We stayed at Legoland Hotel when it just opened in 2013 and it was a hit with the kids. We decided to return there this year for Nat’s birthday treat. The first thing that impressed us was the the very fun lobby filled with like million pieces of Legos and many play structures and colourful Lego displays to entertain the kids while we check in at the counter. The big question on our mind was won’t there be guests/kids who decide to take home some for souvenirs?
We found the answer when we returned that day. The answer is a definite YES.
Then we saw this sign that wasn’t here previously.
But it didn’t really make a difference to the kids. They were still happy as lark once they enter.
They just jlike zooming here and there, in and out of the castle, spinning the wheel of the pirate ship or just dip into the Lego pool to build something.
Just before entering the lifts to the rooms, we’ll pass by some more play area with even more Legos. Duplos, foam and regular Lego. There’s also an Xbox 360 gaming area which is hugely popular. Nic can be stucked here for a long time. It’s a bit chaotic when a lot of kids try to join in the same game but it’s quite cute to see they will ultimately get the cue and take their turns when 1 kid leaves and they will also realise who xbox has determined to be the main controller to select the game options.
And so when we finally drag them out of here, we get to go to our room in a ‘disco lift’. Lift that plays disco music and disco lights all the way until we reach our level.
They also get all excited at their nicely themed rooms. We have tried both the Adventure and Kingdom room. Both were very nicely decorated. They were thoughtful enough to include a box of duple Lego (not meant to bring home). a little treasure hunt game for some Lego souvenirs in the safe box and even kiddy sized wash basin!
The last time we came, toothbrush and toothpaste was not provided, leaving us in panic mode to get from the stores at Medini. Lucky they do sell. This time round, they actually provided. What a pleasant surprise.
We like the Lego monuments around the room and different themed room gets different designs. How interesting.
We booked the suite room for 5 guests and it comes with 1 King bed, 1 double deck bed and 1 pull out bed. Breakfast for 5 is also provided. The King bed seems wider than the usual King bed so we suspect it might be American king bed. Love the size! But I do hear comments that the bed is not so comfortable. It was ok for us though.
Breakfast is provided at the buffet restaurant at lobby floor. The kids love to come here, not because of the food, but because they just like to bring their own plates and get their own food. They may not eat it in the end so we always ask them not to take too much. We found that the Chinese noodles there totally cannot make it, but western food like sausage and eggs are ok. The favourite was the cereals though. We also like the lively deco of the restaurant and would go around looking at the amazing giant lego displays.
The dinner buffet we think is quite alright with a barbecue booth at the balcony that we can place orders of bbq meats. The candy table was a novelty, but lucky my kids don’t really eat, but they like the display anyway. We particularly like the kiddy food section here as it’s something not so easily found at buffets. But whether the food here is suitable for kids or not, it’s quite subjective. My kids prefer Chinese food to western food, so tend to prefer the fried rice to the macaroni and cheese, for example.
On the top left photo is porridge, plain and flavoured for infants just starting on solids! I tried it and it’s not salty at all. So infants also have something to eat here. There are also many jars of crackers and snacks for the kids and adults.
For the adults, the food was decent but can be better.
Halfway through the dinner, the girls were thrilled by the sudden appearance of a princess! A princess in Legoland? We never knew that. Nic was all in awe by the princess.
We had the dinner buffet here as a birthday dinner for Nat. The restaurant kindly provided a birthday cake and had a group of staff singing a birthday song for the birthday girl. But Nat was sleeping by the time they brought the cake, so we brought it to the room instead.
We found out later on that there was a storybook reading session by the princess while we were having dinner. We missed it this time, but hope we’ll catch it the next time.
Finally, we think the kids had a great birthday celebration here at Legoland, because Nic requested to come back here for her birthday as well! We’ll see again huh..