Family Weekend Staycation @ The Queen's Suite, Palace Of The Golden Horses

A couple of weeks back, my family and myself had a really good weekend staycation over at Palace of The Golden Horses. Touted to be the perfect location to unwind, a place not far from the city, yet it has a serene country-side view and atmosphere when staying there. In fact, so much effort has been put in that they have been tagged as "Asia's Most Extraordinary Hotel", a world-class, award-winning, luxury hotel located within the iconic MINES Wellness City. 


Family Weekend Staycation @ The Queen's Suite, Palace Of The Golden Horses
Family Weekend Staycation @ The Queen's Suite, Palace Of The Golden Horses



Palace Of The Golden Horses
Jalan Kuda Emas, Mines Wellness City
43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel : 603-8946 4888 ext 3781


Themed suite: The Queen's Suite
Themed suite: The Queen's Suite

The good folks from Palace of the Golden Horses deemed it fit for me to stay over at the very grand Queen's Suite over the weekend, so here's my review writeup on the room, facilities and food that we enjoyed during our stay. On the record, the room name is of the type Head of State Suite, but this one is a themed room. Here we go!


A bedroom fit for a Queen!
A bedroom fit for a Queen!
Large space, to accommodate a living room and a table to sit and dine at
Large space, to accommodate a living room and a table to sit and dine at

The Queen's Suite is themed after Queen Elizabeth, with a rustic British decor, complete with wooden furnitures and very comfy plush sofas. It's all about being English, where even the floor is made of wood. At one corner, there's even a golden chair, symbolic of the chair where Queen Elizabeth actually sat at, when she stayed over at Palace of The Golden Horses many many years back. 

Working space, perfect for me
Working space, perfect for me
Huge bathroom, with attached bathtub with jacuzzi
Huge bathroom, with attached bathtub with jacuzzi
Baby Karlson and Martin loves the huge sofa
Baby Karlson and Martin loves the huge sofa

Upon entering the suite, I was taken aback at the huge space it has. There's the bedroom, 2 bathrooms, a living hall, pantry, and dining space behind. Huge enough for my whole family, where this round I brought along my mum, the wife and my two children, Martin and Karlson.

Colonial styled bed, where one has to walk 3 steps just to jump into bed with loved ones
Colonial styled bed, where one has to walk 3 steps just to jump into bed with loved ones

A quick walk around the suite, and I was presented with the huge bathroom, complete with jacuzzi. I would have been satisfied with a place to shower, but not only did I get a bathtub, it's a jacuzzi, so bubbles for all! 


The kids loved the bubble bath!
The kids loved the bubble bath!

Looking out the balcony, I was presented with all the grandeur and luxury that Palace of the Golden Horses have to offer. Just see the picture below, and you'll get what I mean. Talk about a room with a view. I couldn't wait then, to walk around and explore the hotel compound. It's a huge compound though, so we took our time getting the kids ready. I heard the swimming pool's very cool!

The view from my room, spectacular!
The view from my room, spectacular!
We're all ready to explore the vast greeneries of Palace of the Golden Horses
We're all ready to explore the vast greeneries of Palace of the Golden Horses

Heading out form the room, we passed the Carousel restaurant where we will be having our buffet dinner that night, and the Grand Salon Lobby Lounge where we will have our afternoon tea set the following day. Our aim then was to explore the greeneries and head towards the swimming pool. While walking there we reached a lake where there's this shaded verandah for us to rest and see the vast greeneries. 

Martin introducing the shaded area where we could relax at
Martin introducing the shaded area where we could relax at
Beautiful view of the hotel from where we were standing at the fields
Beautiful view of the hotel from where we were standing at the fields
Another view of the hotel from the lake
Another view of the hotel from the lake

I wasn't so sure the use of the lake, but from where we were seated at, we did spot some turtles or tortoises (I can't differentiate between these two) swimming in the waters. The boys were excited though, as they took in the sights and sounds.

A view of the lake
A view of the lake
Mum, the wife Janice and the two boys
Mum, the wife Janice and the two boys

Both the boys just recovered from flu hence they were not allowed to swim this round. We did however managed to get some pictures of other guests having a fun time at the pool. It is a huge swimming pool, complete with a slide for children and adults to slide down. We took the chance to play with a mini-playground by the pool side. 

Palace of The Golden Horses' pool area
Palace of The Golden Horses' pool area
Adults and children having fun in the pool as well as using the slide
Adults and children having fun in the pool as well as using the slide

We had our fun too, at the mini playground beside the swimming pool, just see us SMILE!
We had our fun too, at the mini playground beside the swimming pool, just see us SMILE!

Those who must get their exercise regime in, will be glad to know that Palace of The Golden Horses has a rather nicely equipped gym. We took the opportunity that afternoon to enter the gym. There were already healthy folks working out when we arrived. Ah, when's my turn to get healthy? 

