About The Blogger

My name is Tammy Lim and I am an award winning blogger from Top 10 Malaysia Magazine and Cleo Malaysia Magazine. I have been blogging since 2008 and I am also the founder of a local Malaysian beauty & lifestyle community called The Butterfly Project. People often tell me that I'm a wonder woman, but in reality - if it's something you love, you can do wonders.

When I'm not wondering, I'll be on my computer searching for the next fountain of youth or hunting down a fantastic deal. I'm also a shopaholic, wanderluster, spa enthusiast and proud hipster who loves planning special occasions and surprises for her loved ones.
  • Top 10 Female Bloggers in Malaysia Award
  • Cleo's Next Top Blogger Malaysia Award
  • Founder of The Butterfly Project Malaysia

  • i-Hotel at The Strand, Kota Damansara


    -this is a sponsored review and not an advertorial-

    a birthday evening not to forget...

    I checked into i-Hotel at The Strand, Kota Damansara on New Year's Day after my birthday party at KFC, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. It was the happiest day of my life or the beginning of my 2011 life. I had a Back To School theme where I forced encouraged my friends to wear our Malaysian school uniform for my birthday. Yes people I was born on New Year's Day (ask my mom how she does it). Adding to my happiness was a two (2) nights sponsored stay at the  brand new boutique budget hotel in Kota Damansara. It was really funny when Kenby & I arrived at the Hotel in our "uniforms". The lady asked how old we are! (I showed her my ID to prove that we're not underage haha). Adding to our "embarrassment" was when a police car pass by as we were walking into the Hotel. They stared and laughed. No joke this is Kisah Benar! (real life story).

    We were obviously no two underaged school teenagers checking into the hotel because it's public holiday today! school is close today!

    after my birthday party I came here straight!
    (don't believe me? look below!)

    a back to school kfc birthday party
    (on New Year's day 1.1.11)

    checked into i-Hotel (budget boutique hotel)

    As usual before I booked for my 2 nights stay, I made sure to check on their website for details and photos. I am very particular about ambiance and hotel room conditions. I don't mind paying a bit more to make my stay relaxing and comfortable. That's just me, others might want to know what they can do around the place which I will add that around this area there's a lot of restaurant and cafes! one can have a food hunt holiday here. Opposite the hotel, there's a construction site. It looks unpleasant now but I bet when the shopping center is completed, it'll be better. Nearby places to check out is Curve, Ikano, Giant Hypermarket, Asia Cafe and lots of eateries.

    32inch LCD TV with Astra Channels

    stuffs people do in hotel rooms (do not copy!)

    The photos looked amazing, the rooms looked good especially the premier suite for a budget hotel standard! This is definitely a stylish budget hotel, no wonder it's called boutique. After we checked in, we did a comparison note on the photos vs what we see/feel. My friends Tommy & Camie commented that the Premier Suite Room looked good just like the photos on the website. Kenby noted that the quality of the bed is good too compare to other budget hotels which has stiff and hard beds, ours is a 5 star branded KingKoil bed mattress! The place is clean and tidy, I feel safe with the 24 hours security! (security guards outside and inside the hotel at night!). There's a glass table in our Premier Room (at first I was thinking there's no table in the rooms? but I was wrong). The bathroom is small but serves its purpose, an added bonus is the cool hot water rain shower. Shampoo and Body Shower is provided in a metal casing on the wall where you can just push for it to pump out. Too bad there's no bathtub (but a budget hotel wouldn't need to have one right? since it's only for stays).  Other noteworthy advantages in this boutique budget hotel : 24 hours air conditioning, wifi and Astro satellite channels (though channels are limited, but importantly the movie channels are available yes!) on the 32inch LCD TV (available in all rooms even the single rooms!).

    speak no evil see no evil hear no evil
    (doing crazy stuffs as girls)

    we loved the the glass roof so much!

    I really love the Premier Suite I stayed in! It cost RM208 per night and is the only room available in the entire hotel with a glass roof! it has a electronically controlled sky-curtain when u wish to have some privacy in case some jet-setting plane fly across and see u changing. Very comfortable and stylish room, it's big for a budget hotel size. The only two things bothering me on my stay was the weak broadband internet wifi access and that our room smells of cigarette smokes coming from our next door guests? (who's been smoking throughout the night!?) I intercom and complained to the Receptionist about this in the middle of the night, just couldn't stand the awful smell while sleeping. I was told that this is a non-smoking hotel and that they will take preventive measures about this. I complained about the wifi service which I can't even connect, the management has rectify this problem now so I hope the wifi is accessible for future guests. It's really important nowadays to have internet wifi! especially those who stayed here for work purposes. Thumbs up for the service provided in managing my complaints and for getting back to me with a satisfactory reply.

    Our Ratings! 1 - bad 5 - very good

    My friend Kenby who stayed with me for a night rated this hotel a 4/5! imagine that. She has experience staying in budget hotels (despite the smoke smells, it was just bad luck for us and the weak internet wifi which she hopes is rectified) she says she would recommend this place for her friends looking for a short trip in Petaling Jaya/Kuala Lumpur as Kota Damansara is nearby Kuala Lumpur via the Penchala Link.

