136, Jalan Ara, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan.
Phone: 03-2092 3232
Till next time **toodlessss**