Gym for the health conscious people
Gym for the health conscious people
Equipments to build your body
Equipments to build your body
More iron
More iron

Of course, it's not advisable to bring kids inside, but I took extra care to keep a watchful eye on them. We were aiming for those bouncy exercise balls! Boing boing boing, that's how I would describe these balls. The kids love them. 

Baby Karlson was so excited, and it shows
Baby Karlson is so excited, and it shows
Huge bouncy balls to play with
Huge bouncy balls to play with

It was back to our rooms after that, for a restful shower and for the kids to have their afternoon nap. I must say, the rooms were so comfortable, with pleasant and cold air condition. I nearly wanted to skip dinner and just sleep in. Nearly, but of course, the family need to be fed, and we weren't going to miss the "Hot From The Grill" buffet that night! 


Choose your meat, and get the chefs to grill them for you
Choose your meat, and get the chefs to grill them for you
Seafood abound
Seafood abound

At Carousel , throughout the whole month of March, guests dining in can enjoy a wide selection of offerings such as Grilled Lamb, Chicken & Beef Quesadillas, imported Sausages & Bratwurst; and not forgetting other seafood delights such as Grilled Slipper Lobsters, Shrimps and many more. I was beside myself with joy at the grilled lamb and steak selections, coupled with freshly grilled sausages, it was good. 


My choice, of hot and freshly grilled tandoori chicken, lamb and beef, yum
My choice, of hot and freshly grilled tandoori chicken, lamb and beef, yum
The wife went with the grilled seafood selections
The wife went with the grilled seafood selections
Mum and the two kids at Carousel
Mum and the two kids at Carousel

After a rather heavy meal for dinner, one which I overindulged in due to the "free flow" of grilled meat, we then retired for the night to our rooms. Love the suite, as the extra space did give us better comfort. For the first time in a rather long while, I had a good night's rest. The next day will be another new day of food and fun before checking out. 


At breakfast, the following morning
At breakfast, the following morning
A combination of savoury, sweet and hearty food for breakfast.
A combination of savoury, sweet and hearty food for breakfast. 
The kids had porridge
The kids had porridge

The next morning, we headed down to Carousel again for breakfast. As usual, I'm pleased with the variety of food presented, from croissants to local delicacies like nasi lemak, to porridge, fruits and desserts. We had our fair share, but this wasn't our last meal of the day at Palace of The Golden Horses. We were slotted to taste their Afternoon Tea Set at the Grand Salon Lobby Lounge after checking out at 12pm. 


Beautiful and grand, introducing the Grand Salon Lobby Lounge
Beautiful and grand, introducing the Grand Salon Lobby Lounge
Grand Salon Lobby Lounge
Fresh orchids were found everywhere, even on every table at the Grand Salon Lobby Lounge

Unwind at the elegant ambiance of the newly-refurbished Grand Salon Lobby Lounge. Enjoy light music while sampling afternoon tea at a cozy atmosphere surrounded by beautiful fresh orchids. When we were there, the very charming and cordial staffs brought out a choice of English Tea to choose from, as well as an option for us to go for their three types of afternoon tea set; English Hi-Tea Set, Malaysian Set, and Healthy Hi-Tea Set. 


Take your pick from the tea choices from Harney & Sons
Take your pick from the tea choices from Harney & Sons
Sipping tea like a rich fellow
Sipping tea like a rich fellow

Do check out the below on the differences between the three afternoon hi-tea sets. We chose the English Hi-tea Set as I felt it most closely represented what we wanted to experience. 

English Hi-tea Set (RM112 nett per stand for 2 pax)
English Hi-tea Set (RM112 nett per stand for 2 pax)

English Hi-tea Set (RM112 nett per stand for 2 pax)

* Cucumber sandwich with cream cheese, pickles and chives on caraway seeds bread
* Lobster and dill sandwich with grain mustard-mayo on mixed grain bread
* Scottish smoked salmon sandwich with lemon butter on rye bread
* Freshly baked raisin, orange or plain scones with devonshire cream and strawberry preserve
* Assortment of afternoon tea pastries, tarts and cakes
* Coffee or tea

** With a bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Brut at RM895 nett
** With free flow of chilled juices at RM115 nett

Scones for all you "Englishmen"
Scones for all you "Englishmen"

Healthy Hi-tea Set (RM65 nett per stand for 2 pax)

* Green peas, fresh mint and parmesan crostini
* Spinach and alfalfa sprouts on charcoal toast
* Steamed cassava with honey
* Deep fried yam puff with fresh mushrooms
* Avocado masher with sesame, sunflower seeds and coriander
* Endive spears with garbanzo salsa
* Banana, peanut butter and almond shooter
* Raspberry and vanilla custard choux bun
* Mini cashew nut tart
* Coffee or tea