    My boyfriend being a very "high class" person rated this hotel a 1/5. I asked him why? here's his reasons. The hotel didn't provide enough pillows and a pillow/blanket menu where he can choose which type of pillows he want (buckwheat, feathered down, goose feathers). He added he stayed in Ritz Carlton before. I almost want to flung my chair at him for his rating and explanation. He thinks this is Ritz Carlton? hello boy, this is a budget hotel! you're lucky we can even watch Astro movies on a 32inch LCD TV!

    My rating if our neighbor wasn't smoking and wifi access available during my stay would be a 5/5. Yeap good? well for a Premier Suite with glass roof, big king size bed, rain shower, clean and comfortable room with 24 hours security (and not to mention this budget hotel looks stylish even though small) and nearby food eateries, I'll come again to stay and have another pajama party. Also if I have outstation friends coming to visit me, I'll recommend them to stay in the single room or a bigger one since it's RM78 onwards per night only and convenient for me to meet them since I stayed nearby. 

    Though I must say that we cannot be too noisy or loud as the walls in this hotel is thin. People might complain! *runs*

    Special Discount for Plusizekitten Readers! scroll to end of post.

    i-Hotel during the day

    i-Hotel, a brand new budget boutique hotel with our very first outlet consists of 35 rooms strategically located at The Strand, Kota Damansara. i-Hotel boasts of a very unique and distinctive classic contemporary theme. With our slogan “Your Ideal Place To Stay”, our aim is to provide a 5 star service at a very affordable pricing.

    Soft lighting, soothing and gentle furnishing and décor provide perfect relaxation in all 35 rooms. All rooms are fully installed with contemporary amenity and equipment to ensure you a relaxing stay with us.

    i-Hotel at night with 24 hours security

    small lobby with friendly receptionist

    hallways and there's lift

    my premier suite is the special room here!

    it has a glass window roof dome on top

    the bathroom is small but has rainshower

    View i-Hotel in a larger map

    No 60, Jalan PJU 5/20D,
    The Strand Kota Damansara,
    Petaling Jaya,
    47810 Selangor Darul Ehsan.
    Tel: 03-6142 8223
    Fax: 03-6142 9223
    Inquiries: info@i-hotel.com.my
    Reservations: reservation@i-hotel.com.my
    Website: http://www.i-hotel.com.my/

    Room Rates Per Night:
    Premier Suite (King size Bed with glass window roof) RM208
    Executive Suite (Queen size Bed) RM148
    Family Suite (2xQueen size Bed) RM168
    Deluxe Room (Queen size bed with balcony) RM108
    Superior Room (Queen size Bed) RM98
    Single Room (Single Bed) RM78


    5 star branded single/double Kingkoil bed mattress
    Ensuite bathroom
    32inch LCD TV with Astro Satellite Channel,
    24 hours air-conditioning
    Hot water shower
    Free broadband internet WiFi access.
    Hair dryer upon request
    Taxi Services
    Food & Beverages to be purchased from reception

    *Special Discount!*
    i-Hotel will give a 15% discount to plusizekitten.com readers. As long as they capture(with phone/camera) or print out the review page, they can enjoy the discount for their stay. Valid for Stays from February-June, 2011.


    1. Have a great memorable nite wif tammy and camie. Thanks tammy for the invitation... i miss the nite we lie on the bed under the moon counting stars together ^_^!!

    2. thanks to u girls and tommy too! camie really shocked me.. i thought she's still holiday overseas! u two memang jahat planning!!!

    3. The premiere suite looks classy even for a budget boutique hotel.

    4. ^_^ yeah.. i like classy.. it's great for short trips!

    5. Hey. i was there in I-hotel during new year too!
      i celebrated at Curve on new year's eve!
      i may be staying at i-hotel again for the coming Valentine's day! lol.
      So.. how do i get 15% discount?

    6. Hi Xtine,

      i-hotel say can just quote my blog or print out the review page to get 15% discount:

      *Special Discount!*
      i-Hotel will give a 15% discount to plusizekitten.com readers. As long as they capture(with phone/camera) or print out the review page, they can enjoy the discount for their stay. Valid for Stays from February-June, 2011.

    7. So i need to do is to tell them im your blog's reader? and tell them your blogpage is it?
      Omgggg.. im so in love with youuuurrrr blog! so informative. =)
      Keep rocking girl!
      By the way, I came across your BB post! I'm a BB freak. But i don't get it..all you need to pay for the first month is rm58 and continue to pay for the amount for the next 12 / 24 months is it?
      Or we do need to pay for the phone at discounted price then rm58 every month?
      what model you using?

    8. wah.. thanks thanks for readin! muahah go call i-hotel Tel: 03-6142 8223 to make sure the 15% discount from reading plusizekitten blog, then only print the review page (1st page only) to show proof for the 15% discount.

      The BB now, already got many plans updated already :( better check with Digi what current promotions they have for BB smart plans? coz i think this plan may be too old.

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