Written by @Lan & edited by @joehairie (Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)
“To reach a port we must set sail, sail not tie at anchor, Sail, not drift.”–Franklin D. Roosevelt
Located on the 11th floor, Pacific Club is open exclusively for Club Room and Suite guests. With high ceiling and pristine white color on the walls, it’s definitely a place for discerning guests of Pacific Club, to chill out and enjoy the privileges being offered to them. Buffet breakfast of Club Standard and Evening Cocktails are served daily. In between, guests may lounge and enjoy complimentary soft drinks, coffee and tea. We came here several times and were amazed with the spectacular view of that South China Sea, seen from that extremely large window glass panels, across the entire lounge. With some beautiful white chandeliers, we really thought we were entering a cathedral!
Guests will be greeted by staffs manning the front desk at the entrance. One thing that really amazed us was the staffs ability to identify guests just by having a glimpse. They only need the room numbers later. What important for them is guests feel comfortable being at the lounge. There were several staffs we met when we visited the lounge but there was one staff that really attracted our attention as she was amazingly friendly, polite, helpful and super informative. She’s currently a trainee but she performed her duties as if she started working at the hotel for years already.
The Pacific Club Lounge is one big space with the buffet station is located in the middle of hall. The bar and service area is located right after the entrance and private meeting room. On the left side is where the ceiling to floor glass window panels are located from one end to another.
At the other end of the hall is where all the comfy sofas are located, perfect place to have casual chat with companion(s) while enjoying that free flow of beverages during evening cocktail. There are not so many guests during day time which makes this place a haven for you to do some work on your devices. Guests will normally come this lounge during breakfast and evening cocktails.
There are some dining area as well with tables for guests to properly dine during breakfast or evening cocktails. Though everything which includes the decoration are of modern elements, hidden somewhere in this lounge is a replica of an old lamp, being used centuries ago. People used this to navigate themselves when going to places. It’s also one of the important tool being used by sea men and those at the shore, navigating small or medium size ships.
The existence of this replica perhaps to indicate that being on one of the highest floor at this Hotel, Pacific Club is mimicking the role of a light-house. With ceiling to floor windows and if the lamp being light up, perhaps the sea men on the ship may see the light clearly. Though just our imagination, such assumption might be true in the context of olden days.
Again, comfy sofas are available here and there in this lounge. Take note that this lounge is a non smoking area.
We saw a table being properly set-up as if it’s for formal dining. We didn’t ask the staffs here what’s the table for.
The view seen from that large ceiling to floor windows is absolutely breathtaking! The blue waters of South China Sea and Islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park are pretty much mesmerizing. Once you are seated, you might be ‘glued’ to your seat, enjoying that view while sipping your beverages.
Personally, this is our most favorite seating/dining area. The Marina Waterfront is clearly visible from this side and we both love seeing that yacht coming in and going out. The docking yachts are pretty awesome to see from this height.
The big Island seen from this seating area is Gaya Island, the largest of all 5 Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Islands. All 104-berth marina are clearly seen as well as The Magellan Sutera Resort on the right hand side.
Toasting drink with the nature? Perhaps I was just too excited as I truly enjoyed the gorgeous view seen from The Pacific Club! When people are excited, the sky is the limit, they do just everything to celebrate!
This is the amazing view of sunset seen from The Pacific Club. If you are coming here, make sure to come early as the best seats will surely be taken by the early birds. All will be assembling here, taking the seats near to the large window, to admire the sunset!
We had breakfast once at this lounge. Breakfast is of Club Floor Standard, not so many food items as found in Cafe Boleh downstairs. For both us, the servings are great enough and we especially love the Nasi Lemak’s Sambal. Wide range of pastry selections as well as porridge and condiments.
In the middle of the Hall is the buffet counter serving Fresh Fruits and some other items such as Chicken Ham. Coffee and Tea will be served by the staffs at his lounge. Milk and fresh juices are available near to the service bar.
The Nasi Lemak above might look simple but believe us, the taste is uniquely different, way delicious mainly because of the Sambal.
We went here for Evening Cocktails & hors d’oeuvre on the first day of our stay. Evening cocktails is from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm daily. The snack choices were pretty awesome and apart from that, Tapas are served to all guests along with their favorite bevvy. Let’s have a look at some of the delicious servings during evening cocktails from quiche, curry puff and our favorite, amazingly rich cheese cake!
Tapas! We almost ask for a second serving!
In need of the same experience? Book a Club Room or Suite and be pampered by the offerings from:
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
Sutera Harbour Resort
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard
88100 Kota Kinabalu
Phone: +60 88 318 888
Fax: + 60 88 317 777
Website: Click HERE
About Sutera Harbour Resort
The Resort comprises two five-star hotels – the 500-room Pacific Sutera and the 456-room Magellan Sutera – as well as the Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club with its 104-berth marina and an award winning 27-hole championship golf course designed by Graham Marsh. It also has 15 restaurants and bars, two grand ballrooms, 28 meeting rooms and a 100-seat auditorium for meetings, incentive travel, conventions and exhibitions (MICE).
Sutera Harbour Resort is the only destination in Kota Kinabalu that offers a five-star business-class hotel and resort attached to a 27-hole Graham Marsh-designed championship golf course, a state-of-the-art marine and clubhouse. As Borneo’s largest and most extensive convention and banquet facility, the resort is the most sought-after venue for MICE events and is a beautiful mix of luxury, recreation and lifestyle.
The Resort is just 10 minutes by boat from the popular scuba diving destination of Sabah’s Tengku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park. The five islands that make up the Marine Park boast crystal-clear waters, abundant marine life and stunning coral reefs. Expanding into nature and adventure tourism in Sabah, the Resort also operates the North Borneo Railway – a mid-century British steam train that takes visitors on a nostalgic rediscovery of rail travel into the heart of Borneo.