I decided to drive to Bukit Merah as a getaway weekend from the hustle and bustle of city life in Kuala Lumpur. Driving from the Jalan Duta Toll Plaza only took me 3 hours to get there. The Malaysian Government charges a rate according to the distances between the toll plazas and for this trip it costs MYR28 +/- one way.
I had not made any prior reservations as I had gone at an off peak season. There are plenty of accommodation facilities in Bukit Merah, ranging from Service Apartments, Waterfront villas, Resort homes and water villages but all that I was really interested in is the Bukit Merah Laketown Inn, a nice hotel with 173 room capacity. During off peak seasons, room rates for Deluxe rooms (4 beds) costs only MYR 240 (US$1.00=MYR3.80). There was no problem getting a room.
The room has a nice cozy ambiance and was very comfortable. It’s very easy for me to relax and fall asleep after the long drive. After some quality R & R, it was time for lunch! The resort has an excellent coffee house offering a wide range of a-la carte dining as well as buffet lunch. Also Free Breakfast coupons are redeemable at the coffee house for any over night stay in the Lake Town Inn.