** With a bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Brut at RM850 nett
** With free flow of chilled juices at RM68 nett

Top layer consist of yummy savoury noms
Top layer consist of yummy savoury noms


Malaysian Hi-tea Set (RM65 nett per stand for 2 pax)

* Toasted roti kahwin
* Mini apam balik
* Nasi lemak burger
* Punjabi samosa
* Chicken satay open-faced
* Ipoh heong peah (char-broiled biscuit with maltose)
* Mini chicken ‘char siew pau’
* Kek lapis, seri muka, yam cake and kuih ketayap
* Coffee or tea

** With a bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Brut at RM850 nett
** With free flow of chilled juices at RM68 nett

Assortment of afternoon tea pastries, tarts and cakes
Assortment of afternoon tea pastries, tarts and cakes

Grand Salon Lobby Lounge offers a wide selection of the finest hand-picked loose leaf teas wrapped individually in beautiful sachet. Each bag is filled with whole leaf tea, measured and weighed for the perfect cup. Flavors that are available including Earl Grey Supreme, Mint Verbena, Rooibos Chai, Chamomille, Darjeeling, Ceylon and many more.

Luxurious dining pleasures
Luxurious dining pleasures

I was told that the founder, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, is an avid orchid-lover and he believes that the beauty of orchid is timeless and classic. As such, guests are welcomed to purchase an orchid flowerpot as loving gift at only RM60 nett each.


Check out Palace Of The Golden Horses' latest room packages, bang for the buck!
Check out Palace Of The Golden Horses' latest room packages, bang for the buck!

Overall, it was a very restful and nice weekend staycation for the family. I have nothing but praises for how the arrangement was handled, from the courteous staffs, to the well presented rooms and facilities. It's no wonder that Palace Of The Golden Horses has won so many accolades through the years. 

For enquiries and reservations, do contact Palace of the Golden Horses at 03-8946 4888 ext. 3781 or email fnbreservation@pgh.mines.com.my. For further details, please log on to www.palaceofthegoldenhorses.com.my or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PalaceOfTheGoldenHorses



25 comments :

  1. Nice, very nice. Problem is when you take them on a holiday on your own and they would expect such luxury all the time...unless you keep getting such invites...or you're loaded and can well afford the same.

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  2. very good review on the hotel, love the English style..

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  3. Wow! Eat and dine and stay like a royal family! So nice leh~

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  4. The hotel is so beautiful, especially the room you were staying in. It feels like being in a palace

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  5. The english theme going on really boosts the luxurious feel to the hotel! The selection of food looks great too

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  6. Can I afford it? Sobs

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  7. This looks amazing! Also I love how your kids looks so happy and adorable! XD

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  8. I stayed there before once and love this place very much. I really miss their taxi boat riding to Mines Shopping Mall.

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  9. My uni just right beside Golden Horse, but I never enter this place before! It is so classy and luxurious! :DD

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  10. Why is everyone doing staycations??? *insert drama queen wail* :P

    Thanks for sharing this post Isaac, I'm pretty sure I will check out the latest room package. Hehe.

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  11. oh wow... I love it.. it is so pretty and your family looked so happy.. it is definitely a great place to do some 'rebonding' with loved ones..

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  12. Wow~ What a beautiful staycation. It's great to have a happy moment with family.

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  13. Never know of the existence of such place in Seri Kembangan!! Looks like an interesting place for a girls night out too!

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  14. wow really nice. i've been there and it still look grand!

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  15. Wow so grand looking lah the room. No bad experiences though right? Hehehe..

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  16. palace of the golden horses actualy nearby my house, selalu teringin nak stay sana tapi belum ada peluang lagi. tengok pakej macam best. nak try la nanti. hehehe

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  17. Beautiful place with all the amenities and food is looking simply awesome.

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  18. Oh wow! The place is gorgeous! No wonder they won the award of Asia's best hotel. So grand and I love the Victorian concept of the room. Food looks amazing too. I totally understand how you can overindulge in the meat

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  19. Wah love the huge luxury room and the scrumptious buffet spread. Awesome weekend getaway.

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  20. The queen's suite is cool! I want to try very soon!

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  21. Always wondered how it looks like in this hotel since i always passed by as a kid on the way home form school. So majestic looking

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  22. this hotel certainly is very grand tho i hope they really renovate it nicely coz they have nice facilities and all. didn't know they had theme rooms before this.

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  23. I love the spacious room. It like staying in castle and I like the decoration. Reasonable price for staying in luxury deluxe room

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  24. Wah glamournya...

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  25. Wow! So nice your family stay in this famous hotel! And your 2 little princes so so adorable :)
    Cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

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