Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu (3*) is situated next to Padang Merdeka, where many people catch minivans and buses to go to other parts of the region. My BFF and I had a quick breakfast before checking-out of the hotel to make our way to the majestic Mount Kinabalu.
There wasn't anything to rave about the cooked items. The fried kway teow (Chinese flat noodle) was quite oily, while the potato wedges were a bit soggy. What I liked best was the deep-fried sausage roll, which wasn't that oily, thankfully.
The ingredients available for the salad, namely lettuces, carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes, were acceptably fresh.
While the congee could be more velvety, there were lots of side dishes provided to make it merrier. I only took those that I'd enjoy, such as eggs with chye poh (Chinese dried radish), preserved lettuces and you tiao (Chinese cruller).
Given the quality of the food thus far, I wasn't expecting much for the omelette. To my surprise, it turned out to be the best item of the morning as it was moist and chock full of ingredients, such as ham slices, bell peppers and onions.
Both the red and yellow watermelon slices weren't that fresh and neither were they delightfully sweet.
Coffee & Orange Cordial Drink
The coffee wasn't that rich for me, while the orange cordial drink was neither too sweet nor too dilute.
Pika's advice: Do note that the hotel provides an early breakfast for our Muslim friends who stays at the hotel during the holy month of Ramadan every year. Here's a photo of Padang Merdeka and the hotel building in the background.
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
5 Jalan Padang
(Daily: 6.00am - 10.00am)
*No separate price given as buffet breakfast is included in the room price.
Have a nice meal,